BESA to co-host new show in Vietnam

The March 2019 event is intended to showcase the best British suppliers to the education market

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has launched BESS (British Educational Suppliers Show) Vietnam, to give British suppliers the chance to enter the country’s education market.

BESA will partner Giaoducso in the running of the event, which will take place from 5 to 6 March 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) will be making a number of grants available for UK companies to attend the show through their Tradeshow Access Programme, which BESA will be administering.

Vietnam has been experiencing rapid and inclusive economic growth since the early 1990s, according to figures from the World Bank. After developing the Fundamental School Quality Level in 2006, the Ministry of Education and Training is now looking to change the country’s curriculum, aiming to have new resources in place by 2020.

Caroline Wright, Director General of BESA, said: “Vietnam’s exciting vision for education is leading to the development of closer links and synergies between our two education systems and resources. World-leading UK education suppliers have been working closely with Vietnamese educationalists over recent years and BESS Vietnam will further strengthen these connections.”

Mr Binh, Chairman of Giaoducso, said: “We are honoured to work with BESA to organise this British exhibition show. It will provide a bridge for British companies to support and lend their educational expertise to the Vietnamese government as they develop a new curriculum.

“We look forward to working with UK companies to maximise their opportunities to engage with the Vietnamese education market at BESS Vietnam, and know they will receive a warm welcome by educators and officials from across the country.”

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