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About EdTech Asia

Summit and Organization Background Information

General Information


EdTech Asia’s annual summit will be held on July 29-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In the heart of the ASEAN community, Ho Chi Minh City is fast becoming a leading business hub for entrepreneurship and leadership and will provide the perfect environment for cutting-edge discussion and engagement focused around the future of education. EdTech Asia Summit 2017 will consist of multiple plenary sessions and breakout sessions for each of the two tracks, an evening networking function, VIP luncheon, awards, workshops, an edtech startup bootcamp, and a local edtech ecosystem tour to be held post-event. The event will be curated and selective bringing together 350 of the most influential stakeholders from within the Asian region.

The two-day event aims to demystify the role of EdTech in Asia’s complex, rapidly evolving, and high demand education spheres. Adopting both a regional and localized approach, we aim to look at shifting dynamics and critical needs within the education sector, and highlight trends, opportunities, and challenges in Asian edtech entrepreneur and innovation ecosystems.

The event will bring together influential players that make up the evolving edtech ecosystem in the Asian region including edtech entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, educators, policy makers, executives, and thought leaders. Through engaging plenaries, roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, and informal networking, EdTech Asia aims to build collaboration, foster networks, and empower edtech stakeholders across Asia and beyond. In the process, we aim to showcase key players, regional trends, unexpected dynamics, investment opportunities, and what’s next on the horizon.

Target groups include:

• Corporate and major brand executives within education and technology

• Edtech startup and company founders

• Private and public sector finance

• International development organizations

• Government and civil society

• Research, academia, advisory

• Media and press

About the Organizer

EdTech Asia originated as a community networking and knowledge sharing group in Bangkok, Thailand in 2012 that serves stakeholders in the local edtech entrepreneurship and innovation community. Regional expansion began in 2015, since that time EdTech Asia has formed similar community based groups in 9 countries. Additionally, EdTech Asia has organized or contributed to 40+ events consisting of private executive events, master classes,  meetups, workshops, bootcamps, and hackathons. Community groups are focal point for access and ecosystem growth through the facilitation of a collaborative and cohesive network of relevant stakeholders throughout the region.

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