28 September 2016
Thailand gearing up for popular education expo
For decades, the Thai International Educational Consultants Association (TIECA) has held a highly successful annual education fair, the Study Abroad Expo. This year will mark the 31st expo, to be held in Bangkok in November, and will provide vital resources for students interested in studying abroad, as well as opportunities for providers to meet TIECA agents and promote their institution.
TIECA is Thailand’s peak body of educational consultants, and aims to help raise standards of practice and services for both students and international institutions. They currently have some 70 members actively working in the education area.
Jaruwan Pongjaruwat, ENZ’s Programme Manager – Thailand, says the successful history of the expo, combined with the sheer number of attendees this year, makes it a key event that New Zealand institutions shouldn’t miss.
“Last year, we had about five New Zealand providers join the fair, and it would be great to have even more this time. It’s a fantastic opportunity for providers to interact with students and agents face-to-face and get their foot in the door.”
At the fair, institutions can network with TIECA agents and discuss possibilities for working together. There will also be seminars throughout the expo to raise awareness of institutions and increase student enrolment. For students interested in studying abroad, the expo will provide access to the TIECA member directory and other materials to support their decision making process.
The expo will focus on all areas of study including language schools, high schools and universities, with participants from educational institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, the United States and many other countries.
The TIECA expo has been promoted extensively online, and is inviting online celebrity students to join in and entice more students along.
Date: Saturday 19th November 2016 (10.00am-5.00pm)
Venue: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand
Fees: Single Table $1,780 NZD/Table
Shared Table $2,180 NZD /Table
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