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5th Annual International and Bilingual Schools China

20 -21 November 2019, Hilton Guangzhou Science City, China

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SPECIAL 1-FOR-1 OFFER ON NORMAL RATES FOR K-12 SCHOOLS ONLY.
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overview

China’s international schools market is surging with the impact of new policies that have opened up the sector to the local student population. Annual tuition fees at English-medium international and bilingual schools reached US$ 6.9 billion in 2019, and the number of schools grew from 629 to 857 over a 5-year period, ISC Research.

Student enrolments have grown not only in Beijing and Shanghai but also in other Tier 1 cities. Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu and several cities throughout China are exploding with new schools. IBC Asia’s 5th International and Bilingual Schools China 2019 moves from Shanghai to Guangzhou, to profile a new region, and at the same time address opportunities in China as a whole.

Featuring Representatives from Top Schools:

 

A Selection of Participants Confirmed to Attend, view here »

 

What Attendees Have Said in 2018!

“Very good event with great speakers on a range of topical issues. I’ll definitely recommend the event.”
– Emmanuel N Barihalomen, Associate Principal of Teaching & Learning, Head of IB DP, ULink College of Shanghai, China

“Very much enjoyed the content, networking and organisation of the event”
– Anthony Millward, Foreign Principal, Zibo Topworth International Education Exchange Limited Company

“Yes, would recommend attending, would attend myself”
– Douglas K. Prescott, Head of schools/Superintendent, Canadian International School of Beijing

Key Discussions Include:

  • Government plans, policies and regulation for private education
  • Interpreting the details in the new regulations
  • Market demographics, and other drivers impacting growth in student population
  • New investment developments in key regions – Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and more
  • Branding and marketing strategies in China
  • Strategic pricing for improving student enrolment
  • Tapping successfully into the bilingual market
  • Investment ROI in new age education facilities – what’s working and what’s not
  • Case Studies on market entry strategies for the local market
  • Teachers recruitment in spotlight – Costs, retention and staffing
  • School leadership panel on growth, governance and sustainable development

 

agenda

8:00 am

Main Conference Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Elizabeth Walker Sobhani, Managing Director, The Family Learning House – Beijing, China

NEW SCHOOLS AND INVESTMENTS

  • Latest data on the number of schools, students, staff and market value
  • Trends, growth areas, developments of the international schools’ market with a focus on Asia
  • How are countries in Asia showcasing overseas investment opportunities?
  • New schools’ entry into China the market and the impact of the new regulations
  • Chinese private international schools, and their market outlook

9:30 am

  • Facilities and Learning spaces, teachers’ recruitment, training
  • Bridging the cultures and maintaining momentum
  • Measuring success

10:00 am

  • Expansion, expansion and expansion for learning without boarders
  • Investing in innovation and greater learning outcomes for Chinese students
  • New project update in Hong Kong, and operation in Qingdao and Chengdu

10:30 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00 am

  • Schools, Students and Staffing: What the trends are showing and how we can respond?
  • Curriculum and the Community: How do community resources impact on curriculum?
  • Facilities and Futures: What will the next generation of schools provide for families?

11:30 am

  • The story of 160 years old American school setting up in China
  • Where do we see partnership and expansion opportunity?
  • Location, market and investment assessment
  • Experience as an investor and new school establishment

THE BILINGUAL AND iCPS MARKETS

12:00 pm

  • Importance of bilingual context for international schools to be commercially successful
  • What makes a great bilingual educational program in China?
  • Bilingual teachers’ recruitment and training – opportunities and challenges
  • Creating an integrated team of local and foreign teachers

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

  • Understanding the primary challenges for, and what approaches can be taken to resolve such challenges
  • District Government’s requirements under compulsory education vs. Western Education Management
  • Under the contextual and cultural differences between the East and West – where do we want to meet?
  • Successful operating model – Differences in management style between Western and Chinese leadership

2:00 pm

  • Establish the need for relevant research for international and bilingual education
  • Explore relevance for the China market
  • Introduce research currently ongoing within Wellington College China and its impact to-date

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 pm

  • Key principles in effective student assessment to support teaching and learning
  • Complexities of establishing effective measures for schools in China and how Wellington College Group have addressed this challenge

