BBGV was pleased to welcome the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) on their Mission to Vietnam, on the 6-9th March 2017. BBGV provided support to the Mission in conjunction with the Department of International Trade.
The BESA mission included visits to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The delegates were kept busy during their time in Vietnam and met with representatives of the Department of Education and Training as well as many representatives many educational establishments including Vietnamese Schools, Universities and International Schools, publishers, importers and distributors.
In his welcoming speech in Ho Chi Minh City, the Consul General Ian Gibbons made reference to the world class educational technology offered by BESA members. He also commented that the mission fitted well with the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed in 2010 in which Education was one of the seven priority focus areas for cooperation between the UK and Vietnam Governments.
Mr Pham Ngoc Thanh the Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh Department of Education and Training in his speech confirmed the need for further development for English Language and ICT within the Vietnamese school system.
Presentations were made to an appreciative audience at the mini workshop by nine members of the UK educational suppliers industry including Boclips, Collexi Limited, Cambridge University Press, Data Harvest Group Ltd, Discovery Education and Hodder Education, RM Results, WCBS and Zzish
Following the workshop, the mini-exhibition took place where members from BESA met with many Vietnam based companies on a 1-2-1 to discuss the opportunities of working together.
The mission concluded with BESA members visiting the British International School and the International School of Ho Chi Minh City.
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