Education 2020
29th to 31st January 2014 | Hall 6, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Timings: Wednesday, 29th: 10am - 6pm     Thursday, 30th: 10am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm     Friday, 31st: 3pm - 9pm

Why Abu Dhabi?

Springing from the magnifying demand for TOFE programs, government education institutes in the UAE alone offer more than 250 study programs available to students.

The government is investing enormously in a myriad of training and professional development programs. Some notable government-funded initiatives are:

  • Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical & Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET)
  • Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute (ADVETI)
  • Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council
  • National Institute of Vocational Education in Dubai (NIVE)
  • Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Sharjah Institute of Technology

Complementing the government's efforts to enhance the technical proficiency of UAE nationals, TOFE will offer several options of occupational courses, particularly for those who want to pursue a job-oriented programme leading on to a rewarding career.


An exhaustive number of vocational programs will be offered by higher education institutions from all over the world at TOFE. Universities from USA, UK, Australia, Canada, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Malaysia and 30 other countries will be represented at the event.

& Nationalisation

picAs a direct outcome of enhanced educational adaptation, GCC governments have embarked on the process of Nationalization which aims to ensure sustainable employment opportunities for GCC nationals in the private and public sectors. The importance of nationalization is grounded in social, economic and political reforms and has created the need for technical and occupational education programs in the Arab World. In the UAE, thousands of Emiratis, some sponsored by the government, seek to acquire training in a multitude of specialized fields empowering them to be rapidly absorbed by the job market.

Abu Dhabi, in particular, expects to create more than 600,000 new jobs over the next decade, based on a 7-9% annual economic growth rate forecast, and this will give rise to the need for more TOFE education to train Emiratis to take up these challenging positions.


TOFE will introduce a unique "Business School" cluster in light of the growing interest in entrepreneurship and business education in the UAE and across the region, making it easier for students to choose from available courses being offered by prestigious institutions.