GESS Dubai concludes with announcement of next edition

The education conference and exhibition will be returning next year from October 30 to November 1

Dubai, Nov 22, 2022: GESS Dubai, the leading education conference and exhibition in the Middle East region, culminated its 15th edition with a resounding success, welcoming more than thousands of visitors, 300 plus brands and exhibitors and more than 200 speakers over its three-day run. 

GESS Dubai will be returning next year from October 30 to November 1.  

The event once again proved to be a valuable platform to generate awareness for exhibitors’ products and services and engage with key decision makers in the industry.

“We have signed two contracts at our booth, which is something that never happens at other educational fairs in the past, so we were really really happy that we attended GESS Dubai 2022,” said Daniel Rogoz, Co-founder and CEO of Kinderpedia.

On the other hand, visitors also expressed how GESS Dubai provided them with ideas and insights on how to leverage digital technology in their classrooms and schools, as well as helping them in their journey to improve in their profession. 

“GESS Dubai was back and what a week! Loved the relationships we built with new vendors for our schools, and the inspiration that radiated from the speakers!,” said Linda Parsons, Innovation Lead of Al Futtaim Education.

Alongside the exhibition and conferences, a glittering gala event celebrated the diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession. The GESS Awards aim to encourage raising the standards of educational services and products across the industry. The category winners from 800 plus entries from a total of 51 countries include: 




Ambassador for the Environment 

Kristina Rowena Estero, The British School of Bahrain (Bahrain)


Best Initiative for Inclusion and Wellbeing 

GEMS Modern Academy (UAE)


Best Use of Digital Learning in the Classroom 

Aidan Godwin,Repton Al Barsha (UAE)


Best Use of STEAM Learning in the Classroom 

Dianna Kuhn, Rio Vista Elementary (USA)


Best Use of STEAM Learning in the Classroom 

Lisha Joyal, Al Hekma International School (Bahrain)


Community Award for Citizenship 

Abdullah Alhussein, SB Overseas (Lebanon)


Innovation in Education 

The Farmhouse at Arbor, The Arbor School (UAE)


Outstanding Contribution in Education 

Shirin Farzana, The Winchester School Jebel Ali (UAE)


Judges Commendation Award – Teachers, Schools and Educational Professionals 

Kamil Majeed, Nordic International School, Lahore (Pakistan)

Ebenezer Kojo Otoo, Winneba Secondary School (Ghana)


Mark Duncan Award for Educational Influencer of the Year 

Kausor Amin-Ali, All Children Read (UAE)




Best CSR Programme for Education 

FRG Korea Co., Ltd. (South Korea) 


Best Digital / VR / AI Product 

Discovery Education Espresso (UK)


Best Free App / Software Product 

PictoBlox (India)


Best Paid App / Software Product 

ThingLink (Finland)


Best Product to Promote Arts, Music and Drama in the Classroom 

The Knowledge Hub – School Radio (UAE)


Best Product to Promote Wellbeing in the Classroom 

EStars (UAE)


Best Sustainable / Eco-friendly Product 

N M B Water Treatment (UAE)


Innovation Product Awards – Digital / Coding / Software 

ELSA, Corp. (Vietnam)


Innovation Product Awards – non-ICT / Equipment / Hardware 

Action Mats (UK)


Early Years Resource/Equipment Supplier of the Year 

Scholastic Asia Young Storytellers Award / Scholastic Asia (Malaysia)


Primary Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year 

Twig Science (UK)


Secondary and Higher Education Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year 

Aristo e-Companion for Interactive Geography (Hong Kong S.A.R., China)

Bedrock Learning (UK)


SEN Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year 

mTalent / Learnetic (Poland)


Start Up Company of the Year 

Face The Future (Singapore)


Judges Commendation Award – Supplier 

Welbee (UK)

Edpuzzle (UK)


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