Kazakhstan to host first ever educational supplies exhibition in the region

13th November 2011

The first in the region, WORLDDIDAC Astana is an initiative undertaken by international association Worlddidac and F& E (a Tarsus Group Company) and WESTERN LINE s.r.o. to meet the supply needs of all educational establishments in Kazakhstan and surrounding region. This new event will also be run in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. F&E Education are the organisers of the Gulf Educational Supplies & Solutions held in Dubai.

The event has already received unprecedented interest with educational suppliers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Austria, USA and China having confirmed their involvement in WORLDDIDAC Astana. They will present some of the latest ground-breaking technologies and high-quality supplies available internationally.

I visited Kazakhstan 5 times within the last 2 years to evaluate great opportunities for Worlddidac members in this region. I saw many schools at different educational levels that work with innovative and high-quality products. Education is of a great importance in Kazakhstan. It's a key to successful development of this country in future and for that reason we think the time is right for an event such as WORLDDIDAC Astana.”, says Beat Jost, Director General, Worldidac Association.

Matt Thompson Project Director of F&E Education said: “There is a huge interest in the education market of Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region. Thanks to World Bank money and recent prosperity caused by oil and gas, Kazakhstan has itself made significant investments into education infrastructure and quality.  We are looking forward to welcoming international exhibitors to Astana and introducing them to this exciting and thriving region.”

Worlddidac representative in Kazakhstan, Valeriy Lebedev commented: “This is an exciting time for the education market in Kazakhstan. Approximately $7.75 billion has been allocated to education for 2012-2014 with $2.5 billion to be spent in 2012; there is no better time to introduce Kazakhstani educators to international trends, technologies and supplies. This is a great opportunity for the region, and we are proud to be hosting this in such a vibrant and fast-evolving city such as Astana. ”

The WORLDDIDAC Astana exhibition will be held at the Korme Exhibition Centre from 14-16 May 2012. For further information regarding the exhibition, please contact Matt Thompson at matt.thompson@fegroup.ae , tel: +44 20 8846 2906. For further information about the event or a brochure, visit http://www.worlddidac-astana.com.