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GESS Dubai 2023 concludes with announcement of next edition

The event hosted over 350+ brands and exhibitors, and featured more than 180 speakers during its three-day event

Dubai, Nov 1, 2023: The 16th edition of Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Dubai, came to a close, hosting over 350+ brands and exhibitors, and featuring more than 180 speakers during its three-day event.

Suppliers from the UK continued to lead the GESS Awards, held to honour the exceptional quality and service. NetSupport’s Classroom.cloud adjudged the winner of the Best Digital Educational Resource/Product category.  

The awards were divided into two sections – Teachers, Schools and Education Professionals; and Suppliers and/or Distributors. The category winners ranged from over 900 entries and 60 countries.   

Five UAE teachers were among the winners in the teachers, schools and education professionals category. 

 

Winners

Teachers, schools and education professionals 

Best Wellbeing Initiative for Students or Staff: Kata Csuba – School of Humanity – Serbia. 

Ambassador for the Environment: Katy Munden Hays: BlinkNow Foundation – USA. 

Ambassador for the Environment: Noreen McGuckin: Safa British School – UAE. 

Mark Duncan Award for Educational Influencer of the Year: Thomas Blakemore – Primary Class Teacher – Kent College – UK. 

Community Award for Citizenship: Alicia Bandy – International Community School Singapore: Singapore. 

Innovation in Education Award – Category Sponsor: Education UAE Magazine: Krishnan Gopi – Advanced Neural Engine for Tomorrow (ANET) – GEMS Education – UAE. 

Positive Change in Education Award: Pranit Dharewa – Witty International School – India.  

Outstanding Contribution in Education Award – Category Sponsor: RAKEZ: Dr. Sreejit Chakrabarty – GEMS Dubai American Academy – UAE. 

Best use of STEAM Learning in the Classroom: Bhawna Sajnani – GEMS Legacy School – UAE. 

Best Initiative to Promote Inclusivity: Teju Sonuga – The Bridge Learning Center – UAE. 

Best Initiative to Promote Inclusivity: Eric Boadi Sampong – ATTA NE ATTA D/A BASIC SCHOOL – Ghana.

Best Use of Digital Learning in the Classroom: John Maguire – The British School of Bahrain – Bahrain.

Judges Commendation Award – Teachers, Schools and Educational Professionals: Daniele Manni – Istituto “Galilei-Costa” – Italy.

Judges Commendation Award – Teachers, Schools and Educational Professionals: Jusinta Kwakyewaa – ST. FRANCIS SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL – Ghana.

Suppliers and/or distributors 

Best CSR Programme for Education: Chicos.net – Argentina.

Best CSR Programme for Education: Voices of Future Generations, delivered by Emirates Literature – UAE.

Best Product to Promote Wellbeing: GL Education – UK.

Best Digital Educational Resource/Product: classroom.cloud by NetSupport – UK.

Primary Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year: Monster Phonics LTD – UK.

Secondary Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year: The League of Extraordinary Minds 2.0 – Poland.

Best Free App / Software Product/Resource: Amplify Education – USA.

Best Product to Promote Arts, Music and Drama in the Classroom: Musical School International (featuring YuStudio, a purpose-built DAW for schools) – UK.

SEN and Inclusive Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year: Kinteract – UK.

Early Years Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year: International Early Years Curriculum – UK.

Best Sustainable / Eco-Friendly Product: Kapes – UK.

Best XR/VR/AI Product: Sandbox AR, Discovery Education Europe Ltd – UK.

Best Paid for App / Software Product/Resource: Kahoot! – Norway.

Higher Education Resource / Equipment Supplier of the Year: Snapplify – South Africa.

Start Up Company of the Year: Earth Warriors Global – India.

Best Product to Promote STEM/Robotics/Coding: Trusity – UAE.

Best Product to Promote STEM/Robotics/Coding: LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential – USA.

Judges Commendation Award – Supplier: Alef – UAE.

“This is our first time participating at GESS Dubai, and one aspect that stands out is our ability to directly connect with our clientele,”, says Ashlin Ontong, Education Manager, Absolute Adventure. 

“I’ve found this conference to be incredibly interesting and am looking forward to the future of education,” says Dr Sarah Martinez Rebollo, Music Teacher, North London Collegiate School Jeju.  

Featured speakers at GESS Dubai also expressed their positive experience and the appreciation for the learning they gained from participating and speaking in this educational conference.  

GESS Dubai is set to return from 12 to 14 November 2024. 

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