ISTE 2017

25 - 28 June 2017

ISTE 2017 will take place on 25-28 June 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.


9:30am - 5:30pm


Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market Street
San Antonio
78205 View Map



ISTE 2017 will take place on 25-28 June 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

BESA is delighted to inform you that DIT will be supporting a limited number of companies to exhibit in the UK Pavilion at this year’s ISTE, one of the most important ed-tech exhibitions in the United States.

Please note that the event dates are 25 - 28 June, however the exhibition starts on the 26th.
The 25th June is the Opening date for the Conference.


ISTE will take place in San Antonio, Texas  and attracts a highly targeted market of 16,000 education professionals, and 5,000 industry reps, all interested in new ICT resources for education.

ISTE’s reach and influence brings the power of partnership and global collaboration to thousands of ed-tech leaders and organisations around the world.

ISTE assembles a comprehensive platform for collaborating, exchanging, promoting, networking and sharing of best practices in education.

Visitors to the event will include:

  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • Decision makers
  • Technology directors
  • Librarians/Media specialists
  • Consultants
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Specialists
  • Teacher educators
  • Policy makers

Why the USA?

The United States is the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world – and the largest procurer of education technology. In 2015, UK trade in goods and services to the USA was £135 billion, up 3.6% from the year before.

The Benefits of doing business in the USA:

  • World’s largest market
  • World’s largest private sector
  • Low regulatory barriers
  • Minimal language barriers
  • Access to global supply chains that can lead to exports for other markets
  • One of the most innovative consumer markets in the world
  • Ease of doing business due to similar business culture
  • Strong rule of law

The Challenges of doing business in the USA:

  • Vast regional differences between the 50 markets/states
  • Strong competition, causing saturation of products or services
  • High customer service expectations
  • High cost of living in major cities
  • High cost for business insurance
  • Litigation is common
  • Expensive and time-consuming process for work visas

Stand Package

The cost of a pod in the UK Pavilion is £2,900, which includes your Pod area with carpet, name board, reception desk, socket and a bar stool.

BESA’s international team will be with you every step of the way.

UK companies will also get the following:

  • UK brochure entry
  • Appointment of preferred freight and travel agents
  • Pre-event promotion of BESA Group

DIT Support

For this event there are 10 grants available from DIT. These will be allocated on a first come first, served basis, providing you are eligible. The value of the grant is £2,000. If you would like to exhibit and apply for a grant, please complete both the booking form and the grant application and send to william@besa.org.uk

For companies that apply and are eligible, the grant will be paid within one month after the event has taken place.

For more information about the event, please go to https://conference.iste.org/2017/