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
Undergraduate student recruitment in the UAE and the larger Gulf Region.
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.
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.
The International Schools Forum is a unique opportunity to establish and strengthen your recruitment network in the Gulf Region.
Event Itinerary & set up
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.