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GESS Education Awards is now accepting nominations for its 2018 edition.

The highly sought-after awards programme honours outstanding achievements by schools and education professionals, as well as leading local and global brands providing products and solutions geared for the education market in schools across the Middle East.

Since its establishment three years ago, GESS Education Awards has become a globally recognised with submissions coming from the UK, Denmark, South Africa, Colombia, Pakistan, Australia, Spain, India, Finland, Canada and the United States; as well as countries from the Middle East and North Africa.

“The education sector in the Middle East continues to grow and inspire exceptional achievements from schools and education professionals – we celebrate their extraordinary success to inspire others and work towards raising the quality of the teaching and learning experience throughout the region,” said Sarah Palmer, Marketing and Conference Director, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, organisers of the GESS Education Awards that will take place on February 28, 2018.

“Equally important, our esteemed jury panel select companies and brands who develop fantastic products and solutions that help teachers and students improve performance, as a way of helping school decision makers to choose only the best suppliers for their investments,” she added.

GESS Education Awards continues its partnership with leading education school operator Taaleem for the Lifetime Achievement Award which will recognise an individual or initiative that has had a significant impact on the education landscape in the Middle East.

“The education sector in the Middle East has witnessed significant change over the years, thanks to many individuals and initiatives that have transformed the teaching and learning experience in many ways. We are honoured to be given the opportunity to pay tribute to yet another remarkable recipient for this year’s edition of the awards,” said Clive Pierrepont, Director of Communications, Taaleem.

The awards categories are grouped into two distinct sections – one for suppliers and/or distributors of educational products and services; another for schools, teachers and education professionals.  Deadline for submission of entries is on 08 December 2017. The complete list of categories and other vital nomination information may be obtained from the website at

The event is an integral part of GESS Dubai, the premier education exhibition and conference in the Middle East, which is scheduled to take place on 27 February – 1 March 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.