IDP Education India holds 2-day virtual conference, 15K participate

IDP Education India, a provider of international education services in India, successfully concluded its first-ever, two-day (5th and 6th November) education conclave on the theme of ‘Decoding future in the times of change.’ 

The speakers and panellists who attended this virtual education conclave spoke on digital transformation in international education, student mobility issues, a shift in student behaviour, current trends in the education industry, English language testing requirements, future of Indian education, expectations of students and their parents and future of work.

They also shared their valuable insights and latest updates on student mobility, impact of the new education policy in India, importance of innovation and technology, changing perspectives of students, and common concerns regarding future skills.

The conference commenced on 5th November 2020 with a welcome address by Piyush Kumar, Regional Director (South Asia), IDP Education, who provided a background to this conference along with an overview of the insightful sessions planned.  

More than 15,000 students, parents, delegates from the government bodies and educational institutions, actively participated in the sessions and panel discussions to get the latest updates on the changing dynamics in the education industry and make well-informed decisions.

This conclave was attended among others by Sarah Hariz (Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade, New Delhi), Gabrielle Rolan (Pro Vice-Chancellor International, University of South Australia, Australia), Harry Booty (UKVI International Communications Lead, UK Home Office), Matt Dean (Pro Vice-Chancellor International – Recruitment & Pathways, Aston University, UK), Ravneet Pawha (Deputy Vice President – Global and CEO – South Asia, Deakin University, Australia), Tom Dretler (CEO and Co-founder, Shorelight Education), Kevin Weaver (Vice President – Academic, Georgian College, Canada), Christine Wach (Director of Client Partnerships, IDP Connect, Canada), Abizer Merchant (Director – India & Sri Lanka, Macquarie University, Australia), Bhanu Kaushik (Director, University of Hertfordshire (UK) – India, Nepal & UAE), Bobby Mehta (Director International, University of Portsmouth, UK), Jugnu Roy (Country Manager, Education New Zealand, India), Dr Tarek M. Sobh (Provost, Lawrence Technological University, USA), Wendy Dsouza (Sr. Vice President – India & South Asia, Enterprise Ireland, Ireland), Prof Anand Prakash Mishra (Associate Dean, Director Law Admissions and Associate Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat), Amitabh Tewary (Chief Innovation Officer, Razorpay), Prof Sudhir K Jain (Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar), Vinay Chaudhry (CEO, Worldwide Educonnect), Vijay V. Bhat (Architect Manager, Microsoft Services, India), Dr Neeta Bali (Director, Principal and Head of School, G.D. Goenka World School, Gurugram), Vanita Uppal OBE (Director, The British School, New Delhi), Lt Gen Surendra Kulkarni (Principal, Mayo College, Ajmer), Dr Archana Mantri (Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab), Saurabh Malhotra (Senior Manager, International Recruitment and Market Development, Fanshawe College, Canada), Piyush Kumar (Regional Director – South Asia, IDP Education), Neil Pearson (Chief Digital Marketing Officer, IDP Education), Simon Emmett (CEO, IDP Connect, IDP Education), Vishal Gupta (Director, IELTS Operations  – South Asia and Shared Services, IDP Education), and Ashish Arora (Director, Sales and Operations – SP, IDP Education).