Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to host edtech summit

It’s hoped that the programme will build on the cooperative spirit of the Commonwealth Games and the UK’s climate leadership at COP26

A summit focussed on global education, skills, edtech and sustainable research and research will take place at UK House, The Commonwealth Business Hub, during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Friday 29 July 2022.

UK House is a platform that brings together business and government leaders to discover opportunities for international partnership and innovations for sustainable growth.

The one-day programme will address how education technology can be effectively deployed over the next five years and how skills development can enable lifelong careers.

It will also look at how university research can inform government policy, including environmental protection and climate action.

Registration for Education Day at UK House is open to international governments, education attachés, industry bodies, businesses and UK exporters interested in the latest innovations in global education and skills.

Whether attending in person or online, delegates will discover how education can enable social mobility, improve access, drive economic activity and inform government policy.

Sessions include: 

  • Professional and Future Facing Global Skills Opportunities
  • EdTech
  • International collaboration for global challenges – translating university expertise into action
  • International Education Strategy and Science, Business and Policy for Environmental Action hosted by the University of Birmingham

Confirmed speaker, Sir Steve Smith, DIT & UK Government international education champion, said: “Education and skills are key to sustainable growth – from edtech and lifelong learning to the role universities play in addressing global challenges.

“This is an opportunity to hear from experts driving innovation in the UK and helping support change in education systems around the world.”

Hosted by the UK’s Department for International Trade, in partnership with the West Midlands Growth Company, UK House is part of the Business and Tourism Programme. It’s the first programme of its kind aligned to the Commonwealth Games.

Business leaders and senior policymakers are invited to register now to attend in person or online:

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