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ADEC: BETT Middle East 2017 returns with an innovative approach to technology

In efforts to explore new and updated technologies in the field of education and to announce the upcoming BETT Middle East event, a senior delegation from the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) visited BETT London on 25th January 2017.

The delegates consisted of H.E. Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi, ADEC’s Director General; H.E Eng. Hamad Al Dhaheri, ADEC’s Private Schools & Quality Assurance Executive Director; Dr. Masood Badri, Head of Research Office at ADEC and Dr. Karima Al Mazroui, ADEC’s P-12 Acting Executive Director Advisor.

BETT Middle East is being organized in the capital city on April 25th and 26th 2017, bringing together fellow education leaders in the region alongside international experts, to share and learn from one another’s experience. The event will help explore new technologies in the field of education, with a focus on revolutionary changes in the education sector across the Middle East.

During BETT London, Dr. Al Nuaimi delivered a speech in attendance of senior education leaders and senior delegates from the Middle East and North Africa region, expressing how BETT Middle East is in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision and ADEC’s education roadmap.

“In light of the UAE’s ambitious development plans and long-term education strategy plan to facilitate students with best educational practices, ADEC continues to partner with different stakeholders and leading industry members who bring about innovation and creative thinking, with emphasis on science, emerging technologies, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurship skills,” said Dr. Al Nuaimi.

Speaking about this year’s theme for BETT Middle East, under the title: “Igniting Excitement through Innovation in Learning” – His Excellency stressed on the importance of re-engaging both teachers and students in education at all levels. “Our aim is to ensure our students feel excited about learning and seeking career opportunities, while providing our teachers with the professional development necessary in order to embrace new and stimulating approaches as per 21st century learning and teaching skills.”

In preparation for the BETT Middle East 2017, it is expected that over 1600 education policy makers, leaders and experts from across 35 countries will attend to discuss future challenges and latest trends in the education and technology sector.

“ADEC’s attendance in BETT London is a confirmation of the continued partnership between ADEC and BETT, and an opportunity to exchange knowledge and information about technology and innovation, while bringing about latest trends and practices in the field of education,” explained Dr. Al Nuaimi, adding that “Bringing together significant regional and international leaders from the education and technology sector supports our challenging education road trip towards success.”

Last April 2016, ADEC hosted more than 1,000 influential keynote speakers, school leaders, practitioners and industry experts from across the world during the BETT Middle East Leadership Forum & Expo, where the future of education was debated and discussed under the theme: “Transforming Education Summit (TES) 2016.”

– ADEC Media