London (UK), October 2016 - Education-technology thought-leadership platform EdTechXAsia 2016 Summit and Expo will be held for the first time in Singapore, at the Singapore EXPO @ MAX Atria, 08-09 November 2016. With technology at the heart of the event and education startups a key focus, EdTechXAsia will power conversations to transform education and Asia’s lifelong-learning needs.
Themed "21st Century Education and Skills", EdTechXAsia will comprise two programmes, namely EdTechXAsia Summit and EdTechXAsia Expo. Over 600 global EdTech experts, investors, educators, and innovators will convene to explore current and forward-looking themes in the industry. This exchange of ideas will ignite the ecosystem and result in a roadmap centred on meeting the future demands for education.
Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of EdTechXGlobal and Partner at IBIS Capital said, "What is 21st-century education, and what are 21st-century skills? This is the US$10 trillion question that our 100+ education thought leaders, CEOs, investors, and innovators will try to answer at EdtechXAsia!"
CEO of IBIS Capital and Co-Founder of EdTechXGlobal, Charles McIntyre continued, "The future of education clearly lies with Asia, with more than US$2.3bn being invested in EdTech startups in Asia, ranking second only to North America. This was the catalyst that led to the launch of EdTechXAsia 2016 by IBIS Capital and SingEx Exhibitions and seeded the goal of becoming the region’s pre-eminent event, enabling dialogue among key stakeholders on the evolving role of education."
General Manager of SingEx Exhibitions, Adrian Sng added, "Leveraging EdTechXGlobal's knowledge in the education-technology field and combining the insights we have harnessed on education technology in Asia, we are well positioned to launch EdTechXAsia. We have chosen Singapore as the inaugural launch location because of her long-standing reputation as a regional educational hub and the vast education community here. And we aim to be the platform for the community in Asia to generate ideas and business collaboration opportunities through the conference and exhibition."