UK Education Suppliers to Showcase Products in the ‘Best of British’ Classroom at Bett Asia

UK Education Suppliers to Showcase Products in the ‘Best of British’ Classroom at Bett Asia

  • 22 UK education suppliers will exhibit at the Bett Asia Leadership Summit & Expo held for the first time in Malaysia
  • BESA is collaborating with Department for International Trade (DIT) to mark the British-Malaysian Joint ‘Year of Great Education 2016’
  • The event is supported by the UK Embassy in Malaysia and the Malaysian Ministry of Education

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), which represents over 325 UK-based education suppliers with combined revenues totalling £2.2 billion, is working in partnership with DIT and the UK Embassy in Malaysia to run a ‘Best of British’ classroom at the Bett Asia Leadership Summit & Expo, to showcase the very best of the UK’s education resources and teaching.

Running from 15-16 November, BESA is creating a 16-seater feature classroom filled with resources kindly donated by BESA members: Gratnells, British Thornton, TTS, Findel, YPO, Microsoft and iBoardTouch.

Additional products have been donated by BESA members: Gopak, Churchfield Education, Data Harvest, Smart Kids, The Sticker Factory, Rising Stars, Sam Learning, 2Simple Software and Yellow Door.

The two-day event will feature a programme of UK-curricula themed lessons and will be delivered in the bespoke feature classroom by UK trained teachers utilising and showcasing the ‘Best of British’ classroom resources, furniture, and IT infrastructurefrom BESA members.

The lessons will involve pupils drawn from local International schools, organised by National Association of Early Childhood Care & Education Malaysia (NAECCEM) and will focus on Early Years, Primary and Secondary. 

The ‘Best of British’ classroom will be positioned at the heart of the Bett Asia Exhibition. In addition, and separate from, the Best of British Expo, BESA is also running the UK Pavilion.

Over 1,500 influential policy-makers, education leaders and educators from across the region will be in attendance to discuss and discover the latest trends, challenges and advancements in education technology and innovation across the world, with a distinct focus on Asia.

Caroline Wright, Director General of BESA, comments: “British educational suppliers are ‘top class’ and our Great British Classroom will allow Malaysian students to be top of class too with a series of exciting showcase lessons using the very best of British resources and technology during the two-day Bett Asia Summit.”

Eve Harper, Event Director – Bett Asia, Ascential Events comments: “We are proud to be bringing Bett Asia to Kuala Lumpur in what represents a highly significant year for British relations with Malaysia. As the two countries renew their commitment to collaboration in areas of education, it is fitting that senior education leaders from Asia and beyond will gather to share their own experiences, and learn from the insights and approaches of others. We look forward to welcoming global and regional education experts, policy makers and technology companies to the new destination of this must-attend event for educational transformation.”


BESA’s directors and a wide range of members are available for comment. To discuss this story further, contact: Mark Rosser mark@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.

Working closely with Department for International Trade (DIT), BESA helps take over a hundred companies overseas every year to a wide range of important export markets, from the US to Malaysia and China, providing intelligence briefings, logistical support and often substantial bursaries.

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