ACBC NSW – ACBC Education Symposium 2022: Recover, Refresh and Reconnect

11 Apr 2022

In 2022, the ACBC will host the 2nd Australia-China Education Symposium, building on the inaugural Australia China Education Symposium in 2021 (details here). With an emphasis on practical advice for education providers, the summit will once again cover a full range of issues relevant to universities as well as the vocational, schools, and non-award segments.

We are proud to announce Ellen Fanning, an award-winning public affairs journalist as our host and special guest for a Q&A-style interactive session on the theme of ‘Work to Study or Study to Work’ exploring international students’ role in addressing skill gaps and the complex issues this raises.

Leaders and experts from industry, government, and academia will also draw on their institutions’ experience and address themes such as:

  • Ensuring a safe and secure education experience for International Students
  • Maintaining Engagement with China on Education
  • Learnings from COVID: What changes need to be made to International Education in a post-COVID world
  • Edu-Technology: The future is here
  • Learning English online: the standards of English teaching in Australia
  • Schools as a pipeline for our VET and Universities Sectors
  • Study to work or work to study: the relationship between international students and the Australian economy

These leaders and experts include:

  • The Hon Phil Honeywood, CEO, International Education Association of Australia
  • Vicki Thomson, Chief Executive, the Group of Eight
  • Karen Welsh, Minister-Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian Embassy in Beijing
  • Andrew Carter, Trade Commissioner (Education) (Greater China), Australian Embassy in Beijing
  • Shane Griffin, Executive Director, Sydney Future Students, University of Sydney
  • Professor Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global), University of Newcastle
  • Iain Watt, Deputy Vice Chancellor (International), University of Technology Sydney
  • Patrick Pheasant, Chief Executive Officer, NEAS Australia
  • Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice- President (Education and Students), University of Technology Sydney

For the full program and list of speakers for 2022, please click here. Government speakers to be confirmed after the federal election.

Date and Time:

Date: 10 June 2022

Time: 9am-5pm including Networking Drinks (Registrations begin from 8:30am)

Location: Dockside (Darling Harbour) or Online

Format: Live conference with lunch, morning tea, and afternoon tea. and post-event networking drinks included; with online livestreaming available


ACBC Members (In-Person): $250 (+ Booking Fee & GST)

General Admission (In-Person): $290 (+ Booking Fee & GST)

ACBC Members (Online): $60 (+ Booking Fee & GST)

General Admission (Online): $100 (+ Booking Fee & GST)