At StudyWorld, we like to offer something a bit different, including the opportunity to meet unique contacts that can help build your business.
We pioneered some unique initiatives last year with a delegation of 36 agents from China. Plus, diplomatic staff from London embassies were joined by a second, high-level Chinese delegation of senior staff from ten organisations selected by the Department for International Trade (DIT).
All three groups were delighted for the new opportunities to build their businesses by meeting educators and service providers both formally and informally as well as taking part in seminar sessions or fam trip activities.
We asked agents and educators at StudyWorld 2019 how they benefited from meeting unique contacts.
Mr Chen Zuang, director for international cooperation of @NewOrientalEdu and part of the DIT Chinese delegations to #StudyWorld50 says “Britain has a bright future…the UK is attractive and also there’s the sterling depreciation.” #educationisGREAT— StudyWorld (@studyworldfair) September 2, 2019
Launch products and speak to ‘extremely important’ agents
“I came to launch products for the juniors market and not only have I met an audience very receptive to the idea of our products, but I have also spoken to some extremely important Chinese agents who have rather pleasingly reiterated our products in China are the right thing at the right time,” said exhibitor Spencer Hawkes of BMI.
Michael Quinn of CES, StudyWorld 50 party sponsor, said the DIT group was one of the reasons why he felt last year’s event had been the best for several years.
Marios Molfetas of LanguageCert, last year’s gold sponsor, was also delighted that the DIT’s Chinese delegation had been added to the mix of educators and agents.
Agents find ways to develop their business and meet educators that are right for them
Austin Deng, CEO and Founder of CSSC Elite Journey Ltd, came to StudyWorld for the first time as part of the DIT delegation. He said: “I think it is fantastic – we have got so many providers. I have been talking to different schools and different education centres about STEM, drama and how we’re going to develop in the future.
“Chinese students have a great demand, not only for English language. We need something more than language. Isabella, one of our students in the Beijing camp this summer, was eight years old and had already passed her CAE. That’s why students come to our debate camp, pre-university camp and STEM camp to develop holistic skills, to be debating and doing logical thinking.”
Austin said this was why he was at StudyWorld. “In the past summer, we had 300 Chinese students sent to the UK to summer camp and there is a rapid increase in student numbers. At the beginning of February, we will also have 300 students come to the UK on an exchange programme.
“StudyWorld is very useful helping to develop business and I’ll definitely come back next year with the marketing director and director of academic.”
Austin Deng, CEO of CSSC Elite Journey Ltd, is at #StudyWorld50 for the first time with the DIT Chinese delegation. “I think it’s fantastic. I’ve talked to so many different providers and it’s really useful to help us develop our business. I’ll definitely be back next year.” pic.twitter.com/BPJoFeDFJF— StudyWorld (@studyworldfair) September 4, 2019
Alice Chen, of the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Development Co Ltd, was also at StudyWorld for the first time on the British Council-organised delegation with 30 meetings booked in advance. She said: “I am mostly looking for short-term study programmes for young learners, long-term immersion programmes and opportunities for teacher training.”
Alice had a particular interest in English and English for Academic Purposes.
She added: “Teachers are looking forward to receiving British English education methodology and paying visits to real classrooms to see how it is for colleagues. It’s a very good opportunity for us to know more about schools in the UK and the seminars on accommodation, meals and safeguarding.”
Connect with the contacts that are right for you at StudyWorld 2020
StudyWorld will return in 2020 for more opportunities to meet unique contacts that can help develop your business.
Join us at the QEII Centre in London from Monday 7 – Wednesday September 2020. Discounted early bird rates are available until Friday 27 March 2020. Register your interest by contacting the StudyWorld team.