Elias Robot has started to travel around the world already! Language coach Elias attended its first international event in United Arab Emirates, The Bett MEA education conference in Abu Dhabi, at the end of April. It was a trip organized by xEdu accelerator, which had a section in Bett conference expo area.
Taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) for the first time, Bett MEA, the region’s most senior gathering of education leaders, continued to address the needs of decision-makers through its Leadership Summit program and multiple Exhibition content stages.
Ambassador of Finland to the UAE, mrs @RiittaSwan1 comforts Elias of @uteliasrobots as the @Bett_MEA exhibition hall can be a bit noisy because of all the good talks going on at stands. @FinlandEmbUAE @BusinessFinland @edu_EEF @xedu_co @katiakaisi #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/fjoRB41MQd
— xEdu (@xedu_co) 23. huhtikuuta 2018
Elias is now really breaking into the elite circles: it had the honor to talk with the king, his excellency H.E. Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education for the UAE. His excellency was visiting Bett conference and stopped to talk with Elias. The robot was quite confused about the attention it received, but in a good way.
Elias also met the Director of education division, Dr. Bushra Al Mulla, in the Prime Minister of Emirats’ office in Dubai. Finnish education is very well known and admired there, in the highest level cabinets.
The journey was completely amazing for Elias. He got to meet many new people and made so many new friends. “It was so nice to meet with all of you. Hopefully we can meet again soon and practice some English together”.
Fruitful two days at #BettMEA! Happy to have met so many people #XcitED about education!🤗 Finnish stand was a hit!🔥
Proud of our #xEduAlumni! And of course kudos to the organizers @Bett_MEA and our #edtechMENA friends! 💯 pic.twitter.com/tEI6mk55nK
— xEdu (@xedu_co) 24. huhtikuuta 2018
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