February 14 - Election of Executive Committee members for 2012

Members showed up in numbers to hear the outcome of the recent elections to the DPSG Executive Committee. Twelve members were elected and the following individuals were appointed to the key positions:

Chairman: Major General Sharaf
Vice Chairmen: Adonis Nasr
Sunny Varkey
Secretary: Ralph Tabberer
Treasurer: Poonam Bhojani
Executive Committee Members: Angelo Menezes
Sanjay Mankani
Abdul Salam
Aparna Verma
Abdir Rahman Shaer
Avishesha Bhojani
Dino Varkey

Congratulations to all concerned and thanks to all DPSG members for their support of the meeting.

March 1 - IPSEF Conference, Dubai - DPSG sponsors this international event

IPSEF Middle East The World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

IPSEF is the world's only international conference to address the business issues of schools operating in the private and international school sectors. IPSEF attracts school owners and Heads, along with investors in education, to discuss and debate issues of strategic importance with governments and educational supply companies.
The one day event focused on how the private sec¬tor can work with governments in the region, by looking at regional Best Practice examples.
IPSEF Middle East featured presentations from leading private schools that have set up in the re¬gion (both local and international), architects and project management companies and government representatives including the KHDA.

March 6 - Workshop: re-visiting DPSG goals and direction

A workshop has been arranged to allow members to offer their views on the future vision and direction for the Group. Members are invited to submit papers and ideas, in advance, to the Executive Assistant, Louisa Sabadin. The workshop will refresh the Group's thinking about preferred membership numbers, fees, priorities and activities.