Bett officially launches leadership summit and expo in Malaysia

Education for Global Citizenship panel session featuring English Language Teacher Development Project (ELTDP) director Tricia Thorlby, British Council; Youth, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) director Sumitra Nair; Taylors Education Group Vice President Ridwan Othman; Vivek Puthucode, ‎General Manager - Public Sector APAC at Microsoft; The Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS) chairperson Andrew Dalton.

Education for Global Citizenship panel session featuring (from left) English Language Teacher Development Project (ELTDP) director Tricia Thorlby, British Council; Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) youth division director Sumitra Nair; Taylors Education Group vice president Ridwan Othman; Head of Microsoft Public Sector Asia-Pacific Vivek Puthucode; and Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS) chairperson Andrew Dalton.

KUALA LUMPUR: World leading education technology event, Bett announced that the Bett Asia Leadership Summit and Expo would be held in Malaysia Nov 15-16 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Supported by the Ministry of Education, Bett Asia expects to host as many as 1,400 attendees and 60 exhibitors from around the globe including education leaders, senior policy makers and educators alongside the most prominent players in the education technology industry this year.

Events such as the Bett Asia Leadership Summit and Expo support Malaysia’s ongoing Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and complement the drive towards enhancing the country’s competitive edge in a globalised society.

“The Bett Asia Leadership Summit and Expo in Kuala Lumpur represents an important opportunity for this region to enhance the quality of education systems,” said Ministry of Education secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad, a major supporter of this year’s event in Kuala Lumpur.

The Bett Asia Leadership Summit will feature discussions and debates on the key opportunities for the region’s education systems across K-12, Higher Education and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

The Expo will provide a platform for exhibitors to demonstrate innovative solutions while connecting with delegates and sharing the latest trends in education technology from around the world, with a focus on Asia.

British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell shares her thoughts on the upcoming Bett Asia Leadership Summit & Expo.

British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell shares her thoughts on the upcoming Bett Asia Leadership Summit & Expo.

This year’s theme ‘Educating for Global Citizenship’ will feature topics and sessions on how the sector can develop education systems to prepare students for careers in an interconnected world, and the role technology plays in achieving this.

“We are proud to be bringing Bett Asia to Malaysia, following two successful editions in Singapore. Malaysia has a clear commitment to educational excellence, inspired by its vision to become a high income nation by 2020.

“In bringing a forum where Asia’s education experts, decision and policy-makers can share their own learnings and successes, we hope we can meaningfully contribute to achieving these important goals.” said Eve Harper, Event Director Bett Asia, i2i Events.

The third edition of this event in an Asian city aims to build on the success of the Bett Asia Leadership Summit held in Singapore since 2014. Last November, 120 speakers and delegates from more than 40 countries converged for one of the region’s most important events of its kind.

Bett Asia is also aligned with the Education is GREAT Campaign, which marks a significant year for British trade links, with Malaysia identified as the hub for promoting its education in the Asean region.

“BETT Asia Leadership Summit in Malaysia augurs well with our Education is GREAT campaign which was launched in Malaysia earlier this year and will be rolled out to the wider Asean region,” said British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell.

“It is also timely as the Ninth ASEAN Education Ministers meeting, chaired by Malaysia this year, has agreed to adopt the Asean Work Plan on Education 2016-2020. Education will continue to be a key theme for the UK’s engagement with Malaysia and Asean. The UK is pleased to be part of that and eager to be a partner of choice in the delivery of education across the region.”

Post-event Q&A session featuring  Datuk P Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Higher Education; Richard Graham MP, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Malaysia; and Treadell.

Post-event Q&A session featuring (from left) HIgher Education deputy minister Datuk P Kamalanathan, ; British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Malaysia Richard Graham; and Treadell.

The Bett Asia Leadership Summit & Expo is also supported by the British High Commission, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), The Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMs), The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), NAPEI (National Association of Private Educational Institutions) and Bett’s long standing worldwide partner, Microsoft.

For further information, please visit: https://asia.bettshow.com/

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