CfBT Education Trust agrees partnership with BETT Middle East
CfBT Education Trust, a leading education consultancy and service organisation, has signed an agreement to support BETT Middle East 2010, a new showcase of education sector technology solutions taking place in Abu Dhabi on 21-22 November. CfBT joins GEMS Education, the Jordan Education Initiative and Int@j (Information Technology Association – Jordan) on the list of the BETT Middle East 2010 Knowledge Partners. Key personnel from CfBT's Abu Dhabi-based team will be participating in the panel discussions scheduled to take place during the event.
Established for 40 years and working in more than 40 countries, CfBT Education Trust employs a 2,500 who support education reform world-wide, through advice, research and training.
In the UAE, CfBT Education LLC currently supports the management of 36 schools as part of a Public Private Partnership programme for the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). Since 2006, ADEC has engaged private education providers, such as CfBT, to share international best practice and improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Joe Willcox, content director at Emap Connect, organisers of BETT Middle East, comments: "Given that a key element of CfBT's mission is to assist teachers and administrators in their professional development, we are gratified that visits to the inaugural BETT Middle East event are being seen as complementary to that work. We share CfBT's view that there is great value in giving education professionals an opportunity to see, use and evaluate the latest and best ICT offerings that are improving teaching and learning around the world. I look forward to meeting staff from the schools with which CfBT is working and I know my team will be on hand to ensure their time at our event will be enjoyable and productive."
Michael Gibbs, programme director, CfBT Education added: "This year's BETT Middle East is the capital's biggest education showcase yet - and the greater emphasis on dialogue among educationalists is welcome. CfBT anticipates an excellent opportunity for networking with potential partners and clients from the Gulf region and beyond."
Endorsed by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and co-located with the complementary Building Future Education MENA exhibition, BETT Middle East builds on the reputation of the BETT brand's core offering, the leading global event for educational technology and solutions which takes place annually in London. The Abu Dhabi event will feature around 100 exhibitors showcasing a broad range of the latest and best solutions being used in schools and colleges worldwide, along with discussion sessions offering a platform for debating best practice and technology choices for the Middle East's educators.
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