Team BC Southeast Asia Mission (The Philippines and Vietnam)

Date: Feb 28, 2018 — Mar 12, 2018
Format: Team BC Mission
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: Manila & Cebu (The Philippines), Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Cost: Non-paid

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In support of BC’s International Education sector, BCCIE is pleased to announce a coordinated Team BC SE Asia Mission to the Philippines and Vietnam, February 28-March 12, 2018. This initiative follows three successful Team BC missions where relationships were established and strategic linkages pursued with education agents and networks, schools, universities, institutions, and with both provincial and national agencies. The working itinerary includes value-added activities, Fair participation, and high-school visits in established and emerging markets in five cities, including Cebu, Manila, Danang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City.

BCCIE is working closely with CEI-Vietnam, the BC Trade and Investment Office (Manila), and the Canadian Embassy and trade commissioners in different cities to offer exceptional recruitment, partnership building and networking events for all educational sectors participating in the Team BC SE Asia Mission.

Key objectives

  • To profile BC schools and institutions
  • To raise awareness of BC quality education and to increase opportunities for student recruitment in SE Asian countries
  • To raise awareness of the great potential for education partnership, exchange, joint research, investment and recruitment between BC and SE Asian countries
  • To offer value-added engagement in different cities through site visits, strategic partner introductions, and agent networking sessions

Working Itinerary

The BC value-added events will include agent events, institutional visits, B2B partnership development meetings and networking opportunities. Please see the draft agenda below for planned activities in each city. Note: CEI-Vietnam Fair registration is now closed.

DATE LOCATION EVENT BC VALUE-ADDED EVENTS*
Feb 28 9:30-11:30am Cebu, Philippines Study in BC Agent Training BC institutions & district presentations; individualized B2B Meetings; networking opportunity
Mar 1 1:30-3:30pm Manila, Philippines Study in BC Agent Training BC institutions & district presentations; individualized B2B Meetings; networking opportunity
Mar 2 TBC Manila, Philippines Institutional visit Post-secondary visit for partnership development
Mar 5 9:30-11:30am HCMC, Vietnam Study in BC Agent Training BC institutions & district presentations; individualized B2B Meetings; networking opportunity
Mar 7 2:00-4:00pm Danang, Vietnam Study in BC Agent Training BC institutions & district presentations; individualized B2B Meetings; networking opportunity
Mar 8 5:00-8:00pm Danang, Vietnam CEI Education Spring Fair Fair registration closed
Mar 9 2:00-4:00pm Hanoi, Vietnam Study in BC Agent Training BC institutions & district presentations; individualized B2B Meetings; networking opportunity
March 10 9:00am-1:00pm Hanoi, Vietnam CEI Education Spring Fair Fair registration closed
March 11 1:00-6:00pm HCMC, Vietnam CEI Education Spring Fair Fair registration closed
March 12
9:30-11:30am
1:30-3:30pm
HCMC, Vietnam BC High-Schools Mini Fair Day trip w/ BC institutions to visit local international high-schools

Background on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

With a population exceeding 630 million, ASEAN nations represent approximately 9% of the global population. Its 10 nation state members are making a concerted effort to create a regional trading bloc that would create the world’s third largest market (after China and India) and that has captured the attention of Canada amongst other trading nations. Of primary interest to the BC education sector are the growing economies and middle classes (aspiring to more and better than the local education systems can yet provide) and the large and youthful markets of Vietnam (population 90 million; median age 27) and the Philippines (96 m; 22.7). Each in its own way presents opportunity for increased and varied engagement with the BC education sector and for the measured and diverse growth of international student numbers to BC.

Submit your expressions of interest to join Team BC events

Details and mission scope are still being defined and will be determined by the levels of district, school and institutional interest in the Team BC SE Asia Mission. Expressions of interest from schools and districts to participate in our value-added events and coordinated BC branding will be accepted beginning immediately. Further details of our events will follow upon confirmation of the number of BC participants. Note: CEI-Vietnam fairs registration is closed.

If interested in attending any Team BC SE Asia Mission events, kindly submit the signup form below by February 2, 2018.

For questions or clarification, please contact events@bccie.bc.ca.