FE and International Markets
07 Jun 2011
Generating new revenue streams; international business development. 6th annual conference. Held at Westminster Studio, London SW1

Headline Speakers

This established conference brought together senior leaders responsible for international partnerships, recruitment and business development in the UK FE sector to discuss the future of the internationalisation agenda and how to benefit in the short and long term.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary, Editor, Times Good University Guide
Welcome and introduction by conference Chair

10:10
Alison Birkinshaw, Principal, York College; Chair of FE reputation committee
Reputation of the FE sector in international markets

10:30
Matthew Anderson, Director, TVET UK
Exporting UK education, training and qualifications through new business development

10:50
Julia Weedon, Head of International Development, Edinburgh's Telford College
Marketing and positioning to attract international students to UK Colleges

11:10
FE colleges “a fantastic offer” to international students - Questions, comments and discussion: Session 1
Including detailed comment from Julia Weedon

11:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Bharat Pamnani, Assistant Director, Temporary Migration, UK Border Agency
An update on immigration policy

12:10
Lowell Williams, Principal, Dudley College
New international business development

12:30
Susan Randall, Director Business Management & International Development, University of Cambridge ESOL examinations
The role of English language in international markets

12:50
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
13:50
Louise Cowcher, Regional Adviser, Vocational Education and Training, British Council
Working with partners

14:10
Andy Nicol, Business Development Director, Asia-Pacific, Hobsons PLC and former Director, International Development, Coventry University
UK Colleges & the corporate international market - ‘Exporting UK qualifications and skills’

14:30
UK Colleges and the corporate international market - ‘Exporting UK qualifications and skills’
Richard Parry, Head of Education and Skills Sector Team, UK Trade and Industry (UKTI); Graham Snape, International Trade Advisor, UKTI.

14:50
Katherine Latta, ECVET Coordinator, UK Naric
Focus on Europe: increasing European interest in UK FE

15:10
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:40
Seminar 1: Working with partners in India: a practical workshop
Shailja O'Leary, International Coordinator, Faculty of Health Care & Education, Bournemouth and Poole College; Theresa Moore, Faculty Manager, Faculty of Health Care & Education, Bournemouth and Poole College.

15:40
Seminar 2: New international business opportunities
Sanjeev Ohri, Business Development Manager, Dudley College

15:40
Seminar 3: How Government-Government partnerships could facilitate access to opportunities in India and China
Nick Rousseau, Team Leader, Further Education Policy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)