Network at the Gulf's largest gathering of high school counsellors and leaders from the region’s best international schools.

Dubai, UAE
28-29 February 2024

BMI/THE Gulf International Schools Forum & Workshop

BMI provides an exclusive opportunity for you to meet counsellors and principals from renowned international and private high schools in the Gulf region. Throughout the Middle East, education is a fundamental priority for both families and the government – at local and national levels.

Don’t miss this unique event which gives you the chance to meet and mingle with influential school contacts who can put your brand in front of aspiring international students and sow the seeds for studying abroad from early on.

Connect with new international school partners from across the Middle East

BMI’s flagship Gulf International Schools Forum & Workshop provides an exclusive opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with senior high school counsellors from top international and private high schools from across the region.

Each participating counsellor has been handpicked and specifically invited to the event based on their school’s record of students travelling abroad for higher education. On qualifying to attend, BMI/THE pays for their transportation to Dubai, accommodation and all meals.

Reinforce your brand and your unique educational offering with a focused opportunity to widen your network with influential principals and school counsellors who actively prepare and advise their students on the next stages of their academic journey.

Strengthen your links with the best private and international schools across the Gulf

Benefits you will enjoy as a participating educational institution include:

  • 26 pre-scheduled meetings in 2 days with attendees of your choice at your own private meeting table.
  • Full access to the Marcom online meeting scheduling system.
  • Your institution’s profile and listing appear in the School Handbook given to each high school counsellor.
  • Copy of Guide to Counsellors which has full contact details and profile of all school delegates, yours to keep as an on-going reference.
  • Coffee breaks and networking luncheon.
  • Ticket for the welcome reception and gala dinner.
  • Access to discounted hotel accommodation.

Supporting the professional development of school counsellors in the Gulf

With so much variety in global undergraduate admissions processes and requirements, our events give counsellors the chance to not only meet industry colleagues face to face, but also enhance their own knowledge and career development.

During our workshop, counsellors will also attend educational seminars which form part of Times Higher Education Counsellor Accreditation Programme (THE CAP). Consisting of 12 modules and covering a solid range of content to help improve counsellors’ daily tasks when advising students, THE CAP is a ground-breaking professional development programme to support the international school sector.

All attending counsellors will receive some in-person training from THE CAP during the event, and then finish the remaining sessions online. Once completed, they will be among an elite cohort of school counsellors who hold a globally recognised accreditation, bolstering their career profile and thereby enhancing the reputation of their school.

The fact that the counsellors and school leaders can obtain this extra professional development training and certification is a huge incentive for them to attend the Forum & Workshop. Hence, we are able to ensure that the best of the best participate in our event and are genuinely interested in improving their industry knowledge and global network.

Limited availability - Reserve your space now before this event sells out!

Dubai
High School Counselors

This regional event gives you the unique ability to connect with influential leaders at the secondary school level across the Gulf, you'll mix and mingle with counsellors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Hold 26 meetings and network with school leaders who advise teenagers and their parents on the next steps in their academic careers.

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Date
Price
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One Delegate/One Meeting Schedule

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Feb 28 - Feb 29

Price
USD 4,400
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USD 5,500
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Feb 28 - Feb 29

Price
USD 7,000

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