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ADEC hosts Building Future Education MENA and BETT Middle East Event for 2011
Abu Dhabi September 27, 2011- (Virtual Press Office) : Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) today announced that Building Future Education MENA, modernizing education to create tomorrow’s workforce and BETT Middle East Exhibition & Conference and will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 25 & 26 October 2011.
This event covers the latest educational technology and educational institutions work systems & programs in the Middle East and North Africa, facilities sector and development programs & investment in education. The event will bring together delegations from ministries of education, education councils and ICT experts throughout the region. The Middle East region comprises over 92500 public educational institutions and 50 million students with education budget amounted to 55 billion dollars.
H.E. 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 & conferences that introduce latest technologies related to education as demonstrated by BETT Middle East Exhibition & Conference -held for the second consecutive year; or in terms of school environment, curriculum, school improvement, quality assurance, special education requirements and sustainable educational facilities as demonstrated by Building Future Education MENA Exhibition & Conference- held for the third consecutive year.
“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 programs and information beneficial to providers”, he added.
Andrew Pert, Regional Director of UBM Built Environment division, organisers of BFE MENA said, “We are pleased to have the support of the Abu Dhabi Education Council for the third year running and we are working closely with them and other national education agencies to accelerate efforts toward modernising education in the region.”
Pert added, “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.”
Joe Willcox, Content Director, Emap Connect, said: “Technology has progressed significantly over the years, specifically to enhance learning capabilities of children across the world. Having globally renowned CIOs and IT Directors participate and demonstrate how technology improves education will convince leading educators in the MENA region to switch to more modern methods of teaching. With the support of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)we will reinforce and strengthen BETT Middle East’s position of providing the best to meet the requirements of educational institutions in the region.”
Building Future Education (BFE) MENA
As well as an interactive exhibition floor, this year’s Building Future Education MENA 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.
BETT Middle East
BETT Middle East will feature two key events; Education Leaders @ BETT Middle East will be a discussion and networking conference focused on leveraging the potential of ICT to transform teaching and learning in the region and attended by senior officials from ministries of education, higher education, manpower/human resources and technology. The Higher Education ICT Forum @ BETT Middle East will be a gathering point for senior IT professionals working in the region’s key universities and colleges. Delegates will explore how institutions can use ICT to adapt to changing teaching and research requirement, control costs, improve efficiency and sharpen competitive advantage in the higher education market place.
An exciting feature to BETT Middle East 2011 is the Learn Live programme.Leading educators from across the MENA region will conduct workshops and seminars, and demonstrate innovative teaching methods and technologies to visitors throughout the event.
The central feature of the exhibition will be Learn Live: Teaching Live, a technology-rich learning space used to demonstrate the transformational power of ICT in schools. Teachers and students from several UAE primary and secondary schools–both Arabic and English-speaking groups–will be on hand as visitors can see real lessons in action across the K-12 curriculum.
About Abu Dhabi Education Council:
Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in accordance with law No. 24 of 2005, issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE President, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Chairman of ADEC is H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the Vice-Chairman is H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs to overlook the educational sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADEC endeavors to transform the emirate into an innovation-based, knowledge producing society which is strongly connected to the world’s global society and economy, yet deeply rooted in its culture and heritage.
For more information about ADEC please call its headquarters at +971 (2) 6150 000 or visit our website:
ADEC Media Contact:
Mourad Tlili, Media Manager , Mob: +971 50 6167 652, E-mail: : Mourad.Tlili@adec.ac.ae
Building Future Education MENA
For more information see: http://www.buildingfutureeducationmena.com
For images, photographs and further enquiries please contact:
Bryan Espie, Marketing Director, email@example.com or +971-2-406-4314
Further information on UBM Middle East can be found at http://www.ubm.com
BETT Middle East
For more information please visit http://www.bettmiddleeast.com
For media inquiries, please contact:
Emap Connect: Samantha Matthews, Head of Marketing, Sam.firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 020 7728 3973
The Public Relations Company: Kay Braganza, , Consultant, email@example.com, Tel: +971 50 7681684