• IPSEF Middle East | Dubai, 27-29 September 2016

    IPSEF Middle East | Dubai, 27-29 September 2016

  • IPSEF Asia |  Kuala Lumpur, 22-24 March 2017

    IPSEF Asia | Kuala Lumpur, 22-24 March 2017

  • High profile speakers

    High profile speakers

  • Meet quality suppliers

    Meet quality suppliers

  • Unique networking opportunities

    Unique networking opportunities

  • Case studies

    Case studies

  • High profile speakers

    High profile speakers

  • Meet quality suppliers

    Meet quality suppliers

  • Unique networking opportunities

    Unique networking opportunities

  • Case studies

    Case studies

IPSEF - a series of unique high level global conferences that combine keynote presentations, panel discussion, table top exhibits, workshops and networking receptions to facilitate effective partnership building for senior figures from schools, the investment community, governments, and education suppliers.


In order to meet the growing demand for specialist information on school design and build IPSEF is pleased to announce the launch of IPSEF Design & Build.

This 2 day event will run alongside IPSEF Middle East and enable those with a more focussed interest in Design, construction, fixtures and fittings, architecture, ICT, classroom design, building costs, furniture and sustainability to hear from regional and global speakers with exemplary professional experience. Importantly the conference will feature joint Case Studies from architects and school groups who have recently delivered new schools. Read more...

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Covering a wide range of topics in Asia and the Middle East

IPSEF is a series of successful global business conferences for schools and school groups and those involved in financing, regulating, planning, delivering and supplying international and private schools.

In seven years IPSEF has grown from its London home base to deliver events in the UAE and Malaysia to serve the wider Middle East and Asian markets respectively.

IPSEF events draw senior figures from schools and school chains (usually Heads and Owners), investors (Private Equity, Banks, Corporates), Governments (inspectors and regulators), curriculum bodies, consultants, architects and project managers, recruiters, ICT firms and publishers.

The aim of IPSEF is to help anyone involved in a new school operation to hear about best practice from schools that have recently opened, as well as help you find the partners you’ll need to make your project a success. We promise you will leave IPSEF with a valuable list of potential partners!

The Dubai and Kuala Lumpur events comprise two days of high level conference and a series of school visits on the third day to provide practical insight and context to the preceding conference.

An enjoyable networking reception is held on the evening of the first day.

Table top stands are available to organisations seeking to raise their profile amongst the senior figures attending.


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A wide range of opportunities exist for organisations keen to raise their profile in this fast growing market. For more information on activities such as table tops to long-term sponsorship partnerships please email Mark or call +44 (0)7960 934369

Knowledge partners

Brought to you in partnership with

GL Education Naviance by Hobsons Oxford University Press The Parthenon Group

Supported by

Brought to you with the support of

COBIS Dubai International Academic City - DIAC KHDA ECIS ISC Research Mint Communications Sovereign Capital is a specialist investor that has been working with Education and Training businesses since 2002 to achieve transformational growth. Investing up to £60m of equity in any one transaction, we work with management teams to deliver accelera

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Hobsons has become an IPSEF ‘Knowledge Partner’ for its series of international school conferences in Dubai and Malaysia

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Government Institution has funding for a variety of services pertaining to the provision of construction, education, furniture, equipment and training services.
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Doing business in UAE during Ramadan

Information from the 'British Centres for Business' on doing business in the UAE during Ramadan
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IPSEF Middle East 2016 Speakers announced

The conference speaker list and speaker biographies are now on the Middle East section of the website.