The Education Show, the go-to annual event for schools to buy resources and equipment, is moving date and location to be positioned at the Excel, London, for 24-25 January 2019. By moving to London, it will coincide with its sister show Bett, and extend its reach to the education market. Together they will host the world’s largest gathering of the education community for both UK and international visitors, who will discover new products and suppliers as well as keep up to date with new developments and best practice in the sector. While Bett is all about edtech, the Education Show continues to focus on all other school equipment and supplies. With both events under one roof, school leaders, resource and business managers, and teachers save valuable time, by being able to purchase school essentials in one place.
For 2019 the Education Show is extending its offering to incorporate policy, pedagogy and school management for leaders who want to find the knowledge, resources and suppliers to make their schools more successful. Over two days it will tackle the key challenges facing these leaders, examining how they can manage change and improve efficiency through inspiring presentations and free CPD accreditation for personal development. The range of education suppliers to early years, primary, secondary, HE, FE and MATs, combine with hands-on demonstrations to complete the experience.
The move of the Education Show to be alongside Bett, and to put the needs of school leadership teams first, is a very welcome change.
– Carl Ward, ASCL
Education Show and Bett Managing Director, Rohan Marwaha commented: “We’re excited to present the new developments to the Education Show. We’ve had overwhelming support for the change which will see the Education Show provide fresh appeal to those charged with spending budgets as effectively as possible. It will be a national show not only for UK schools, but also for those from overseas, helping school decision-makers see all that they need to equip their schools, achieving the best outcomes for teachers, students and senior leadership teams.”
Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA, added: “Today’s cost pressures on schools mean that school leaders need to focus to make every purchase count. The exciting news that the UK’s two premier education exhibitions are to move alongside each other means that schools now have a one-stop-shop opportunity to experience the full school range of products, services and support all under one giant roof at Excel London.”
“Bringing the Education Show and Bett together under one roof will allow a national platform for top quality CPD, training, and holistic exhibition space dedicated to helping every aspect of school life, from curriculum learning to multi-academy administration. I am excited that BESA is the strategic partner for Bett and the Education Show.”
Carl Ward, Chief Executive of the City Learning Trust and President of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) also got behind the news. He commented: “As a senior leader in education the move of the Education Show to be alongside Bett, and to put the needs of school leadership teams first, is a very welcome change. It will result in more effective use of that most precious commodity a school leader has, namely time! I’m personally delighted to support the move and I look forward to meeting many of my colleagues in London in January 2019 at Excel.”