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British Education Companies Head to Mexico to look for Partnerships

Nine British educational suppliers are going on a trade mission to Mexico. Led by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), in collaboration with the Department for International Trade (DIT)’s Mexico office, the companies will take part in a trade mission to Mexico City and Guadalajara from 16 to 18 October, before attending Bett Latin America on 18-19 October.

Baroness Hooper, President of BESA and strong supporter of the Latin American education market, will be leading the mission to the governments of Mexico City and Jalisco to offer British expertise and solutions to their specific educational needs.

The British education companies will meet with a range of senior officials from public and private institutions.

Despite a few days of uncertainty after the 19 September earthquake, BESA and its members are pleased that it was decided to go ahead with the mission and are very much looking forward to going to Mexico to contribute to a return to normality and further strengthen the strong ties between our two countries.

Caroline Wright, Director-General of BESA, said: “It is an honour to have Baroness Hooper accompanying us to Mexico. Baroness Hooper’s extensive knowledge of the education sector in the region will bring a wealth of experience to our UK delegation and I’m sure will be welcomed by our Mexican counterparts and colleagues.

“I am glad that our nine British companies have maintained the trip to Mexico, as it will be the opportunity to strengthen already solid links with the country’s state governments and make new partnerships.

“I am delighted to bring companies to Bett Latin America and I am sure that it will be just as much a success as ever, a show of resilience and reconstruction, unifying the education community.”

Stephen Cartwright, Director for DIT in Mexico, said: “With the new education reforms and 36 million students in Mexico, I believe now is the moment for British educational institutions to explore the Mexican market and  develop lasting partnerships.”

The companies going on the mission are: Emile, Discovery Education, Morphun Education, Mangahigh, Data Harvest, The GL Education Group, Twig World Ltd, WCBS, and Sam Labs.

 

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BESA’s directors and a wide range of members are available for comment. To discuss this story further, contact: Cleo Fatoorehchi cleo@besa.org.uk / +44(0)20 7537 4997

About BESA:
BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector. It operates on a not-for-profit basis and is accountable to an Executive Council that is elected by member companies.

It has an 80-year heritage serving the UK education sector and represents over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.

BESA has a Code of Practice to which all members must adhere, along with a stringent membership process, both of which assure schools of a high standard of quality.

BESA launched its Resource Our Schools campaign in May 2017, and over 400 subject associations, unions, companies, and concerned parents and teachers have signed up to its campaign statement.

For more information, visit: www.besa.org.uk

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.

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