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14 Sep 2015

Bett, the worldÂ's leading event for learning technology, announces global collaboration with Microsoft

i2i Events Group is pleased to announce a global collaboration between Bett and Microsoft, which will cover Bett events in the UK, Asia and Latin America over a period of three years.

With their global network of educators, Bett and Microsoft will work together to help deliver inspiring content at Bett events around the world, that shares next generation ideas and innovative technology based classroom practices.  The educator-led sessions will showcase the methods that have the most impact on educational outcomes and will highlight inspirational concepts to help develop 21st century skills and find solutions to global challenges.

This agreement aligns with Microsoft's commitment in education to empower educators and inspire students to achieve more, and mirrors Bett's on-going pledge to help those working in education to explore the potential that technology, collaboration and creativity can offer.

Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education at Microsoft, said, “Technology opens the door to a world full of possibilities, infused with curiosity for educators and students alike.  I'm excited to work alongside Bett to not only celebrate inspired thinking and leadership, but to encourage, challenge and push each other to deliver big change and transformation in learning.â€'

Mark Shashoua, CEO i2i Events Group, added, “This collaboration goes beyond business for both Bett and Microsoft.  Working together to improve education, global prosperity and innovation in a necessary cultural shift, is exciting.  The content that will be offered across Bett events will share and celebrate new ways of thinking, working and educating.  This is because we know that supporting teachers is one of the most effective ways of offering the best possible life chances and wellbeing for young people now, preparing them with the right skills for the future.â€'