The PIE Live ran in October 2020 and was a new dynamic, online virtual summit from The PIE News team, offering exceptional global networking opportunities and learning experiences. #PIELive20 

• Five panel debates on areas of critical interest and importance

• Four country-focused sessions offering latest insight into national policy and operating outlook

• Four hours per day of video one-to-one networking available to suit varying timezones

• Exclusive insight videos profiling PIEoneer Award category finalists followed by roundtable networking

• Q&A huddles focused on research or company innovation

• AI-backed networking suggestions facilitated by our events platform

• Keynote speech from globally renowned professor and commentator on global higher education, Simon Marginson

Watch our highlights video here

The PIE Live: TNE and Tech will run from 22-25 March 2021. Click here for more information.

Country panel: USA

Join senior commentators from the US State Dept, NAFSA, University of Maryland, Shorelight and American University for a debate on the outlook for international recruitment in the USA.

Country panel: Canada

Edtech scale-up ApplyBoard has made real impact working with education agents and the Canada-based success story joins a panel with CBIE, Humber College and ILAC Higher Education to consider what lies ahead for Canada in 2020.

Country panel: Australia

IEAA’s talisman Phil Honeywood shares a panel with UWA, private sector innovator ECA and major mover of international students, iae Global, for a frank conversation about Australia’s industry outlook.

Country panel: UK

The UK has a new graduate immigration route in 2021: how might this rebalance the UK’s fortunes? India recruitment expert TC Global shares a panel with UUKi, University of Glasgow and multi-sector operator Oxford International Education Group to discuss.

Study travel sector debate

The study travel sector, selling immersion language learning, was severely compromised by an almost-overnight cessation in business. Commercial relationships between schools and education agencies were tested to the max. Panellists analyse the pitfalls and paths to progress.

Exclusive insights/video chat roulette

Short videos profiling the successful finalists in each of our 18 categories of the PIEoneer Awards will be followed with the chance to meet others interested in the same focus area.

Q&A huddles

The PIE News team ask questions to leading industry innovators, researchers and commentators.

One-to-one video networking

Benefit from dedicated networking hours throughout our virtual summit to engage with your global peers. Our AI-backed platform will ensure recommendations are tailored to interests that you determine when registering.

Employability Focus

Delegates will learn from companies and educators who are pivoting their provision of education experiences to ensure enhanced outcomes for students.

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Sustainability Focus

Experts will share institutional approaches to integrating environmental considerations and sustainability within a global education agenda.

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Edtech Innovation Focus

Educators and edtech investors will discuss various ways in which technology is radically reshaping the way students and businesses can operate.

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Marketing to Gen Z Focus

Marketing experts will share approaches they have used -often technology-enabled - to achieve diversified, granular and successful marketing and recruitment outcomes.

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Confirmed speakers

Director and Founder
Pomegranate Global, Australia
Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admissions
American University, USA
Dean, International
Humber College, Canada
CEO and Founder
Diversity Abroad, US
Director of International Office
National University of Ireland, Galway
International Recruitment Advisor
Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Head Of Engineering Programme
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, UK
Founder and Executive Director
CISaustralia, Australia
Director International
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Future Students and Marketing)
Victoria University, Australia
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Department of State, USA
Trent International, Canada
Senior Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions
Kaplan International, Global
Deputy Vice Chancellor International
Coventry University, UK
Associate Vice Provost for International Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Head of Education, Europe
Western Union, Global
UCD Global, Ireland
Senior Research Manager
Studyportals, Global
Head of International Marketing
Estonian Education and Youth Authority, Estonia
Director of Admissions
La Salle College Vancouver (LCI Education), Canada
President / COO
ILAC Higher Education, Canada
Minister for Exports
UK Government
Senior Adviser International Education
British Summer, Spain
Owner and Director
195 Training Group and 195 Global Study Abroad, Vietnam
Founder and Partner
Emerge Education, UK
Founder and Director
Education Insight
Senior Director, IEM-ISS Services
NAFSA: Association of International Educators, USA
Vice Provost and Dean, Global Affairs
UC Davis, US
Director & Founder
Kurus English, South Africa
Green School, Bali, Indonesia
US Managing Director
Kings Education, USA
Chief Content and Partnerships Officer
FutureLearn, UK
Moreland University, US
International Brand Manager
Estonian Education and Youth Authority, Estonia
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Bureau for International Education, Canada
Customer Success Manager
Chief Executive Officer
Oxford International Education Group, UK
Head of Events & Solutions
Emerge Education, UK
Director/ Chief Corporate and Business Officer
Head of Teaching Enhancement Unit
DCU, Ireland
Assistant Dean for Learning Abroad
University of Minnesota, US
Co-Founder and CEO
ApplyBoard, Canada
Deputy Head
Mundo Joven Group, Mexico
Chief Growth Officer
Natives, Global
Expertise in Mobility, The Netherlands
HEPI (Higher Education Policy Institute)
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
The Access Platform, UK
CEO and Co-founder
ILSC Education Group, Canada
International Marketing Officer
Cardiff University, UK
IEAA, Australia
Vice Principal, External Relations
University of Glasgow, UK
Esperanza, Hong Kong
Founder and Group CEO
Education Centre of Australia (ECA)
Chief Brand and Community Partner
TC Global
Associate Dean (International)
Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne
Professor of Higher Education
University of Oxford, UK
Head of Adult and Higher Education
Cambridge Assessment English, UK
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships)
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Chief Executive Officer
insendi, UK
Founder and Chair
CEO & Co-founder
Shorelight Education, USA
Universities UK International (UUKi), UK

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