Education is the best weapon to combat poverty and inequality in any society and that is certainly the goal of the annual EduWeek event that is in it’s eleventh year and is taking place this week – Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th July – at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. EduWeek promises to once again deliver the most comprehensive education event on the continent with the ultimate aim of advancing educational knowledge in Africa. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Sudan, Namibia, Rwanda and many other African countries will be represented at the 2017 installment of EduWeek and organiser’s, Spintellient, are proud to announce that they will be welcoming Government representatives from 8 of the 9 Provinces this year.
The theme of the event for 2017 is Education: Africa’s path to a sustainable future and is all about highlighting the challenges that education in a 21st century Africa is facing, and looking for real and meaningful solutions to combat these. With this in mind, two brand new Conference Arena’s have been developed at EduWeek, they are: Education: Africa’s path to a sustainable future and South Africa’s National Development Plan – over the two days, these two arena’s will showcase a jam-packed itinerary of knowledgable and credible speakers and cover a full range of topics relevant to these two topics, all with the aim of offering practical guides and solutions.
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EduWeek brings together educational professionals across Technology, Vocational & Higher Education, Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Early Childhood Development and offers the perfect platform in which to evaluate, see and buy new solutions for all education institution’s needs whilst attending free training sessions dedicated to each delegates specific needs. Entrance to the event is completely free and sees over 5,500 educational professionals attend the two-day indaba. With over 40 countries represented in terms of attendees and exhibitors, EduWeek is a truly international event, with international standing.
EduWeek 2017 kicks off on the 12th July with an interactive keynote panel discsusion entitled Education Revolution: Using Education as a platform to create global citizens who have the necessary skills to promote economic growth and sustainability within Africa. Chaired by investigative journalist, Claire Mawisa, the panel includes Ebrahim Matthews, the Managing Director of Pearson, Dr. Steven McKee, President and Founder of Labtech International, Mr. Douglas Hoernle of Karri School Payments and a representative of the Department of Basic Education. Discussion points include: trends in education; the difference between information, knowledge and understanding; functional literacy and why this is so important to achieving educational goals and; how to ensure that learners are real-world ready!
Eduweek is proud to deliver Africa’s widest choice of quality end to end solutions in its education exhibition. The EduWeek exhibition floor is much larger this year and the event has moved from Hall 5 at Gallagher Convention Centre to Halls 2 & 3 in order to accommodate the massive growth of the event . Visitors to EduWeek will be exposed to break-through technologies, products and solutions in an inspirational and innovative environment to provide an unbeatable exhibition experience. Here, visitors can enjoy one-on-one engagement with service providers, take advantage of show specials and witness first-hand the latest products in the market.EduTheatresEduWeek’s theatres offer visitors the opprortunity to learn about the latest developments, case studies and trends in the education space by renowned industry leaders as well as local and international education professionals. These free workshops offer hundreds of hours of free practical workshops, thrilling panel discussions and eye-opening technology launches.Each EduTheatre session has been intricately designed to not only inspire and enthuse a passion for education, but also to provide attendees with practical take homes that they can apply in their own teaching environment.
NEW FOR 2017!
Live Demo Areas where visitors can participate in interactive demonstrations and get real-life experience with the hottest products on the market
LaunchPad – entrepreneurs and local talent in Education create and bring new technologies, products and services to showcase their never-before-seen innovations
Worlddidac Association Pavilion – An opportunity for visitors to discover international technologies in South Africa. Worlddidac companies have travelled from across the globe to bring the latest solutions
SchoolAdvisor Village – a space that is on the EduWeek exhibition floor to meet and engage with 30 of South Africa’s top school suppliers – covering everything from Edtech, training, science, technology and admin, stationery and so much more
Product Features – A journey through the Sustainable Development Goals and National Development Plan and the products and solutions which are helping to drive the successful outcome of these important initiatives
With all of these elements on offer, EduWeek is the largest and most recognised African education event with purchasing opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, where public and private stakeholders can gather to discuss future solutions and critical issues surrounding the education sector in Africa as well as evaluate, see and buy new solutions for their education institution’s needs. Says Tanya Jackman, Event Director of EduWeek, “EduWeek is truly about advancing education in Africa and offers our visitors a real opportunity to be at the forefront of Africa’s transformation by networking with leaders, strategic thinkers and entrepreneurs from Africa and across the globe. We are hugely excited about EduWeek 2017, it’s growth and all of it’s exciting new features. We truly belive that this will be the best EduWeek event yet and look forward to welcoming the education community to join us and to learn and grow with us ”.
EduWeek takes place on the 12th and 13th July from 10am – 6pm at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. For more information, visit: www.eduweek.co.za