KIES 2018

There used to be a time when the education sector moved at glacial speed. Now, with access to game-changing technologies and increasing international investment, change takes place almost by the hour. As in past years, KIES 2018 will bring a global, hands-on perspective, covering emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies, innovative business models and new delivery methods in education – all while staying focused on the needs of local institutions, students and businesses. KIES 2018 will serve as an interactive platform for educators, thought leaders, investors, policy makers and business leaders as we work together – Anticipating Problems and Enabling Solutions. ( + )

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Previous Conferences

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1-2 March 2018

INSEAD, Singapore

2 Days, 8 Sessions

Focus on Asia

40 Speakers

20 Nationalities

200+ participants

Investors, Policy Makers, Education CXOs


Kaizen & INSEAD Education Symposium

09:00 - 09:25 Am

Breakfast and Registration

10:45 - 11:05 Am

Networking Break

11:05 - 12:05 PM

Changes in the educational market have begun to occur, and are gathering pace: Revenues for traditional universities taking degrees online growing at 30%+ pa, number of colleges offering competency-based education growing by 3x between 2015-20, boot-camp graduates doubling every year since 2013.

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12:05 - 12:25 PM

Networking Break

12:25 - 01:25 PM

Fundraising is a critical task for every startup founder, a trial by fire that is at once exciting and exasperating.

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01:25 - 02:40 PM

02:40 - 03:40 PM

In this session, we’ll take an investor’s perspective and outline the range of advantages associated with education platforms, from greater scale to higher brand awareness.

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03:40 - 04:00 PM

Networking Break

04:00 - 05:00 PM

The skill evolution cycle (pace at which new skills and micro-skills are being demanded due to changing jobs, changing work-life balance opportunities, more transactional expectations of the millennials) is rapidly accelerating and rapidly shrinking; and, this has a strong impact on the ROI expected from education and skilling.

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05:00 - 05:40 PM

07:00 - 10:00 PM

Networking Dinner & Cocktails

Last year's attendees





Session Sponsor


Media Partners

Education Investor
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Edtech Asia
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It wasn’t just the academic and financial big hitters at the podium that made this gathering exceptional: the work of dynamic SMEs on the ground in Asia and Africa especially in the field of Educational Technology, was at the heart of lively discussion, both on and off the stage.
International Teacher Magazine

I am overwhelmed! This is, by far, the best thing that has happened to me in a long time.... Attending KINSES 2016 in Dubai was an eye opener as it allowed me to meet dynamic people from across the globe.

The event was extremely helpful in providing insights to the education industry.
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