The 5th Gulf Education Conference Abu Dhabi UAE 17th – 19th March 2015

Endorsed By GCC


Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition, UAE 17th – 19th March 2015

We are delighted to be working towards the 5th year of Gulf Education, and even more so to announce that this year's event will be held in UAE, following huge demand from our participants. We are anticipating a high attendance from Ministers of Education from a number of countries in the region, alongside education pioneers, leaders and practitioners from all over the globe. As in previous years, Gulf Education will showcase developments in education, highlighting the great innovations taking place in the world of academia. The event will continue to provide a strong platform where international partnerships can be formed and an exchange of best practices, expertise and insight can be realised. Discussions at the conference will serve to guide the development of education in institutions and countries throughout the region.

The focus of the Gulf Education Conference 2015 is the twin themes of

  • vocational education including workforce development and 21st Century skills.
  • employer engagement with educational institutions.

With this in mind, this year’ s agenda will continue to look forwards in the support of all institutions to strategize and provide the best and most diverse curricula and facilities for today’s student ensuring every possible type of education provision, both traditional and non-traditional, has a place within the programme.

We are also looking closely at the rigorous requirements for workforce development, focusing on high in-demand industry sectors and seeking out the pre-eminent vocational training implementers and providers that will support the region's strong drive in strengthening and perfecting their home-grown talent.

As in previous years a number of opportunities for networking will be designed into the programme, ranging from the Gala Awards Dinner to individual bookable appointments with people of interest.

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Who should attend?

Educators (universities, academies, institutes, colleges, language schools):

  • Ministers of education and higher education, labour and ICT.
  • Head of schools and colleges.
  • Vice chancellors for international relations.
  • Head of corporate and HR.
  • Management of university international departments.
  • International marketing professionals of universities, academies, institutes, university colleges.
  • Country development and regional managers of the institutions.
  • Language schools who have proposition to cooperate with universities.

State and NGO educational organizations

  • State agencies (organization) for promotion of education for foreigners.
  • Embassies.
  • Representatives of Ministry of Education and Science.


Why attend?

  • Invaluable 1-2-1 meetings and tactical introductions with senior level decision makers, top officials & global education providers; will give visitors key advantages to initiate & create long-lasting partnerships.
  • Liaise & generate new business with over 300 industry specific delegates from around the world in an intimate gathering Influential industry leading GCC & International renowned speakers will go beyond to broaden your knowledge.
  • Easily develop networks of global connections as we boast unsurpassed networking opportunities.
  • Two-days of inspiring & educational presentations, workshops, panel sessions & private meetings.
  • We will strive to help you form successful partnerships with senior global experts, key decision makers and notable Educators.
  • Experience a conference first-hand which 2011’s delegates have described as an ’incredible event’.
  • Be part of a turnkey event for ’Education’ to shape the GCC and its International Partners.
  • The exhibition will provide a think-tank environment that encourages fresh & inspired ideas, market intelligence & knowledge across global regions.
  • Opportunities to discuss student recruitment programmes, ways to Increase international enrollments, procure services, technology, funding, resources and Industry best practices.
  • LEARN how to get full advantage of all international student recruitment techniques and strategies.
  • OBTAIN unparalleled knowledge on the latest trends impacting middle east education industry and come to grips with the most recent know-how in international cooperation.
  • ENLARGE your professional network significantly by being in a live face-to-face setting with more than 1000 Educator specialists and foreign peers from the education community worldwide.
  • ESTABLISH long-term solid partnerships with educational establishments of your interest by conducting 1-2-1 appointments.


Learn From The Leaders

The format of this event will be dynamic and interactive. We will have an extraordinary line up of policy makers, pioneers in education, and experts in all areas of education development participating and offering their expertise and insight.

Some of the Events Speakers

Gala Awards Dinner

Gala Awards Dinner

The Gulf Education Gala Awards Dinner will be held on the first night of the conference and is proud to host the 5th Gulf Education Awards Ceremony.

