Exports Minister brings EdTech delegation to Thailand to unlock fast growth Southeast Asian markets

UK Export Secretary Marcus Fysh this week joins a delegation of 18 UK companies visiting Thailand to showcase innovative ways of delivering quality education. They offer AI, real-time data, teacher training and language learning services.

The delegation will be exhibiting at BETT Asia, the premier EdTech summit in Asia Pacific. Attendees will hear about the future of learning from leading academic institutions, education ministers and cutting-edge technology companies.

The DIT UK Pavilion at BETT Asia will be the focal point during the event, with 12 UK EdTech companies exhibiting under the UK Pavilion and a further 6 at the wider show including companies from the Northern Power House.

The UK has a lot to offer as an established and fast-growing hub for emerging EdTechs. Over 1,000 innovative EdTech and education supply companies are based here.

Two countries in Southeast Asia – Vietnam and Indonesia – have been named among the top five priority countries and regions in the UK’s International Education Strategy. The aim is to increase education exports to £35 billion per year and increase the number of international students in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030.

Southeast Asia is an important educational partner for Great Britain. The region has contributed more than £800m in education exports over the past 5 years, making it the third largest global education exporter after China, the Middle East and North Africa.

Marcus Fysh, Parliamentary Secretary of State (Minister for Exports), Department for International Trade said:

The UK education sector is one of the jewels in our services export crown and I am delighted to see so many UK companies here at BETT Asia. The educational services that UK companies are able to provide globally will greatly benefit student outcomes and inclusion, and strengthen partnerships with schools, colleges, universities and industry in the ASEAN region.

We want more UK companies of all sizes to enter the global education market and it is through shows like BETT Asia that companies can really thrive and sell their services globally. When more companies export, jobs and growth for the economy are created.

Natalie Black, His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific said:

I am delighted to welcome a delegation of fantastic UK EdTech companies to Thailand to explore growth opportunities and new markets.

The UK is known worldwide for its quality education and research. COVID-19 has transformed teaching and learning around the world, including in Asia Pacific. We strive to play an active role in supporting recovery at all levels of education.

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Annex 1:

UK exhibitors:

The Northern Powerhouse (NPH): NPH is the UK Government’s vision for a super-connected, globally competitive Northern economy, with a thriving private sector and a highly skilled population poised to take its place on the world stage. It brings together people from across northern England, including the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Hull and Newcastle, to create a fast-growing economy with a gross value added of almost £329bn – more than the economies of Austria or Norway. In 2021 alone, companies based in the region exported goods worth £56.5 billion to all corners of the world, but there remains huge potential for future international growth.

Attachment 2:

List of participating companies:

3t transformation: 3t Transform is part of the 3t Energy Group. The group consists of 3 operating companies focused on delivering learning solutions in high risk, high impact sectors. Transform provides the software and learning content as a set of digital, SaaS-based solutions. We are relatively new (4 years old) but serve some of the world’s largest companies such as bp, Shell and Aramco. In addition to core learning, compliance and competency solutions, we have achieved significant success in virtual reality.
AppsEvents GmbH: AppsEvents is a Google for Education partner working with schools worldwide. We provide Google technical support and consulting, resell software, and provide training services for schools.
Best Practice Network: Best Practice Network is a leading training organization providing quality continuous professional development to education professionals worldwide.
BOFA mathematics: BOFAmaths is the newest member of Planet BOFA Ltd’s family of online formative learning products. BOFA was developed by teachers to enable teachers to offer tailored, adaptive AI formative learning that accelerates student understanding and is fully automated.
British Council: Founded in 1934. Every year we train over 400,000 learners in 47 countries at our centers and connect with another 80 million online. We combine this with a world-leading reputation in assessment, delivering assessments to over 2 million people each year.
CENTURY Technology: An award-winning AI education technology company. CENTURY’s scalable technology provides teachers with comprehensive, real-time data insights to make effective targeted interventions. Our powerful SaaS platform is used by leading schools around the world and has been implemented by national and regional ministries of education.
Everyone counts: Everybody Counts promises to provide you with engaging and effective resources to help support your child’s math learning. We have developed a motivating, interactive learning platform to stimulate your child’s imagination and mathematical curiosity and to provide you, the parent, with detailed instructions.
Reading: Glean helps students overcome common learning challenges in the classroom and in lectures, improving confidence and academic outcomes. Our integrative learning technology empowers students of all abilities to take meaningful audio notes in class using a proven note-taking process powered by science.
Language Solutions International GmbH: Language Solutions companies provide technically supported, specialized language testing and language training for specific purposes. Since our inception in 1991, we have helped over 40,000 professionals improve and certify their language and communication skills for work, including key UK government agencies such as the FCDO, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Defense and Home Office.
Learning Opportunities: Learning Possibilities, the Hertfordshire-based edtech company, has secured an Asian Development Bank-funded project for technology-enabled innovation in education in South East Asia.
Morphun: Morphun (a Thinkplay brand) strongly believes in the growing importance of STEM in education. Manipulation and construction toys are an essential way to develop creative play, hand-eye coordination, teamwork and problem-solving skills in children and are essential for comprehensive 21st century education.
Oxford University Press: Oxford University Press promotes knowledge and learning. We are a department of the University of Oxford and share the goal of excellence in research, scholarship and education through worldwide publications.
Image news: Picture News teaches young people all about the world. Using a breaking, global news story, our educational team have put together a visual and engaging out-of-the-box package for teachers to use. The resources are used by 4,500 schools and centers each week.
Planet Pop: A new digital blended learning solution for the elementary level ELT. Our modern online platform features over 400 high-quality videos, over 80 original songs and music videos, accompanied by lesson plans, student video workbooks and a broadcast TV show.
SimVenture: SimVenture specializes in developing high quality business simulations and entrepreneurship learning tools and is a leading provider of advanced educational technology around the world.
Test: Turn to us for educational news, teacher training, protection training and CPD, employee surveys, and software to support behavior and SEND management, intuitive lesson planning, safety reporting, and workforce management.
The security company: The Safeguarding Company offers the only comprehensive approach to protection available today with our range of solutions that prevent, reduce and eliminate abuse, harm and neglect; At the same time, organizations of all types and sizes are empowered to protect the well-being, health and human rights of the children, young people or adults in their care.
1uTalk: uTalk is a leading language learning platform from the UK. Our structured content helps students improve their fluency through interactive resources and assessment of key verbal skills. We work with schools, educational authorities and offer a very wide range of world languages ​​and English as a foreign language. We have localized our platform into all languages ​​of the ASEAN region to keep the barriers to using uTalk to a minimum.