Dubai EdTech: 600 companies to exhibit at GESS 2020

February 22, 2020

GESS Dubai, the Middle East’s premier EdTech event returns later this month

GESS Dubai EdTech event

The thirteenth installment of GESS Dubai returns from the 25-27 February 2020 with the slogan ‘Make Your Mark’.  Over 600 EdTech companies are registered to exhibit at the event.  The conference will feature keynote speakers including Liza Chong, CEO, The Index Project and David Harkin, CEO, 7BillionIdeas.

Various streams will be on offer to delegates including seminars on topics including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and STEM.  A start up pavilion will provide new EdTech companies such as Innov8 Tech, Extol Analytics and Qneuro with a chance to pitch their solutions and reach new markets.

The event runs in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Education and will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  It is free to attend for education professionals.

Full details are available here:

“Technology advances have been at the forefront of revolutionising education all over the world. By highlighting these developments, we hope to empower schools and professional teachers in the Middle East with the tools that will help make teaching and learning in classrooms in the region on par with the rest of the world,” Matt Thompson, Project Director, Tarsus

An award ceremony will take place at the H Hotel and there are categories for both teachers and EdTech industry professionals as summarised below:


Suppliers and Distributors

  • Best Corporate and Social Responsibility Award
  • Best Digital/ VR/AI product
  • Best free app/ software product
  • Best paid for app/ software product
  • Best product to promote arts, music and drama
  • Best product to promote health, sports and fitness
  • Best sustainable/eco-friendly product
  • Innovation Product Awards – Digital / Coding / Software
  • Innovation Products Awards – Equipment / Hardware / non-ICT
  • Early Years Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • Primary Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • Secondary and Higher Education Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • SEN Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year
  • Start Up Company of the Year
  • Judges Commendation Award


Education Professionals

  • Ambassador for the Environment
  • Best Initiative for Inclusion and Wellbeing
  • Best Use of Digital Learning in the Classroom
  • Innovation in Education Award
  • Best use of STEAM Learning in the Classroom
  • Community Award for Citizenship
  • Outstanding Contribution in Education Award
  • Judges Commendation Award
  • Mark Duncan Award for Educational Influencer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

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