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

    IPSEF Middle East | Dubai, 27-29 September 2016

  • IPSEF Asia |  Kuala Lumpur, 16 - 18 March 2016

    IPSEF Asia | Kuala Lumpur, 16 - 18 March 2016

  • 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.

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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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Contact Mark

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

Oxford University Press The Parthenon Group GL Education

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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IPSEF Design & Build conference track announced at IPSEF MENA

Alongside the established traditional IPSEF Conference in Dubai this September will be a separate conference running in parallel and will appeal to delegates focussed more on design, construction, fixtures and fittings, architecture, ICT, classroom design, building costs, furniture and sustainability.


East Asia data

There are currently 1,091 international schools in East Asia teaching over 536,000 students. 21% of schools follow the National Curriculum of England, 29% follow a US curriculum, 15% work towards the IB Diploma Programme. ISC Research will present their latest findings at ISPEF Asia 16-18 March Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


IPSEF Asia 2016 School Visits Announced

We are pleased to announce that as part of the IPSEF Asia 2016 event we will be visiting 3 schools - HELP International School, Nexus International School and The Alice Smith Primary School. So don't miss out - book onto the event and come along and see the schools.


KHDA will be attending IPSEF Asia 2016

The Dubai private schools’ regulatory body, the KHDA, will be attending IPSEF Asia. IPSEF delegates who are investors or schools can book a private meeting with the officials to learn about investing in Dubai, gaps in the market, opportunities for investment, license requirements, and to see how Dubai could fit into your expansion plans. For more info contact helen@ipsef.net


IPSEF Asia 2016 - EBD extended until the 15th January 2016