Epson is looking to stake its place in the lucrative Middle Eastern education projector market by showcasing a wide range of its products at the 3rd International Exhibition and Forum for Education (IEFE) in Saudi Arabia this week.

The international projector brand is a Gold Sponsor of the five-day event at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a particularly notable market for projector manufacturers, after a budget of 204 billion riyals (£41.3 billion) was set for education expenditure for 2013.

The budget makes the kingdom the world’s leader in education spending and the country is looking to make its education provisions as high-tech as possible, with projectors becoming an integral tool in every classroom.

At the forefront of the Epson display at IEFE 2013 will be its interactive projectors – including the EB-475Wi and EB-485Wi – and the new EB-1410W ultra-short throw projectors.

The general manager of Epson Middle East, Khalil E-Dalu, said that the brand has a long-standing relationship with educational institutions in the kingdom and they want to sustain and develop that.

“Having long recognised the importance of education in KSA and across the region, Epson has consistently developed and introduced innovative technology solutions that help enhance the delivery of education and the quality of learning,” he said. “Epson has likewise partnered with numerous academic institutions in KSA and across the region to develop personalised solutions that match different classroom settings and learning environment.”