Bangkok (Thailand) | From 9-11 October, Worlddidac Asia will once again open its doors, inviting exhibitors and guests to the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre. The thematic focus will range from early childhood education to vocational training. Always with a dedicated focus on digital innovations, which are currently also being fired up by numerous Asian governments. Last year, 132 exhibitors from all over the world presented their innovations for the education sector to almost 8000 trade visitors. These included, for example, various robot creations or sophisticated educational apps for tablets and smartphones. But of course also all other forms of eLearning. The Asian region is one in which large growth rates are imminent in the area of eLearning. While the global eLearning market today is very strongly shaped by the US market, this trend could shift to the Asian region in the coming decades, although it remains to be seen to what extent regional or foreign companies will benefit from this.
In Asia, trade fairs and conferences have already found international advocates. Hon Lorna Dig Dong, OIC Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction from the Philippines, says: “I’m so amazed to find many pavillions in the Worlddidac Asia and I hope that all of these latest technologies and equipment are presented in our schools so that the children will be able to do more; to be more creative and more productive, using all information we have worked with.”. But the event also attracts attention beyond that. The German Ministry of Economic Affairs, for example, supports local companies in their financial and organisational efforts to be present in the “German Pavilion” and to demonstrate in a very practical way what products “made in Germany” today have to offer Asian eLearning users.
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