March 01, 2015: According to recent industry reports, the GCC student population is predicted to reach 11.3 million by 2020 from 9.5 million in 2010 and the urgency to provide excellent learning environments to all students – emiratis and expatriates – living in the region, is driving up public and private spending on education. Investment in education will continue to head north as students fill the seats in schools and universities. Concurrently, the establishment and supply of quality programme offerings in the region is set to grow as education authorities exercise regulation and set standards. This balance will create an equilibrium in supply and demand, ensure student retention, and promote the region as a competitive destination for quality Higher Education.
Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) returns to Dubai from April 15 to 17, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. The GETEX mission is to provide a proven marketing service to Higher Education providers from around the world. It serves as an outreach platform to the student community living in the region and helps exhibitors to maintain a satisfactory student intake which is very crucial for their existence.
The 27th edition of GETEX will bring academic and occupational education providers in close proximity with learners eager to explore study options that would eventuate in fulfilling careers.
GETEX Dubai will also feature the GETEX Counsellors Forum where student and career counsellors will have the opportunity to network and discuss issues pertinent to the crucial role they play in student’s lives. On the other hand, faculty and education managements can benefit from the opportunity that comes with the International Universities Networking Conference (IUNC) Middle East & Africa that is linked with GETEX in 2015.
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), concluded: “The rapid population growth and economic boom in the region has fuelled the demand for first-class higher education. With GETEX 2015, we want to bring school-leaving and mature students face-to-face with leading regional and international education and training providers, so that they could make an informed decision about their future.”