4:00 pm

  • What has tobe understood when taking on this responsibility
  • The implications for training foreign and Chinese staff
  • Some of the strategies that will help the students to transition
  • Recognisingthat this requires building cultural bridges

POLICIES AND REGULATIONS IN CHINA

4:30 pm

  • Meeting requirements for the Chinese National Curriculum in Grades 1-9
  • Developing and adopting approved teaching and learning resources
  • Abiding by safety regulations
  • Hiring and maintaining foreign and local faculty
  • Home office expectations and local school operations

5:00 pm

RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING EDUCATION POLICIES IN CHINA

Jimmy Pun, Chief Executive Officer, Kaiyuan Education, China

EXPERT LED CHINA ROUNDTABLES

5:30 pm

How education technologies are changing the learning and teaching landscape, and how Head of Schools need to be considering tech investments and tech-based design thinking.

Exploring ideas for curriculum support to prepare students for their studies overseas so that their educational experiences in your international schools can have longer lasting impacts.

Debate the role of branding, positioning and marketing in an intensely competitive market, where USPs will rule.

6:30 pm

End of Main Conference Day 1 and Networking Drinks

9:15 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Kaustubh Bodhankar, Deputy CEO, Global Schools Foundation, Singapore

MARKETING AND BRANDING

9:20 am

  • Applying marketing frameworks to international and bilingual schools
  • Using a service-focused mentality to co-create value with parents and build a community of advocates
  • How data on factors affecting parent satisfaction can be used to improve performance
  • The implications of cultural differences on international and bilingual school parent satisfaction

9:50 am

  • Current trends in the increasing number of students from host country
  • Exploring how the IB framework promotes international-mindedness

10:30 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

INNOVATIVE LEARNING SPACES & INFRASTRUCTURE

11:00 am

  • A framework for masterplanning to recognise and address these influences 
  • Strategies and pathways to achieve both change and renewal over time
  • Case studies that Illustrate these principles

TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

11:30 am

  • Seasons for recruitment – costs and methods
  • Safeguarding considerations during recruitment
  • Relationship building prior to onboarding
  • Lessons learned regarding retention in China

12:00 pm

AMPLIFY YOUR TEACHER RECRUITMENT STRATEGY: SIMPLIFYING THE RECRUITMENT, RELOCATION AND ONBOARDING PROCESS OF FOREIGN TEACHERS

Ash Pugh, CEO and Co-Founder, Skoolspot, Canada

Helen Zhang, Co-Founder and CEO, Career China, China

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

CAREER PATHWAYS AS A MODEL FOR TEACHERS RECRUITMENT AND RENTENTION IN A GLOBAL SCHOOL

Andrew Torris, Head of School, Avenues: The World School, China

2:00 pm

  • Teaching as a two ways process – why does it matter who will teach my child?
  • Using technology and supporting the social-emotional development of youngsters
  • Relationships and Awareness as the key factors to positive results of holistic education
  • Support of the students with variety of abilities – the skills taken away is what matters
  • Retention of best qualified teachers – success vs. fulfilment

2:30 pm

  • What is Middle Leadership and why is it integral to effective schools?
  • Empowerment for instructional and adaptive leadership
  • Delegation
  • Conflict management
  • Motivation and stress management

TECHNOLOGIES & TRANSFORMATION

3:00 pm

  • Relevance and need for NextGen learning in today’s times and how it defines the future of learning
  • Incorporating Smart innovative framework to create a 21st century and NextGen environment
  • Involvement of our stakeholders – students, parent community, management body, teachers and staff in the ideation of NextGen infrastructure and environment
  • Challenges faced in implementation of smart innovative ideas and how we overcame those challenges

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:00 pm

STRATEGIES FOR AMPLIFYING THE DIGITAL WELL-BEING OF YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Brian Taylor, Assistant Principal, Campus Curriculum Technology Integration, Bangkok Patana School, Thailand

4:30 pm

  • 2030 skills – are we preparing our students?
  • Future skills vs current education
  • What does your community, school, classroom, teaching look like currently?
  • How can we prepare our students based on your community needs – Design thinking, leveraging tech, maker movement, PBL

5:00 pm

End of Main Conference Day 2

pricing

Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceUS $1395Early Bird
Networking Dinner (For Non Delegates)US $50Early Bird
Extras Price
Networking Dinner (For Delegates) US $50

Early Bird Rate: Register and Pay on or before 20 September 2019

Special 1-for-1 Offer on Normal Rates For K-12 Schools Only.
Applicable only to 2-day main conference days. Limited seats on a first come first served basis.
Email register@ibcasia.com.sg to find out more!
Organiser reserves the right to accept or reject any registrations.

