27 – 28 Oct 2023 | Hyatt Regency, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi

DAY ONE- Friday, 27th October 2023

09:00 am – 09:45 am
Registrations and Networking Breakfast
09:45 am – 10:30 am
Lamp Lightening and Saraswati Vandana – Mr Aritra Ghosal and Global Chair Prof. Jimmy Hill
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Keynote by GEC Chair – Prof. Jimmy Hill
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
OneStep Global’s Research Paper on Global Mobility Trends of Indian Students
The mobility of Indian students to educational institutions across the globe has been a subject of growing interest and scrutiny. OneStep Global takes the lead in presenting research that delves deep into the patterns, motivations, and impacts of this significant trend.
Presented by Aritra Ghosal & Saurabh Arora
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Unveiling India’s New Education Policy: Through a Global Lens.
This session aims to unpack the key components of India’s new education policy and explore its transformative impact on both the national education system and internationalisation. The speakers will delve into the policy’s focus on internalisation and fosters a more globally-oriented educational environment.
Dr. Buddha Chandrasekhar
Chief Coordinating Officer & Head – NEAT Initiative at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Prof. Indrani Bhaduri
Head Educational Survey Division and CEO, PARAKH – National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Vivek Mansukhani
Head – Institute of International Education India
Dipankar Chakraborty
Regional Director for South Asia and Middle East region – University of Birmingham
Prof. Dr. Kumar Suresh
Director (Planning & Development), Professor & Head of Department Educational Administration – National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)
Gunjan Sharma
Press Trust of India (PTI) – Editor – Education
12:45 PM – 13:30 PM
Navigating New Educational Terrain: How Global Governments Are Adapting to India’s Policy Changes.
How are nations with mature education systems, like the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, responding to this seismic shift in Indian education policy? This session offers a unique forum for gaining insights into how these countries are adapting their own policies and procedures to foster stronger educational partnerships with Indian institutions. Representatives from the consulates of the UK, US, Australia,New Zealand and Ireland. will discuss the modifications and initiatives their respective countries have undertaken to align with India’s educational reforms.
Sandeepa Sahay
Regional Head of Insight and Engagement, South Asia – British Council
Wendy D’souza
Senior Vice President (Education & EdTech) – Enterprise Ireland/Education in Ireland
Jugnu Roy
Director of Engagement – East Asia & India – Education New Zealand
Anubhooti Arora
Director Office of International Affairs – Ahmedabad University | Ex- All-India Higher Education Policy Specialist, U.S. Embassy India
Amit Chaturvedi
Director, Client Relations & Business Development, South Asia – IDP Education
14:30 PM – 15:00 PM
Introduction and launch of AI powered study abroad platform by University Living
Saurabh Arora, CEO & Founder, University Living
15:00 PM – 16:00 PM
Leveraging India’s Academic Landscape: A Strategic Panel Discussion.
In an increasingly interconnected world, universities worldwide are constantly seeking opportunities to expand their global presence and enhance their international strategies. Among the myriad of countries that play a pivotal role in these strategies, India stands out as a keystone – a nation with immense potential for academic collaboration, innovation, and growth. This panel discussion aims to delve deep into the various facets of India’s significance in shaping the international strategy of universities across the globe.
David McCarron
Director of Global Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions – Falmouth University
Donnacha McNamara
Vice President International. Dean, Faculty of Business and Humanities – Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest
Martin Meyer
Vice Rector & Director, InnoLab – University of Vaasa
Prof. Jimmy Hill
Vice President Academic Affairs and Research – National College of Ireland
Fiona McKie
International Office, Senior Staff Officer – Technological University of the Shannon
16:30 PM – 16:45 PM
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Sameer from EasyTransfer.
16:45 PM – 17:45 PM
Understanding Trans National Education Partnerships: Challenges and Best Practices for Success.
This session brings together representatives from overseas institutions who have successfully maneuvered through this labyrinth to establish thriving TNE partnerships. The panelists will delve into the challenges they faced, including policy barriers, accreditation issues, and cross-cultural communication gaps. More importantly, they will share the strategies and best practices that helped them overcome these obstacles.
Jayantanuj Das
Graduate Counsellor – Clark’s University USA
Hazel Siromoni
Pro Vice Chancellor (International) – Chitkara University
Leena Arora Kukreja
Regional Managing Director, India Hub – Coventry University
Surabhi Joshi
Director, South Asia – University College Dublin
Jyoti Atwal
Associate Professor of Modern Indian History – Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Ashish K Jaiswar
Head of Business Development – London South Bank University

