Bringing Us Together

TVET in the Asia-Pacific

5th November & 12th November 2021

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:

Hon Chris Hipkins – Minister of Education, New Zealand

Stephen Town – Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga 

Professor Christina Hong – President of THEi (Technical and Higher Education Institute), VTC, Hong Kong

Professor Margarita Pavlova – Director UNESCO – UNEVOC

Marc Gomes – Group Senior VP and Head of Training for ADECCO Global (Zurich)

Worldskills Champions Trust – Panel of WorldSkills APAC Champions

 Our full programme will be available 16 October.

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


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