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F&E Education, organizer of the Global Educational Supplies & Solutions (GESS) tradeshows, launched the next phase of the expansion of its global education portfolio. The new GESS Indonesia will be held from Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2015, at the Jakarta Convention Center.

The annual GESS exhibition in Dubai attracts more than 9,000 trade professional from 75 countries, and the new event in Indonesia will build on this established brand. GESS exhibitions and conferences enable educational suppliers and solutions providers to access important decision-makers in the education sector.

“Quality education plays a key role in the economic development of any nation and is one of the key forces in enabling growth. The World Bank predicts that Indonesia will be one of six countries that will account for half of global growth by 2025. Indonesia is foreseen to become the world’s seventh largest economy by 2030, by which time the private education sector is expected to quadruple to become worth $40 billion. The launch of GESS Indonesia is very timely and represents a unique opportunity in this strategically important part of the world,” commented Matt Thompson, project director, GESS portfolio.

Indonesia has come a long way since 1973 when 20 percent of its youth were illiterate. Now only 2 percent of those aged between 15 and 24 are unable to read. With almost three million teachers and 250,000 schools, Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest education system.

The Indonesian government has shown its commitment to the sector by dedicating 20 percent of its annual budget to education, now in the second stage of its long-term development plan, which is focused on improving the quality of human resources, the development of science and technology and strengthening economic competitiveness.

Immediate interest in GESS Indonesia by worldwide industry leaders indicates that Indonesia will be a major growth market for the education sector. The exhibition and high level conference will provide the perfect platform for educationalists worldwide to meet and find new products and services, and discuss a range of topics about education and its future.

For more information, visit www.gessindonesia.com.

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