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Hear from incredible speakers at APIEF

Monday, July 17 2017

Hear from incredible speakers at APIEF

Interested in international education developments and ideas? Join us at ACPET’s Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) on 23 August, that’s day one of our national Conference, in Brisbane.


Kirsty Sword Gusmao

Kirsty Sword Gusmao is renowned for her commitment to promoting quality education, particularly in the South East Asian region. She will be sharing the importance of vocational and higher education in the the development of nation-hood, as demonstrated by her extensive experience in Timor Leste.

Kirsty has worked with UNESCO in an advisory capacity and is a published writer. Currently Kirsty is the founding Chair of the Alola Foundation in Dili, where she works to address the needs of East Timor women and their families.

Philip Le Feuvre

We hear of industry’s input to Australia’s education and training sector, but Philip Le Feuvre will highlight the needs of industry beyond the domestic market. He will demonstrate why we need to think seriously about global labour markets and relate this to international education.

Phillip specialises in education policy reform and stakeholder management and has worked on many high profile, large-scale initiatives for government and industry, both in Australia and internationally.

Taj Pabari

Taj Pabari went from being a suspended school boy to an educational pioneer. He is living proof that anyone with determination and passion can have an incredible impact.

Learn about Taj’s journey -  how he made his official entrepreneurial debut at the age of 11, founded a social enterprise three years later, was Australian Young Innovator of the Year for 2014 and in 2017 was awarded Queensland Young Australian of the Year.


Gary Lee

Gary Lee thinks outside the box, is creative, innovative and passionate about international education. Listen as he provides insights into why we need to invest in the student experience and how offering a variety of student support services can enhance a student’s overall experience. 

Gary is heavily involved in all facets of community from welcoming new arrivals, supporting those in need, enhancing leadership qualities and empowering international students through sport, dance and volunteering. Gary was New Australian of the Year in 2016.

See the full APIEF and Conference program here, and for more information and to register please click here.


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