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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - SHARJAH — Expo Centre Sharjah has announced it will be hosting, the 2nd edition of ‘The Education Growth Summit (TEGS) in Sharjah on January 22-23, 2020, following a cooperation agreement recently signed in Bangalore, India.
During a press conference held in Bangalore, the agreement was signed between Expo Centre Sharjah represented by Sultan Shattaf, Director, Sales and Marketing, and K2 Learning, Bangalore’s most preferred institute for commerce education, represented by Sripall D Jain, CEO and Founder of Career Uttsav and Chairman of group company K2 LEARNING.
Expo Centre Sharjah will also be hosting a special platform that will bring together some of the top companies operating in the educational technology sector, under the theme “Education Technologies”. The full-fledge platform will showcase the latest innovations in the smart education technology sector, according to the agreement.
A number of representatives from K2 Learning, media and various educational sectors in India attended the signing ceremony.
The TEGS and the “Education Technologies” platform will be organized by K2 LEARNING at the 16th International Education Show, scheduled to take place on January 22- 24, 2020.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said: “The TEGS will surely be a quality addition to the 16th International Education Show, which enjoys the support of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Ministry of Education and Sharjah Private Education Authority.
“To meet the growing aspirations of students and investors in the educational sector, Expo Centre Sharjah is always keen to follow a policy of innovation and creativity and spares no efforts to stage unique events that focus on technological innovation. This year, we will be hosting a select group of companies operating in the educational technology and we are going to see a distinguished participation by Indian academic institutions with a special pavilion, the largest of the participating countries”, Al Midfa added.
Sultan Shattaf stressed that the agreement comes in line with a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Expo Centre Sharjah and K2 Learning last July, with a view of exchanging expertise and knowledge and learn about the best practices in the field of educational and professional exhibitions.
“The Education Growth Summit “TEGS” will be a significant addition to the International Education Show, especially as it will provide a platform for edupreneurs, bringing together an elite of decision makers, experts and practitioners involved in the education sector”, Shattaf said.
He added that the summit, through “Education Technologies” platform, will shed light on the latest innovations and possible ways and mechanisms to ensure a qualitative transition in the education sector across the region. The event will also discuss the most prominent challenges facing the educational sector as well as potential solutions. Shattaf further said.
Shattaf highlighted that 16th International Education Show will see the largest expansion ever since its inception. New hall will be added, bringing the total number of halls to three, due to the increasing number of participating universities, academic institutions and educational service companies. The event will also see new countries taking part besides a strong presence by Emirati universities, as well as the most prestigious British and German universities.
Sripall D Jain said: “We are very happy to have this exclusive collaboration with the Expo Centre Sharjah and to represent the Indian Pavilion at the International Education Show, by organizing the Career Uttsav exhibition, besides the 2nd edition of TEGS. Such important events will surely help take advantage of educational opportunities available in both countries, with more than 225,000 aspiring students from around the world expected to benefit from Career Uttsav services”.
“There is a significant gap in what students want to do and what their parents want them to do, which arises due to lack of awareness on several factors which can have a profound impact on the lives of students and their academic journey. Over the last 6 years through Career Uttsav, we have been bridging these gaps and help students and their parents make wise choices aligned to the strengths of every distinctively capable student. Our educational fair is designed to deliver this impact with over 100 universities, educational experts and edupreneurs participating and interacting with students during the fair”, CEO and Founder of Career Uttsav added.
The International Education Show is one of the most important educational exhibitions that hosts academic institutions from all over the region and the world. It helps identify talents and unlock human potentials wishing to pursue education in a variety of disciplines in the most prestigious educational institutions from around the world, including the UAE. — SG
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