Six thousand educators from 67 countries networked and participated in a variety of conference sessions, as well as being inspired by 250+ of the biggest educational businesses, at the 14th edition of GESS Dubai, which took place from November 14 to 16, 2021. The value of live engagement and face-to-face interactions was highlighted by the 2021 edition of GESS Dubai, with 68% of visitors likely to conduct business with an exhibitor as a result of their attendance at the event.
For the past 15 years, GESS Dubai has been the epicentre of education in the Middle East and beyond. The exhibition gives educators access to products and solutions that fit the needs of today’s classrooms and help students learn more effectively. GESS Dubai is a complete event for the education industry, with an entire conference programme and awards ceremony running concurrently with the exhibition.
As a representative of Lexima, the digital software agency, commented: “I visited GESS Dubai without any expectation, but returned home with a dozen potential clients or resellers.”
87% of visitors stated that GESS is important to the development of their school or organisation
Massrat Shaikh, Educational Psychologist, Al Ahlam Training and Higher Education Services, was equally as positive, saying: “As an educator, I have always enjoyed participating in GESS events. GESS has given me a platform to be a part of the educational community and grow my network. The event provides a fantastic opportunity to share your ideas with like-minded people. GESS has also allowed me to learn about the latest educational products through its exhibition, and its conference always brings forth the best educational practice.”
In fact, 87% of visitors stated that GESS is important to the development of their school or organisation, while at the same time 88% of exhibitors were successful in meeting their overall objectives.
There were 140+ speakers from 25+ countries, with over 150 CPD accredited sessions
Expert speakers and education professionals gathered at GESS Dubai’s world-class conference to share expertise and best practices on a wide range of vital issues. Curriculum development, teacher training and recruiting, EdTech, well-being and leadership methods, and many other topics were covered.
There were 140+ speakers from 25+ countries, with over 150 CPD accredited sessions. An attendee from NetSupport said: “GESS has been and continues to be the cornerstone of our engagement with customers across the Middle East. Not only does it provide a fantastic blend of conference content and innovative speakers alongside the product showcases but it continues to attract the right profile of attendees from education that are either able to influence or are the decision-makers in their schools. I would highly recommend the event to any Educational Technology vendor looking to meet the right people in the region.”
Faisal Al Balushi, Chairman, The Omani Society for Educational Technology, agreed, explaining: “GESS Dubai has been one of the main meeting spaces for school leaders, educational professionals, EdTech experts and technology providers in the Middle East. It delivers unique learning and networking experiences for the members of the educational community.”GESS Awards
“This is by no doubt one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ve dreamt of this for a long time”
The 8th annual GESS Education Awards celebrated the education industry’s leading educators, schools, suppliers and products. The ceremony, held on the second day of the show, welcomed over 150 finalists to an evening of networking opportunities and celebration.
There were 29 awards presented, with over 800 entries coming in from 50 countries throughout the world. The CEO of one of the winners Sven Maikranz, Upstrive Education from Mind Motions LLE, proclaimed: “This is by no doubt one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ve dreamt of this for a long time”
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