ABU DHABI, UAE, November 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BSEC MENA, endorsed by Abu Dhabi Education Centre (ADEC) is the only conference and exhibition which brings together public and private sectors that are driving forward education projects across the MENA region.

Governments across the Middle East and North Africa region are investing extensively in education. The need for new schools, colleagues and universities is globally recognised. With millions of dollars being directed from governments from Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Jordan and Saudi Arabia for new schools and investment in education, there is an enormous opportunity for UK companies to work in these school building plans.

BSEC MENA offers UK companies the first steps to take advantage of the available prospects by introducing them to governments across the MENA region over two days of networking and through a comprehensive conference programme covering the full spectrum of issues including design, construction and management of schools, universities and colleges and their location within sustainable communities.

This unique educational programme has been developed in conjunction with industry experts to reflect the most important issues facing the education sector. Offering delegates more than 35 sessions from over 33 expert speakers across.

Each session has been carefully constructed to ensure that the entire programme reflects the needs of those within the industry. Delegates have the opportunity in the afternoon sessions to pick from a variety of themes including, Design, ICT and e-learning, sustainability and master planning and place-making. Conference sessions include:

- ADEC's vision to adopt world class practices and standards - The King Abdullah Tatweer project - The vision behind Estidama - Using technology to prepare for tomorrow's world - Flexible foundations: building schools with a future - The elements of a first class curriculum and qualifications structure - The advantage of private sector innovation in education - International examples: examples of best practice from around the world - The need to foster world class students

We are privileged to have the support from so many industry experts, whose knowledge and experience is unparalleled within the education industry. Speakers include:

- H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaily, director general, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) - Dr Ali Alhakami, project director, the King Abdullah, Tatweer project, Saudi Arabia - Ms Danah Dajani, director of the Madrasati initiative, Jordan - Dr Tayeb Kamali, vice chancellor The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE - Slawomir Klos, e-Education project manager, ictQatar - Kim E Al-Sahhaf, head of education sector, (SAGIA) - Omar Najjar, education director, Emaar Economic City (EEC), Saudi Arabia - Professor Dr Hossam Badrawi, MD, MP, Egypt - Geoff Hancock, director of education reform, Bahrain Economic Development Board - Nadia Touba, director of English studies, the American University in Cairo

BSEC MENA combines this high level conference with a free exhibition, which will host key exhibiting companies from across the MENA region enabling delegates to network with the entire supply and delivery chain. Exhibiting companies include; ADEC, Abu Dhabi Planning Council, Bond Bryn, Davis Langdon, Emirates Green Building Council, Lookred Solutions and Partnerships for Schools.

For more information, please visit http://www.buildingschools.co.uk/mena

Companies interested in exhibiting should contact:

Andrew Pert T: +44(0)207-560-4100 E: andrew.pert@ubm.com Matthew Robarts T: +971(0)50-114-2303 E: matthew.robart@ubm.com

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For further information, please contact:

Matthew Robarts, T: +971(0)50-114-2303 E: matthew.robarts@ubm.com

SOURCE: United Business Media (UBMi UAE)

CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Matthew Robarts, T:+971(0)50-114-2303 E: matthew.robarts@ubm.com