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BEUK attending The Global Business Summit on Education

31 05 2012

Business English UK is invited to attend The Global Business Summit on Education held on 1 August 2012. The event is designed to provide an influential forum for industry, government and academia to explore and celebrate the range and depth of education in the UK.

Through-out the summit, leading international figures will address the ways in which science and technology can inspire young people, how education can inform and support the sustainability agenda, and look at the skills legacy that major sporting events can leave.
Held at the British Business Embassy at London’s Lancaster House, against the unique backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Summit will open with an inspiring breakfast reception from Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Adviser at educational publishing giant Pearson, who will examine the current status of education and skills globally and assess how the UK is advising overseas governments. He will be followed by Olympic gold-medal-winning athletes Steve Cram and Sally Gunnell, who will consider how sport can act as a driver to encourage youngsters into education.


International delegates will then be able to select one of three seminars to attend. The first, featuring speakers from companies such as Promethean, Bloodhound SSC and the Open University, will explore how science and technology can be used to inspire and educate young people. The second session, led by senior representatives from the universities of Bath and Salford, will debate the momentum and legacy potential of the sustainability agenda, while the third will focus on delivering a sustainable education and training legacy for major events.
The afternoon’s programme of events will commence with a bespoke tailored series of business meetings, plus workshop sessions on a number of key themes such as how to embed enterprise in further and higher education and delivering a flexible skills strategy that meets the needs of industry. There will also be a workshop led by UK Trade & Investment and Universities UK, which will assess the value of international partnerships and introduce the HEGlobal Integrated Advisory Service.

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