(Main activities at the Conference and Exhibition in its 7th Edition:)
The International Exhibition and Conference on Higher
Education in its 7th Edition held at Riyadh International
Exhibition & Convention Center, from 12 to 15 April 2017
gathered under one roof 322 universities and global
institutes from 30 countries, in addition to 67 local
universities and educational institutions. This number
of universities participating in the 7th Edition of the
Exhibition reflects the belief in its importance and its role
in attracting students.
The International Conference has adopted the motto
“Saudi Universities and Vision 2030: Knowledge is the
Oil of the Future” to examine closely the directions of
universities and the development of new strategies to
produce knowledge that lead to support the national
economy, the provision of qualified national cadres
in various disciplines required by the labor market,
the transferring of scientific research to economic
products, and consequently to make sound decisions and
recommendations in this context.
The 4 days of the Exhibition and the Conference were full
of activities with 6 Sessions and 59 workshops attended
by more than 4000 attendees, in addition to 26 public
lectures given by 29 international experts. Numerous
academic and cultural exchange agreements and
partnerships were signed between Saudi universities and
renowned universities abroad. The number of visitors
attained more than (142,000) visitors who came mainly
from inside the Kingdom, but numerous are those who
came from the GCC countries as well as from adjacent
countries. The conjunction of conferences, seminars,
and meetings, in addition to workshops, attracted a
wide array of local, regional, and international students,
professional delegates, business executives, diplomats,
higher education officials, private sector executives and
expatriates, and other parties, seeking to learn from
international experts and learn more on innovative
procedures in higher education.
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