Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My first international conference - BES Asia 2010

It had been 2 weeks plus since my last post which i had posted to my blog. As I’m now working in a new working place and no more working from home, there was less time for me to update the blogs. Seem with the new responsibilities and roles really chewing my time up.
On my 2nd week of working, i was ask to attend 4th BES Asia 2010 conference since my company provide syllabus from the UK which customer may obtain from us with a fee. The conference organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Alarming Events and supported by UK Trade & Investment was held from 11th to 12th October 2010 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
BES Asia is a unique event which combines an all-British exhibition of education services and resources suppliers alongside a conference and workshop sessions which cover the latest innovations and thinking in the education sector.
BES Asia 2010 features regional educators’ round tables plus a series of exhibitor workshops linked to a growing exhibition area. The event is focussed on British and Asian educational experience and practices and has a wide reach across all sectors of education. It covers everything from traditional education resources, school management systems to vocational education including publishing, English language training, early years and special educational needs plus a developing focus with a local NGO on educational sustainability.
The event was launch by the new British High Commissioner, Simon Featherstone. It was his first events of his duty in Malaysia. There were 41 exhibitors open the booths and several workshop and conference been held. On the first day, participants and delegates were invited to British High Commission reception dinner which held at the British Embassy.
It was my first ever international events and hope to join more. By the way, i receive a tie pin with a flag of Malaysia and British as a souvenir.