An In-Depth GESS Dubai Overview

6 September 2023

Join us for an exclusive virtual event that offers an in-depth exploration of GESS Dubai.


11am - 12:30pm


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Free for BESA members, £50 for non-BESA members

Join us for an exclusive virtual event that offers an in-depth exploration of GESS Dubai.


BESA is pleased to once again be supporting GESS Dubai, which takes place on 30 October - 1 November. GESS Dubai offers an effective way to reach a targeted and international audience. It continues to receive support from the UAE Ministry of Education and is the only education exhibition and conference within the Middle East to have the presence of five Ministries of Education and other government bodies. The event has high level discussions that change the education sector in the region and provides the platform for delegations to network, have training and share knowledge.

This webinar will give you insight into the market opportunities that exist within Dubai; to hear from DBT about the support they can offer; to find out more about the GESS Dubai event and finally to learn about BESA's support.



Market Background: Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA

  • Explore the current state of the Dubai education market and understand the prevailing conditions that impact the industry's growth.
  • Identify and assess promising opportunities for growth.
  • Distributor vs. Agent vs. Doing Business Direct

External Partner Presentation: Kim Lynch, Business Development Manager, ISC Research.

  • Our external partner will provide essential insights into the Middle Eastern market background. Kim has a lot of experience working with international schools in the Middle East.
  • Gain context through ISC Research, offering perspectives on regions with a high concentration of international schools in the region.

DBT Presentation & Support: Sam Dickson, Lead for Middle East &- Pakistan and International Education, Department for Business and Trade.

  • Get introduced to our team of International Trade Advisors, covering the region. Discover the array of services and comprehensive support available to guide your education-focused business endeavors in the Middle East.
  • Gain valuable insights from Sunita as they delves into the educational landscape of the United Arab Emirates, offering unique perspectives.
  • Hear from Sam as he shares valuable insights on GCC education trends and the evolving landscape in the region.

Northern Powerhouse: Simon Bedford, International Trade Advisor, Northern Powerhouse.

  • The Northern Powerhouse are joining DBT this year! Come find out who are attending in the team and explore their objectives for GESS Dubai.

Tradeshow: Joana Oliveira, Sales Executive, Tarsus.

  • Learn from the tradeshow organiser, from the background, visitor profiles, and key facts about the show. Learn about additional opportunities, such as marketing or speaking engagements.

BESA Support: Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA.

  • Learn about BESA's support, including pavilions or presence at tradeshows and potential trade missions or wrap-around events.


  • Engage in an interactive Q&A session to address specific queries and concerns.


To ask any questions, please email eventsteam@besa.org.uk. 

We look forward to having you join us for an enlightening and enriching experience!

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