Africa’s premier education technology conference coming to Cape Town

EduWeek, the foremost future-focussed education conference on the African continent, is coming to Cape Town. The conference will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 04 to 05 October 2017, and will offer an opportunity for the education industry’s leading suppliers to meet buyers, Corporate Social Investment (CSI) managers, purchasing managers, and education professionals. These stakeholders will work together to improve educational outcomes across South Africa.

Following 11 successful conferences in Gauteng, EduWeek Cape Town is the first in a series of provincial events designed to empower the education sector in Africa. Attendance to the two-day interactive exhibition and conference is free of charge. The event features three dedicated seminar tracks, designed to meet the needs of every education professional who wants to stay at the forefront of developments in the education industry.

“EduWeek is proud to announce the addition of EduWeek Cape Town,” says Tanya Jackman, Event Director. “By bringing EduWeek to the Cape, we are offering the Western Cape education community the chance to network with leaders, strategic thinkers, and entrepreneurs from Africa and across the globe,” she continues.

EduWeek Cape Town will feature over 80 speakers, 70 exhibitors and hopes to attract over 1 500 visitors. The conference caters to professionals from across the education sector including early childhood development, primary- and high schools, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, and universities.

The conference will cover a broad range of topics including Leadership and Strategic Management, Teacher Training and Digital Disruption. Attendees will gain insights on the latest trends in future-focused education including e-learning, integration, and sustainable implementation to name a few.

Debbie Schäfer, MEC for Education in the Western Cape says, “I am very pleased that EduWeek is coming to Cape Town. I would like to encourage individuals and organisations within the education industry to take part in the conference, and share their knowledge about important fields such as e-learning integration and sustainable implementation, and how we can improve this in Africa. I would love to see a theme of ‘Forward Focused Education’ as our goal is to equip our youth for active economic participation in a rapidly changing world. This Expo is also free for teachers, so I really hope they make use of this wonderful opportunity,” she continues.

The conference also provides a venue for the EduWeek Awards, which recognises excellence across the African education ecosystem. At a gala dinner on Wednesday, 04 October, EduWeek will celebrate the most innovative and life-changing products and services in the education sector, as well as the local heroes who go above and beyond to further the cause of education for all.

The conference is supported by the Western Cape Department of Education, the Department of Basic Education, Microsoft, Cambridge University Press and Nashua.

“We celebrate the year of the Education Professional and commit to re-igniting the spark through latest innovation, peer connections and product breakthroughs. We look forward to welcoming you to the Western Cape’s first all-encompassing education show,” Jackman concludes.

Visitors can preregister for EduWeek Cape Town online until Tuesday, 03 October, by visiting: http://eventscentral.co.za/registrations/eduweek2017. Visitors can also use the registration desk at CTICC on 04 and 05 October 2017 from 08:30am on both days. Members of the media can register to attend the conference by visiting https://eventscentral.co.za/registrations/eduweek2017/?regtype=7. Those wishing to attend the EduWeek Awards should contact Tracey Gerowsky at tracey.gersowsky@spintelligent.com.

For more information about EduWeek Cape Town visit http://www.educationweek.co.za/event-wc/ or contact Tanya Jackman at tanya.jackman@spintelligent.com or on +27 (0) 21 700 3524.

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