The 2009 Gulf educational Supplies & Solutions (Gess) with more than 200 exhibitors and Global Education Forum (GEF), were inaugurated in Dubai on Tuesday. Gess 2009 featured more than 200 exhibitors from over 20 countries showcasing a range of educational supplies and solutions that range from information technology and multimedia learning aids to classroom and sporting equipment and teaching aids for special needs education. Over 4000 education professionals were expected to visit the exhibition and the accompanying Forum. For suppliers to the education sector, Gess has proven an ideal opportunity to launch products into the Middle East market.
'This year we have experienced exhibitor growth of 20 % and the number of countries represented on the exhibition floor has doubled,' said Sue Rothwell, group event director, Fairs & Exhibitions. 'The exhibition floor space this year is 55% bigger than last year and with the support of the Ministry of Education we will welcome Ministerial delegations from Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman.' The accompanying Global Education Forum will see teachers, educational consultants and ICT specialists gathering to attend over 90 seminars and workshops presented by global experts in education. The Global Education Forum and Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions, will be held from March 10 to 12.