With over a decade of successful EduWeek events under their belt, Spintelligent is proud to announce that they will continue to advance educational knowledge in Africa in 2017, when EduWeek returns to the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg on the 12th and 13th of July. EduWeek 2017 is all about partnerships that will ensure that the vision and mission of educators in Africa is a shared responsibility moving into the future, and is proud to announce some historical and continued partnerships for 2017, as well as some new and exciting developments that will enhance EduWeek’s already recognised reputation as the largest and most recognised African education event in Sub-Saharan Africa.
One such historical partnership is the partnership with the Department of Basic Education, who partnered with EduWeek in 2017 and have signed an agreement to support EduWeek for the next four years. The partnership with the Department of Basic Education was born out of shared vision for all South African’s and African’s to have access to lifelong learning, as well as education and training.
The other partnership that remains for 2017 and will continue for the next 5 years, is a partnership with the Worlddidac Association who share the vision and clear focus with EduWeek of developing the largest education event on the African continent. Founded in 1952, Worlddidac Association is the only globally operating organisation with the aim to support organisations active in the education market on a global scale. The Worlddidac Association currently has 160 member companies and organisations from 38 countries and 4 continents. Worlddidac organises international conferences, trade shows and events in Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East and Latin America, which serve as platforms for suppliers, dealers, government agencies and relevant end-users to meet and exchange ideas.
New for EduWeek 2017 is the exclusive partnership between ADESSA, SchoolAdvisor and EduWeek. ADESSA, which was formed in 2003, is the Associated Distributors of Educational Supplies in Africa and is a body that represents educational suppliers in their dealings with government departments, educational institutions, schools, universities and private entrepreneurs working in the education business at all levels. Kobus van Wyk, CEO of ADESSA commented, “The partnership will provide an additional platform for ADESSA members to showcase their products and services to the decision makers of education.”
SchoolAdvisor helps schools make better purchasing through an online platform that connects schools and suppliers together. Schools use it to find suppliers, get 3 quotes from reputable companies, keep suppliers accountable and choose suppliers according to which schools they service and what these schools say about them. Member suppliers include manufacturers of educational materials, dealers, distributors, associations and private entrepreneurs working in the education business at all levels. Peter Morgan, CEO of SchoolAdvisor, comments, “By getting behind EduWeek and partnering with their expo, SchoolAdvisor can support their vision of becoming the biggest education conference in Africa. This is of incredible value to both our suppliers and schools. Our suppliers, through the event, can not only access school buyers but also international distributors that want to work through local organisations. And the schools that use our service can now have face time with our suppliers on the exhibition floor.”
Event Director Tanya Jackman says “EduWeek prides itself on delivering an annual event which directly responds to the needs and expectations of the industry. Our long-term partnership with the DBE and Worldidac will continue to ensure that EduWeek remains at the forefront of advancing educational knowledge in Africa and in turn contributes towards improving the quality of life for all our educators and learners. ”
The format of the EduWeek event is a three-day exhibition in which there are four dedicated conference theatres, each of which will host two full days of free content dedicated to one of the following themes:
o Early Childhood Development
o Basic Education
o Vocational and Higher Education
o E-Tech Digital Experience which will include and E-Tech Theatre, digital disruption demo area and other interactive areas
Each of these theatres and themes will be hosted by experts in their field, allowing delegates to learn about the latest developments and trends by industry leaders as well as local educational professionals. The EduTheatre sessions have been intricately designed to not only inspire and enthuse a passion for education but also to provide attendees with practical take homes that they can apply in their own teaching environment. Live demos also form part of the event and these offer educational professionals a chance to interact and learn about the latest trends and developments in educational technology.
EduWeek takes place on the 12th and 13th of July from 9h30am – 18h00 and 09h30am – 17h30pm respectively in Halls 2 & 3 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. For more information, visit: www.educationweek.co.za