Bett Asia News
Inaugural Bett Asia 2017 Regional Roadshow marks return to the region - Hanoi
- Bett Asia Regional Roadshow concludes with exclusive event in Vietnam featuring addresses from the Ministry of Education & Training for Vietnam, British Ambassador to Vietnam & 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
The Bett Asia Regional Roadshow tour has concluded with an exclusive Vietnamese event, held in conjunction with the UK government’s Education is Great campaign, at the Hilton Hanoi Opera, Hanoi. The inaugural tour has already visited Malaysia and Thailand 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 Vietnam Regional Roadshow event featured addresses from prominent figures including Dr. Le Thi My Ha, Director, Center of Educational Quality Evaluation, Department of Education Testing and Accreditation, Ministry of Education and Training for Vietnam and Mr. Giles Lever, British Ambassador to Vietnam.
“I am delighted to welcome Bett Asia to Hanoi. Bett Asia is a great forum for bringing education experts and policy makers together to showcase the latest Edtech innovations, and discuss how they can transform teaching and learning. The UK has a dynamic, world-class Edtech sector, with Edtech increasingly integrated into our education system. We look forward to working with local partners to bring the latest technology to Vietnam’s classrooms.” - Mr Giles Lever, British Ambassador to Vietnam
Expert speakers introduced prevalent regional topics, to be explored in greater detail at Bett Asia, including the future of international schools, Assessment & PISA and this year’s Bett Asia’s theme: Cultivating Global Collaboration in Education.
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
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.