2nd Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition 2012

Gulf Education London 2012 is a strategic two-day event that will provide substantial opportunities for international businesses in the education sector to create partnerships, and strike up meaningful business agreements with GCC member states. Bringing together some of the best senior level decision makers, key industry education providers and top officials from around the world, Gulf Education Conference & Exhibition will not only be a dynamic two-day event that provides inspiring presentations, tactical 1-2-1 meetings, and learning opportunities but an excellent platform for generating alliances.


With a resilient economy as its foundation, the Gulf region and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) comprising of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, is embarking on an education strategy that promises to transform the current educational landscape within the region. Striving to deliver global academic standards from within, the GCC Governments throughout the region are making huge headway in the design and implementation of enhanced educational facilities. Giving particular focus to K12 and onwards, they are developing an academic infrastructure that will educate and strengthen future workforces. A key objective for each country is the investing in and retaining of internal talent.


Traditionally Gulf investors in education have sought their education and knowledge from providers based worldwide. Identifying the need to draw alongside the standards of developed countries, the government in the region are now taking huge leaps to effectively change, learn, improve and harness all aspects of their educational resources; generating a competitive advantage by targeting students from neighboring countries.


The launch of Qatar Education in 2011 had an overwhelming response, attracting prestigious sponsors and high-profile attendees alike. The specialized conference program took place in London and provided a solid platform for Qatari delegates and international participants to enter discussions and form partnerships – driving educational development in Qatar.


Significant interests and feedback and international attendees highlighted a strong demand for the next years event to widen its geographical remit in order that institutions and educational partners might expand their discussions and possible presence throughout the Gulf region. Organically, the event has become Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition 2012 and will act as a showcase to commitment and investment of the GCC countries to an extensive yet well-targeted global education audience.


Senior representatives from key educational and training institutions; leading technology providers; educational foundations; student recruitment bodies and renowned members of the research and development communities will be in attendance both in speaker and attendee capacities, looking to engage in the comprehensive program of stimulating discussion, meeting opportunities, workshops, and presentations.


Key Note Speaker

  • Rt Hon David Willetts

    MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

Event Information


Hilton London Metropole Hotel

225 Edgware Rd,

London W2 1JU


28th – 29th May 2012

Sponsors and Partners