Sponsorship Opportunities

About the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum

The Forum since its inception in 2013 has been providing a dynamic and engaging international platform to address latest trends, developments and issues pertinent to the sector; encourage the exchange of good practices and help identify and shape future directions and strategies for the sector.

Participants and contributors to the Forum involve higher education leaders, policy makers, and experts joining from over 45 countries which will join this year in a hybrid event either in-person or online.

The 5th edition of the Forum will take place in the beautiful and vibrant Emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from the 22nd to the 24th of March, 2022 under the theme “Re-inventing Higher Education Post COVID-19: Towards a Responsive Higher Education Eco-system”.

The 2022 theme is focused on enabling meaningful and timely conversations about how the ‘Future University’ should look like post the pandemic and what it will take from universities to ensure they remain relevant and agile in time of uncertainty and dynamism. 

Objectives

Who will be Attending?

Participants of the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum are from among decision makers and leaders in the field joining from 45 countries and include: 

  • Higher Education leaders including Rectors, Chancellors, Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Provost, Pro-Vice Chancellors and Deans among others.
  • Presidents and high-level representatives from Regional and International Associations and Organizations involved with Higher Education
  • Higher Education Policy Leaders and Decision Makers
  • Representatives from regulatory and accrediting bodies regionally and internationally
  • Senior Government Representatives
  • Students’ Organization Representatives
  • Researchers in the field
  • Higher Education Service Providers – involved with the exhibition or acting as partners or sponsors

Main Activities of the Forum

This year’s Forum will bring together more than 35 speakers, panelists and presenters from across continents. The program is being carefully designed to include a wide range of activities that will enable attendees to actively participate in the forum as well as provide them opportunities to network and share views and opinions. 

Some of the activities planned for the 5th edition of the Forum include:

  • Plenary sessions and keynote addresses 
  • Interactive panel discussions
  • Institutional case studies’ presentations
  • Pre-Forum Workshops and Webinars
  • Round tables
  • Networking opportunities 
  • In-Person Exhibition

Why Sponsor the Forum?

The MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum offers a unique opportunity to increase your organization’s exposure.

In addition to the specific benefits described under each sponsorship category, the Forum will support your organization in:

  • Positioning itself as a supporter of higher education in the region and globally and contribute to a worthwhile event.
  • Being involved development of cutting-edge strategies to significant issues and challenges related to higher education post COVID-19.
  • Supporting research related activities and the exchange of best practices linked to strengthening the role of universities post COVID-19 to ensure they remain relevant and develop resilience.
  • Projecting its corporate message and image in relation to higher education being one of the key drivers to build nation’s human capital development.
  • Networking and meeting with influential people in higher education and ‘like-minded’ other sponsors and supporters.
  • Being involved with supporting research and development as well as innovation as a main driver for the growth and well-being of our nations.
  • Gaining knowledge and insights from various presentations and interventions made throughout the even.
  • Showcasing it services and offerings through the exhibition booth which will be set as one of the benefits extended to sponsors 
  • Making new acquaintances and establishing new partnerships and collaborations regionally and internationally
Target Sponsors

Targeted sponsors include but are not limited to:

  • Higher Education Institutions (Universities and Colleges) and Vocational Learning Centers and Institutes
  • Associations and networks focused on higher education 
  • Government organizations and industry who have direct interest with this year’s theme
  • Service providers for the sector including but not limited to: Technology providers, publishers and content Providers, student recruitment agencies, training providers, 
  • Research Centers
  • Any organization involved directly or indirectly with supporting Higher Education regionally or globally as part of their CSR Policy
Sponsorship Categories

Diamond Exclusive Sponsorship [100,000 AED]

  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile with link to the sponsor’s website on the Forum Official Website – main and inner pages
  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile in the Forum Printed Program Catalogue
  • 5 minute address during the Opening Ceremony by Organization’s Senior representative
  • Opportunity to deliver a presentation or chair/ participate in a panel (for early bookings only)
  • Special Media Interview with the CEO or organization representatives during the Forum
  • Placement of 1 full A4 Colored Organization’s advertisement on Forum Printed Program Catalogue (first three pages)
  • Inclusion of up to 3 promotional items within delegate bags
  • Acknowledgment as an Exclusive Diamond Sponsor during the Forum Official Opening and Closure as well as throughout the event.
  • Prominent inclusion of organization’s logo on all Forum pre- during and post promotional collaterals including email blasts, social media advertisement, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, signage, opening videos, etc. as a Diamond Sponsor.
  • Complimentary exhibition booth (3X6)
  • Inclusion of 2 roll-up banner in the pre-function area and one in the main ballroom (standard size of 1.8 x 80)
  • 7 VIP Invitation to Forum Official Opening
  • Certificate of appreciation and Trophy presented during the Forum Opening Ceremony
  • 7 Complimentary Forum Registrations to attend the Forum
  • Invitation to the Press Conference announcing the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum
  • Branding at pre and post- event communication activities
  • Access to participants’ lists
  • Other benefits may be negotiated directly with the potential diamond sponsor

Gold Sponsorship [75,000 AED]

