DUBAI – The Middle East’s biggest education exhibition and conference – the Global Education Supplies and Solutions (GESS) kicked off Monday (March 13) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, with over 10,000 education professionals from around the region expected to attend over the course of the three-day event.
Organized by F&E Education, GESS Dubai is under held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and supported by Hussein Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, United Arab Emirates.
The biggest education conference and exhibition in the Middle East will host more than 550 companies from all over the world, showcasing the very latest production innovations and solutions for the education market.
Over 130 experts on education, technology as well as leadership management, including renowned speakers on motivation, wellness and happiness are also confirmed to attend to share their insights in more than 200 sessions aimed at improving teacher and student performance and raising the quality of education delivery in schools throughout the region.
“We are privileged to have been a part of the growth of the education sector in the Middle East, helping schools and other type of academic institutions to be progressive and keep in step with changing technology and curriculum advancements,” said Matt Thompson, Project Director, F&E Education, organizers of GESS Dubai.
Among the most anticipated workshops include sessions on Computer Science Technologies, Engineering for Kids, Google Apps for Education, as well as building app and creating simple robots from scratch.
NLP presentations and Leadership Workshops from the world’s leading experts are also a favorite among teachers because of the practical insights and tips for improving teacher performance and enhancing student learning abilities.
Many of this year’s exhibiting companies come from different parts of the world, with country pavilions representing suppliers from the UK, Germany, USA, Korea and China. The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), which today represents more than 400 UK-based education suppliers with combined revenues totalling £2.2 billion, will be accompanying over 70 British companies along with the UK Department for International Trade at the exhibition.
Caroline Wright, Director General of BESA, said “BESA is delighted to be attending GESS 2017 and this year we are excited to celebrate 10 years of the show. BESA and F&E’s alliance has made GESS the premier focused, professional event of its kind in the region and whether you are a teacher, government official or from the educational business community, you are sure to receive a warm welcome from our exhibitors and from the BESA information stand.”
The Dubai home-grown brand has since ventured beyond the Gulf’s borders to expand to emerging education markets in Mexico and Indonesia. This year, the show will launch its 3rd country edition in Turkey, scheduled on Oct.19-21, 2017 in Istanbul.
“Education has been a key pillar of development for many first world nations, and is the key factor for the growth of emerging markets. Our expertise in the education sector and contacts with education stakeholders from all over the world led us to explore the potential of the show to contribute to the advancement of education in key emerging nations to hopefully assist them in their development agendas,” added Thompson.
For 10 years now, GESS Dubai has been the leading platform for leading suppliers of educational products and solutions to showcase their wares, including some of the most cutting-edge innovations that are critical to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning across schools in the Middle East.
GESS Dubai 2017 is being held alongside the Global Education Forum. Entry is free with professional certifications offered to education professionals who will attend CPD-certified sessions. Visitors are encouraged to register online at www.gessdubai.com.