Annual Conference

03 - 05 March 2020 | Crowne Plaza Yas Island and Yas Conference Centre, Abu Dhabi

20|20 Vision: Being your school's catalyst for excellence

The pace of change in education is unprecedented; daunting even - this is what the media, academics, international speakers and government officials report every day. 

School leaders have substantial responsibilities with far-reaching effects: 

  • preparing students for an uncertain job market whilst nurturing entrepreneurial spirit, 

  • connecting shifting qualification requirements with an inspiring, broad and balanced curriculum, 

  • managing and moderating the rapid expansion of digital technologies, 

  • staffing and retention, 

  • UK and local regulations… 

... it becomes easy to lose clarity and focus. 

But what if we stopped buying into the rubric that schools and school leaders are “doing it wrong” or “not doing enough” or “not doing enough, quickly enough”? What if, instead of chasing the change or waiting for the “specialists” to tell us how to “do it right”, we defined what excellence means to each of us and to each of our schools? What if we challenged ourselves to seek, define and lead excellence? 

BSME sets the stage for each of you to chase excellence: how good leaders become great, how we better our staff, how we design world-class provision and prepare students for their futures - whatever that may look like. Let’s open and explore the toolbox of good practice at our disposal to help us regain clarity of leadership; clarity of excellence. 

Join us in Abu Dhabi from 03-05 March 2020 to be inspired by the best of British education. 

What does #excellence mean to you? 

We welcome our School members and Partners to join us

Our Annual Conference is attended by Principals, Heads of School and Senior Leaders. Our conference unites our membership through professional development and networking events. This event provides our Partners with an opportunity to reach out to new schools, connect with existing clients, and strengthen your brand awareness to numerous British international schools in the region.

About Our Conference

Schools' Information

Registration Open


To register for the 38th Annual Conference, please click here. Please note that our conference is only available to our member schools. If you are not a member school and would like to attend our conference, please contact

Partners' Information

Registration: Opening Soon

BSME is in the final stages of preparing the login credentials for our new website. Partners who have renewed their membership will be sent their login details by the end of next week with information on how to register for the conference; please note that unless you have renewed your membership, you will not be able to access the Partner members' area.If you are not a BSME Partner and would like to attend our conference, please contact


Networking Opportunities

Further information relating to this year's networking opportunities will be released in due course.