World Education Summit (WES) is back and bigger than ever!

The education ecosystem across the globe has witnessed drastic growth and development with new capabilities and technologies. The accelerated transformations have presented the education world with new challenges and opportunities to drive innovations like never before.

Elets World Education Summit series has been a prominent platform enabling discussions & collaborations to unlock growth possibilities in the sector. Bringing together the key stakeholders from the education community, the 25th Edition of Elets World Education Summit on 20-21 March in Dubai aims to unlock fresh strategies and foster new approaches to build a future-ready education ecosystem.

Join purpose-driven leaders & edtech experts at the premium networking experience event for two days of deep learning, and exclusive networking!

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Key Participants

School & Higher Education

Meet Our Stellar Speakers

We will bring together the best minds in the industry including the entire higher and school education sectors. The stellar speakers, who are driving innovation in educational practices with agile leadership & strategies, will share their rich experience, ideas, and perspectives on building a future-ready education ecosystem.

Higher Education Speakers

Dr. Hamad Odhabi

Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs
Abu Dhabi University
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Nasser Al Muraqab

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

University of Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Mohammad Khaled

Member of The Board of Advisors - Engineering and IT Programs

British University in Dubai & Member of The Board of Advisors - CSIT Industrial
Abu Dhabi University
Dubai, UAE

Prof. Abhilasha Singh

Vice President Academic Affairs

The American University in the Emirates
Dubai, UAE

Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin

Founder Member and Chairman
Board of Trustees
American International University
Bangladesh (AIUB)

Dr. Chithirai Pon Selvan

Director – Research

Curtin University Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Dr Christopher Abraham

CEO & Head, Sr. Vice President

SP Jain School of Global Management
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Sudhindra Shamanna

Academic President

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Jan Horn

Managing Director

SAE Institute Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Aditya Berlia

Apeejay Education

Dr. Easwaran Iyer

Pro Vice Chancellor
JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
Bengaluru, India

Haseeb Ahmed


Hani Asfour

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)
Dubai, UAE

Dr Leena Wanganoo

Discipline Lead in Business
Murdoch University Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Dr Richa Arora

Head of Institution and COO
University of Stirling
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Anand Arora

Apeejay Education

Er. B. S. Yadav

IES University
Bhopal, India

Nithila Adlin Thangaraj

Junior Architect
LWD Design and Sustainable Campus Initiative Member Environment Agency
Abu Dhabi

Laurence Brown

Chief Planning and Performance Officer
Abu dhabi School of Management
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dima Rachid Jamali

Dean of School of Business

University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Louise Chalkley

Departmental Chair
United Arab Emirates University
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Manager Academics and Accreditation- Senior Lecturer
Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies
Dhabi, UAE

Dr Zeenath Khan

Founding President
ENAI WG Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE
Program Director and Assistant Professor
University of Wollongong in Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Prof. Sudhakar Kota

Director Institutional Research and Quality Assurance , Outreach and accreditation

Skyline University College
Sharjah, UAE

Burcu Aydin

Director-Student Affairs Department

Gulf Medical University
Ajman, UAE

Joutishman Dutta

Managing Trustee
Assam Down Town University
Assam, India

Prof. Rao Bhamidimarri


Institute of Advanced Research(IAR)
Gujarat, India

Dr Sunita Singh

Pro Chancellor

IES University
Madhya Pradesh, India

Dr. Yajulu Medury

Vice Chancellor

Mahindra University
Hyderabad, India

Prof. Dr M.N.Brohi

Campus Director
Bath SPA University, Ras Al
Khaimah, UAE

Prof. Joseph Wallis

Dean, School of Business

American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Dubai, UAE


Pro Chancellor

Sri Sai University
Himachal Pradesh, India

Prof. Sasmita Samanta

Vice Chancellor
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology(KIIT) deemed to be University
Bhubaneswar, India

Poonam Heryani

Associate Dean

Exeed College
Sharjah, UAE

Prof.(Dr). Parvinder Singh

Vice Chancellor

Rayat Bahra University
Mohali, India

Dr. Farzana Firdousi

Director- Quality Assurance & Institutional Effectiveness
Dubai Medical College for Girls
Dubai, UAE

Raman Batra

Executive Vice President
Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology(NIET)
Greater Noida, India

Mehrdad Mohasses

Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Amity University Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Sudhakar Rao

