Valued at $1.9 billion, the private education sector in the UAE is one of the largest in the world, exceeding that of China, said the organisers of an upcoming education trade show in Abu Dhabi.
Education 2020 will make its debut as a focused, industry-driven trade show from January 29 to 31 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.
“Currently, all eyes are on the UAE and the Arab World, where the discussion and focus on education has never been so prioritised,” Anselm Godinho, managing director of the organising company, International Conferences and Exhibitions (ICE).
“The growth and emphasis for quality in education is presenting remarkable business opportunities to suppliers of general education resources, education technology, management and administrative solutions and education infrastructure providers from all over the world.
“Abu Dhabi particularly stands out on the globe as one of the most aggressive economies for education today, as it implements the most ambitious education upgradation plans to date which is costing the emirate billions of dollars.
“The objective of Education 2020 is to allow buyers, sellers, specifiers, contractors, investors, regulators and educators to test, network, engage with and be exposed to the resources that will drive Education into the next generation and vice versa,” he added.
The event will also feature the Education 2020 Conference that will address regionally-based teachers and academic leaders on a diverse range of topics including the reformation of education, the development of 21st century skills for the delivery of education, multimedia and mobile learning, technology in classrooms and integrated learning, among others.
Supported by Tesol Arabia, the conference will be hands-on and will equip teachers with techniques to train future generations.
Education 2020 will also feature a comprehensive display of suppliers, vendors and solution providers, who play an active role in the region’s education landscape and represent top-quality products & services that will dictate future learning environments.
The event will attract visitors from across the Middle East who will be at Education 2020 to examine products, discuss issues critical to education delivery and explore the dynamic education landscape in the region.