Agenda

14:00-14:30

Registration

14:30-14:35

Welcome Remarks by FT chair

Conference Chair

14:35-14:55

Opening Address

Keynote(s)

  • Carma Elliot, Consul General, British Consulate General Shanghai
14:55-15:25

Keynote Address

Keynote(s)

  • Mark Anderson, President, Global Strategy & Business Development, Pearson International
15:25-16:25

Panel Discussion - Technology in Education: Breaking the boundaries

How has the increased use of technology in the classroom changed education methods in the UK, China and elsewhere? Are innovations such as online textbooks, interactive homework tools, and automated assessment tools easily adapted to different cultures, teaching environments, and age levels? Or is a pure online educational experience more suited to some subjects or learner cohorts? What impact will increased technology and distance learning have on the role of the teacher? What is the state of China's educational software and hardware market? What is the level of indigenous innovation? How will this market develop in the next decade?

Keynote(s)

  • Mark Anderson, President, Global Strategy & Business Development, Pearson International

Speaker(s)

  • Maiyue Cheng, Director, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco
  • Jonathan Palley, Chief Technology Officer, Idapted
  • He Kekang, Professor and Director of Institute of Modern Educational Technology, Beijing Normal University
16:25-16:45

Networking and Refreshment Break

16:45-17:15

Keynote Address

Keynote(s)

  • Jin Huang, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ambow Education Group
17:15-18:15

Panel Discussion - The Investment Boom: Opportunities and Challenges

China's education sector has become a major target for private equity and venture capital investment. Is the market correctly valued or is competition leading to inflated prices? What is the outlook for M&A and IPOs over the next 12 months? Which areas offer the best prospects and the best value? What are the main obstacles, if any, to future rapid growth? Are regulatory conditions conducive?

Speaker(s)

18:15-18:20

Closing Remarks

18:20-19:30

Cocktail Reception

 

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