Director - Branding

Telangana, India

Tarundeep Singh Anand

Founder and Chairman
Universal Business School
Mumbai, India

Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmad

Vice Chancellor
GD Goenka University
Gurugram, India


Professor of Leadership
Abu Dhabi School of Management
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Wiktor Patena

Acting Executive Dean
Higher Colleges of Technology
Abu Dhabi,UAE

Philip Quirke

Executive Dean - Faculty of Education
Higher Colleges of Technology
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Dr. Rommel Sergio

Associate Dean
Canadian University of Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Indranil Bose

Vice President- Academics
Adamas University
West Bengal, India

Kinnari Kotecha

Faculty Business Administration & Teacher Trainer
Ministry of Education – UAE
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Sambashiva.D

Director, Research and Development Cell
Nizam College, Osmania University
Hyderabad, India

Dr. Manju Gupta

Director Strategic Management
Mangalmay Group of Institutions
Greater Noida, India

Santosh Nair

Managing Director (Global)
Industry Collaborations & Academic Strategies Parul University
Gujarat, India

Peter Mugambi

Senior Lecturer
University of Bolton City
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Dr. Amita Mahor

Oriental College of Technology
Bhopal, India

Elora Basumatary

Universal Business School
Mumbai, India

Prof. Mohamed Al Shami

Dean, College of Economics and Management
AL Qasimia University
Sharjah, UAE

Dr Mahendra Sharma

Pro-Chancellor and Director General
Ganpat University
Gujarat, India

Dr. Afseer Majeed PhD

Lecturer & Academic Manager – Business Management
Explore Educational Institute
Dubai, UAE

Arpan Stephen

E-Learning Head
Arabian Gulf University
Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr Shardha Purohit

Associate Professor
Noida International University (NIU)
Uttar Pradesh, India

Vrushali Mhatre

Program Director of Studies

Heriot-Watt University
Dubai, UAE

Prof Abhay Chopada

Consultant Surgeon ,Healthcare Innovator and Entrepreneur

Chair London Division- BAPIO Visiting Professor and International Envoy
Symbiosis University

Dr. Fatima Beena Haider

Faculty & Programme Lead Strategic & Digital Marketing

De Montfort University
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Priyanka jain

Assistant Professor and Editor-in-Chief

NIU Journal of Social Sciences
Noida International University (NIU)
Uttar Pradesh, India

Dr. Zainab Rasheed

Director Academic Strategy and International Relations

Hertfordshire Graduate School, UK

Syed Mohammed Abbas

Head of Sales & Marketing

Western University College
Ajman, UAE

Dr. Hanadi Kadbey

Head - Institutional research & effectiveness

Emirates College for Advanced Education
Dubai, UAE

Tanya Bagga

Associate Manager

International Admissions, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
Bangalore, India

Dr. Vishal Arora

Associate Director - International Admissions

JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
Bangalore, India

School Education Speakers

Amol Vaidya

Senior Director Operations

Global Schools Foundation

Dubai, UAE

Ghadeer Abu-Shamar

Senior Vice President Education- GEMS

Al Khaleej International School

Dubai, UAE

Abigail Alexis-Olubuyide

Head of School

Wesgreen International School
Sharjah, UAE

Dr Beno Kurien


International Indian School

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Sharafudeen Thanikatt


Crescent English High School
Dubai, UAE

Arogya Reddy Peddireddy


Ambassador School
Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Amrita Vohra

Director Principal

Elpro International School
Maharashtra, India

Dr. Lara Nabil Abdallah

School Executive Principal

Dubai, UAE

Syed Ali Haider Rizvi


The Central School
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Chauhan


Indian School Muscat
Muscat, Oman

Dr Hemalatha S Murthy

Director Principal

White Petals School
Bangalore, India

Pramod Mahajan


Sharjah Indian School
Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Frank Fernandes


The City School International
Dubai, UAE

Dimpy Choudhary

Vice Principal

Sabari Indian School
Dubai, UAE

Abhilasha Singh


Shining Star International School
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Fauzan Qazi

Managing Director

Harvest Private School
Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE

Jeff Evans


Global English School

Al Ain, UAE

Alex Gray

Head Of Science

Dubai British School
Dubai, UAE

Nathan Thomas

Regional Director

Middle East & Africa, Instructure

Allan Kjaer Andersen


Chaman Bhartiya School

Bangalore, India

Keith Miller


Al Yasmina Academy

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hameed Ali Yahya K. M.


