Cambridge Assessment English Asia Pacific Virtual Conference


Cambridge Assessment takes this opportunity to invite you and your colleagues to attend our Asia Pacific Virtual Conference on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October 2020.

2020 has been a challenging year for the higher education sector. As a university department, we understand the rapidly changing context and challenges facing HEIs. Cambridge Assessment is bringing together key stakeholders from destination and source countries, in a two-day virtual event to support the sector with important information on:

  • International education changes in destination markets
  • International student mobility and trends in source markets
  • Digital technologies to support online education and assessment during the pandemic; and
  • Different routes to higher education




Registration: registration is free via our website

Programme: please see the attached full programme for your information

Speakers: During the event, you will hear different perspectives on international education trends and changes from our following distinguished speakers:


1.      Kuniaki Sato
MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology2.      Professor Simon Winetroube
President, University English Centres Australia


3.      Darren Conway
English New Zealand Chairman and Managing Director

4.      Professor May Tan-Mullins
Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), Nottingham Ningbo University China


5.      Nicole Ning
Asia Pacific marketing manager, JJL Overseas Education


6.      Nicola Johnson
Global Recognition Manager
Cambridge Assessment English


7.      Dr. Baiduri Widanarko
Chair, AUN-ACTS (ASEAN University Network – ASEAN Credit Transfer System), Head of International Office Universitas Indonesia


8.      Elaine Schmidt
Senior Research Manager, Cambridge Assessment English Research & Thought Leadership9.      Eric Baber
Director of Professional Learning and Development, Cambridge University Press


10.   Iain Mathieson
Senior Academic Manager, University of Queensland Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education


11.   Dr. Ben Schmidt
Regional Director, Southeast Asia & Pacific, Cambridge Assessment International Education


12.   Eve Risius-Andrews
Market Research Manager, Cambridge Assessment International Education


13.   Adrian Yao
Academic Director External Programmes, Methodist College KL



Date and duration:

The event will take place over two days, on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October 2020. Duration for each day will be 2.5 hours, as follows:


  • New Zealand Standard Time: 18:00–20:00
  • Japan: 14:00-16:00
  • Beijing/Singapore/Malaysia: 13:00–15:00
  • Vietnam/Indonesia/Thailand: 12:00-14:00
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time: 16:00–18:00
  • UK: 06:00–08:00 GMT


Asia Pacific Programme 2020

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to the event!


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