Bringing Us Together

TVET in the Asia-Pacific
5th and 12th November
8th and 11th November – Mini-sessions and networking
9th and 10th November – China – New Zealand Summit

Wherever we live in the world, a thriving future is what we all want, which is why governments, industries and educators alike are working together to upskill and reskill workforces disrupted by the global COVID pandemic.

To share knowledge and insight on best practice across TVET in the Asia-Pacific, Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology), Education New Zealand and Skills Consulting Group are thrilled to announce an inaugural APAC TVET Forum, to be held as a state-of-the art immersive virtual conference.

This special event – with no cost to register– takes place on two Fridays: the 5th and 12th of November, with networking opportunities and sessions on the days in-between.

This APAC TVET Forum will bring together key groups for effective TVET:
Governments, Industries, and Educators. The Forum will offer Government to Government (G2G), Business to Business (B2B) and System-to-System content streams – “bringing us together” for a cross-system conversation.

We will hear from senior government officials, major companies, international organisations and TVET sector leaders from around the APAC region, including:

The Forum will be held over two Fridays (5 November and 12 November, 2021) across the following local times:

Bangkok, Thailand 0930 – 1400
Beijing, China 1030 -1500
AEDT 1330 – 1800
Samoa 1530 – 2000
New Zealand 1530 – 2000

We will have simultaneous interpreters:

All Keynote and Plenary sessions are available in Indonesian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Japanese
ALL sessions through 5, 9, 10, 12 November are available in Mandarin

Upon free registration you will receive access to the virtual conference environment, with information on how to have a great virtual event experience.

The host organisations comprise the New Zealand Government’s international education agency, its largest private sector vocational education consultancy, and New Zealand’s new national institution for Vocational Education and Training, Te Pūkenga.

The New Zealand partners look forward to welcoming colleagues from around the Asia-Pacific region for this high quality and not-to-be-missed event: stay tuned for registration and speaker information in the coming weeks.

To request a Certificate of Attendance and for any further information, please send your enquiries to

Registrations are now open