Bett Launches Its Global Education Council Who Will Discuss the Future of Education Live at Bett 2020

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Education Council is a new initiative by Bett, the leading global education events series. A driving force of visionaries from some of the world's biggest global brands and educational institutions, the GEC will take part in a live debate at Bett on Friday 24 January in The Arena at ExCeL London where council members will share their thoughts about the perils and opportunities for the class of 2030.

The Global Education Council aims to set the tone of education globally. Together with Bett Chairman, Jose Papa (former MD, Cannes Lions), the Council will lead global education innovation transformation while shaping the world's education ecosystem.

The Global Education Council members are:

Jose Papa, Chairman, Bett Global Ilse Howling, Chairman,
Education Council & Co-founder Education Development Trust
of Trace Academia


Mary Apea Ashun, Principal, Ghana Rt Hon Jim Knight, Former
International School; Board Minister for Schools for the
Member, Association of United Kingdom, Chair of Whole
International Schools Africa Education and Chief Education
Officer, TES


Eric C Abrams, Chief Inclusion Julia Moffat, Founder, Future
Officer, Stanford University Learning Fund
Graduate School of Education


Raya Bidshari, Serial Vikas Pota, Chairman, Board of
Entrepreneur, Writer, Educator, Trustees, Varkey Foundation
Futurist, Awecademy


Claudia Costin, Centre for Mark Sparvell, Education Thought
Excellence and Innovation in Leader, Microsoft
Educational Policies and former
Secretary of Education, Rio de


Dr Ger Graus, Global Director of
Education, KidZania


The Bett subsidiary group held their first virtual meeting in 2019 and shared and compared their experiences of education in their own region and setting. They agreed that, globally, we are only just beginning to unlock the transformative potential of technology in education. The Council agreed that their aim will be to drive challenging and progressive conversation and spread proprietary information to help drive continued progress.

As the organisational anchor of The Global Education Council, Bett has a natural synergy with it. Both are communities of thinkers about the future of education and the impact technology can have in the field. The Bett show is the ideal place in which to bring the Council together to debate and trigger true intellectual capital that can influence education practice, research and policy around the world.

Jose Papa commented: "As the Bett Global Education Chairman, I'm delighted to be continuing the debate about the future of education at Bett 2020. Though it's still a fairly young organisation, the Global Education Council has already brought together thought leaders and pioneers from across the education sector to kick-start crucial global debates about education and where it's headed. My fellow councillors boast a wealth of knowledge and expertise and I am excited to see where discussions will take us this year."

Ilse Howling, Chairman of Education Development Trust, added: "It is a true honour to sit on the Global Education Council. As Chairman of Education Development Trust I've seen how education can transform lives and an informed, creative global dialogue on education is integral to that. I'm confident that bringing together thought leaders in this way will progress forward thinking and revolutionary work in education. I look forward to being part of the discussion at Bett 2020."

Dr Mary Ashun, Principal of Ghana International School, said: "It's initiatives like the Global Education Council that truly elevate Bett to a status above that of just events. It has never been more important to carry out global discussions on education as we stand on the cusp of what could be a generational transformation for education. At the heart of everything the Council does is our focus on learners and making sure we are having these debates for their futures."

About Bett

Bett is the global meeting place for the education technology community. A trusted brand with more than 35 years of heritage, Bett is now a series of world class events promoting the discovery of technology and knowledge to enhance lifelong learning. It attracts over 60,000 educators, leaders and practitioners alongside more than 1,255+ technology providers from around the globe. The Bett global series covers events in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

About Hyve Group

Hyve Group plc is a next generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation. Hyve Group plc was announced as the new brand name of ITE Group plc in September 2019, following its significant transformation under the Transformation and Growth (TAG) programme. Our vision is to create the world's leading portfolio of content-driven, must-attend events delivering an outstanding experience and ROI for our customers.

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