GROUP SAVINGS:
Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members,
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)

CNY Pricing

2 Day Conference

  • Super Early Bird: CNY 7,485
  • Early Bird Rate: CNY 8,170
  • Normal Rate: CNY 9,540

Networking Dinner: CNY 350

 

Sponsorship

Partnership and Profile Building Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact us today to find out how you can position your company as a market leader at this event, and to explore the range of branding and marketing opportunities available.

Contact:
Casey Ho
+65 6508 2470

Casey.ho@ibcasia.com.sg

 

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Networking Dinner

When: 20 November 2019 6:30pm
Where: Hilton Guangzhou Science City Lobby, Level 1, SENSE Restaurant
Cost: CNY 350/ USD 50 net (inclusive of buffet dinner and free flow wine/beer/ soft drinks)

  • Registration is not limited to conference participants and we encourage all who are in the International Schools Industry to attend.
  • Register now by clicking here!

 

speakers

Elizabeth Walker Sobhani

Managing Director, The Family Learning House – Beijing, China

Richard Gaskell

Schools Director, ISC Research, Thailand

Rodney Harris

Founding Headmaster, Chengdu Westminster School, China

Jacqueline So

Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Malvern College International (Asia Pacific), Hong Kong

Greg Smith

Head of School, Shenzhen Shekou International School, China

Nick Stoneman

President, Shattuck St Mary’s, United States

Dr. Catherine Chu

Executive Director, Mission Hills Group, Co-Founder, Bromsgrove School Mission Hills, China

Dr. Ahmed Hussain

Senior Director of Academics, Wellington College, China

Dragana Popovic

Head of Senior School, Mathematics Teacher, Wellington College, China

David Shinkfield

Headmaster, Harrow International School Beijing, China

Emmanuel N Barthalomew

Associate Principal of Teaching and Learning & Head of IB DP, Ulink College of Shanghai, China

Bernard Fawcett

International Consultant, GL Education, United Kingdom

Richard Mast

Headmaster and Curriculum Director, Chenshan School, Anhui

Joseph Strzempka

Expert Advisor, School Inspector, and Foreign Vice Principal for Internationalization and Reform, Nanshan Bureau of Education, China

Jimmy Pun

Chief Executive Officer, Kaiyuan Education, China

Carrie Leung

Director of Maker Ed, Shenzhen American International School, China

Dr. Heng Tang Tang

Assistant Professor, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Piers Matthews

Director of Admissions and Marketing, Wellington College Hangzhou, China

Kaustubh Bodhankar

Deputy CEO, Global Schools Foundation, Singapore

Dawid Bochen

Head of School, Beijing BISS International School, China

Andrew Pender

Practice Director, PMDL, Australia

Ash Pugh

CEO and Co-Founder, Skoolspot, Canada

Helen Zhang

Co-Founder and CEO, Career China, China

Andrew Torris

Head of School, Avenues: The World School, China

Dr. Richard Brodniansky

Teacher Trainer, China

Brian Taylor

Assistant Principal, Campus Curriculum Technology Integration, Bangkok Patana School, Thailand

when & where

20 - 21 Nov 2019

广州翡翠希尔顿酒店
HILTON GUANGZHOU SCIENCE CITY
TEL: +86-20-88800999 FAX: +86-20-32109818
中国 丨广东省广州市丨科学城中心区凝彩路28号 510663
28 Ningcai Road I Central District Science City Guangzhou 510663 I China
guangzhousciencecity.hilton.com
hilton.com.cn/guangzhousciencecity

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contact

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Speaking Opportunities
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+65 6508 2470

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