IPSEF Asia |Shanghai, China , 23-26 April 2018

Chinese New Year Discounts now available until the 1st March 2018
SAVE £100 on the full 4 day ticket (other tickets available from £450)

23 April: Visits to bi-lingual Chinese private schools
24 & 25 April: IPSEF Asia Forum at Andaz Xintiandi Hotel, Shanghai
26 April: Visits to International and UK curriculum schools

We are delighted to announce that IPSEF Asia is moving to China in April 2018 and will expand to four days, comprising of two days of school visits and two days of conference and exhibition.

The event will be a unique opportunity for schools and suppliers worldwide to explore and learn about the emerging Chinese market in detail through high level presentations and school visits to both Chinese and international schools.

Organised in partnership with Dipont Education and explore CRS, IPSEF Asia will be a unique event bringing together Chinese schools and investors to engage with world class operators and suppliers.

An important feature will be the table top exhibits which will enable local operators to access and meet world class suppliers in areas as diverse as ICT, recruitment, assessment, school design, CPD, consultancy and professional services, publishing and school resources.

The Conference Programme is out now View it here or go to the red CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Tab to the right

For Information on IPSEF Asia in Chinese visit the Dipont website here

Conference Confirmed Speakers to date:

Benson Zhang, CEO and founder of Dipont Education Group

Jianhua Zhou, Vice Chancellor of the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

Zheng Zou, Principal of Nanjing Foreign language School

Ashwin Assomull, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

Ross Barfoot, Partner, Clyde & Co

Vipul Bhargava, Specialist, Early Years, International Schools and Education Technology, Department of International Trade

John Birchall, Education Director, Dipont, China

Neil Bunting, Founding Principal, Shenwai Longgang International School, China

Courtney Cavellier, Chief Academic Officer, Shattuck-St. Mary's School

Jan Dubiel, International Director, Early Excellence, UK

Harry Hoodless, Director (APAC), Broadway Malyan Shanghai

Diane Jacoutot, Managing Director, Edvectus, UK

Arlo Kipfer, Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific and the Americas, ISC Research

Dr. Maggie Koong, Chief Principal, Victoria Educational Organisation (VEO)

Pearl Leung, Business Development Manager, China and Asia Region, Edvectus, Hong Kong

Jia Liu (Luka), Director, Shenwai Longgang International School, China

Gerard MacMahon, Executive Master, Wellington College Shanghai

Don MacMillan, Chief International Officer, Shattuck-St. Mary's School, USA

Dr. Greg Maloberti, Head of School, Shattuck-St. Mary's School, China

James Neill, International Director, GL Education, UK

Speaker from North London Collegiate School (NLCS)

Kevin J Ruth, Executive Director, ECIS

Anip Sharma, Managing Director (Global Education Practice), L.E.K. Consulting

Ben Somner, Director of Architecture, Broadway Malyan, Singapore

Lily Wen, Head of British-Style Schools, Education & Skills, Department for International Trade, British Consulate-General Guangzhou

Steven Yang, Chief Executive, Opal Education and Lucton School, China

Educational Workshops Programme

Running in parallel to the conference these free to attend workshops are in the morning of:

Tuesday 24 April from 9.00 – 12.00.

Delivered by experts from a number of participating commercial organisations the workshops will provide insights into a range of themes relevant to school heads, department leaders, procurement officers and subject teachers.


Workshop Speakers:

Fiona Carter, International Development Manager, Early Excellence

Bernard Fawcett, International Consultant for Asia, GL Education

Roddy Hammond, Founder & CEO, Worldteachers Recruitment Ltd.

Will Percy, China Director, WCBS

Barry Wellard, Account Manager – Asia, Furnware

Sylver Zhong, Head of Property & Casualty, Pacific Prime China

Visa's for China

All visitors to China will require a visa. Fees vary depending on place of residence with applications made via your local Chinese consulate or visa service. If you require a business visit invitation letter, please contact us as soon as possible by email here

Register your details here to receive IPSEF Asia Shanghai 2018 newsletters and mailings

Topics Include:

  • Developing Excellence in International Early Years Education
  • Unique challenges of recruiting western teachers to bilingual schools
  • Landing British education in China – opportunities, challenges, recommendations and after thoughts
  • Data for Leadership - Accountability for external stakeholders
  • Designing and planning your school - Design “Bridges” for Chinese Bilingual Schools
  • Exploring how a school enters a new market, meets the needs and regulations of that market
  • What needs to be considered in overseas school start-ups
  • Everything you need to know about partnerships and legislation when developing a school in China – including Brand Protection
  • Upskilling early years teachers
  • international school growth, legislation and development potential in China
  • The most important qualities needed to be a successful international educator
  • Comfortable students aids concentration. How the design of classroom furniture enhances learning.
  • Leveraging effective professional development to close the culture gap between school, parents and faculty
  • Data as a tool for transforming Early Years provision
  • The importance of having robust insurance in place to protect your school, key staff, assets and income in the case of problems
  • Assessment – how data from ability attitude and attainment can help schools deliver a personalised teaching and learning experience

Joint Organisers

Dipont Education
Explore CRS




Clyde and Co.


GL Education

Strategic Partner

DIT - Proud to support Great Britain

Gold Sponsors

Visit the Furnware website
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone

Supported by

Early Excellence Centre for Inspirational Learning
Mint Communications


Clyde & Co

Early Excellence


GL Education

Harlequin Floors

LEK Consulting


Pacific Prime


Virco Software

Worldteachers Recruitment


Media Partners

First Education
Top Schools
Jing Kids
The Bund Education

The Bund Education