Sunday, August 7, 2011

TECOM Education Cluster Organises Dubai- China Networking Event in Shenzhen

Dubai-UAE: 3 August, 2011 – TECOM Investments Education Cluster, comprising free zones Dubai
Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City, organised a networking event for Chinese
education companies looking to expand their business interests through partnership with overseas

Held on 28 July at the Shenzhen High Tech Industrial Park in Shenzhen China, the event was organised
in collaboration with the Education Bureau of the Shenzhen Government and the TECOM China Office.
The meet, broadcasted nationwide on CCTV’s news program, saw business partners of TECOM’s
education free zones discussing opportunities and partnership feasibility with Chinese companies.

Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster, said: “Education
providers around the world including business partners of Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai
International Academic City are eager to tap into the massive Chinese market. Under the vision of
creating new values for our business partners, we sought and identified Chinese education companies
seeking to expand their course offerings with imported expertise, franchise a foreign brand and provide a
window for education abroad.”

Individual meetings were held with over 25 companies out of more than 90 reputed Chinese firms that
responded to TECOM’s initial enquiry to meet with Dubai-based companies of specific education and
training fields.

Dr. Elie Abi Rached, CEO of Eton Institute in Dubai, said: “The networking event served as an eye
opener. Coming to Shenzhen demonstrated the infinite possibilities in China."

Qian Xiao Rong, Managing Director of Shenzhen HHC education group, said: “With our executive client
base, discussion with Dubai-based Mentor Training and Consulting proved interesting and helped us
reach a basic agreement on their offering of executive education.”

Dubai International Academic City with 28 international universities and Dubai Knowledge Village with
over 450 human resources management companies continuously look to explore growth opportunities
across the education value chain for the long term benefit of business and academic partners. With much
interest and success generated from the event in Shenzhen, TECOM Investments Education Cluster
aims to hold similar sessions with companies from Malta and India where its industry clusters have a
significant presence.

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