P10616 5th Annual International and Bilingual Schools China
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5th Annual International and Bilingual Schools China

19 -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.

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

NEW SCHOOLS AND INVESTMENTS

9:10 am

  • Trends, growth areas, developments of international schools’ market in China and the rest of Asia
  • How are major cities in China showcasing overseas investment opportunities?
  • Investments and new schools’ entry into China market and what prospects we can expect?
  • Bilingual market snapshot
  • Chinese private international schools, and their market outlook

9:40 am

  • How do you get started?
  • What do you need to do to prepare for discussions when they begin?
  • What steps should you take during the negotiations?
  • We are ready to start – Now what?
  • How do we continue/build relationships throughout the agreement?

10:10 am

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

10:40 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:20 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

11:50 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?

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

THE BILINGUAL AND iCPS MARKETS

1:30 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

1:50 pm

  • Blending the Chinese and international curriculum
  • Inducting the staff to our blended approach
  • How to support and develop staff
  • The outcome of our program – Year 1

2:40 pm

  • Demand vs. Supply
  • Where are the opportunities?
  • What are the local challenges in Tier 2 and 3 cities?

For Speaking Opportunities, please contact Casey at Casey.Ho@ibcasia.com.sg

3:20 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:50 pm

BEST PRACTICES in ASSESSING STUDENTS’ LEARNING ABILITY AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS

Senior Representative, GL Education,

POLICIES AND REGULATIONS IN CHINA

4:10 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

4:40 pm

RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING EDUCATION POLICIES IN CHINA

Jimmy Pun, Chief Executive Officer, Kaiyuan Education, China

EXPERT LED CHINA ROUNDTABLES

5:10 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.

Bilingual market booms and it will continue to do so. How can you be able to retain, recruit, and train teachers to stay ahead of competition? What recruitment strategies work well in China’s bilingual market, and what don’t?

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

6:00 pm

End of Main Conference Day 1 and Networking Drinks

9:05 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:10 am

  • How can factors affecting parent’s satisfaction with a school be used as data for schools to improve their performance?
  • Factors affecting parent satisfaction – how does this vary according to culture?
  • How to use service-focused mentality to co-create value with parents resulting in a thriving community of advocates and boost word-of-mouth?
  • Discussion on factors from a qualitative study
  • What are the implications of cultural differences on international and bilingual schools?

9:40 am

SHENZHEN MARKET CASE STUDY: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Wayne Russell, Principal, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen, China

10:10 am

  • Understanding how learning environment gives a positive first impression
  • Creating positive impression of the school through displays and classroom organization policy

11:00 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:30 am

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

TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

12:00 pm

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

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

TECHNOLOGIES & TRANSFORMATION

3:30 pm

CREATING NEW AGE LEARNING SPACES AND TRANSFORMATION OF SPACE

Ryan Yearsley, Sales Manager – Asia, Furnware

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 $1395US $1195Early BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop US $350

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.

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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

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

Pre Conference Workshop: CNY 2,395

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speakers

Richard Gaskell

Schools Director, ISC Research, Thailand

Kevin Merges

Executive Director of Global Education Programs, Director of the Innovation Center, Rutgers Preparatory School, USA

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

Elizabeth Walker Sobhani

Managing Director, The Family Learning House – Beijing, China

Daniel Boyd

Deputy Head of Bilingual School, RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou, 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

Mark Thomas

Principal, The British School of Guangzhou, China

Wayne Russell

Principal, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen, China

Senior Representative, GL Education

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

Piers Matthews

Director of Admissions and Marketing, Wellington College Hangzhou, China

Dawid Bochen

Head of School, Beijing BISS International School, China

Andrew Torris

Head of School, Avenues: The World School, China

Dr. Richard Brodniansky

Teacher Trainer, China

Ryan Yearsley

Sales Manager – Asia, Furnware

Brian Taylor

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

when & where

19 - 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
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