Back in 1999, when we launched a tiny startup in Dubai running public training seminars and events, we quickly realised it was absolutely paramount to put real effort and method into sourcing best possible trainers with calibre, drive and of course subject-matter expertise. Our efforts paid off. Attendees to our public seminars wanted to have the same trainers deliver training for the companies they came from. The word spread and more companies heard about us and wanted to have an ever growing number of high-quality trainers. Then consultants. Then business coaches. Then the subject "facilitators" lifted off. Companies were prepared to fly experts into the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, etc. to have training programmes delivered for them exclusively. As a result of the growing demand of "in-company-training" we started re-positioning The Knowledge Brokers as a company that works essentially like a recruitment firm for small to medium term projects placing Business Trainers, Consultant, Coaches and Speakers ("Experts") with the difference that we are able to professionally project managing the whole delivery. Here's where the business idea of Brokering Business Experts and the name "The Knowledge Brokers" really came from. We've thought about this name many years before "Knowledge Brokers" was introduced on Wikipedia back in 2008. A great quote from there summarises exactly what we do: "Knowledge brokers facilitate the transfer and exchange of knowledge from where it is abundant to where it is needed". Partnerships with hand-picked firms in other regions helped better serve larger projects and roll out services like Training Outsourcing (also known as "managed learning") and Business Academies (interesting if you want to level up your in-company learning initiative!) to our service portfolio. The company grew on average 30% year on year. Fast-forward to 2020 we've used the Covid-19 downtime to re-launched Expertbase.org with a complete re-branding, a ground-up facelift with a fresher, more compelling look and a whole load of new exciting features. Expertbase is a portal which features great vetted experts from around the world. If you are an expert and you haven't got your profile listed on Expertbase yet you may just be missing out! (see Plans) It is now possible to book any Business Expert on Expertbase for live in-person, hybrid and virtual sessions anywhere in the world to make all that knowledge more affordable and accessible to more companies out there. Expertbase also allows now anybody to post, manage and apply for Opportunities. Check it out! Today we are a modern, agile and dynamic organisation which exists to contribute to a better working world. We have become a tech-savvy firm and turned quite into experts ourselves with LMS (Learning Management Systems) and online delivery formats. Let's do something exciting together. We look forward to it!