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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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*Times and descriptions are subject to change.
Tuesday, June 25 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Education marketing manager and trade commissioner meetings

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EMM, Shanghai Jessie Gao calendly.com/shanghaiemm/1on1/
EMM, Guangzhou Jake Zhang calendly.com/guangzhouemm/1on1
EMM, Japan Michiko Aoshima calendly.com/japanemm/1on1
EMM, India Rohit Bansal calendly.com/indiaemm/1on1
EMM, The Philippines Angela Bernardo calendly.com/philippinesemm/1on1
EMM, South Korea Yujin Nam calendly.com/koreaemm/1on1
EMM, North China Joyce Jiao calendly.com/chinaemm/1on1/
Senior Manager, Indonesia, Thailand Mita Widya calendly.com/indonesiathailand/1on1
Global Affairs Canada – TC, China : Kim Ursu calendly.com/chinatc/1on1
Global Affairs Canada, TC (Innovation), China: Anita Pan calendly.com/sc-meeting-room/b2b
Global Affairs Canada – TC, Canada (Vancouver) Mandeep Gill calendly.com/tradevancouver1/1on1

Global Affairs Canada – TC, Vietnam (Hanoi): Tam Anh Nguyen calendly.com/vietnamtc/1on1
  • Opportunities for Vietnamese education market are reflected in two aspects:
    • A. Recruitment:
      • Key markets: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
      • Word-of-mouth and agent-driven market
      • Preference for BIG CITIES near relatives but increasing openness to less traveled areas
      • K-12 plus PSE education trend
      • Growth in all sectors, especially college programs
      • Growing interest in Canada relative to competition
      • “Marketing scholarships” approach strongly engaged by competitors
  • B. Partnerships:
    •  Increasing opportunities for partnerships:
    •  Transnational program delivery
    •  Articulation agreements/pathway programs
    • Student exchange (one – two semesters, summer schools, field schools)
    • Faculty exchange
    • Curriculum licensing/delivery: K-12, tourism and hospitality
    • Short-term/contract/corporate training: ESL
    • Technical assistance, capacity building
    • Internship/practicum in Vietnam
    • Research collaboration
    • Vietnam higher education institutions are actively looking for Canadian partners.


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Canada (Ottawa) Tim Hopkins calendly.com/tradeottawa1/1on1
Global Affairs Canada is working with clients of the Trade Commissioner Service to help diversify markets. One of the avenues of diversification in the Education sector is the export of Education services such as corporate/ skills training, capacity building, curriculum development, etc.. Tim has been tasked with identifying Canadian capabilities, particularly with regards to niche offers. The objective of his meetings at BCCIE is to meet with Canadian institutions interested in these types of opportunities. The information gathered will be used by our Trade Commissioners (in Education and other sectors), across our network of over 160 missions abroad, to promote Canada’s capabilities and respond to commercial requests from local government, education or private sector contacts.


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Mexico Veronica Soto calendly.com/mexicotc/1on1/
Mexico key Opportunities on International Education
Follow to new federal government in place in Mexico last December 2018, and changes in some state level governments. The Mexico education team is focusing its efforts to build strategic relations with key decision makers in both Federal and local governments, to promote Canadian capabilities and identifying opportunities for Canadian education institutions.
· Language training, especially English, continue to be of high importance for Mexican competitiveness. Mexican students in Canada for language training have grown on 40% in the past year.
· Technical education is an increasingly popular option rising over 40% in the past years.
· University graduate and PhD programs, have good opportunities. Potential students can access scholarships, bank loans or personal savings.
· Meet the Mexican delegation at BCCIE (Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad de La Salle Bajio, Universidad de Celaya, UNIVA, and Jalisco Ministry for Science Innovation and Technology)


Global Affairs Canada – TC, India Anuj Bhasin calendly.com/tradeindia012/1on1
· Promotion of export of educational services,
· developing education/industry business contacts for curriculum
· commercialization of corporate/skills training
· International Financial Institutions (IFIs) segment
· facilitating academic and research partnerships


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Brunei Darussalam Eva Ng calendly.com/tradebrunei1/1on1
Partnership opportunities for Brunei.
- In service Teacher Training
- Curriculum improvement for Master of Teacher Programme
- Facilitators from the industries to deliver seminars to pioneers, growing and mature SME entrepreneurs.
- Culinary programs
- Food service programs
- Research in cybersecurity, medicinal plants, microbiology, biodiversity.
- executive programs
On recruitment
Bruneians are now more interested in pursuing their higher education in Canada. Programs that students are looking at are:
- Arts and Designs
- Business
- Engineering
- Architecture
- Actuarial Science
- Economics
-;Aeronautical
- Biochemical
- Food Science
- Graphic Designs
- Nursing
- Medical
- Hospitality


Tuesday June 25, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Macdonald F 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

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