For the 2019 Calendar year, Labtech is scheduled to participate in 16 Events that are held all around the globe. Labtech will be speaking or presenting papers in these conferences and showcasing our training systems at the exhibitions. This year has already begun by participating in highly recognized events, where we have spoken about new challenges posed by Industry 4.0, and the challenges of how to prepare for the required future skills. We also spoke about the downside of IR4.0 and changes that will occur in the labor force, whereby present jobs will be lost, and it will fall to TVET to retrain and reskill these people. This will hit many developing countries quite hard, with a number of low and medium skill labor activities being lost, which may also result in their jobs or industries being shifted elsewhere. But there is hope that rising economies driven by new technologies, that will continue to uplift people worldwide, if we are proactive in training them for the required skills.
Labtech will continue to engage with senior educators around the globe about how TVET can be transformed by using new digital technologies to virtualize certain aspects of training. Labtech has a major ongoing program to develop a new generation of 3D digital learning resources, which can be deployed in several ways ranging from tablets, to laptops, to PCs as well as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality systems. We have been creating new educational development strategies that can reduce the cost of delivering new TVET programs in half, compared to traditional methods. In the coming years we shall see these new systems start to be deployed, and this can change the face as well as the cost of education globally.
The list of the 16 events below are part of our regular larger events that we will participate in 2019. These do not include country specific, or customer specific events and workshops which are conducted by the Labtech marketing teams. We hope the exciting calendar of events below will enable us to share our thoughts and ideas with our fellow educators around the world.
Location: Dubai, UAE; Dates: Feb 26th to 28th 2019
Exhibition and Conference for educators and dealers in the Middle East. Dr. Steven McKee Spoke about how Industry 4.0 will affect developing countries, and about innovations in Digital Learning with Virtual TVET. Labtech also showcased its products especially the Virtual TVET systems.
2. 5th SEAMEO Polytechnic Networking Meeting
Location: Ipoh, Malaysia; Dates-March 26th to 27th 2019
Hosted by the SEMEO (South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization – part of ASEAN) and is their annual program for discussions on TVET programs in the ASEAN countries with the Polytechnic Directors. Brad Ker, Labtech Manager for Digital Programs, highlighted developments in digital learning and the potential impact Virtual TVET will have on Industry 4.0 and how it will assist in developing 21st Century Skills, along with lifelong learning for employable skills. Labtech also showcased our new Virtual TVET program, featuring a new generation of digital learning content.
3. 1st Asian Augmented Reality Congress
Location: Bangkok, Thailand; Dates: March 27th to 28th 2019
The first of its kind congress organized by Seabery and co-hosted by Worlddidac was addressed by its President Dr Steven McKee on the subject of how TVET is transforming through the use of digital technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. The emergence of mixed reality training systems will have a huge impact on the future of training. The event pulled in participants from the educational sector, industry, and also developers, to come together to discuss the potential of these technologies on education.
4. UNESCO International Conference on Technical and vocational education and training and national skills competition and exposition
Location: Namibia, Windhoek; Dates: April 3rd to 6th 2019
The Namibia Training Authority, the Government of Korea and World Skills Namibia hosted the International Conference on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), under the theme “TVET as a catalyst to economic transformation and industrialization”. Labtech was invited by UNESCO to do deliver a speech on modern TVET training and this was delivered by Brad Ker, Labtech’s Digital Programs Manager. Brad Ker spoke about TVET for Industry 4.0 – Challenges and approaches of preparing the workforce for the skills required in a Digitalized World of Work.
5. ISTE Ed Tech Conference 2019
Location: Philadelphia, USA; Dates: June 23rd to 26th 2019
Dr Steven McKee will be attending as the President of Worlddidac plus participate in the conference as a Worlddidac official representative to the event.
6. International Conference 2019 “Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Driving Changes with Global Trends”
Location: Center’s premises in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Dates: July 4th to 5th 2019
SEAMEO RETRAC and the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) – Canada hosted International Conference on “Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Driving Changes with Global Trends”. In this event, Mr Brad Ker as our Business Development Executive will be a speaker to present “The Challenges of Industry 4.0 and How New Technologies will Impact Education (Virtual TVET: 3D Simulation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality)”.
