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UKTI and Manchester Business School showcase UK training expertise

The British Embassy in Dubai in collaboration with Manchester Business School, will host the UK Skills Expo on 5th December 2013 to showcase UK training expertise.

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The event which will be held at the British Embassy on Al Seef Road in Bur Dubai will bring together, for the first time ever, UK providers in the training and skills sector. It will provide organisations in the UAE with the opportunity to meet with a variety of world class providers and look at different offerings at a single venue.

The event will be attended by Heads of Training, Learning & Development and HR Heads (if they are responsible for training), in UAE based organisations in the public and private sector.

Her Majesty’s Consul General to the UAE, Edward Hobart said:

“For the first time, we have brought together different providers from the UK in the training and skills sector to showcase their expertise in one place. This will provide organisations in the UAE with the opportunity to meet with a variety of world class providers and look at different offerings at a single venue. 2013 has been labelled the year of Emiratisation. The UK has the expertise to provide programmes that will deliver the necessary skills to meet the needs of the local labour market. Training from the UK is business focused and can be developed in partnership with employers to meet sector skills needs”.

Director – Middle East, Manchester Business School, Randa Bessiso said:

“Manchester Business School Middle East Centre works closely with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in the United Arab Emirates and plays an active role in supporting and presenting the best of UK higher education in the UAE and surrounding GCC region. In addition, MBS is increasingly working with companies in the region to help them develop the skills necessary to deliver strategy. As a leading global business school, we are delighted to be supporting this UK Skills Expo which will be an outstanding showcase of the UK’s cutting edge expertise in a vital area”.

Attendance at Skills Expo

Those responsible for training/ learning and development in the UAE who wish to attend the exhibition anytime between 9.15 am-1 pm can contact: Dipti Vaidyanathan

Notes to the Editors:

  • UKTI is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.

For more information on UKTI:

Website Contact: Camille Pascual, UKTI Dubai, on +971 (0) 4 309 4314.

  • Manchester Business School opened its Middle East Centre in UAE at the Knowledge Hub called the ‘Dubai Knowledge Village’ in 2006. The centre provides support and co-ordination to about 1300 students in the Middle East region, all of whom are experienced functional specialists or business managers. Over 85 nationalities are represented in the student body. For more information, please Visit UAE Portals .
Published 5 December 2013