GETEX 2012 to host ‘Global EdTech Forum’ for educators to access latest tools, skills and technology in education delivery

Global EdTech Forum designed to complement sustained growth of UAE’s USD 7.31 billion education sector.

GETEX 2012 has announced that it has prepared a comprehensive presentation by international professionals on the effective use of the latest tools, skills and technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. The presentation forms the basis of the Middle East’s most comprehensive education & training event and is titled, the Global EdTech Forum – The Teachers’ Conference. The conference focuses on educators and school leaders for all levels of education across the GCC. The event is part and parcel of GETEX 2012 will take place from 19thto 21st April 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With an estimated market size in surplus of USD 7.31 billion, the education supply sector is one of the key industries in the UAE as it accounts for approximately 24 per cent of the total government expenditure. GETEX 2012 has been designed to complement the growth of the education sector by creating a dedicated platform that allows educators to explore ways to reach out to students by integrating best practice in communicating and teaching and the proper use of existing and new, innovative technology.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organizers of the event, said: “The UAE government’s assertive outlook towards education in the country coupled with an aggressive expense budget has driven the growth of education and positioned UAE as a serious destination of quality education in the region. Subsequently, there has been a surge in demand for more advanced education tools, technologies and best practices to keep pace with UAE’s ambitious education and training growth objectives. GETEX 2012 complements this growth by creating a dedicated teacher’s conference that allows educators to keep abreast of the latest advances in the education landscape and to help them communicate using channels and methods that engage learners.
The Global EdTech Forum – Teacher’s Conference promotes professional development and advancement among educators through training, skill-building workshops and interactive sessions with their international counterparts. Held in collaboration with ISTE, the world’s largest membership organization for educators, the Teacher’s Conference also helps teachers better understand how technology is changing the education landscape and adapt accordingly.
 Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E)
GETEX 2012 will gather more than 400 institutions and offers no less than 2,500 academic, vocational and training programmes. Over 30,000 visitors from across the Middle East are also expected to attend the event.