GESS 2017

14 - 16 March 2017

£2500 grant available! GESS (Global Educational Supplies and Solutions) will be back with its tenth edition in 2017.


9am - 5pm


Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheikh Zayed Rd
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£2500 grant available! GESS (Global Educational Supplies and Solutions) will be back with its tenth edition in 2017.

Returning to its traditional halls in the main Dubai World Trade Centre building, GESS is the only exhibition in the Middle East covering the entire educational spectrum. GESS has established itself as a must-attend event for both educational professionals and local and international solutions providers alike.


'GESS 2016 provided an excellent opportunity to be introduced to the education sector within Dubai, and to make contact with opinion leaders.'
B Squared 

Why the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

  • Education is one of the UAE government’s top priorities
  • It is a particular easy place to conduct business
  • English is the language of education - and widely spoken, especially in Dubai
  • A growing expat population in Dubai is driving demand for private international schools
  • ICT is a particular priority in the region
  • The government recognises the need to support students with special needs


  • This is the must-attend education event in the Gulf
  • It hosts over 11,500 education professionals from 74 countries
  • The only Middle East education conference to include five Ministries of Education and numerous other government bodies
  • Subsequently, the best place to host high-level discussions to change the education sector in the region as a whole
  • Attendees include from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, India, China, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain - amongst many more

You have the opportunity to meet at GESS:

  • Government officials
  • Policy-makers and decision-makers
  • International schools, institutes and universities
  • Principals from all levels of private and public educational institutes
  • IT managers
  • Potential agents and distributors interested in British educational resources

Full support from BESA before, during and after the show. 


'This was our first visit to GESS (2016) and it did not disappoint. It was the ideal forum for our company to meet some very interesting and influential people.'
Proform Europe Ltd 

GESS Education Awards

The unique GESS Education Awards are held during GESS. The annual event celebrates outstanding success for suppliers and teachings within the education sector throughout the Middle East. The aim is to encourage higher standards in educational services and products throughout the industry. A GESS Education Award aims to be recognised throughout the sector as the accolade of excellence.

6 UK companies won an award last year: 3P Learning, Crossbow Education, GL Education, Primo Toys, Promethean and Rising Stars

UKTI Support

We have grants available from UKTI for this event. These are allocated on a first-come first-served basis to all eligible companies. The grant's value is £2500.

In order to process your grant application, you must send in both a grant and booking form. Successful companies will receive their grant one month after the event has taken place.

For more information and to download forms, please click the links on the right.

Should you be interested in taking part in the event, please do not hesitate to contact william@besa.org.uk