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2021 Rethinking International Education Post-COVID Forum and 2nd ApplyBoard China Market Appreciation Event

ApplyBoard is thrilled to host the 2021 Rethinking International Education Post-COVID Forum and 2nd ApplyBoard China Market Appreciation Event in Beijing, China, on October 29, 2021.

Our relationship with our partners in China is vital to advancing our shared mission to Educate the World. Held against the backdrop of ApplyBoard’s sixth anniversary and recent Series D funding announcement, this event will feature a message from Co-Founder and CEO Martin Basiri on ApplyBoard’s global strategy. The afternoon will also include key insights on market trends post-COVID from key industry and government stakeholders and school partners, including representatives from the Australian National University, University of Delaware, and the University of Ottawa. Topics include:

  • Study, Employment, and Life in Canada
  • Canada–China Trade Relations: New Opportunities Post-COVID
  • Enabling a Digital Future
  • Test Revolution with AI Technology
  • Future Success: Solutions and Recovery for the International Education Industry After COVID-19
  • New Opportunities and Challenges for International Education Under China’s “Dual Reduction Policy”

2021 Rethinking International Education Post-COVID Forum and 2nd ApplyBoard China Market Appreciation Event

Event Speakers

ApplyBoard looks forward to welcoming the following speakers—both virtually and in-person—to the event stage: 

Mr. Martin Basiri
Co-Founder and CEO, ApplyBoard 

Ms. Anna Guo
Associate Director of Greater Sales Greater China, ApplyBoard

Mr. Tim Xie
Director, China Business Development in Business Strategy, ApplyBoard

Ms. Sarah Gross
The First Secretary, Trade Commissioner, Education, Embassy of Canada to China

Mr. Noah Fraser
Managing Director, China, Canada China Business Council

Ms. Sumin Lai
Senior Marketing Manager, TOEFL, ETS Global B.V. – China Office

Dr. Song Hoffman
Director of International Admissions, University of Delaware

Ms. Michelle Doyle
Vice President, Pearson Test of English, China

Ms. Joanna Tan
Regional Manager, China, The Australian National University

Mr. Alain Malette
Associate Vice President, International, University of Ottawa

Ms. Yumei Yang
International Liaison Officer, University of Ottawa

Ms. Emily Liu
Assistant Director of ELI, University of Delaware

Mr. Andy Truong
Board Director, Canadian International School of Beijing & Executive Director, Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada

Mr. Kailang Rao
Vice President, 360 Education

Mr. Mingze Sang
Secretary General, Beijing Overseas Study Service Association

Event Agenda

This exciting event begins at 1:00 PM with sign in, followed by a series of speeches, roundtable discussions, and more throughout the course of the afternoon.

Time (BJT) Event
1:00 PM–2:00 PM  Sign In
2:00 PM–2:05 PM Opening

  • Ms. Doris Chen, International Recruitment Manager, ApplyBoard
2:05 PM–2:15 PM Enterprise Speech: Gratitude & Global Strategy

  • Mr. Martin Basiri, Co-Founder and CEO (Video)
  • Ms. Anna Guo, Associate Director of Sales – Greater China
2:15 PM–2:35 PM Theme: Study, Employment, and Life in Canada

  • Ms. Sarah Gross, The First Secretary, Trade Commissioner, Education, Embassy of Canada in China
2:35 PM–2:45 PM Theme:Canada–China Trade Relations: New Opportunities Post-COVID

  • Mr. Noah Fraser, Managing Director, China, Canada China Business Council
2:45 PM–2:50 PM Greetings From the University of Ottawa

  • Mr. Alain S. Malette, Associate Vice-President – International, University of Ottawa (Video)
2:50 PM–3:00 PM First Round Draw: Third Prize 
2:55 PM–3:10 PM Theme:Enabling a Digital Future – ApplyProof

  • Mr. Tim Xie, Director, China Business Development in Business Strategy, ApplyBoard
3:10 PM–3:25 PM Keynote Speech:Test Revolution with AI Technology

  • Ms. Michelle Doyle, Vice President, PTE China
3:25 PM–3:30 PM Greetings From the University of Delaware

  • Dr. Song Hoffman, Director of International Admissions, University of Delaware (Video)
3:30 PM–3:55 PM Group Photo & Tea Break 
3:55 PM–4:25 PM Roundtable Conversation: A Win-Win Future – Response and Recovery of International Education in the Post-COVID Era

  • Ms. Emily Liu, Assistant Director of ELI, University of Delaware
  • Ms. Joanna Tan, Regional Manager, China, The Australian National University
  • Ms. Yumei Yang, International Liaison Officer, University of Ottawa
4:25 PM–4:35 PM Latest Updates and News about Official TOEFL Test

  • Ms. Sumin Lai, Senior Marketing Manager, TOEFL, ETS Global B.V. – China Office
4:35 PM–4:45 PM Second Round Draw:Second Prize
4:45 PM–5:15 PM Roundtable Coversation:New Opportunities and Challenges for International Education Under the Dual Reduction Policy

  • Mr. Mingze Sang, Secretary General, Beijing Overseas Study Service Association
  • Mr. Andy Truong, Board Director, Canadian International School of Beijing & Executive Director, Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada
  • Mr. Kailang Rao, Vice President, 360 Education
5:15 PM–5:30 PM Theme:Study Permit Data on Greater China and Opportunities for International Student Recruitment 

  • Ms. Anna Guo, Associate Director of Sales – Greater China, ApplyBoard

We look forward to what promises to be an incredible event!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact china@applyboard.com.