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Summit on Education - British Business Embassy @Loughborough

06 07 2012

A unique forum for industry, government and academia to debate opportunities, challenges and topical themes in this crucial sector. Network with likeminded East Midlands businesses at Loughborough University, the home of Team GB.
Date: 01/08/2012 - 01/08/2012

Start/End Time: 8:00 - 14:00

Registration Open: 05/07/2012

Registration Cut Off: 01/08/2012 

Event Organiser: UK Trade & Investment, East Midlands 

Location: Sir Denis Rooke Building, Holywell Park, Loughborough University, LE11 3GR, East Midlands, United Kingdom 

Main Contact: Simon Grandidge 

Tel: 01332 826426 


Organisation: UKTI Team East Midlands - International Trade Team 

Alternative Contact: Juliet Pask 

Tel: 01332 826429 


The British Business Embassy is the centrepiece of UK Trade & Investment’s international business programme during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. East Midlands businesses can avoid the headache and cost of visiting the capital by attending our satellite event. 

The British Business Embassy @Loughborough features all the very best content from London and the opportunity to network with other East midlands businesses at the home of Team GB, on the campus at Loughborough University in the same building as our Olympic hopefuls are being kitted out for the games. 

Education is a complex and wide-ranging concept, and the Summit will use senior representatives of leading organisations and compelling speakers to analyse and discuss the evolving role of education in preparing our young people for life beyond the classroom. 

The Summit will look at education from a variety of angles. Keynote speakers will include 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. 

The morning sessions, featuring contributions from leading colleges, universities, trade associations and educational suppliers, will explore how science and technology can be used to inspire and educate young people, debate the momentum and potential of the sustainability agenda and discuss how major sporting events can leave a lasting education and training legacy. Experts from the UK and overseas will consider these issues in a collegiate and interactive way, stimulating lively discussion and debate. 

Interested in the Education Day? 

Delegates will have the invaluable opportunity to learn from, a glittering roll-call of British and international figures from the world of education, as gain unique perspectives on where the sector is heading, future issues and challenges and possible strategic responses, and network with like minded East Midlands professionals.The full agenda for the summit is attached. 

Book now by registering above