Record Chinese participation at GESS Dubai 2023

The event sees the return of numerous international pavilions and clusters this year 

Dubai, Sept 22, 2023: This year’s GESS Dubai will have its biggest ever Chinese pavilion and the largest contingent of Chinese exhibitors, with more than 40 providers exhibiting at the event. 

The Chinese pavilion will see brands such as ClassIn and Skyworth participating in the event for the first time.  

In the face of regional resource challenges, GESS Dubai 2023 aims to take on a pivotal role in bringing together a distinguished assembly of the world’s foremost educational suppliers and experts under one roof. 

The dedicated UK pavilion (supported by the British Educational Suppliers Association) at GESS 2023 will have 30 UK-based education providers, including companies such as Netsupport, Century Tech, 3P Learning, TES, Renaissance Learning and more. Additionally, there has been an increase in exhibitors specialising in English learning compared to previous years, with companies such as English With Gabi and The English Monk participating.  

The North American representation at GESS Dubai continues to flourish bringing back the likes of Edpuzzle, Classlink, Speeachace, Scholastic, kahoot, Nearpod, Amplify and SMART Technologies. New additions this year include Turnitin – a US-headquarted company plagiarism checker for teachers and Power School, provider of cloud-based software in K-12 education.  

GESS Dubai has seen an increase in exhibitors from Australia/New Zealand (Furnware, Komodo Wellbeing, Intellischool, Schoolbox, Clipboard). 

The return of international pavilions and clusters is a prominent feature this year, with the Finnish Pavillion and Singaporean cluster also joining the event.  

UAE-based education providers include Alef Education, Leader Edutech and Dahua Technology, and the event’s Gold Sponsor Emirates Transport, among others.  

“GESS Dubai provides educators with access to products and solutions that meet the needs of the modern classroom and transform the way students learn. In doing so, businesses are able to secure large contracts with ministries and government bodies,” a statement by GESS said. 

According to the statement, Schoolvoice recently onboarded several contracts in Saudi Arabia that were initially established through meetings they held at GESS Dubai. Last year, Bahrain Ministry of Education and Microsoft agreed to form a joint working relationship to transform the country’s educational institutions into smart and secure campuses.   

Other GESS attractions  

Among the other attractions are CPD accredited conference programme and learning sessions such as GESS Talks Live Stage, Leader in Education Conference, Wellbeing Space, Skills Development and Education Innovations.  


Meanwhile, this year has seen a total of more than 900 nomination submissions from 60 countries for the GESS Awards.