25 May 2022 at 2:00 pm
Showcasing New Zealand education in Saudi Arabia
The International Conference & Exhibition for Education (ICEE 2022) in Riyadh from 8-11 May 2022 provided a useful opportunity to promote New Zealand’s education brand, and network with key education contacts and New Zealand alumni.
Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao and New Zealand providers were among 250 exhibitors from 21 countries at ICEE 2022. The New Zealand pavilion hosted representatives from University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, and University of Otago, two English language providers – Languages International and Worldwide School of English – and four EdTech companies: Education Perfect, TTRO, ByteEd, and ADRI.
The delegation presented a workshop on New Zealand as an education partner for Saudi Arabia, showcasing New Zealand’s education offering across key sectors: EdTech, English language, universities, and vocational training.
ICEE provided an opportunity for delegation members to meet with key contacts in the Saudi Ministry of Education to support opportunities for New Zealand EdTech companies, discuss the implications of the Saudi Government’s new scholarships strategy for New Zealand universities, and look at potential cooperation between the Saudi Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and the newly created Te Pūkenga.