The Finnish Education Expo Middle East
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Join us for an afternoon of discovery and innovation on the 25th of February 2019 at the beautiful Radisson Blu Waterfront, where school leaders and educationalists will gather in Dubai for the first Finnish Education Expo Middle East. This event, which is a first of its kind in the region, will attract participants from across the GCC. The event is being organised by Education House Finland in association with Education Finland boasts a list of high calibre presenters who will be sharing real-life learnings and discussing how Finnish solutions can work in a local Middle East context. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Gamification of learning – real-life experiences from UAE (examples of Arabic language and math learning)
  • Moral Education and Finnish Curriculum Transversal Competencies – can we use the same learning methods?
  • Digitalisation and data-driven school leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and life skills in education
  • Early childhood education

We are delighted to have; H.E. Olli-Pekka Heinonen Director General, Finnish National Agency for Education, and Mr Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of the Kanoo group as our keynote speakers for the event.

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Other speakers include Riku Alkio CEO and founder at, Makke Leppänen Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Eduten, Suzanne Perkowsky Co-Founder and Chief Educational Officer of New Nordic School, Toni Eskola CEO and Co-Founder at Qridi and Aleksi Komu Director of Global Partnerships in Education at ThingLink, Aino Kuronen, Founder at Kide Science, among others, presenting this event.

The event is targeted at school leaders and senior management. It is a free, invitation-only event. Please visit and fill in the form to register your interest.

To continue learning about Finnish education solutions, you are also invited to visit the Finnish pavilion at GESS Dubai between February 26-28, 2019 at the World Trade Centre Dubai ( The Finnish Pavilion will showcase over 15 cutting edge Finnish Education Brands. Stop by to discover the perfect solution for your district, school or classroom. The Exhibitors include Seppo, EduTAT, Eduten, Mazhr, New Nordic School, Kindiedays, Qridi, Visit Edu Finland, School Day, Educluster Finland, Kide Science, Otava Publishing Company, Pino Network, Into School, Thinglink and Kuori.

In a great recognition of Finnish education excellence, in total eight Finnish companies have been nominated as finalists in the GESS Education Awards. Many of them presenting at the Expo and exhibiting at the Finnish Pavilion.

For information on the Finnish Education Expo and The Finnish Pavilion at GESS Dubai contact Katia Al-Kaisi Email:

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