February 6-7, 2024


Gulf Hotel, Manama Bahrain.


8 Professional Speakers


120 Tickets

WHAT'S ABOUT EVENT / what's going on there come and learn

The 7th Equal Opportunities Conference “Digital Innovation and Business Sustainability” is ‎organized by Ahlia University in collaboration with Brunel University London and the University ‎of Business and Technology KSA, the conference will take place 6th -7th February 2024, at Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain.

The Conference aims to gather leading academics, professionals, scholars, and researchers ‎to share their knowledge and new ideas and discuss current developments in the ‎field of digital innovation and business sustainability with an integration of equal opportunities in different context.

This conference aims ‎to shed the light on topics related to the use of digital innovation and business sustainability that ‎could support policy makers, business leaders and higher education institutions in various ways in relation to usage of different digital innovative tools to support operations and business sustainability. The audience will benefit from different research papers from national, regional, and international scholars discussing real issues tacking the use of digital innovation in different aspects including governance, education, communication, and other related fields. In line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the conference is focused on Gender Equality and therefore topics will be presented with a gender quality focus.

The conference aims to tackle issues related to the following aspects:

  • Assess the impact of Digital Innovation and Business Sustainability on organizational ‎effectiveness. ‎
  • Shed light on different Digital Innovation tools and techniques in relation to the business sustainability in different contexts.
  • Publish high-quality research that focuses on gender quality in terms of application, use or practice of different digital innovation tools in a transformative ‎business environment covering various contextual factors.
  • Act as a guide for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers while devising or revising policies ‎and procedures related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.‎

We are pleased to announce that Springer Nature’s proceedings technically support the 7th Equal Opportunities Conference. The conference book proceeding will be published with an ISBN number and indexed by SCOPUS.

A selection of papers will be published as Journal Publication in Q1 and Q2 in a special issue ‎dedicated to the conference subject to further developments to match the journal ‎requirements. ‎

The conference is designed to serve directly United Nations Sustainable Development Goals specifically SDG4 , SDG5, SDG 10, SDG11, and SDG17.


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Important date

Important Dates


January 31, 2024 Paper submission deadline     
February 1, 2024 Notification to participants about papers’ acceptance or rejection
February 1, 2024 Deadline for registration payment of authors of accepted papers
February 6-7, 2024 Conference dates

Keynote Speakers / meet with greaters

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Bin Salman Al Musalam

Speaker of the Council of Representatives

Prof. Abdulla Yusuf Abdulwahab Al Hawaj

Honorary Conference President

Dr. Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj, the Founding President of Ahlia University, ranks

President, Ahlia University,

Prof. George Onofrei, PhD ‎

Keynote Speaker, Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management ‎ Atlantic Technological University, Ireland ‎

George Onofrei is Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management,

Prof. Odeh Al-Jayyousi‎

Keynote Speaker, Professor - Head of Innovation and Technology Management, Arabian Gulf University.

Prof. Odeh Al-Jayyousi is a global thinker, an educator, author and

Prof. Dr. Udo Braendle, LL.M. ( CEO and University Management Research

Dr. Ahmed F. Zobaa

Keynote Speaker

Reader, Brunel University London

Dean of the College of Business Administration University

Dr. Lefteris Kretsos

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lefteris Kretsos, Lecturer in Business and Management Brunel University London

Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli ‎

Keynote Speaker

Omar Al-Ubaydli is the Director of Research at Derasat, Bahrain. He

Dr. Stephen Mullins

Keynote Speaker

Director of College Operations & Brunel Ahlia Partnership Director    

Dr. Ruaa Bin Siddig

Keynote Speaker, Dean of Scientific Research, University of Business and Technology. KSA

Keynote Speaker, Dean of Scientific Research, University of Business and Technology.

Ms. Esmat Jaffer

Keynote Speaker, General Director NQF & National Examinations – Education & Training Quality Authority, Bahrain

Keynote Speaker, General Director NQF & National Examinations – Education &

Dr. Hanan Nasser

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hanan Nasser, Associate Provost (Interim), AUBH, Bahrain

Dr. Reem Hamdan

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Reem Hamdan, Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs UCB, Bahrain

Dr. Esra AlDhaen

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Esra AlDhaen, Executive for Director Strategy, Quality and Sustainability, Ahlia

Dr. Ammar Al Hawaj

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ammar Al Hawaj, Executive Director for Communications and International Relations,

Dr. Ramiza Al Bakari

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ramiza Al Bakari, Vice Dean University of Business and Technology,

Prof. Amer Al Roubaie

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Amer Al Roubaie Professor  - College of Business and Finance,
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Event Location

Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain

Building 11 Rd No 3801, Manama, Bahrain

Tel: +973 17713000
Fax: +973 17713040
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