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Thousands to attend IDP’s 4th Global Alumni Convention

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Thousands to attend IDP’s 4th Global Alumni Convention

Some 50 education institutions, both local and abroad, will showcase their expertise and services at the 4th Global Alumni Convention (GAC) starting Saturday – a clear reflection of the booming education sector in Cambodia.
The prestigious event is organised by IDP Education – a world leader in international education and student placement services.

Over 3,000 attendees are expected to gather at the fourth convention that will be held from November 10-12, at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.

As part of the GAC, the Global Education and Career Expo (November 11 to 12), will host a wide range of education institutions showcasing world-class study options to students and professionals considering furthering their education overseas as well as local institutions.

Allen Tan, Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia said, “The GAC is one of the most important intellectual events of the year.

“There are sessions with value for all sectors and experience levels; from students to company directors.”

The GAC series was established in 2015 by IDP Education and the event is now hosted annually as one of the most prestigious arenas for international education opportunities and business networking in Cambodia.

The GAC consists of three components: the Global Education and Career Expo (free entry), the Global Education and Business Forum (free entry) and the Global Alumni Dinner (ticketed).

“For the fourth year in a row, the Global Education and Career Expo will allow students to travel the world with us, talking to institutions from a variety of international destinations, helping them to consider what study abroad destinations might be right for them.

“We are excited to be welcoming schools and universities from over nine countries,” said Vantak Chheang, Student Placement Manager with event organiser, IDP Education (Cambodia).

At the event, information on study programs, admission requirements, student visa processes and scholarships will be available directly from education representatives, IDP Education’s study abroad counsellors, visa officers and scholarship providers.

A galaxy of participants from governments, civil society, local and multi-national companies, local and international education institutions, business chambers, embassies, industry experts and entrepreneurs are expected to take part in the event.

Trevor Sworn, Chairman of BritCham, said, “The event is an excellent opportunity for the education sector to come together, interact and broaden perspectives.”

Sponsors of the 4th GAC include Prince Bank and IELTS as Platinum Sponsors, ACE as a Gold Sponsor and Sathapana Bank and NERA Telecommunication as a Silver Sponsor.

The Global Alumni Dinner is the social highlight of the whole GAC to network, build partnerships, and celebrate contributions an international education can have at a personal, institutional and country level.

The official opening ceremony, as part of the Global Alumni Dinner will be presided over by Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, guests from embassies and Sreng Mao, IDP Education (Cambodia) Country Director and GAC Convenor.

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