  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile with link to the sponsor’s website on the Forum Official Website
  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile in the Forum Program Catalogue
  • Placement of 1 full A4 Colored Organization’s advertisement on Forum Printed Program Catalogue
  • Inclusion of promotional item and one brochure within delegate bags
  • Acknowledgment as a Gold Sponsor during the Forum Official Opening and Closure
  • Prominent inclusion of organization’s logo on all Forum pre- during and post promotional collaterals including email blasts, social media advertisement, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, signage, opening videos, etc. as a Gold Sponsor.
  • Complimentary exhibition booth (3X6)
  • Inclusion of 2 roll-up banner (standard size of 1.8 x 80) in the pre-function area
  • 5 VIP Invitation to Forum Official Opening
  • Certificate of appreciation and Trophy presented during the Forum Opening Ceremony
  • 5 Complimentary Forum Registrations to attend the Forum
  • 5-minute address during the Opening Ceremony by Organization’s Senior representative
  • Invitation to the Press Conference announcing the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum
  • Branding at pre and post- event communication activities
  • Access to participants’ lists

Silver Sponsorship [50,000 AED]

  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile with link to the sponsor’s website on the Forum Official Website
  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile in the Forum Program Catalogue
  • Placement of 1/2 A4 Colored Organization’s advertisement on Forum Printed Program Catalogue
  • Inclusion of promotional item and one brochure within delegate bags
  • Acknowledgment as a Silver Sponsor during the Forum Official Opening and Closure
  • Prominent inclusion of organization’s logo on all Forum pre- during and post promotional collaterals including email blasts, social media advertisement, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, signage, opening videos, etc. as a Silver Sponsor.
  • Complimentary exhibition booth (3X3)
  • Inclusion of 1 roll-up banner (standard size of 1.8 x 80) in the pre-function area
  • 3 VIP Invitation to Forum Official Opening
  • Certificate of appreciation and Trophy presented during the Forum Opening Ceremony
  • 3 Complimentary Forum Registrations to attend the Forum
  • Invitation to the Press Conference announcing the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum
  • Branding at pre and post- event communication activities
  • Access to participants’ lists

 

Bronze Sponsorship [25,000 AED]

  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile with link to the sponsor’s website on the Forum Official Website
  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile in the Forum Program Catalogue
  • Placement of 1/4 A4 Colored Organization’s advertisement on Forum Printed Program Catalogue
  • Acknowledgment as a Bronze Sponsor during the Forum Official Opening, Gala Dinner and Closure
  • Prominent inclusion of organization’s logo on all Forum pre- during and post promotional collaterals including email blasts, social media advertisement, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, signage, opening videos, etc. as a Bronze Sponsor.
  • Complimentary exhibition booth (3X3)
  • Inclusion of 1 roll-up banner (standard size of 1.8 x 80) in the pre-function area
  • 2 VIP Invitation to Forum Official Opening
  • Certificate of appreciation and Trophy presented during the Forum Opening Ceremony
  • 2 Complimentary Forum Registrations to attend all Forum activities
  • Invitation to the Press Conference announcing the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum
  • Branding at pre and post- event communication activities
  • Access to participants’ lists

 

Other opportunities to support the Forum

Targeted areas of support are available for companies’ and organizations preferring to designate funds to provide specific items required during the forum, this include the provision of items such as:

 

  1. Forum Branded delegate bags, pens , lanyards and badges (250 -300Pieces ) |(15, 000 AED)
  2. Gift items for Speakers |(10, 000 AED)
  3. Sponsoring the Registration Booth |(10, 000 AED)
  4. Design and Printing of Forum Program Catalogue| (15, 000 AED)
  5. Technology support (voting devices, live streaming, etc. )
  6. Sponsoring Coffee breaks on both days |(15, 000 AED)
  7. Sponsoring one of the Keynote Speaker | (20, 000 AED)
  8. Sponsoring Gala Dinner (directly paid to the venue – 150 people)

 

Supporters will receive in return

  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile with link to the sponsor’s website on the Forum Official Website
  • Inclusion of organization’s logo, profile in the Forum Program Catalogue
  • Acknowledgment as a Supporter of the Forum during the Forum Official Opening and Closure
  • Inclusion of organization’s logo on all Forum pre- during and post promotional collaterals including email blasts, social media advertisement, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, signage, opening videos, etc. as a Supporter.
  • 1 VIP Invitation to Forum Official Opening
  • Certificate of appreciation and Trophy presented during the Forum Opening Ceremony
  • 1 Complimentary Forum Registrations to attend the Forum
  • Invitation to the Press Conference announcing the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum
  • Branding at pre and post- event communication activities

The 5th MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum aims to achieve the following objectives: 

  1. To reflect on the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Higher Education ecosystem and determine strategies institutions should could consider to re-invent themselves in a new normal. 
  2. To reach to a common understanding of what the ‘Future University’ post the pandemic will look like and how HEIs should re-define their strategies to rapid changes.
  3. To discuss what the future workforce will require and explore how universities can contribute to the knowledge-based economy through engaging with skilling, re-skilling and upskilling of the future workforce via offering alternative credentials. 
  4. To share good practices and success stories where institutions from across the globe have been positively planning and transforming themselves across various areas.
  5. To examine ways through which different stakeholders including government and industry (public and private) can work closer together to drive positive change and support socio-economic development.