16th IES 2020 At Expo Centre Sharjah Kicks Off

16th IES 2020 at Expo Centre Sharjah kicks off

SHARJAH, (Pakistan Point News - 22nd Jan, 2020) Sheikh Khalid bin Essam Al Qasimi, Chairman of Department of Civil Aviation Sharjah, today inaugurated the 16th International Education Show 2020, IES 2020, which is being organised and hosted by the Expo Centre Sharjah, with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Ministry of Education and Sharjah Education Private Authority.

This year’s edition is the biggest ever since its launch, with the participation of nearly 120 educational and academic institutions from 20 countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Jordan, Lebanon, India, Poland, and Cyprus, in addition to local academic institutions and universities.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the IES 2020, which runs until 24th January, was attended by Sheikh Majid Faisal Khalid Al Qasemi, SCCI’s First Vice Chairman; Dr. Amna Al Shamsi, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Welfare and Activities Sector in the Ministry of Education; members of the board of Directors of the SCCI and the Expo Centre Sharjah; Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General; Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah; Sultan Shattaf Sales, Marketing Director, Expo Centre Sharjah; representatives of the Ministry of Education; the Sharjah Education Private Authority, and a number of diplomats and academics from various countries across the world.

Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi, accompanied by the SCCI’s Chairman and the attendees toured a number of the pavilions and platforms of the participating universities, where he was briefed on the latest academic and educational programmes offered by the higher education institutes, schools, technical institutes, and training centres this year.

While commending the distinguished organisation and the volume of local, regional, and international participation, Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi said, "The Emirate of Sharjah is keen on establishing a leading educational base to explore the future of our children, pursuant to the wise vision and directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, aimed at building a generation capable of giving through education and knowledge, as they are the mainstay of sustainable development."

The show is open to students, parents and the general public from 09:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00 on Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday from 15:00 to 21:00. Entry and parking are free.