Bett Asia returns to continue edtech conversations in Malaysia

Bett Asia returns to continue edtech conversations in Malaysia

  • Bett Asia Regional Roadshow kicked off in Malaysia with exclusive forum on edtech, featuring addresses from Ministry of Education for Malaysia, British High Commission & other prominent guest speakers
  • Bett Asia to take place November 15-16, 2017 at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
  • Event theme Cultivating Global Collaboration in Education and  100+ speakers will focus on key topics, prevalent challenges and emerging trends in education and technology across APAC

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 August 2017: The Bett Asia Regional Roadshow tour has kicked off with an exclusive event, held in conjunction with the UK government’s Education is Great campaign, at the Residence of the British High Commissioner to Malaysia. The inaugural tour is also visiting Thailand and Vietnam to launch Bett Asia taking place on November 15-16, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. 

Bett Asia is a cutting-edge edtech Leadership Summit and Expo that will bring together 1,700+ education   policy-makers, leaders and experts from around the world to discuss the transformation of education at the 2 day event, through a curated, multi-streamed agenda. 

The Malaysian leg of the Regional Roadshow event featured addresses from prominent figures including a representative of the Ministry of Education Malaysia, and H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia

Expert speakers at the launch event today introduced prevalent regional edtech topics, to be explored in greater detail at Bett Asia, including the up-skilling of local teachers, the role of public-private academia partnership in educator readiness and this year’s Bett Asia’s theme: Cultivating Global Collaboration in Education

Vicki Treadell said, “As the education hub of ASEAN, Malaysia is ideally placed to welcome some of the region’s finest education practitioners and thought-leaders to explore innovative educational technologies of the future and to share ideas on supporting learning together. As we roll out our Education is GREAT campaign in Malaysia and more widely across South East Asia, we want to share British educational excellence, and become the partner of choice for the education delivery solutions that underpin economic transformation.” 

The Bett Asia Leadership Summit agenda has been curated following months of in-depth research with over 100 stakeholders from across the education sector, including representatives from Ministries of Education, embassies, educational authorities, Higher Education and K-12 institutions, to determine the prevalent challenges and emerging trends in education and technology in South Asia.

“We are truly delighted to welcome Bett Asia to Malaysia and to share the journey we are embarking on with the Malaysian Education Blueprint to develop entrepreneurial and holistically balanced graduates. “In sharing our own experiences, and hearing those of other nations gathered at this significant edtech event, we can only strengthen the initiatives and actions we take to achieve our goal.”  - Y.B. Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Bin Khalid, Minister of Education – Malaysia stated when Bett Asia relocated to Malaysia in 2016. 

Standout sessions will include a prestigious Ministerial panel featuring the Minister of Education from Laos, and Deputy Ministers from Thailand and Malaysia, to celebrate 50 years of ASEAN collaboration and discuss the Work Plan on Education 2016 - 2020. Other noteworthy sessions include: a panel discussion on women in STEM with Ms. Michelle Gallaher, Co-Founder of Women in STEMM Australia and Ms. Sumitra Nair, Director, Talent & Digital Entrepreneurship, MDEC; a keynote on cultivating the next generation of teaching talent from Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Advisor to TES and former Minister of State for Schools, UK; a case study presentation from Naser Jaafar, CEO, Genovasi Foundation on Design Thinking. 

Bett Asia 2017 will host an audience from over 40 countries, to include Ministry of Education officials, higher education, TVET and international school leadersHE and TVET Leaders, and K-12 Leaders from Private and International Schools. Delegations and speakers from countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and more make Bett Asia an international event.

Alongside our Leadership Summit, the Bett Asia Expo will showcase 60 leading edtech companies including 24 UK exhibitors supported by the UK Department for International Trade, helping UK businesses to expand their reach into Asia.

“This event exceeded our expectations. [Bett Asia] was very informative, we were provided with useful information on starting to export in new countries and making new international contacts.” – Phil Birchnall, Computeam

Bett Asia is supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Education, the Department for International Trade, BESA, GEMS Education and Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Bett Asia is a branch of the Bett Global Series, for which Microsoft is its Worldwide Partner.