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Dazed and confused by International Schools? AmCham International Schools Expo can help!

Every parent wants their child to take the best pathway to fulfilment, but predicting their future challenges and opportunities is becoming ever more difficult. 
Hong Kong’s education landscape is complex, crowded and extremely competitive, piling on pressure for stressed out parents. So many options, but how to make the right choice? With stiff competition for places at top schools, taking a wrong step can be devastating. If that’s a dilemma you’re all too familiar with, help is at hand: AmCham is organizing the first International Schools Expo on May 5 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This one-stop-shop event offers parents a 360 degree view on all aspects of education and future career paths from leading school principals, educators and potential employers. With disruption by technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Expo will also spotlight the interplay between the world of work and the educational sphere.
Putting the latest global trends into the local education setting, the event also places a key focus on psychological development and issues related to special-needs students.  

Topics covered
  • 15+ renowned International School Principals and senior educators in Hong Kong to talk on school admission and the mandate of future schools (refer to the latest list on agenda)
  • International schools vs local schools, what is the right choice for my child
  • Important tips for popular international schools’ application and interview
  • The benefits of different high school curricula in preparing students for university application around the world
  • Facts and myths about special needs education in Hong Kong
  • Insights from world leading corporate leaders on promising career paths (future of works)
  • Each enrolled participant will receive a complimentary booklet of AmCham Education Guide 2018
  • ​Ticket confirmation / QR code must be presented for expo admission


David Shirley

Head of Primary at Australian International School HK

Howard West

Head of Secondary at Australian International School HK

Lynette Wong

Head of Admissions at Australian International School HK

Mandy Mansbridge

Admissions Officer at Australian International School HK

Christopher Coyle

Principal, ESF Wu Kai Sha International Kindergarten at English Schools Foundation (ESF)

Derek Pinchbeck

Learning and Teaching Adviser, Early Years and Primary at English Schools Foundation (ESF)

Stewart Redden

ESF Learning & Teaching Adviser (Post-16) at English Schools Foundation (ESF)

Julie Wong

Admissions Manager at English Schools Foundation (ESF)

Ian Clayton

Head of International Stream at French International School

Gail Maidment

Executive Director of Generations Christian Education

Jadis Blurton

Head of School at The Harbour School

Ann Haydon

Head of School at Harrow International School Hong Kong

Annabel Davies

Principal Deputy Head (Curriculum) at Harrow International School Hong Kong

Vicky Seehafer

Director of Admissions at Hong Kong International School

Todd Hollett

Upper Primary Technology Coach at Hong Kong International School

Karena Belin

President, Parent-Faculty Organization at Hong Kong International School

Justin Lui

Alumni, Class of 2004 at Hong Kong International School

Mark Jobling

Assistant Principal at The ISF Academy

Liu Yu

Assistant Principal at The ISF Academy

Ann McDonald

Principal at Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong

Robin Lister

Founding Headmaster at Malvern College Hong Kong

Brian Yen

Executive Director of MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Anne Sawyer

Co-founder of International Montessori School-an IMEF

Gloria Carnevale

Head of Arts and Design at International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

Brian Cooklin

Principal at Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong

Ben Keeling

Principal at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

Karrie Dietz

Head of School at Stamford American School

Cecille Nazareno

Team Leader, YCIS - Secondary at Yew Chung Education Foundation Limited

Jennifer Van Dale

Head of Asia Pacific Employment at Eversheds Sutherland

Gerry Chu

Director of Apply Ivy

Diana David

INED, Da Vinci Labs Ltd; Regional Director, Executive Education, Financial Times (HK) Ltd

Anne Murphy

Director (School Advisory Services) of ITS Education Asia

Dirk Schraven

Chief Executive Officer at Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Yvonne Becher

Acting Chief Executive / Director, Programme Development & Learning of The Child Development Centre

Virginia Wilson

Chief Operations Officer, Global at OneSky

Elaine Cheung

Group CFO at Regal Springs AG

Jenny Wong

Executive Director, Public Policy, Asia Pacific of Time Warner Inc


Meeting Rooms N201 - N212, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Dr, Wanchai
Hong Kong SAR (China)

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