Alongside the exhibition runs our globally renowned, free to attend conference featuring seminars, live case studies, workshops and panel discussions. Our conferences provide the region’s educators exposure to the latest trends, best practice as well as the latest tech in the pursuit of excellence in their classrooms. The theme behind this years' event was "Fuelling Minds with Passion & Curiosity".

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  • Featuring an exciting range of talks from individual keynotes, to panel session and 1-2-1 interview style conversations. With inspirational keynotes and dynamic movers and shakers, these sessions are designed to inspire and engage to help you learn about the latest global education trends and to push your education agenda forwards.

  • The GESS team are pleased to be showcasing a series of talks from consultants, and educators on Wellbeing and SEN in an inclusive environment in schools. David Hodgson Master NLP practitioner is back for 2 days by popular demand and will outline the latest international research to help educators learn how to boost, motivate and inspire both themselves and their students to achieve the very best.

  • Essential workshops by educators for educators. Learn from the very best, experience real stories from schools and see students and teachers showcase themselves. These sessions are interactive and thought provoking, looking at innovations in teaching and will range from the latest trends and new concepts across ALL areas of education

  • Find out about the latest innovations in products and services from our exhibitors for educators today, featuring case histories, interactive showcases, features and benefits of products. Be empowered and ask the questions you've always wanted to, experience these dynamic workshops first-hand and learn how to future proof your school.


  • These dynamic, insightful and fast paced sessions are designed to get you thinking on a variety of education view points and inspirations which include 'design thinking for education' new format for 2020 so keep watching for listings 10 minutes of inspiration to inspire change, conversations and collaboration. Taking place every lunchtime of GESS Dubai these are not to be missed.

  • Focusing on what happens in schools, these practical and dynamic session will showcase the latest innovations in education. Covering all aspects of education and demonstrating best practice to improve and enhance teaching and learning. Find out about key global education issues, the latest trends and technology as well as entrepreneurship, life skills and vocational training.

  • Exclusively for our Leaders in Education members, these sessions are aimed at Leaders within education from pre-school, K12 to those from HE/FE colleges and universities. Looking at the challenges that leader of schools and educational institutions face, the qualities required to make a good leader and the skills required to advance in senior positions.

  • Following the success of the sessions in 2019, this series of workshops are designed for those wanting to know more about stepping into leadership, and acquiring useful skills and insights into the techniques and skills essential to aspiring leaders

  • A showcase of creative performances encompassing dance, musical theatre and choirs from around the UAE. Hear from students about how being active builds confidence, enhances their personal skills and helps increase focus in the classroom.

  • Augmented and virtual reality are rapidly transforming the way that students interact with multimedia content in classrooms across the globe. At GESS 2020 we are delighted to include a dedicated space to showcase immersive technology and host a range of expert speakers, both local and international, to share best practice in the use of AR and VR for learning.

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