DAY TWO - Saturday, 28th October 2023

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Registrations and Networking Breakfast
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Keynote Address
Dr. Shashank Shah
11:45 PM – 13:00 PM
Globalizing Education: The Evolving Landscape of Overseas Education in India – Agencies, Bilateral Agreements, and Knowledge Exchange
The Influence of Educational Agencies, Bilateral Agreements, and Knowledge Exchange in India,” delves into the multifaceted aspects of overseas education in India. The traditional recruitment and adapting new technologies to provide a seemless service and opportunity to students aspiring to study abroad.
Suneet Singh Kochar
CEO – Fateh Education
Sushil Sukhwani
Founder, Owner, Director – Edwise International
Preety Kapoor Bansal
Country Manager, India – Newcastle University
Puneet Soin
Director – ScholarshipKart
Sam Burney
Regional Manager – Falmouth University
14:00 PM – 14:15 PM
Launching Uniting
Ilaya Bharathi, Founder & CEO, Uniting.
14:15 PM – 15:15 PM
Unlocking Potential: The Vital Role of Student Counseling in Guiding Young Aspiring Minds
This thought-provoking discussion delves into the multifaceted aspects of student counseling, shedding light on its significance in shaping the future of students and empowering them to reach their full potential.
Throughout the narrative, the audience will embark on a journey that highlights the various dimensions of student counseling, from its role in academic achievement to its profound impact on mental health and well-being. Drawing on real-life experiences and expert insights, this description paints a vivid picture of the dedicated professionals who serve as beacons of guidance and support for young minds.
Almasto Kapoor
Founder and CEO – Silver Fern Education Consultants
Isobel Hussey
Regional Manager (Central & South Asia) – University of Sussex
Victoria McEniery
Senior Regional Market Manager (South Asia and the Middle East) – University of Otago
Namrata Mishra
Founder & Chief Mentor – La Mentoraa, College and Career Guidance
Sameer Arora
Vice Principal – Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram
Nitina Chopra Dua
Head -Career Guidance Centre – Shiv Nadar School
15:15 PM – 15:45 PM
Keynote Address
Col. Gunjan Showdhary – Director – National Council for Vocational Education & Training
16:15 PM – 16:30 PM
Introduction and talk by Uniexperts
Mudit Pandey, Director – University Partnerships, Uniexperts
16:30 PM – 16:45 PM
Keynote Address
Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe – Chairman – National Educational Technology Forum, EC National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
16:45 PM- 17:45 PM
Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Crucial Role and Comprehensive Support Provided by Global Institutions in Nurturing the Future Workforce’
This insightful discussion delves into the transformative potential of India’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and its crucial role in aligning the nation’s education system with the dynamic demands of the global job market. Discover how this visionary policy is positioning India as a global hub for talent and innovation, while simultaneously addressing the skills gap and fostering competitiveness in an increasingly interconnected world. Experts and thought leaders will share their perspectives on the NEP’s impact on higher education, vocational training, and employability, providing valuable insights into India’s journey towards skilling its workforce for global opportunities.
Shobi Sivadasan
Vice President For Enrollment Management – Saint Mary’s College of California
Col. Gunjan Chowdhary
Director – National Council for Vocational Education & Training
Donnacha Mcnamara
Vice President International. Dean, Faculty of Business and Humanities – Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest
Dr. Archana Patankar
Senior Consultant, CEO Office (Research and Practice) – National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
Bridget Carey
Global Recruitment Manager – Dublin City University
Fabrice Rousseau
Associate Professor of Finance – Maynooth University
17:45 PM – 18:00 PM
GIFT City – Keynote Speaker
Dipesh Shah
18:00 PM- 18:15 PM
Keynote Address
Sh. Jaiveer Shergill
18:15 PM – 18:45 PM
Vote of Thanks – Aritra Ghosal
19:00 PM Onwards
Drinks and Dinner.


The primary objective of this event is to devise personalized strategies that effectively cater to the needs of all relevant stakeholders engaged in the dynamic international education landscape. This event will support building new education ecosystems, forge strategic education partnerships, highlight the role of digitization, facilitate student mobility and seamless learning experiences across international borders.
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