7. 4th International Conference on Innovative Education and Technology (ICIET 2019)
Location: Pattaya, Thailand; Dates: July 11th to 13th, 2019
This international event focuses on innovation in education especially through the use new technology. Dr. Steven McKee will be giving the Keynote address at the conference to speak about new developments and possibilities in Education that can occur now and in the future.
8. 8th ADB International Skills Forum: Future of Skills and Jobs in the Age of Digital Disruptions
Location: Manila, Philippines; Dates: August 27th to 29th 2019
Hosted by the Asian Development Bank this year the focus will be on approaches to address the challenges of and opportunities from by the emergence of Industry 4.0 jobs In this ADB’s annual program, Dr Steven McKee would unveil and discuss the results form a jointly commissioned study being conducted by ADB & WorldDidac in select ASEAN countries on the level of preparedness of their education policy, bias for action, institutional evolution and other related issues for Industry 4.0.
9. 5th International Conference on Technology and Vocational Teachers (ICTVT)
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Dates: September 14th to 15th 2019
“ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY AND VOCATIONAL COMPETENCY FOR SMART INDUSTRY”
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Information Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Teaching and Learning
- Tourism and Culinary
- Vocational Education
Location: Muscat, Oman; Dates: September 16th to 18th 2019
Ministerial Conference on Educational Development in the Middle East and Africa. Labtech will showcase our Digital Learning solutions with Virtual TVET and interact with senior education officials from over 20 countries. At this event Labtech will be able to discuss with Ministers and senior educators throughout Africa the new developments in using technology to transform the TVET sector.
11. 5th Edition of GESS Indonesia
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia; Dates: September 18th to 20th 2019
Exhibition and Conference for educators and dealers in Indonesia and S.E. Asia. Labtech will showcase its complete range of TVET products especially the new line of Bio-Medical systems and Virtual TVET.
12. 11th Edition Didac India Asia’s Largest and India’s Only Exhibition and Conference for Education and Training Resources
Location: Bengaluru India; Dates: September 24th to 26th 2019
Dr. Steven McKee as President of Worlddidac, will speak about Industry 4.0 and TVET 4.0 in the concurrent The International Education and Skill Summit (TIESS) is the global education and training dialogue emphasizing on various advancements and developments in the international education scenario. Labtech will showcase its products especially the Virtual TVET systems.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand. Dates: October 9th to 11th 2019
The premier regional event for education in S. E. Asia. This features an Exhibition combined with a Conference for educators and dealers in S.E. Asia. Labtech will display its products for technical and vocational training and Dr Steven McKee will have a leading role in the event as President Worlddidac.
14. Indonesia Vocational Education & Training Summit (IVETS) 2019
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia. Dates: Oct 9th to 11th 2019
This special first event is organized for the participation of the Directors of all the Polytechnics from around Indonesia. Its theme is “Transforming Indonesia’s TVET System”. It is a two day event at which presentations will be given by senior educators from within Indonesia and the International educational community. Labtech will be feature a display of our latest training systems at the event.
15. ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Education)
Location Anaheim, California USA; Dates: Dec 4th to 7th 2019
Professional educators in Career and Technical Education from around the USA will gather for their main annual event. This will feature Exhibition for teachers and dealers as well as an extensive conference and workshop agenda. Labtech will exhibit and showcase Virtual TVET program.
16. 9th Innovation Africa – Africa’s Official Ministerial Summit
Location: Accra, Ghana; Dates: December 3rd to 5th 2019
Innovation Africa is a special Ministerial Summit on Education and has Ministers and top senior educators from around Africa participating. In 2019 edition, the full force of the Government of Ghana, under cabinet endorsement, will be ensuring a record number of participating ministers from across the continent. As well as being co-hosted by both ministries of education and communications, the key education & ICT stakeholders from Ghana will play key roles in ensuring the delivery of a multilayered landmark summit. Dr Steven McKee President Labtech International Limited will speak about the transformation of TVET through digital learning and this will present an excellent opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the Education and ICT Ministers of member African countries.