Inaugural Bett Asia 2017 Regional Roadshow marks return to the region - Bangkok

Inaugural Bett Asia 2017 Regional Roadshow marks return to the region - Bangkok

  • Bett Asia Regional Roadshow continued with exclusive event in Thailand featuring addresses from the  Minister of Education for Thailand, British Ambassador to Thailand & other prominent guest speakers
  • Bett Asia – part of the world’s leading education technology event series Bett- to take place November 15-16, 2017 at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
  • Thailand’s Deputy Minister set to speak at Bett Asia, alongside 100+ expert speakers, focusing on key topics, prevalent challenges and emerging trends in education and education technology across APAC

The Bett Asia Regional Roadshow tour has continued with an exclusive Thai event, held in conjunction with the UK government’s Education is Great campaign, at the Residence of the British Ambassador, Bangkok. The inaugural tour has already visited Malaysia and is heading to 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 Thai Regional Roadshow event featured addresses from prominent figures including H.E. Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education for Thailand, and Mr Brian Davidson, British Ambassador to Thailand. 

Expert speakers introduced prevalent regional topics, to be explored in greater detail at Bett Asia, including transformation in ASEAN education, ASEAN collaboration & Thailand specific insights, trends in Thai Higher Education, and this year’s Bett Asia’s theme: Cultivating Global Collaboration in Education. 

“The UK has a global reputation for excellence in the field of education and skills. The English National Curriculum has achieved a worldwide reputation for excellence, quality and rigour and is recognised and respected as one of the best curriculums from around the world. Bett Asia will be hosted in November in Malaysia and the Department for International Trade in Thailand offers its full support as the main partner for the British Educational Suppliers Association, which partners with Bett. With an audience of quality educators, education suppliers, schools, universities and training companies all hailing from Britain, I do encourage Thai organisations to visit Bett Asia this year, least of all to experience one of the biggest IT education events in the world, within the region.” - Mr Brian Davidson, British Ambassador to Thailand

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

“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

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, and a keynote address from Mr Graham Brown-Martin, founder of Learning Without Frontiers and a leading expert on the future of learning. 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; and a case study presentation from Naser Jaafar, CEO, Genovasi Foundation on Design Thinking. 

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. 

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