Unveiling the Influence of BETT Asia: Driving the Future of EdTech in Southeast Asia and Beyond


The British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show is an annual event that serves as a focal point for advancements in educational technology.

I previously visited BETT Brazil in 2016, and it was a great experience. The Brazilian BETT had already showed me what educational technology could accomplish on a global scale. Now, as I find out more about BETT Asia, it’s clear that this Leadership Summit and Expo in Bangkok is another key milestone. Gathering a distinguished assembly of over 2,000 senior government officials, seasoned educators, and groundbreaking EdTech vendors, BETT Asia is an influential pillar in the evolution of educational technology, not just in Southeast Asia but across the globe.

A Legacy of Excellence

BETT was established in 1985 in the United Kingdom. It began as a small gathering of educators and technology vendors. Over the years, it has grown into a global event, extending its reach to regions like Asia, Brazil, and the Middle East.

As part of the BETT global community, BETT Asia benefits from nearly four decades of expertise. It is akin to a seasoned educator who continuously adapts and innovates, proving to be indispensable in molding the future of EdTech in Southeast Asia and further afield.

Empowering Women Innovators: The Bett EdTech 10

The summit doesn’t merely focus on technology; it also champions social causes. BETT Asia is taking steps to initiate change by launching the Bett EdTech 10 list. This initiative celebrates ten women who have made a considerable impact in the realm of educational technology. These women serve as beacons, guiding and inspiring the future innovators of Asia, much like lighthouses illuminating the way for ships in the dark.

Prioritizing the Needs of Educators

BETT Asia is more than just a hub for policy and technology; it is also an educational haven for teachers. The introduction of experiential sessions serves as a collaborative platform where educators can learn and explore new technologies. Imagine a high-stakes workshop but without the pressure—a sandbox where educators can build their skills while sharing and acquiring new insights with peers.

Initiating Transformative Conversations

BETT Asia is a catalyst for impactful dialogues, bringing together Ministry of Education representatives and key players in the region. These conversations are like a strategic war room where the blueprints for the future of education and technology are meticulously planned. The aim is to engage all stakeholders in research-led, outcomes-focused discussions that drive transformative change.


BETT Asia, now in its 7th edition, is more than an annual event; it’s an ongoing movement aimed at driving the future of education and technology in Asia. By championing women, empowering educators, and initiating meaningful conversations, it continues to set the tone for what’s achievable in the world of EdTech.

If you are an educator, government official, or an EdTech enthusiast, attending BETT Asia is akin to stepping into a world of limitless possibilities and collaborative innovation. Here’s your opportunity to be part of a transformative experience that will define the future of education in Asia.

Will Fastiggi
Will Fastiggi

Originally from England, Will is an Upper Primary Coordinator now living in Brazil. He is passionate about making the most of technology to enrich the education of students.

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