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Bett Asia Leadership Summit & Expo Officially Launched in Malaysia

  • Leading education technology conference and exhibition series announces Kuala Lumpur event in November
  • Event will bring together policy-makers and senior education professionals from across Asia to discuss the future of education

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 June 2016 – Bett, the world’s leading education technology event has announced its Bett Asia Leadership Summit and Expo to be held for the first time in Malaysia. Supported by the Ministry of Education, the Bett Asia Leadership Summit and Expo will be held on 15 and 16 November 2016 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

In 2016, 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia said “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. 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.”

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.


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“Panel Session: Education for Global Citizenship” featuring Ms Tricia Thorlby, Director, English Language Teacher Development Project (ELTDP), British Council; Sumitra Nair, Director – Youth, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC); Ridwan Othman, Vice President, Taylors Education Group; Vivek Puthucode, ‎General Manager – Public Sector APAC at Microsoft; Andrew Dalton, Chairperson, The Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS)


About Bett

Bett is a leading global technology exhibition and congress series for teaching and learning related data and management tools. Covering the breadth of lifelong learning, the series brings together industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas on how to support learning together through technology. With a rich heritage of over 30 years, the expanding Bett series now covers events in Great Britain, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

About Ascential

Ascential plc owns i2i Events Group and is a leading international media company that informs and connects business professionals in 150 countries, through market-leading Exhibitions and Festivals, and Information Services.

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