The World Schools Resources Expo 2013 (WSRE'13), which is India's first comprehensive B2B show for the school education & school resources industries, will be held on 29th and 30th January at the Epicentre at Apparel House in Gurgaon.
The World Schools Resources Expo 2013 (WSRE'13), which is India's first comprehensive B2B show for the school education & school resources industries, will be held on 29th and 30th January at the Epicentre at Apparel House in Gurgaon. WSRE'13, which is being organized by Creative Children Media Pvt. Ltd., will be a one-of-its-kind expo that will bring the school resource providers and the professionals who evaluate, influence and make the purchase decision in schools under one roof.
The two-day event will be a platform where leading brands from the school education and school infrastructure industry, including book publishers, technology & service providers, classroom & learning environment suppliers, educational toy manufacturers as well as playground & athletic equipment suppliers, will directly interact with the school management fraternity and expand their business networks. The brands that would be exhibiting at the Expo include Hitachi, AllSchoolStuff.com, MBD Alchemie, Wipro Knowledge Tree and Mind Power Educational Aids. WSRE'13 will be attended by trustees, investors, school principals, bursars and procurement staffs, facilities managers and educationists from over 500 schools of North India especially Delhi-NCR.
Speaking about the Expo, Creative Children Media's CEO Mr. Rahul Gupta said, "The increasing demand for quality education has resulted in a willingness among school authorities as well as parents to pay for improved and world-class facilities and activities. Through WSRE, we are creating a forum that will encourage a constructive dialogue between the school resources market and the school management. Our motive is to assist the schools in creating world-class education infrastructure and allied services."
WSRE will see a parallel conference, the Schools Management Conclave, being hosted where renowned academicians, thought leaders from various schools as well as education entrepreneurs will be brainstorming and debating about the future of schools and the challenges it throws at various stakeholders. Key issues like 'Creating the Ideal School Environment', 'Raising the Bar for Edu-Infra', 'The Importance of Sports in Education', 'The Investment Spectrum in Schools', 'Alternative Methods of Resource Generation', 'HR Systems for Schools' and 'Experiential Learning' will rule the discussion tables. Over 250 Principals from schools across Delhi-NCR will be attending the Conclave. The speakers at the Conclave include Dr. D.R. Saini (Principal, Delhi Public School, R K Puram), renowned educationist Mr. M.M. Pant, Mr. Rajaram Sharma (Joint Director, CIET, NCERT), Ms. Punam Kashyap (Director Education, GEMS Education), Mr. Navneet Anhal (COO, Zee Learn), Mr. Amol Arora (VC & MD, SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools) and Mr. Syed Sultan Ahmed (Managing Director, Edumedia).
As per Mr. Manoj Chandra, the Founder & CEO of AllSchoolStuff.com & one of the speakers in the conclave, "The World School Resources Expo is a great and unique platform to bring together people from the school supply chain in direct touch with the customers. AllSchoolStuff is a leader in the online school supplies market and we find great synergy in partnering with this event to showcase our brand to the school and education community."
The country's population is rising and so is the demand for proper education. This has resulted in a tremendous growth in India's school education industry over the last few years. The expected market size of K-12 sector in 2012 is US$ 34 billion. Scores of entrepreneurs and private equity groups are ready to entrust massive amount of capital in this sector, of which at least 20% will be towards the school resources as they include all the products and services that go into building a school.
With the Government initiating to set up more and more schools to keep up with the pace of escalating population, the industry is on the verge of exploding. Scores of start-ups and entrepreneurial companies are being set up in this area. Existing brands are looking to test market and launch new products with the schools. Policy makers are also putting the impetus on a composite dialogue with the private education entrepreneurs. World Schools Resources Expo 2013, with a focus on all major areas of concern, is aiming to holistically connect and benefit all the stakeholders.