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EdTechXGlobal and SingEx Exhibitions Launch EdTechXAsia Series in Singapore in 2016

Leading international EdTech event brand owner joins forces with Singapore's leading exhibition company to create global voice for education innovation and investment in Asia
2015-12-02 17:52 3650

SINGAPORE, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EdTechXGlobal and SingEx Exhibitions, a subsidiary of SingEx Holdings, have established a new partnership to launch the EdTechXAsia event series in Asia. The 2016 EdTechXAsia event will be modelled after the highly-acclaimed EdTechXEurope annual summit, the leading education technology focused conference platform in Europe that brings together the global EdTech community through insights, investment and events.

Similarly, EdTechXAsia will create a thought leadership platform to drive conversations and solutions that are transforming the Education and Lifelong Learning needs of Asia in the 21st Century. The first edition of the EdTechXAsia summit and exhibition event will be held in Singapore in October 2016.  

The Asia Pacific and specifically South East Asia is the fastest growing market for education and it is expected to be over USD 661 billion by 2020* and offers the largest market opportunity for education technology and professional skills development. Technology is also driving radical changes in education and labour at an unprecedented speed globally, creating disruptive innovation, creating new opportunities for collaboration and business innovation. 

Themed 21st Century Education and 21st Century Skills, the EdTechXAsia event in Singapore will be programmed in collaboration with an international advisory panel to attract a unique community of worldwide education movers and shakers at the forefront of industry, innovation and investment.

Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of EdTechXGlobal said, "EdTEchXAsia, sister to our flagship event, EdTechXEurope, is created for the global community of thought leaders, investors, innovators, influencers and senior executives interested in exploring trends and opportunities in the fast changing Education Technology and LifeLong Learning industry. SingEx Exhibitions and EdTechXGlobal now share a common goal: connect talent, capital, innovation and opportunities to create a stronger EdTech ecosystem in Asia and globally."

Adrian Sng, Director (Projects Management), SingEx Exhibitions added, "We are delighted to launch EdTechXAsia 2016 in Singapore in collaboration with EdTechXGlobal. Building on the excellent reputation of EdTechXEurope and our networks in Asia, we believe we can create a unique experience for the key stakeholders in the education-technology space. In addition, the event will provide invaluable networking and business opportunities for all participants via our customised business matching programmes."

Educators, EdTech start-ups, innovators, investors, industry corporates, government and policy makers will share perspectives at the summit through keynotes, start-up innovation showcases, panel discussions, debates and workshops. Running alongside these sessions, will be a curated expo that will focus on experiential and innovative products and solutions. 

About SingEx Exhibitions

SingEx Exhibitions is a subsidiary of SingEx Holdings, and is wholly owned by Singapore's investment company, Temasek Holdings. The company harnesses insights and its strategic networks to organise and manage a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in various industries including automotive, environment, education, e-commerce and logistics, technology, healthcare and lifestyle. These events aim to connect businesses in Asia and globally, and facilitate business matching with opportunities and knowledge sharing. For more information, log on to www.singex.com

About EdTechXGlobal:

EdTechXGlobal connects the global EdTech community through insights, investment and annual event series in EdTechXEurope in London and EdTechXAsia in Singapore. Their exclusive, thought-leader summits bring together executive level investors, innovators, and industry influencers from European and international education technology companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope 2016 will be held on 15 - 16 June 2016 at Kings Place and aims to host 800+ international attendees and invite over 150+ speakers to engage in keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and extensive networking opportunities. Through partnerships with leading event brands, SXSWedu and WISE, as well as the global startup community, the EdTechXEurope 2016 summit will also showcase international perspectives and EdTech innovations from around the world.

For more information and to request an invite, please visit: http://ecosystem.edtecheurope.com/edtechxglobal_2016_summits

Media contact:
Heng Sue Yuan
SingEx Exhibitions
Tel: +65-6403-2554
Email: sueyuan.heng@singex.com

*Source: Al Masah Capital: Southeast Asia Education Sector, April 2014

Source: SingEx Exhibitions
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