Scholars Indian School

Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE


Director & Principal

Sunrise English Private School

Abu Dhabi,UAE


UAE Sahodaya Schools Complex

Bushra Afreen

Head of Academics

Cloud British Private School

Sharjah, UAE

Supriya Sehgal

Head of Section (Primary & Middle)

New Indian Model School
Dubai, UAE

Gariasi Dutta

Resident Trustee
The Down Town School
Guwahati, India

James Pastore

Senior Academic Support Specialist
Emirates Schools Establishment
Dubai, UAE

Ashish Bhatnagar

The Indian Public School
Tamil Nadu, India



Brainstorm International
Maharashtra, India

Sarika Babar

Principal - Director of Academics

Clara Global School
Maharashtra, India

Preeti Manekar


Hind English Medium School
Maharashtra, India

Dr. Angelo M. D’Cruize


Stepping Stones High School
Maharashtra, India

Dr. Ankur Jain


Vanasthali Public School
Ghaziabad, India

Hassan Mushtaq

Head of ICT

International Academic School
Dubai, UAE

Nellie Ahmed

Founder & Managing Trustee

Maria's Public School
Assam, India

Sheela Menon


Ambassador School
Dubai, UAE

Abhishek Bagchi


MIT World Peace School
Maharashtra, India

D. N. Rao


Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir
Muscat, Oman

Dr Kavita Bajpai


The International School Of Thrissur
Kerala, India

Ms. Atika Jain


Vanasthali Public School
Ghaziabad, India

Jaya Menezes


Apple International School
Dubai, UAE

Eman HamShari

Director of Innovation

Dubai, UAE

Swarnabha Saxena


Holy Rock School
West Bengal, India

Aradhana rana


The Icon Public School
Maharashtra, India

Sehrish Zafar

Head of Middle & High School Dubai

International School
Dubai, UAE

Reekrit Serai

Managing Director

Satluj Group of Schools
Haryana , India

Daizy Paul


Ryan Internation School
Sharjah , UAE

Zainab Asif

Head of Department

American International School
Dubai, UAE

Antony Koshy


Global Indian International School
Dubai, UAE

Dr.Vinod R R

Director- Training Internship and Placements

Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth
Kerala. India

Raya Bidshahri

Founder & CEO

School of Humanity
Dubai, UAE

Industry Speakers

Madhuri Sawant

Founder and Managing Director


Dubai, UAE

Dr. Brijesh Karia


Singhania Education Services Pvt Ltd

Denise Hutton Gosney

Managing Director and Founder

Razzamataz Theatre Schools

Karen Keeman

Public Relations Advisor and Content Creator

Razzamataz Theatre Schools

Nirmal Singh

Founder & CEO


Kallol mukherjee

Head- International Business

Aptech Ltd.

Naveen Goyal

Founder & CEO


Arpit Dugar

Business Head - International

Next Education Services LLC

Key Highlights


School Education Leaders


Higher Education Leaders


Edtech Companies



#WES2023 Testimonials

We are thrilled to have hosted an event that has left a lasting impression on educators and industry experts from Asia and the Middle East. Don't just take our word for it! See what they have to say.

Key Themes

Technology Intervention: Changing Landscape of Education

Skill Development: Road to Employability

Strengthening Vocation Education for Future-Ready Workforce

Digitisation in Education: Best Practices, Challenges and the Way Forward

Reforms and New Policies for Education in the Digital Era

Education Reimagined: Leadership for Transformation

Considered highly prestigious by the education industry, Elets World Education Awards have been promoting and encouraging excellence in education. We have been recognising and felicitating game-changing initiatives and outstanding leadership that drive innovation in the education ecosystem.

Driving Innovation

The World Education Summit 2023 will demonstrate state-of-the-art solutions, services, and technology that have great potential to sync learning and teaching practices better with the changing times. As educators are exploring innovations advancing the future of learning, edtech companies will meet potential partners to scale their businesses.


The education landscape in Dubai serves the diverse communities of over 200 nationalities that live and work in the city. Leveraging innovations and a forward-looking approach, it offers world-class educational institutions with various curricula and programs. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the government entity responsible for the growth and quality check of private education in Dubai.

Be a part of the 25th World Education Summit to explore unparalleled growth prospects in Dubai!


  • The market has shown sustainable growth with annual revenue being generated by schools in Dubai is AED 8.45 billion.
  • Dubai currently has a total of 148 private schools operating in the emirate, offering 363,643 seats. The quality of education in the city is continuously improving, with internationally recognized operators currently offering 16 different curricula.


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