It will be a special night for all those attending. As the attendees dine on exceptionally fine cuisine, the nominees and winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

The Gala Award Dinner promises to be a sociable evening with plenty of opportunity to network or sit back and be entertained!

Building on the success of last year, the Gulf Education Award will give recognition to progressive and innovative institutions who are striving to make advancements in teaching programmes, resources, facilities and their academic positioning.

The catagories for this year's Gulf Education Award are being finalise and will be annouched here.

If you wish to nominate an inspiring individual who you feel deserves to be recognised for their contribution within the education sector, please do call or email us to discuss this further. We look forward to welcoming you there!

Registration of this year's Gala Award Dinner is open.


If you would like to nominate a university, school, academy, faculty or business from the categories below please contact us for more information.

  • The Most Effective International Partnership (Education/Education)
  • The Most Effective Partnership(Educational/Commercial)
  • The Most Outstanding Entrepreneurial Project
  • The Most Innovative Advance in Teaching Employability Skills
  • The Most Effective Scheme in Motivating Academic Staff to Engage with the Employability Agenda
  • Innovation in Education for the Special Needs Sector
  • A Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Other


First Day

The format of this event will be dynamic and interactive. We will have an extraordinary line up of policy makers, pioneers in education, and experts in all areas of education development participating and offering their expertise and insight.


Second Day

The conference today will focus on the processes that will enable higher education to have greatest impact in 2020 and how they may be developed. Presentations will be delivered and discussions will take place in 4 option groups with the main findings being fed back in plenary session before a final keynote address. Each session will be chaired by a senior specialist who will present a brief report to the afternoon plenary.



Conference Will Be Held At

Dusit Thani Abu Ahabi

925 Muroor Street
P.O. Box 52799
Abu Ahabi
United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 (2) 698 8888


Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event.

For this event we have created a good mix of dynamic and bespoke sponsorship and participation opportunities, designed to provide a strong vehicle with which to heighten the profile of your company, highlighting your key messages to a focused and high calibre audience.
There are a number of different packages, each providing a superb level of exposure, all at different budget levels - all ensuring that your participation is maximised to its full potential.

Lead Sponsorship Package:    As a Lead Sponsor you will receive a customised package enabling you to showcase your organisation as a leading global education provider.

Platinum Sponsor:    This role provides a number of premium promotional platforms throughout the event including bespoke meetings, and coverage.

Gold Sponsor:    An extensive package of promotional opportunities throughout the event, coupled with extended media coverage.

Silver Sponsor:    A full exhibition package, with extended media coverage and fantastic networking opportunities.

Official Airline Sponsor:    An opportunity to support our high profile speakers, partners and delegates at an international level.

Delegate Bag Sponsor:     Each speaker and delegate will receive this bag containing full conference programme, notepad, pen and your company information within it.

Lanyard Sponsor:    Each participant will receive a lanyard, along with their name badge which they will wear for the duration of the conference. This provides a strong opportunity to promote your organisation in a highly visible way.

Stationery Sponsor:    Each delegate will receive a conference notepad and pen featuring the sponsor's logo within their delegate bag.

Delegate Gift:    An opportunity to promote your brand through the supply of a branded gift.

The two day programme will also run in parallel to interactive exhibition showcasing the leading education suppliers. We will bring together a high profile database of key decision makers and potential investors, offering our sponsors and exhibitors unparalleled access to a unique and relevant audience.

Exhibition Package:    A comprehensive package of exhibition stand; furniture and signage in a prime position of the event ensuring the maximum interest and footfall. Each package as above gives each company coverage in the conference programme and on the official website.

Advertising Opportunities:     A valuable reference tools for all participants of the event; our website, conference programme and delegate bags are a valuable way to ensure your company gains maximum and direct contact with our speakers, delegates, sponsors and delegates.

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