Where and when is GESS Dubai held?

GESS Dubai is held at Dubai World Trade Centre, 30 October - 1 November 2023 in Za'abeel Halls, for more details and opening times visit our Venue & Travel Page

How much does it cost to attend GESS?

GESS Dubai is free of charge to visit. You can register online here

If I’ve registered can I attend on more than one day?

Once you’ve registered you can visit GESS on any of the days the show is open and you can attend as many of our conference sessions as you like.

Do you give a certificate of attendance?

Yes all attendees who attend our conference sessions are eligible for a certificate of attendance. You will be emailed your certificate after the event

Who is exhibiting?

A full list of all our exhibitors can be found here. Last year we had over 300+ international and local brands showcasing the very best in interactive technology, digital education supplies, virtual technology, ergonomic furniture, SEN, books, sports, science and laboratory equipment plus, many more products and solutions for your school or institution.

Who should visit?

GESS is a business to business trade exhibition and is designed for all levels of educational professionals, whether you are a head teacher, head of procurement, head of department, dean, professor, lecturer, teacher or just involved in education, there’s something for everyone. Please note that children under 16 are not permitted as this is a professional trade show, unless they are part of a pre-arranged school group. Please see our admission policy for more details. 

Do you have an admissions policy?

Yes we do. No person under 16 years of age can be admitted to the GESS Dubai trade exhibition during the build-up, open period or breakdown as it is a B2B trade only event. This rule applies to exhibitors, contractors and visitors and will be rigidly enforced to comply with venue health & safety regulations. Please note that no child-care facilities are located on-site. Only children who are part of a pre-approved chaperoned school activity or pre-arranged school visit may be allowed entrance to GESS Dubai during show days.

On rare occasions that children may be taking part in pre-arranged exhibitor demonstrations or conference presentations, the organisers may allow escorted siblings into GESS Dubai on a case-by-case scenario for that period of time only, as long as the parents or guardians of the siblings report to the organisers office at least one (1) day beforehand or apply in writing one (1) day in advance so arrangements for security badges and venue clearance can be arranged. This option is not confirmed though and is still at the organisers discretion and final decision, subject to parent and/or guardian submitting a disclaimer that Tarsus Indonesia are not responsible for the welfare of said child while onsite.

Also note that GESS Dubai is a B2B trade event and the dress code is business attire and cultural clothing sensitivities must be adhered to at all times.

Will there be any conferences?

Yes, an integral part of the GESS show is our CPD-accredited conference programme. Our 2022 show had over 250+ conference sessions all free of charge to attend and featuring hands-on learning that you can put into place in the classroom immediately.

Who is speaking at GESS?

Our speaker line-up can be found here

How do I speak at GESS Dubai?

Visit our conference page for information about speaking opportunities and details about the conference. You will need to complete the speaker form in full. Please be aware that we are not taking anymore applications for the 2023 show as the conference programme has now been put together. 

I’d like to know more about the GESS Awards

Visit for full information about how to submit an entry, book a table or sponsor.

Can students attend GESS?

GESS is a business to business trade exhibition for educational professionals, so students under the age of 16 are not eligible to attend. The only exception to this is if students are taking part in one of our conference sessions or invited to demo products on an exhibitors stand. Please see our admission policy for more details. 

Can I get a visa letter?

Please ask your hotel, travel agent, or Emirates Airline (if you are travelling with them) to arrange your visa. You can find more information on the Government of Dubai website here. The organisers are unable to offer any assistance with this process.


What stand options are available?

Please speak to one of our sales team for full details of the options available.
There are no deadlines for exhibiting at GESS, however there are deadlines for international shipping to ensure delivery of items onsite.

I’ve booked my stand, what sponsorship options are available?

We’ve plenty of exciting opportunities, whatever your budget we will put your company name firmly in the spotlight. contact us for further information.

I’m exhibiting at GESS, what are the key deadlines that I should be aware of?

All information about exhibiting is in our exhibitor portal – you can find essential forms that you need to complete, information about deadlines and options for your catalogue and online entries. If you have not yet received your login details please get in touch.

What free marketing and promotional support do you offer to exhibitors?

As part of signing up to GESS Dubai we offer free marketing support to exhibitors, to help you get the best out of your participation in the exhibition. To find out more information contact us

What are the opening times and venue?

GESS Dubai takes place on the 30 October - 1 November 2023 at Dubai World Trade Centre, opening times for visitors are 10:00 – 18:00 on the 30 and 31 October, on the 1 November 10:00 – 17:00. For more information visit our venue and travel page.
For exhibitor access times please contact the team for the full schedule. 

Who do I contact to get a visa letter?

If you contact the team they will be able to help you.

Exhibitor Scam Warning

Please be aware of fraudulent companies, check our official contractors lists. We never sell our visitor/exhibitor data, or ask external companies to collect your data on our behalf, anyone claiming to have this information is being dishonest! For more information

I’d like to know more about the GESS Awards

Visit for full information about how to submit an entry, book a table or sponsor.


How do I register to speak at GESS Dubai?

In order to be considered for a speaking slot at GESS Dubai you need to complete our speaker form in full. We cannot accept submissions by email as we need all the information requested to access your suitability. You will be asked who the talk is for, the title, bio, high-res image, brief abstract, and title of the talk. The form must be completed in full before you can submit it.
Please be aware we are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 show as the conference programme has now been put together.

What are the opening dates and times of GESS Dubai?

GESS Dubai runs on the 30 October - 1 November 2023 at Dubai World Trade Centre, for full details of opening times and how to get there, visit our Venue & Travel pages.

How will I know if my submission is successful?

We will contact you for further information before the end of September 2023, if you haven’t heard from us by that time then unfortunately your application has not been successful.

Does GESS Dubai cover any speaker expenses?

As GESS Dubai is free of charge for attendees the organisers are unable to cover any speaker costs including travel, hotel or expenses.

I would like to invite my colleagues to see me talk?

Brilliant! They can register for free online here or we will also provide you with a soft copy of a banner and leaflet for you to send out to let people know you are talking at GESS.

I’ve been accepted to talk at GESS Dubai – what now?

We will be in contact with further details, closer to the time you will be sent speaker joining instructions. We will also contact you for social media details and perhaps an interview or PR coverage to help raise awareness of your talk. If you have any more questions you can speak to a member of the conference team.