INZBC announces its 4th annual summit 2017, with spotlight on Education and technology, to be held at Pullman Hotel, Auckland on 4th August 2017.
Over 200 delegates to attend High intensity event focusing on international education industry comprehensive insights from policy makers. The summit will witness delegates from across New Zealand and India to discuss in depth the scope of Edu-Tech industry in both the countries.
The Strategic partners of the Edu-Tech summit 2017 are Wellington Institute of Technology & Whitireia New Zealand and Education New Zealand.
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Whitireia NZ are two of New Zealand’s leading Institutes of Technology. Working closely as strategic partners, Whitireia and WelTec provide choice and access to a diverse range of professional and vocational programmes from certificates and diplomas to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, across 9 campuses in Wellington and Auckland. Strong links with industry, professional bodies, and the business community ensures WelTec and Whitireia graduates are well-prepared for the real world of work in areas of demand including IT, Engineering, Construction, Health and Social Services and Hospitality and Tourism. WelTec and Whitireia’s creative flagship “Te Auaha” – New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity, opens in 2018 and will produce 1000 graduates each year to support Wellington’s flourishing film, creative technology and applied arts industries.
INZBC has signed an MOU with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), It is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. FICCI plays a leading role in policy debates that are at the forefront of social, economic and political change.
Opening new doors for businesses, the summit will touch upon areas like Education industry solution providers, listen to policymakers, perspective on Learning and Innovation Priorities, Edu-Tech Start-Up Firms from India and New Zealand, exposure to global best practices, explore collaborations with domestic/foreign partners, collaboration of education with Indian & NZ education providers, etc.
For past few years, India New Zealand Business Council has been very successful in bringing together networks of business and organisations including key companies and policymakers who are interested in developing trade between India and New Zealand. Focus of the summit this year is Edu-Tech which is particularly relevant to both countries and is an area such as Education, Skill and Technology with great potential for collaborations.
Emphasising on the reason for putting the spotlight on education & technology, INZBC board member, Wenceslaus Anthony said, “International education is New Zealand’s fifth largest export industry, with a goal to achieve $5 billion economic value by 2025. Attending this summit will not only equip attendees with knowledge on opportunities in Edu-Tech sector, but also help to get connected with excellent speakers and business community in the sphere”.
This time around the focus will be on Knowledge, Skill and Technology industry.
The education industry has been the key factor for the trade between India and New Zealand. India is New Zealand’s second-largest and fastest-growing source country for international students. Post-study opportunities continue to be in high demand as Indian students seek pathways for employment and migration. New Zealand’s Private Training Establishments (PTEs) attract the largest number of Indian students, driven largely by migration pathways.
India has launched an initiative called Skill India, to empower the youth of India with skill sets which make them more employable and more productive in their work environment. The National Skill Mission is chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi himself. There will be an incoming delegation from the skills industry of India, to highlight this sector.
Technology is not only fuelling major business transformation across industries, it’s also changing how technology enterprises sell their products and services, operate, and plan for future growth. Technology is the backbone of the digital economy. The rate of change and the level of disruption driven by modern technology are exponential.
As India looks to increase its Edu-Tech output, there is great need—and a growing market—for sophisticated mechanised tools and equipment. There is a significant opportunity for kiwi businesses to get access to networks of business from India.
The event is open to the public and will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hotel Pullman, Auckland.