Top firms strike rich deals at GESS
Dubai, January 24, 2008
Suppliers from 22 countries from the US, Europe, North Africa, the Levant, Indian Sub-continent and the Far East exhibiting at GESS have recorded a high level of interest from participants of the Gulf Educational Supplies Show (GESS).
The UK’s Oxford University Press has closed deals with several schools and universities in the UAE, such as the HCT College of Dubai and Al Khaleej National School, and will supply them with books and instructional material to facilitate further education, said an official spokesman.
Majeed Sharaf from Promothean Limited in Bahrain recorded impressive sales results on the first day of over $50,000 for the company’s ‘smart classes’ services.
“We closed deals with ministry of education schools in Ajman, Al Ain and Khorfakkan and met with the principals and heads of education of these schools,” he said.
Extremely promising deals with schools in the UAE were also made by Germany’s Hohenloher Company, while further contacts were established with school directors based in Iran and Iraq.
“Iran seems to be a new flourishing centre of excellence for education,” said director of Christiani, a company based in Germany, Dr Ulrich Breg. “We closed a deal with an Iranian university and also met with representatives from Dubai’s HCT College. We made over Euro 70,000 on sales of our Mechatronics in the first day of GESS alone, and are looking forward to making further vital contacts with education heads and continued success in the region.”
Fairs & Exhibitions, the Middle East’s trade show pioneer, is responsible for the Gulf Educational Supplies Show (GESS), which opened this week to resounding success. Aimed at educational professionals from the region, GESS provides a unique environment for global education experts and exhibitors to share insights, solutions and technologies in the Middle East. – TradeArabia News Service