Technology, innovation and implementation for schools, universities, government and partners


DUBAI, UAE, November 15-16 2016: Principals, Heads of IT and teachers from schools and universities across the GCC gathered today at The Conrad Hotel Dubai to hear global education innovators discuss the future of learning as part of The Digital Education Show Middle East 2016.
The two day event is the region’s leading annual edtech conference and exhibition, bringing together educators and leading industry suppliers from across the globe to explore, discuss and design the regional education transformation.
Conference Director for event organiser Terrapinn, Rebecca Tyson says: “The Digital Education Show is the only regional event solely focused on how schools and universities in the Middle East can use technology to radically improve learning. The show has attracted over 700 attendees who will discuss the tools and strategies necessary to reboot education practices in the digital age. We are delighted that the event has brought together the full spectrum of the regional K12 and higher education community to learn from global thought leaders here in Dubai.”
Bursting with ideas, inspiration, fun and innovation, The Digital Education Show Middle East is the home of incredible technologies, revolutionary ideas and game changing partnerships. The region’s annual edtech conference provides a platform for schools and universities to harness the power of technology and deliver incredible learning outcomes.
The conference has four dedicated streams of content to cater for the whole education spectrum:
 K12 Educators and Leaders
 K12 IT & Administrators
 Higher Education
 The Classroom – a hands-on practical
The event welcomed over 100 international and regional superstar speakers, including:
 Tom Vander Ark, Author Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart & CEO, Getting Smart  Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Professor The Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University & Author Big
 Paul Kim, Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean Stanford University
 Camilla Uhre Fog, Head of School International School of Billund – a LEGO Foundation school
 Pablo Fetter, CEO, Kings’ Education, UAE
 Abtar Kaur, Dean, School of E-Education, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, UAE
 Cameron Mirza, Director of Projects and Strategy, Higher Education Council, Ministry of Education, Bahrain
Sponsors and exhibitors were showcasing the latest in education technology on the exhibition floor. Sponsors included Microsoft, Almotahida Education Group, Extramarks, Show My Homework, School Website, and more.
Ahmed Ameen Ashour, Education Sector Lead, Gulf for Microsoft says:
“As part of Microsoft’s commitment to the education field, Microsoft believes in working with the school leaders, teachers, and students to empower them through using technology in the educational process towards a transformation to have a more interactive, innovative and hands on learning experience. We believe that technology is an accelerator in the educational process and alone can’t provide the students with the skills they need. We are excited to participate in the Digital Education Show as part of our commitment towards Education.”
Exciting announcement for 2017: Asia-Pacific’s largest education technology event comes to the Middle East
In 2017, The Digital Education Show Middle East will be rebranded to EduTECH Middle East.
Following years of success in Australia, the EduTECH brand has grown to become the Southern Hemisphere’s premier education event. 2017 will see the leading education events brand come to Dubai – the region’s hub for education and innovation.