BESA to join Prime Minister on trip to China to showcase British education suppliers

Caroline Wright, BESA

BESA’s Caroline Wright will be joining the Prime Minister’s delegation to China to showcase the best of British education products and services.

China is the second most popular global market for British education exports, with a surge of interest following the Brexit vote.

British education suppliers have an unparalleled opportunity to expand into China’s education market, worth £190bn, including a growing £14bn EdTech sector.

The visit will include meetings at a Chinese university, alongside a planned showcase of the best of British Education Technology (EdTech) products.

This event marks the highest-profile visit yet for education suppliers to China and is the culmination of two years’ worth of work between BESA and the Department for International Trade to strengthen relations with the Chinese educational market. This has included two trade missions to Shanghai and Beijing, a UK pavilion at the GET China education trade show, and the hosting of numerous inbound missions of Chinese investors and educationalists.

Caroline Wright, Director General of BESA, said: “I'm honoured to be representing British education suppliers on the Prime Minister’s flagship visit to China this week.”

“British education exports play a vital role in strengthening and enhancing shared understanding and values, tolerance and cultural collaboration around the globe. I look forward to strengthening Britain's trade links with educational counterpart organisations in China during our visit.”

BESA is the trade body which represents over 400 UK education suppliers.

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