Epson to showcase Smart Classroom solutions at Kuwait EDUTECH 2013

EB-485Wi Interactive Projectors, ITS Printers, and GT-1500 Scanner from Epson’s innovative lineup for education sector

Kuwait, October 28, 2013 – Epson has announced that it will unveil select products that have the potential to boost classroom technology to enhance the learning experience at Kuwait EDUTECH 2013, the latest edition of the biggest educational event dedicated to the development of Kuwait’s education sector. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Epson is joining the show, which will place on October 29 and 30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kuwait.

Epson has hand-picked the EB-485Wi Interactive Projectors, Ink Tank System (ITS) Printers and the GT-1500 Scanner to be showcased at the event. EB-485Wi Interactive Projectors, the world’s shortest throw, fully-integrated interactive projector, is expected to be the biggest draw due to its suitability to classroom environments. With easy-to-use interactive and multiple projection modes, it can help educators make engaging presentations in a seamless manner to liven up classes and encourage discussions.

Khalil El-Dalu, General Manager, Epson Middle East, said: “EDUTECH is a forum that seeks to transform the physical and virtual learning environments in keeping with modern times. It believes in the power of technology to revolutionize the overall educational experience in the region. It’s this shared interest that has led us to associate with this forum since its inception.”

“As the Middle East market continues to revive, especially with GCC nations on the cusp of peaking in terms of size and strong market performance, we are committed to bolstering our marketing initiatives to capitalize on this opportunity. Strategic platforms such as Kuwait EDUTECH will help us make inroads into the region’s growing education sector, while also serving our mutual interest of building a more interactive and technologically advanced educational environment,” added El-Dalu.

The upcoming edition of Kuwait EDUTECH 2013 will feature conference sessions on ‘Rethinking Physical-Learning-Virtual Spaces,’ ‘Leadership, Technology and Education,’ ‘Beyond Classroom Walls: Cloud Computing for Education,’ and ‘Kuwait MoE Vision vis-a-vis Planned Educational Projects.’ It is being held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al Hajraf, Kuwait Minister of Education, Higher Education and Acting Finance Minister. More event details are available at

Epson, a global leader in electronics, develops a broad range of education projectors, document cameras, interactive projectors and other products for education. These solutions can complement initiatives by the Kuwait Government to enhance the quality of the national educational sector.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 68,000 employees in 96 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,727 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2012 were 1,540 million Euros.

About Epson Middle East

Epson Middle East oversees Epson’s operations in the Middle East markets, in close coordination with Epson Europe. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Epson Middle East works closely with a network of resellers and distributors across Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Syria and Yemen, ensuring the availability of its wide, technologically-advanced product range to businesses and consumers in the region. Epson Middle East has also recently opened an office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in line with its plans to consolidate its market presence.