IPSEF returned to London
IPSEF returned to London for a special one day conference on November 15. Where we used the same venue and we we're delighted to have involved our original supporting partners, The Department of International Trade.
We would like to thank all the speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, venue and A/V team for all their support and for making this one of the most interesting and best IPSEF's we have ever had.
At IPSEF London we asked schools, investors, professional advisors, recruiters, law firms and other key stakeholders within the sector to address crucial questions about the market, which included:
- How has the market landscape changed since IPSEF launched in London in 2009?
- How has the investor profile altered in that time? From where might new investors emerge?
- What lessons have the school pioneers learned, and what are their strategies, hopes and expectations for the future?
- Which markets were perceived as strong, which are now, and where do opportunities lie in the future?
- What might be the niche markets and school operations of the future?
- What impact will Brexit have on the market?
- What do the academics, research and data providers predict for the future?
- What are the key challenges schools, investors and the commercial sector need to address in the future?
- How can government support schools and companies wanting to expand overseas?
- Teacher recruitment, retention and workforce planning
- How to market your school overseas
- The challenges of assessment overseas
IPSEF London took place at 1VS Westminster Conference Centre, where we had an intensive, rapid, high level symposium that informed, challenged and stimulated - in our famously friendly, open and informal style.
If you would like to be involved in our next IPSEF, contact Mark Roelofsen for sponsorship and exhibition enquiries on +44 (0)7960 93 43 69 or email email@example.com
Or if you would like to speak contact Helen Freeman on +44 (0)1342 833687 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashwin Assomull, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting
Colin Bell, CEO, COBIS
Vipul Bhargava, Educational Technology and International Schools Specialist, Education Team, Department for International Trade
David Bond, Partner, Brand Development, Fieldfisher
Scott Bryan, International Director, Wellington College
David Cook, Founding Head, Harrow International ILA Chongqing
Nalini Cook, International Schools Relation Manager, ISC Research
Vanessa Cumbers, Director, Explore CRS & Dipont Education Management Group
Courteney Donaldson, Managing Director Childcare & Education, Christie & Co.
Gordon Drakes, Partner, Fieldfisher
Michael Farley, Director of Strategic Development, Harrow Asia
John Forsyth, CEO, Forfar Education
Liz Free, Director, International Leadership Academy
Nicholas Fry, Vice Chair, Kings Group
Geoff Gladding, Senior Lead, Education Team, Department for International Trade
David Hansom, Partner, Clyde & Co
Mark Harper, Education Principal, The Spencer Group
Harry Hoodless, Director, Broadway Malyan (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Karen Jones, Academic Director, Intuitive Education Consultants
Simon Noakes, Founder & CEO, Interactive Schools
Clive Pierrepont, Consultant (Press, PR & Communications), Taaleem
Jose Rodriguez Cesenas, Director, Sovereign Capital Partners
Fergus Rose, Advancement Director, ACS International Schools
Dr, Kevin J Ruth, Chief Executive, ECIS, the Educational Collaborative for International Schools
Jitin Sethi, Principal, L.E.K. Consulting
Stephen Sidkin, Partner, Head of Commerce and Technology, Fox Williams LLP
Leigh Webb, CEO, ISC Research