English UK at ICEF Dubai

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Last updated: 29 January 2020

Education is GREAT at ICEF Dubai

Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 February 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

English UK will have a high profile Education is GREAT branded village promoting the UK education offer at the ICEF Dubai Workshop.

The ICEF Dubai Workshop is a major event for networking with student recruitment agents in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey. Over 150 agencies from across the region attended in 2018.

The UK education offer will have a strong presence as Education is GREAT is the event's gold sponsor. There will be a seminar session for MENA agents and a prominent English UK/Education is GREAT exhibitor table to promote UK ELT to the world. In addition to an Education is GREAT branded village, there are over 40 UK educators attending. All UK educators will have Education is GREAT collateral to display, making it easier for you to find them.

Our presence

Visit English UK at exhibitor table 1

Roz McGill will be on exhibitor table one representing English UK and the Education is Great brand. She will be sharing information on how English UK supports agencies around the world to promote UK ELT. Do come and say hello! Our table is located right next to the main refreshment and networking area. 

Meet UK educators in the Education is GREAT village

The Tradeshow Access Programme supported educators in our Education is GREAT village are:

  • Gloucestershire College
  • Milner School of English
  • Churchill House
  • Studio Cambridge
  • MDA College 
  • Britannia English Academy
  • InTuition Languages
  • The Bristol Language Centre (BLC)

Learn about the UK ELT industry in our seminar

English UK is involved in seminar for agents on Monday 10 February:

Working together to help MENA students succeed in UK education
Seminar room 1, 17:30 - 18:15

Roz McGill and Andy Buckland, founder of Gulf English Consultants will present this interactive session for agents. It will focus on how UK educators and agents can work together to ensure students from the MENA region suceed in their goals and minimise dropout. In addition to providing some best practice examples from the sector and we'll discuss ways in which English UK can support students, agents and schools through training and advice. 


Funding from the Tradeshow Access Programme

English UK secured Department for International Trade (DIT) Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) support to subsidise UK educators' attendance at some overseas events.

English UK is the accredited Trade Challenge Partner for ICEF Berlin and ICEF Dubai and coordinates the grants for these eventsThere were eight grants available for ICEF Dubai and a further 12 for ICEF Berlin 2019.  

TAP funding helps small to medium-sized UK educators that would otherwise be unable to attend, to join and gain exposure under the Education is GREAT brand. Tables booked with TAP support are positioned in an Education is GREAT branded village to maximise visibility.

The DIT TAP team have not yet released the Trade Access Programme events beyond quarter one 2020/21. The full list of DIT TAP supported events is on Gov.uk

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