Re:locate International Education Forum – 19 February 2016

To celebrate the launch of our new Guide to International Education & Schools, we are holding the first-ever Re:locate International Education Forum event on Friday 19 February at the Institute of Directors, in central London.

Venue and date
Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED
Date: Friday 19 February
Time: 9.00 am registration for 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Complimentary places for HR
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£166.66 (+ VAT), including lunch + copy of the Guide to International Education & Schools.

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More about the event

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with international education experts, HR and global mobility specialists, and relocation professionals. Every delegate will receive a complimentary copy of the Guide to International Education & Schools.

With education at the top of the agenda for global organisations moving employees and their families, whether on an international assignment or a domestic relocation, this is your chance to share your perspective, learn more about the complex field of mobility, increase your knowledge of international education trends and issues, and explore how they may affect your organisation.

If you are an HR professional or an employer:

  • Find out about the timing of a move, which can be critical for parents
  • Discover what your employees need to do to secure school places, weigh up curriculum choices, and consider relocation options
  • Learn how you can smooth the path for families choosing schools and accommodation, minimise the risk of a costly assignment failure, and ensure your employees are productive and settled as soon as possible

If you are an international school or education specialist:

  • Discover what employers need to make informed decisions about school choices
  • Understand the process behind relocation and global mobility
  • Engage with the employers and relocation professionals who are influencing and supporting parents embarking on a relocation move or international assignment

If you are a relocation professional:

  • Catch up with the latest education developments and thinking
  • Ensure you have the knowledge to support relocating parents in changing times and growing market
  • Engage with the schools and corporate decision makers

The event will include short presentations from some of the experts who have contributed to the Guide to International Education & Schools, including education and culture specialists, leading international schools, education consultants, and relocation professionals. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, debate current curriculum choices and related issues, and help shape the global mobility agenda.

Facilitated discussion sessions will take place throughout the day, and there will be plenty of time for networking in a relaxed, professional environment.

So, whether you are in education or an employer or service provider, you'll find answers to the key questions you are asked by employees relocating with families by attending this lively and informative event.

What you will gain

  • Opportunity to share opinions with education experts and relocation thought leaders and practitioners
  • Answers to your education, curriculum and admissions questions
  • Awareness of the application process in regions around the world, with a special focus on Asia Pacific and Middle East, where school places are in short supply
  • Tips from education consultants from the UK, the USA and Europe who are supporting relocating parents with their decision-making and helping them to secure school places
  • An appreciation of the cost of international education and the real cost to your business, your employees, and your employer brand if you get it wrong
  • Understanding of cultural issues and how you can help families to prepare for new schools, get up to speed with an unfamiliar curriculum, or improve their language skills

Who should attend?

  • Heads of international schools
  • International school admissions and marketing specialists
  • HR and HR global mobility specialists
  • CEOs and CFOs setting up in a new region
  • Talent managers
  • Relocation professionals
  • Culture and language specialists
  • Higher education admissions specialists

9.00 Registration and networking

9.30 Welcome and introduction: Finding schools in the global mobility context – Understanding the issues

9.45 Session 1: Helping parents to choose a school – Reading between the lines

10.15 Session 2: Curricula unwrapped
10.45 Facilitated discussion groups
11.30 Coffee and networking

11.45 Session 3: Exploring education options in the Middle East – Employer, relocation and school perspectives

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Session 4: Hotspot destinations and rising stars in Asia – Employer, relocation and school perspectives
14.15 Facilitated discussion groups

14.45 Session 5: Settling children and supporting the family

15.45 Closing remarks
16.00 Networking

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