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Main Conference: 20 - 21 Nov 2017 | Workshop: 19 Nov 2017
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre,
Dubai, UAE


The region's largest platform dedicated to creating investment and partnership opportunities for education businesses | A part of EdEx MENA

Education Investment MENA provides investors, educators, regulators and solution providers with the insight, introductions and community required to identify, assess and execute sustainable investments in the private education sector across MENA’s diverse geographies.

Don't miss the early bird deadline!

Early Bird package expires on 5 October 2017

What are you waiting for? Take a look at the agenda and speaker line-up, see the calibre of decision makers you can meet and act now to save with our early bird discounts.

Connect with the global education business community

Established in 2012 and now attracting over 300 senior participants, it is the only event that brings together Regulators, Ministries, Educators, Investors, Financiers, Entrepreneurs and Solution Providers to seek out new investment, development and expansion partners from across the region and around the world. Focussing on the entire education spectrum from schools to technologies, direct delivery to support solutions, Early Years through to Vocational Education and everything in between. Each year, dozens of partnerships and deals are instigated at the event, uniting both international and domestic capital with innovative business providers.  It is the essential platform for anyone looking to expand their education business in the Middle East.


Learn from the best

We bring together the individuals and businesses who not only know, but also shape the private education investment markets in MENA – from mega-networks, to fast-growing chains; from global influencers to home-grown innovators.

Develop new networks

We host the entire market in one place - including analysts, LPs, GPs, VCs, direct and online education delivery providers, edupreneurs, financiers, Ministries and regulators. We focus on new geographies that offer attractive expansion opportunities – with particular attention this year on Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt and Qatar.

Expand your business

Our sessions this year focus on new areas for investment in education – taking in teacher training institutes; home schooling networks and materials; higher education; affordable and low fee offerings.

Gain specialist knowledge

Sessions this year focus on specialist topics that maximise investments – looking at real estate options, how to pitch your business, how to develop a multi-brand platform and much more.

See the future

Our keynote futurist explores how changes in social structure, employment and skills will change the way education is delivered, and where you should be investing.

Take the conversation beyond the conference

Join our infamous EdInvest Cocktail Party, Pre-event Mixer, Hosted Networking, Interactive Sessions and Debates that enable you to engage with your peers away from the busy conference floors.



Education, Labour, Skills, Central Government, Local Authorities


Private Equity, Venture Capital, Impact Investors, Family Businesses, Investment Authorities

Private Educators

Kindergarten, K-12, Higher Education, Vocational, Technical Training


Development Banks, Retail Banks, Investment Banks

EdTech Companies

Start Ups, Manufacturers, Software Providers, Edupreneurs

Professional Service Providers

Legal, Financial, Staff Development, Management


Get a glimpse at the insightful conferences, practical seminars and countless networking opportunities as they unfolded at EdEx MENA 2016. 

Watch our video to get a taste of what captivated our audience last year and what you can expect this year.


Access informative education investment content including white papers, infographics, articles and more.


Education Investment MENA is a great professional opportunity. Attend the 2 day forum and the pre-event masterclass and earn 1 CPD point for every hour of learning at the event.

A part of EdEx MENA

The region's largest platform dedicated to the private education industry

Education Investment MENA is a part of #EdEx MENA, which hosts 4 other focussed events on Higher Education, EdTech, K-12 Leaders Forum & Special Education Needs.


Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai, United Arab Emirates