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

Dubai, UAE
26-27 February 2024

Which countries will the schools come from?

You could spend months struggling to book meetings with busy counsellors and school leaders at the Gulf’s best schools, or you could simply login to BMI’s scheduling system and have a pre-qualified list at the ready.

During the Gulf International Schools Forum & Workshop, we bring the region’s best schools under one roof where you will spend two days networking and holding pre-arranged meetings.

Attendees will gather in Dubai from countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and more. Reach out to us if you would like to receive a short list of the prestigious secondary schools that regularly attend this event.

Wondering which secondary schools you will meet in Dubai?

BMI/THE invites participants from only the most prestigious private, bilingual and international schools from the Middle East, so you can be sure to meet prospective partners who can send you top quality students. High schools from the GEMS education network of approximately 50 K-12 schools across the UAE also play a big role in this event. All participating secondary schools have been selected due to the high numbers of internationally mobile alumni they produce who study overseas after they graduate.

Participating private elite schools come from a range of profiles including but not limited to:

  • International schools teaching an American, British, French or German curriculum.
  • Secondary schools preparing students for GCSEs or A levels.
  • K-12 schools following the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.
  • Private Catholic, Islamic and other religion-affiliated schools.

How we ensure you meet face-to-face with the Gulf’s key student influencers

Our Dubai-based outreach team have long standing relationships with outstanding high schools across the region. Using our local knowledge, we engage with selected principals and counsellors based on their school’s record of students travelling abroad for higher education. We then invite them to the event and explain how meeting with international university partners will help them to counsel students and parents. With the added weight of the UAE International Education Week held every autumn, our compelling programme of multiple events ensures that we attract the right high schools for you to meet, train and form new relationships with in order to encourage outbound mobility.

High school counsellors are also attracted to the BMI Gulf International Schools Forum & Workshop because they can participate in professional development seminars that tackle key issues such as academic testing, how to improve the counselling profession, and managing various visa processes. This extra academic content and training provides school counsellors and principals with credits towards completing the Times Higher Education Counsellor Accreditation Programme (THE CAP). By completing THE CAP, they will have a globally recognised accreditation and their school will become a THE Accredited Counsellor School.

Supported by key local organisations

Space is limited - this event sells out fast!

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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Dubai
One Delegate/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Feb 28 - Feb 29

Price
USD 4,400
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Dubai
Two Delegates/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Feb 28 - Feb 29

Price
USD 5,500
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Dubai
Two Delegates/Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Feb 28 - Feb 29

Price
USD 7,000