Ralph Tabberer - Chairman, BBD Education
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Conference Day 1 - Monday, 20 November 2017
Brand new research and statistics unveiling the latest data on private education across MENA’s diverse markets. We talk demand, supply, fees, trends, geos and forecasts.Following our earlier session, how do the facts compare to operators and investors’ experiences and predictions?
Our first edition five years ago ran in a very different climate– with investment in education in the region just taking off and sponsor/operator tensions high. Relations have matured and markets transformed since; but how have education businesses fared since? We bring back five of our leading figures to talk frankly about their companies over the past five years – covering their structures, approaches to external investment, future plans and predictions for the next five years.
Morning Break featuring Delegate Quickfire Showcase:An Interactive Session Inviting Attendees to Present their Companies to the Audience; followed by networking.
In an increasingly sophisticated and competitive investment market, investors’ approaches to education are changing. What sectors, sizes and geos are attracting attention? What tenures, values and returns are viable in today’s market? Our session examines mandates, structures and trends emerging from the region’s PE, VC, Family, Real Estate and Corporate Investors in education.
In this session Clyde & Co will discuss with a panel of seasoned experts the legal and regulatory issues when investing in education land and premises, including looking at common structures, pitfalls and regulatory complexities in the UAE.
A high energy interactive session commenting on some of the most controversial topics in private education today.
Candid insight into the country’s education sector -opportunities, risks and collaboration strategies.
An investor, operator and sector specialist provide candid insight into the country’s education sector - opportunities,risks and collaboration strategies.
Opportunities to attend exclusive networking tables lead by individual countries or regions
An in-depth session exploring the recent merger of the Blossom Education and Babilou Groups. Considering the perspectives of both the regional chain and international group, the session will explore the relationship, operating structure, vision and growth plan of the newly created group across MENA. It will outline important options and considerations that business owners have when looking to expand. The leadership will also share their views on the regional early years education sector, the impact of greater consolidation on the sector and options for investors and operators.
Oftentimes the realities of establishing cross-border businesses in the Middle East differ greatly to the international perceptions. This session examines the recent development of a number of innovative ventures in the region, set to make a major impact on teaching and learning.