Adec to host Future Education Conference
Abu Dhabi, September 28, 2011
The Building Future Education Mena, to be held on October 25 and 26, will focus on modernising education to create tomorrow's workforce.
The event which to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will cover educational spaces,management, reform, investment and operation of all educational institutions and programmes in the Mena region, and will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec).
The exhibition is expected to bring together delegations from ministries of education and education councils from all over the region. The Middle East region comprises of over 92, 500 public educational institutions and 50 million students with an education budget amounted to 55 billion dollars.
Dr Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaili, Adec director general, said: "We are keen to work closely with various stakeholders to improve standards of education in the Middle East and North Africa.”
“This can be achieved through reinforcing joint collaborations and holding exhibitions and conferences in terms of school environment, curriculum, school improvement, quality assurance, special education requirements and sustainable educational facilities as demonstrated by the Mena exhibition and conference," he said.
"These exhibitions are held regularly to achieve our goals aiming at enhancing educational system and students' performance in accordance with the best international standards, as well as introducing programmes and information beneficial to providers," he added.
Andrew Pert, regional director of UBM Built Environment division, organisers of BFE Mena, said: "Conference delegates will benefit from the high level speakers we have confirmed from world leading organisations and institutions including University College London (UCL) Wellington College, Harrow International, Abu Dhabi University, Phillips Academy Andover, Sabis and The World Bank."
This year's exhibition will include a full free-to-attend conference and presentation theatre including world renowned speakers from the field of education, public outreach, student, teacher zone and high-level roundtable forums.
The main conference will bring together those at the forefront of education from ministries, institutions, operators, architects and investment companies.
The conference features in depth panel discussions, based around specific research studies from BFE Mena's knowledge partners Booz & Co, Parthenon and Rand Qatar Policy Institute (RQPI), assessing the education market in the GCC and areas of potential investment.
The presentation and discussion zone will cover key topics including world class facilities and learning environments, curriculum and school improvement, quality assurance, special education needs and sustainable education facilities. – TradeArabia News Service