Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Africa and the Middle East


Oct 08 - 09 2023


10:00 - 17:00


2,500.00 *

The International Schools Forum Gulf Region 2023 provides universities and colleges with a unique opportunity to connect with influential secondary school leaders in the UAE region. Hold meetings and network with school leaders who advise students and their parents on their future undergraduate studies.


Universities and Colleges - 
UAE / Gulf region International school counsellors and principals 

Focal areas

Undergraduate student recruitment in the UAE and the larger Gulf Region. 

Build your strategic student recruitment network in the Gulf region. Meet with counselors and decision makers

Why take part in the International Schools Forum Gulf Region?

Students are going abroad at an ever younger age. They do so in order to study a language, gain international and cultural experience and to study a particular subject. In the Gulf Region preparations for future studies start at high school. In fact, it has become part of the curriculum. Students and their parents often turn to high school counselors for help in the search for the university or college that best fits their needs.

This makes these counselors an invaluable asset for international institutions who are keen to understand market demand and tap into an influential audience early in the student journey.

Unique Proposition

At the International Schools Forum you will be given an exclusive opportunity to meet over 50 counsellors and principals from renowned international and private high schools from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

You will hold 15 pre-scheduled private meetings with education experts who will help you become familiar with their institution: from academic quality to service provision.  

This is your chance to reinforce your brand and your unique educational offering with a focused opportunity to widen your network with influential principals and school counsellors who actively prepare and advise their students on the next stages of their academic career. On top of that you will be able to participate in important career development seminars. 

Combine the International Schools Forum with the Education Fair in the UAE to bolster your international student recruitment activities. This event takes place from 5 to 15 October and takes you to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

Student Recruitment in the Gulf Region

Of all the Gulf region countries targeted in the online fair, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE are the best know student recruitment markets. According to the Unesco, the Gulf region sends close to 70,000 students abroad each year. Kuwait, Oman and the UAE account for 75% of that number. But Qatar and Bahrain have started to close that gap. Both countries continue to move from an oil-dependent economy to a more knowledge based one. And international education at home and abroad is taking a driving seat. In the field of higher education we see the arrival of foreign universities offering courses both in partnership with domestic universities as well as at their own local campuses.

Pricing information (as of)

  • Meeting table at the International High Schools Forum - 2500 USD
  • Participation for 1 representative

Benefit from:

The International Schools Forum is a unique opportunity to establish and strengthen your recruitment network in the Gulf Region.

  • Quality Contacts: A diverse mix of more than 50 high school counselors from the Gulf Region

  • Have 15 private meetings in 1 day and network during the gala dinner and welcome cocktail

  • Create and solidify relationships throughout the event at various networking functions.

Event Itinerary & set up

Event Itinerary

8 October 2023
Dubai – Radisson Blu
16:00 – 19:20 Seminars and sessions
19:45 – 22:15 Networking dinner

9 October 2023

Dubai – Radisson Blu
9:00  – 12:30 One on one meetings with high school counselors. 
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 One on one meetings with high school counselors. 
17:00 – 18:00 Seminars

Event set up 

The event kicks off with a a number of education and career seminars at a 5 star location. This is followed by a cocktail reception and dinner facilitating a relaxed environment to mingle and network with this influential audience working in top private schools that offer an international curriculum and have a track record for sending sizable numbers of students and alumni abroad.

On the 2nd day, you’ll sit down to various 1 on 1 meetings, converse over coffee breaks, and enjoy a wonderful lunch – saving time by meeting new and current K-12 partners all in one location and maximizing your visit.

Enquiry form

    If you would like to reserve your spot at the International Schools Forum Gulf Region or if you want to receive detailed information including a price quote, please fill out the pre-registration form below. Submitting this form is obligation free!

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    Participation for 1 person at the International Schools Forum Gulf Region - 2500 USD

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