GEMS Education supports BETT Middle East as a Knowledge Partner

Published October 5th, 2010 - 02:33 GMT

GEMS Education, the leading K-12 private education company in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with the organisers of BETT Middle East 2010, a new showcase for educational technologies, to become a Knowledge Partner for the event.


GEMS Education’s Professor Ralph Tabberer says: “We are very pleased to be a Knowledge Partner with BETT Middle East. The processes and practices associated with the teaching and learning experience are constantly evolving. Educationists need to stay abreast of new developments in education and attending BETT Middle East is one way   that practitioners can develop their knowledge of how technologies can enhance teaching and learning”.


In the Middle East alone, GEMS Education operates, manages and consults to over 40 schools. It offers consultancy services in all areas of education management and operations in the private and public sector. Those services include; professional development programs for teachers, educational policy and system reform, curriculum design and implementation, assessment systems, leadership and management development, teacher training, and the recruitment of teachers and leaders.


Joe Willcox, content director at Emap Connect comments: “I am delighted that we will be working closely with GEMS Education as a Knowledge Partner. BETT Middle East will give the GEMS schools’ delegations a uniquely valuable opportunity to see, use and evaluate the latest education technology offerings. In addition, students from GEMS schools will be invited to take part in the interactive central feature area with Professor Stephen Heppell – a hugely successful and compelling feature at our flagship event in London, which I am very excited about seeing replicated in Abu Dhabi this November.”


Endorsed by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and co-located with the Building Future Education MENA exhibition, BETT Middle East builds on BETT’s reputation as the leading global event for educational technology and solutions. The event will feature over 200 exhibitors showcasing a world of innovative educational ICT solutions, along with conference sessions offering a platform for debating optimum policy directions and technology choices for the Middle East’s educators.


With more than 50 million students in the Middle East, the 90,000 schools which cater for them are looking for the newest and most innovative educational technology products to enhance their teaching and learning. ADEC and Emap Connect are working together to ensure that all supporting companies adopt the best practices employed by the outstanding exhibitors at the London event, namely giving educational practitioners the opportunity to experience the latest solutions first-hand. Visitors can expect countless opportunities to engage with education technologies and evaluate their usefulness. The central feature, in association with the world-renowned Professor Stephen Heppell, will be interactive, allowing visitors the opportunity to engage with learners using ICT solutions in a real learning environment.


As a Knowledge Partner of BETT Middle East, GEMS Education COO and Chief Schools Officer, Professor Ralph Tabberer will be joining fellow education leaders on the panel of speakers for the show’s conference sessions. Prof. Tabberer will also join the BETT Middle East Advisory Board, alongside education innovator Professor Stephen Heppell and Mr. Haif Bannayan, CEO of the Jordan Education Initiative. The Advisory Board will guide the creation of the conference sessions and provide feedback on the knowledge outcomes of the discussions at the event.


BETT Middle East takes place on the 21 and 22 November 2010 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and is free to attend.  For more information please visit:

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