IPSEF Middle East, Dubai, 21-23 September 2018

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IPSEF Middle East
21-23 September 2018

KHDA Headquarters, Academic City, Dubai

Conference: 21 & 22 September
School visits: 23 September

IPSEF’s unrivalled blend of speakers, exhibitors and delegates creates a unique and powerful platform for anyone needing to identify best practice in planning and delivering a new school, and those wanting to make connections with potential investors, suppliers and regulators.

The next IPSEF Middle East 2018 will be held at the exciting KHDA Headquarters to create a vibrant and distinctly different kind of event. Held over a weekend IPSEF Middle East promises a creative, dynamic and fresh environment in which to meet, learn and network.

Here are 20 great reasons to join us in Dubai:

  • New case studies from schools and 'one year on updates'
  • Critical data and research - findings for informed decision makers
  • Talk as you walk networking sessions
  • Debates in the boxing ring!
  • Niche schools - finding your school's USP
  • Focus on recruitment and retention
  • School trends
  • Low cost schools
  • Wellbeing & Mindfulness - for the whole school - practical demos
  • Yoga sessions
  • Practical workshops for leaders and senior managers
  • Insights on the UAE K-12 education landscape
  • Marketing your school in a competitive market
  • Learning environments
  • The challenges of setting up a school for children with educational needs
  • Setting up a nursery
  • The Importance of performing arts in schools
  • Launching a new school
  • Talks from newly opened schools
  • Why Entrepreneurship must be taught at schools

Take advantage of the Early Booking Discount that's on now and save £150 on your delegate place. Or as much as £200 per person if you book 3 places or more


Here are the expert line up of speakers:

Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

Ashwin Assomull, Managing Director, LEK Consulting

Bright Riders School

Nalini Cook, Head of Research for the Middle East, ISC Research

Fiona Cottam, Principal, Hartland International School

Derek Devine, International Business Development Manager, Edmentum International

Jonathan Dey, Principal/CEO, GEMS Al Barsha National Boys School

Shaun Fenton, Headmaster, Reigate Grammar School

Rebecca Ford, Partner, Clyde & Co

Charles Grayhurst, Founding Principal, The Arbor School

Ashley Green, Mindful Teacher - JESS Jumeirah Teacher

Zen Khan, CEO, Education 1st

David Quick, Principal, Riverston School Dubai

Dr. Naji AlMahdi, Chief, Qualifications and Awards in Dubai, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

James Neill, International Director, GL Education

Simon Noakes, Founder & CEO, Interactive Schools

Andrew Prosser, Principal, Dubai Heights Academy

Sarah Rogers, CEO, EYES

Matthew Savage, Principal, International Community School Amman

Graeme Scott, Director, Fairgreen International School

Najiha Syeda, School Counselor, Dwight School Dubai

Elise Tarvainen, Director, Learning, Isku Interior Oy

Navin Valrani, CEO, Arcadia Education

Alison Watson, Chief Executive, Class of Your Own

Platinum Partner


Knowledge Partners

Clyde & Co.
Dubai Knowledge
GL Education

Supported By


Media Partners

John Catt Educational Limited