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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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

08:45 - 09:15 Am

Breakfast and Registration

10:30 - 10:50 Am

Networking Break

10:50 - 11:50 AM

This panel will discuss the path that higher education will most likely follow in order to be ready for the millennial generation and beyond. It will debate the risks and rewards of foreseeing radical change and responding to it at private and public institutions across the globe.

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11:50 - 12:10 PM

Networking Break

12:10 - 12:25 PM

Investing in education- opportunities to win by LEK Consulting

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 demand for new skills is accelerating rapidly due to changes in the job market new opportunities for work-life balance, and greater transactional expectations of millennials. This sequence of events has a strong impact on the expected return on investment (ROI) from education and skilling systems.

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05:00 - 05:40 PM

07:00 - 10:00 PM

Networking Dinner & Cocktails

Leadership Development Center (LDC) Building,
6th floor, Executive Dining Room

Last year's attendees



Session Sponsors




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Education Investor
Edtech Asia
Global Mindset
Education Investor

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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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