BOSSA-COSSA ANNUAL CONGREGATION 2016
June 21-23, 2016
This year's conference will establish strong and lasting ties between foreign and Chinese educational institutions. It will be a chance to tap into a thriving education market and create partnerships with domestic institutions. There will be BOSSA and COSSA members and other education institutions attending this conference. They will summarize, report, share and collision the information about study industry policy. Attending institutions will further understand the current studying industry situation and more importantly the focus of the conference is to achieve real cooperation outcomes.
Tuesday Evening 21st June BOSSA Annual Congregation:
Check-in and Preparation (Hangzhou)
All the representatives arrived at Hangzhou local hotel in advance, then the organizing committee to assist to handle check-in and check the information and the number of participants.
Wednesday 22nd June BOSSA Annual Congregation:
Meeting Day (Hangzhou)
- Attendees sign, granting the meeting information
- BOSSA invite members and experienced returnees to do keynote speech
- BOSSA president PengSang will do work sharing
- Speech by representatives of Members
- Have lunch together
- BOSSA of each project team leader introduce themselves and share sectorial activities
- Members Topic Forum (Continuously updated)
1. What is the value of study service agencies future survival?
2. Members and peer education agency projects Sharing
Thursday 23rd June BOSSA Annual Congregation:
Leisure Day (Wuzhen)
- Hangzhou to Wuzhen by bus
- Visiting Wuzhen, shopping and hang out together
- Have lunch together
- Free time
- Back to Hangzhou by bus
- Have dinner by yourself
Friday Noon 24th June BOSSA Annual Congregation:
Check-out and Back (Hangzhou)
Attendance Fee: The standard attendee fee will be 400USD but if you are an International Member of BOSSA, the fee will be 230USD per person.
Attendees: All attendees including three nights accommodation, two lunches and one dinner.
Registration Deadline: Registrations will only be accepted before Thursday 26th May 2016.
May 23rd to 24th, 2016
CHINA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS CONFERENCE
Beijing City, China
The main purpose of this conference is to establish strong and lasting ties between foreign and
Chinese vocational educational institutions. It will be a chance for attending vocational schools to
tap into a thriving education market and create partnerships with domestic institutions. There will
be approximately 20 Chinese and equivalent foreign vocational institutions attending this
conference. Attending institutions will further understand the current global vocational school
situation and learn more about Chinese domestic vocational school policies. More importantly the
focus of the conference is to achieve real cooperation outcomes.
Monday Morning 23rd May China Vocational School Conference:
Chinese School Perspective
Chinese Vocational Educational Development:
- New opportunities and developments.
- How to develop cross-cultural, cross-discipline, comprehensively skilled personnel.
- How to make Chinese students internationally employable.
Monday Afternoon 23rd May China Vocational School Conference:
Foreign School Perspective
International Vocational Education Development:
- Professionalize vocational in Canada.
- Developing a national web training platform in Australia.
- Standardizing and personalizing the training of researchers in Japan.
- Course design, training and aligning teaching methods with current requirements in the USA
Tuesday 24th May China Vocational School Conference: Networking
According to school requirements and majors of interest, foreign institutions will be partnered with appropriate domestic institutions for pre-scheduled one on one discussion.
- Morning majors: Logistics, E-Commerce, Renewable Energy.
- Afternoon majors: Business Studies, Pre-School Education, Mechanics, Physical Education and
- Leisure Management.
Format: Chinese vocational school representatives will be seated at designated tables with their banners, tablecloths and marketing materials and other information.
Attendance Fee: The standard attendee fee will be 200USD if registered and paid by April 30 2016 as early bird rate for attending the entire TWO DAY events. The fee will be resumed back to the original price 300USD after that.
Attendees: All attendees are allotted one/two registration(s) at the fair, including two lunches and two tea and coffee breaks.
Registration Deadline: Registrations will only be accepted before Friday 13th May 2016.
To request more information or the registration form, fill out the below contact form:
Malaysia Roadshow 2013
London: UK Networking Fair 2013
Beijing: UK-China Networking Fair 2014
New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts: USA East Coast Roadshow 2014
The 2014 USA Tour visited New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts for speed-networking fairs held at Drew University, Fredonia State University of New York and Springfield College respectively. The week was closed with an evening reception at Western New England University and the agents also had a tour and brunch at Bay Path University. Nearly 40 education institutions and industry association attended across the fairs and 13 states were represented. At each fair education institutions met all of the attending Chinese delegation for 20 minute meetings. Fairs were opened by the host schools along with speeches by BOSSA, Study Massachusetts, Study New Jersey and AIRC. Each business day was accompanied with a free day and the agents spent time in all the states including time in New York City, Boston and visited Niagara falls. The fairs were widely praised by attending institutions.
Jill Bodnar representing Bay Path University said “This was without doubt some of the best money I’ve spent on China recruiting to date. I would do it again without hesitation.”
Nate Ball of Vermont Technical College also said “I hope to be able to attend another BOSSA event in the future. If you are considering attending a BOSSA event I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.”
Beijing: Ireland Minister of Education - Agency Press Conference 2014
Workshop between Irish Institutions and BOSSA member agencies
On October 31, 2014, The Minister for Education and Skills of Ireland, Jan O’Sullivan TD, concluded a seven day trade mission to China. Minister O’Sullivan was accompanied by senior staff from Enterprise Ireland, as well as representatives of 12 higher education institutions, each of which are actively involved in China.
During the course of her visit, a workshop co-organized by Enterprise Ireland and BOSSA, was held on the afternoon of October 27th at Kempinski hotel in Beijing. The main goal for arranging the workshop was to increase awareness, enhance mutual understanding and expand cooperation between Irish higher education institutions and BOSSA’s member agencies in order to further benefit Chinese students studying in Ireland.
During the workshop, Minister Jan O’Sullivan and Mr. Sang Peng, president of BOSSA gave their opening addresses to welcome the Irish institutions and BOSSA’s member agencies, followed by a comprehensive visa analysis from the visa officer of the Irish Embassy to China. A Q&A session also was included in order to provide an opportunity for direct communication between BOSSA member agencies and the Irish Minister, the Irish Ambassador to China as well as the Irish Institutional representatives.
Currently, there are approximately 5,000 Chinese students each year coming to study in Ireland, or studying in Irish-run programmes in China.
Ambassador to China, Ireland, speaks to agencies about the historical relationship between the two countries, the emphasis Ireland has for higher education, and career development advantages in Ireland.
Ambassador to China, Ireland, speaks to agencies about the relationship between the two countries, and the emphasis Ireland has for higher education and career development.
Brighton, Cardiff and Wales: UK Roadshow 2014
Photography coming soon
Ireland Roadshow 2014
Photography coming soon
China-Ireland Marketing English Networking Fair 2015
Los Angeles & San Francisco, California: USA West Coast Tour 2015
Twelve Chinese agencies headed to Los Angeles and San Fransciso to meet with representatives of various schools, universities, community colleges, service providers and boarding schools of California for BOSSA’s second roadshow in the US, complementing its first tour in the East Coast in November 2014. Agencies visited destinations such as UC Irvine and Intel, and also participated in two days of networking and seminars. (As sees on http://thepienews.com/gallery/bossa-west-coast-roadshow-usa/)