Event focus: Bett 2020 - Creating a better future by transforming education


In this Event Focus blog, we feature Bett 2020 taking place in London on 22-25 January 2020.

On 22-25 January 2020, the 36th edition of Bett will bring together people from more than 146 countries in the global education community under one roof at the ExCeL London. With 800 leading companies, 103 exciting new EdTech startups and over 34,000 attendees, the latest edition of Bett UK is an unmissable show in the event calendar for the global EdTech market.

A speaker agenda like no other

For the 36th edition of Bett UK, we’ve put together an unrivalled guest speaker agenda to ensure that you hear from educators and thought leaders within the EdTech space. The first wave of international figures taking the stage at Bett 2020 include:

  • Brian Cox OBE – Physicist, professor and author of “The Quantum Universe”
  • Linda Liukas – Author of “Hello Ruby” and Tech Evangelist
  • Arjana Blazic – Teacher Trainer, Croatian Ministry of Education
  • Dr Sue Black – Professor of Computer Science, Durham University, and Tech Evangelist
  • Jos Finer – Co-director, Head of Organisation & Staff Development, Sumac Project Lead, CAPOD, University of St. Andrews
  • Carol Allen – Education Advisor for ICT and Inclusion
  • Bart Verswijvel – Senior Advisor, EUN Partnership

Keep an eye out as we continue to release further updates on our speaker line up.

Exploring the new zones

With so many EdTech innovators and exhibitors under one roof, we want to ensure the navigation is as easy as possible. This is why, with your feedback, we’ve created new exhibitor zones that encapsulate the top six solutions educators want to see in every institution:

  • Learning Tech
  • Equipment & Hardware
  • Teaching Tech
  • Management Solutions
  • Global Showcase
  • Education Show


Unmissable exhibitors

Over 800 suppliers and exhibitors will be at Bett to showcase the products and servicing shaping the future of education.

These pioneering brands will be at Bett 2020 to deliver content, innovative ideas and global insights in EdTech practices in the UK and around the world. Schedule meetings on Connect@Bett to find your next supplier.


Eleven theatres of invaluable content

With quality content at the heart of what we offer at Bett UK, we have eleven theatres dedicated to providing presentations, panel discussions and more over the course of this four-day event. The Bett Seminar Programme for 2020 is chockful of CPD-certified sessions designed to inspire, educate and inform audiences from across the education community.

The Education Show at Bett

For the first time in 28 years, we will be fully-integrating the Education Show inside the North Hall. There will be hundreds of suppliers under one hall roof, showcasing the essential products to improve the health and wealth of global educational institutions.


To help you build the rich connections that will see you transform your educational institution in the years to come, the Connect@Bett app is back, and available to download now. The app enables visitors to set up meetings with relevant exhibitors and fellow educators over the course of this four-day event.

On top of this, there will be another onsite networking opportunity in the form of the Staff Room; this is where educators can discuss content sessions they’ve experienced and reflect on what they found inspiring and informative.

Join us at Bett UK 2020

Bett 2020 registration is now open. Join us for the latest instalment on 22-25 January 2020 at the ExCeL London.


Vikki Liogier, the ETF’s Head of Learning Technologies, is hosting a Bett show session on 22 January on ‘How to Accelerate Your Digital Learning Strategy‘. The talk, hosted alongside Darren Kirwin, Waltham Forrest College, and Steven Hope, Leeds City College, will discuss the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform mapped onto the Digital Teaching Professional Framework and it’s Management Dashboard. The session will show how providers have been using these tools to drive forward their digital learning strategies. There is also two ETF digital session on 23 January titled ‘New Essential Digital Skills on ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform’ and ‘Harness students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, learning and assessment’.

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