IPSEF Middle East Higher Education Forum

4-5 October 2017

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai

University Campus Visits: 4 October
Conference: 5 October

The new IPSEF Higher Education Forum builds upon the successful series of school conferences from the IPSEF stable of high level business conferences for the international education community. This new HE focussed conference will address four key stakeholder groups involved in the HE sector about opportunities for expansion in the MENA region.

The IPSEF HE Forum will primarily appeal to:

  1. HE providers looking to set up branches or a new campus
  2. Existing or new investors in HE
  3. Regulators
  4. The supplier community - from lawyers and architects, to IT suppliers and resource providers

Through a series of case studies, panel discussions and key-note presentations the IPSEF HE Forum will raise awareness of the key components involved in developing a strategy for expansion or market entry and include:

  • How to design a campus abroad
  • Top tips for finding the right partner in the UAE
  • The legal framework
  • Market reports and data
  • The role of positive education
  • The reality of Higher Education in the region
  • Transition from school to university and college
  • Investment partners
  • Case histories on growth and expansion from the UAE and the wider MENA region

To be better informed about the challenges and opportunities of the market, and to network with a broad range of senior figures with whom you can build up long-term professional relationships join us at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel (conveniently located very near Dubai International airport) on 5th October for the new and innovative IPSEF HE Forum. Plus on the 4th October there will be University Campus visits.

Speakers include:

Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dubai South

Prof Christopher Abraham, Head of Dubai Campus and Senior Vice President, S P Jain School of Global Management

Ahmed Badreldin, Partner, The Abraaj Group

Clyde & Co

Dr Warren Fox, Chief of Higher Education, KHDA

Cathy Gilbert, Director of External Relations, University of Birmingham

Roland Hancock, Director, PwC

Clay Hensley, Senior Director, International Higher Education Outreach, The College Board

Prof. Ammar Kaka, Provost and Vice-Principal, Heriot-Watt University

Andy Nicol, Managing Director, Hobsons Solutions


Ian Pratt, Director, Scott Brownrigg

Arjun Puri, Head of admissions, O P Jindal Global University

RAK FTZ Academic Zone

Dr. Narayanan. Ramachandran, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University

Abhishek Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Holdings

Ajay Shukla, Lead Consultant, Higher Education

Sanjeev Verma, Chief Executive of Education Consultancy, Intelligent Partners

Knowledge Partners

Strategic Partners

Dubai Knowledge
Education Intelligence Group

Supported By

British Educational Suppliers Association, BESA
British Schools in the Middle East
McGraw Hill Education
Mint Communications
Oxford University Press
Search Associates

Media Partners

Dubai Survival Guide
Early Years Survival Guide
Independent Education Today
Relocate Global
Schools Compared
The Pie
Teach Middle East
UAE Learning Network
Univeristy Business
Which School Adviser