World's Education Leaders to Gather at Building Future Education Middle East & North Africa

Oct 19, 2010, 04:49 ET from United Business Media (UBM Middle East)

ABU DHABI, UAE, October 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Education leaders from across the world will gather at Building Future Education MENA and BETT Middle East at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on the 21st and 22nd of November 2010. The event is held under the Patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is fully endorsed by the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

Building Future Education MENA is a free-to-attendee exhibition with conference and workshops bringing together regional and international expertise in facilities, management, reform, investment and operation of all educational institutions and programmes in the MENA region; and covers creches, nurseries and kindergartens, schools, colleges, universities, research, training centres and special needs; and will be co-located with BETT Middle East, the education technology event.

Andrew Pert, Regional Director of United Business Media's Built Environment division said "The vision of Building Future Education MENA is to modernise education to create tomorrow's workforce. This can only be achieved through reform and investment in education in the region to create knowledge based economies; and by creating the best students and graduates by putting education first."

He continued "This vision requires dynamic partnerships between governments and the leading education providers."

In light of this, Abu Dhabi Education Council is to be joined by the Ministry of Education of Bahrain, the Supreme Education Council of Qatar the Ministry of Education of Oman and by the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the Republic of Egypt.

Also present are the world's leading education architects, contractors, consultants, suppliers and providers like Taaleem, Nord Anglia, SABIS and GEMS Education. Alongside them are institutions such as Princeton University, Imperial College London and the New York University (NYU).

The exhibition will allow education providers to demonstrate their services and the conference and workshops will highlight what students will be taught and how they will be taught, including those with special needs. It will show how new, sustainable facilities will be designed to create 21st century learning environments and how students will be prepared to compete for a place in tomorrow's workforce.

There will also be special sessions on raising public awareness from the Abu Dhabi Police and Health Authority and representation from the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and Advantage Abu Dhabi as the Exclusive Destination Partner.

Visitors to Building Future Education MENA include education institutions, education ministries and councils, education companies and operators, government bodies and agencies, education consultants, private education operators, government and state school operators, university and college operators, deans, principals, head teachers and lecturers, teachers, students, investors, construction consultants, architects, construction contractors, developers, procurement directors and managers, ICT and E-Learning procurement managers and distributors.

To register for free as a delegate and to secure one of the limited spaces within the Building Future Education Middle East and North Africa conference and workshop sessions please visit: http://www.buildingfutureeducationmena.com. For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries contact matthew.robarts@ubm.com, +971 (0) 2 406 4310.

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For more information see: http://www.buildingfutureeducationmena.com

Companies, academia, government bodies and individuals interested in taking part or attending the event should contact the organiser United Business Media for more information on: +971-2-406-4310 or email info@buildingfutureeducationmena.com

Building Future Education MENA (brought to you by the organisers of BSEC MENA), a free-to-attend exhibition and conference covering facilities, management, reform, investment and operation of all educational institutions and programmes in the MENA region is organised by UBM Middle East UBM Middle East is one of the four founding partners of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company.

Building Future Education MENA is co-located with BETT Middle East, education technology event.

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Further information on UBM Middle East can be found at http://www.ubmmiddleeast.com

SOURCE United Business Media (UBM Middle East)