The 11th edition of the annual EduWeek event took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg in July this year. Hailed as the only all-encompassing education event in sub-Saharan Africa, this year’s event once again brought together the full ecosystem of educational solutions and offered 3700+ education professionals that attended the event, the opportunity to compare and view more than 160 educational suppliers products and solutions, helping them make informed purchasing decisions.
EduWeek once again made good on its promise to deliver the most comprehensive education event on the continent, boasting more than 50 hours of relevant and inspiring content delivered by more than 90 respected and influential international and local speakers, all coming together with the common goal of advancing educational knowledge in Africa. The 2017 edition of the event played host to representatives from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Sudan, Namibia, South Africa and Rwanda and was proud to host Government representatives from eight of the nine Provinces this year.
One such representative was the Minister of Education for the Western Cape, Ms. Debbie Shafer. She was invited to be a part of the Gauteng EduWeek event ahead of the exciting announcement that EduWeek will be making its way to the Western Cape in October 2017, bringing a unique Cape Town flavor and a focus on the future education landscape. Minister Shafer was hugely impressed with EduWeek’s Gauteng event and had this to say when asked about the Western Cape show
“I am very pleased that EduWeek is coming to Cape Town. I would like to encourage people to come and participate and share their knowledge about education and how we can improve it especially in Africa. I would love to see a theme of ‘Future Focused Education” as our goal is to equip our young people for active economic participation in the future in a rapidly changing world”.
EduWeek Cape Town will take place at the CTICC on the 4th and 5th October 2017, bringing together stakeholders in Education from within the Western Cape and surrounding areas, who can enjoy the most recognized African education event right on their doorstep. The theme for the Cape Town launch is Future Focused Education and will elaborate on educational development within the Western Cape and beyond. Says Tanya Jackman, Event Director of EduWeek, “EduWeek is proud to announce the addition of EduWeek Cape Town. We believe that by bringing EduWeek to the Cape, we are offering the Western Cape education community the chance to network with leaders, strategic thinkers, and entrepreneurs from Africa and across the globe in their own province.
EduWeek Cape Town in partnership with Department of Basic Education, Western Cape Education Department and Knowledge Partner Microsoft brings together educational professionals across Technology, Vocational & Higher Education, Basic Education, Inclusive Education, as well as Early Childhood Development and offers the perfect platform in which to view, evaluate and buy new solutions for all education institution’s, whilst attending free training sessions dedicated to delegates specific needs. Entrance to the event is completely free, whether you are a Principal, Head of Department, Teacher, IT practitioner or involved in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives or anyone involved in the education community we welcome you to attend this not-to-be-missed education indaba.
EduWeek takes place on the 4th and 5th October from 10am – 6pm at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. For more information or to register for EduWeek Cape Town, visit: www.eduweek.co.za