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UK EdTech companies set to showcase educational excellence at ISTE 2017

On 25-28 June, 18 UK education companies will be attending one of the most comprehensive EdTech conferences in the world to showcase their world-leading products. 

Supported by a Department for International Trade (DIT) grant, the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) will be bringing 18 UK education suppliers to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2017 Conference and Exhibition

The global event is expected to attract 15,000 participants from across the U.S. and over 75 countries around the world. Distributors, teachers, investors, will be attending – a mix of public and private sector stakeholders with whom to network and create partnerships. 

The UK companies will also be participating in a range of sessions at the event. They will bring their expertise to discuss and share best practices about ISTE Standards, which provide a framework for amplifying and transforming digital age learning, teaching and leading. 

Caroline Wright, BESA’s Director General, will be accompanying the UK suppliers. She said: 

“We are looking forward to bringing the UK’s long and rich experience and expertise in EdTech to the ISTE Conference. Last year was the first time BESA initiated the UK Pavilion at ISTE, and it was a real success for the UK EdTech companies attending. Therefore, we’ve returned with a larger pavilion this year, so that more companies will be able to benefit from this major international event. Half of the companies that will be showcasing their resources this week will be attending ISTE for the first time, and we can expect the same, if not more, success! I am ever so proud to see our members and other UK education suppliers crossing the pond to engage with U.S. educators in this way.”

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The 18 companies attending ISTE are: Ascent Information Technology Ltd (HUE), CB Information System, Crick Software Ltd, Frog, iBoardTouch, Knowledge Motion (Boclips), Netsupport Ltd, Pearson, Pi-Top, Primo, Promethean, Renaissance Learning, SAM Labs, Social Learning Network Limited/Spiral, Spaceforme, Twig World, Wibbu Education Studios and ZZISH.

 

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 400 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.

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