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United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, March 25 - 2009 @ 13:49

The show brings training and HRD service providers in contact with potential clients from a broad spectrum of sectors.

Organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, GETEX will be held from 15-18 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attracting thousands of professionals including HR and training managers.

Dr Ayoub Kazim, Executive Director of Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City, will be the keynote speaker on the opening day of the exhibition.

Dr. Ayoub Kazim said:

“Our participation and support for GETEX this year reflects our commitment to provide the community with continuous word class education and training programmes right here in the region. This is a further demonstration of our keenness to support human resources development initiatives.”

“Our mission is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has stated that ‘investment in education is a priority for the UAE leadership in devising development plans based on enhancing human capabilities and expertise’.”

The 2009 edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition will focus on five distinct segments, including HRD and Training; Student Recruitment; Education Equipment and Technology; Careers, and Lifestyle.

Anslem Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions, said: ”GETEX-HRD and Training is a platform that will bring together human resources and training experts, thought leaders and decision makers to discuss the effect an economic slowdown can have on employee productivity and to table constructive steps for addressing the situation. While a knee-jerk response can involve cost-cutting through layoffs, the consequence of losing your employees is an irreversible erosion of your key knowledge assets.

“The discussion at GETEX-HRD & Training will centre around not just coping, but thriving in an economic scenario where justifiable return on investment on human resources development and training will be the central issue.”

The Middle East’s leading education fair GETEX is supported by Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV), Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and all the universities affiliated with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research including the Higher Colleges of Technology, the UAE University and the Zayed University.

A host of international agencies and associations that support the event include the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) – US, the British Council, Agence Edu France, Canadian Consulate, OSEC Business Network – Switzerland, the Italian Embassy, the German Academic Exchange Service, Enterprise Ireland and the South African Embassy.

Organized by International Conferences & Exhibitions LLC (IC&E), GETEX is a platform for education-oriented companies and institutions to present their academic and career-enhancing training programmes, education technologies, scholarships and consultancy services for students, parents, educators, professionals, corporate representatives and others stakeholders in the education sector.

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