From September 27 to 29, the 2017 World Education Day Conference (WED-2017) was held in Dalian International Convention Center. The chairman and president of Fazheng Group and the president of Beijing Royal School-Wang Guangfa attended the meeting and gave a speech.
The theme of the conference is “Inheritance, Innovation, Cooperation and Development”, which was jointly initiated by BIT Congress Inc., Beijing Royal School, Maple Leaf Education Systems and SOE International, and jointly sponsored by UNESCO Knowledge and Society Bureau, Education Forum for Asia and Beijing Global Talent Exchange Association. It is the first international high-end forum activity having the promotion of Chinese traditional culture as a background and focusing on the development of the world’s education.
Launching ceremony of “World Education Day”
On the evening of the 27th, the conference held the launching ceremony of “World Education Day”. The four activity sponsors: Chairman Wang Guangfa, the chairman of BIT Congress Inc. – Mei Xiaodan, the president of SOE International and the original director of Information Center of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs – Chen Huabei, the originator and president of Maple Leaf Education – Ren Shuliang respectively gave speeches and pressed the start button with guest witnesses from home and abroad.
During the evening of the activity, the congress issued the “Joint Initiative of 2017 World Education Day”. The initiative pointed out that the World Education Day has inherited the traditional concept of “focusing on education and respecting education”, and will carry forward traditional Chinese culture, while promoting the thriving and healthy development of international education. The initiative proposed to take Confucius’s birthday, September 28, as a common festival for global educators and make September 28 every year the World Education Day, to strengthen dialogue among different civilizations and enhance openness, communication and integration of education in different countries and regions, so as to promote the win-win cooperation and common prosperity and civilization of world education. The initiative contained a total of eight items, which were widely recognized by Chinese and foreign guests and laid a solid foundation for the consensus of the conference.
Chairman Wang gave a speech
Chairman Wang pointed out in his speech that education is of great significance to the development of world civilization. General Secretary Xi’s important speech on the Culture and Education Construction of “The Belt and Road” has provided an opportunity to promote regional education opening up and cultural exchanges, pointing out the direction for the development of education in China. The World Education Day Conference brings together experts, scholars, and industry elites from all over the world to Dalian to conduct seminars and discussions on education, culture and ideological innovation. This will further enhance education exchanges and cooperation between countries and regions and promote prosperity and development of education in China and the world.
He said that Beijing Royal School aims to cultivate international talents with “Chinese people’s sentiments, the vision of an international elite, a global strategic pattern, a sincerity and moral responsibility and a sense of responsibility in the world” based on China’s outstanding cultural traditions, integrating international advanced educational ideas and education methods, and make unceasing efforts to realize modernization and internationalization of China’s basic education. As the initiator of the first “World Education Day” conference, Beijing Royal School sincerely hopes that this conference will bring new ideas for innovation and transformation and more international cooperation to China’s education, and promote China’s leap-forward development of education.
Chairman Wang called on the distinguished guests to have a deep understanding of the new situation and new requirements of international education. He focused on the purpose of the “World Education Day”. A purpose that faces the world, faces the future and faces modernization, to innovate, reform and develop fair education and empower education, to make continuous efforts to cultivate international high-end talents for industry transformation and technology upgrading.
Beijing Royal School won the “International Education Exploration and Innovation Award””
On September 28, the conference held a grand celebration of the 2568th anniversary of Confucius’ birthday to promote Chinese culture and Confucianism. In the evening, an award ceremony was held in recognition of institutions making outstanding contributions in the field of education. Beijing Royal School won the “International Education Exploration and Innovation Award”.
It is reported that this conference set a variety of special topic forums such as education leadership, “The Belt and Road” education cooperation, Confucius Institute and cross-cultural exchanges, Internet and educational development, digital education development, quality education, international education forum, family education and vocational education as well as educational exhibitions, theme and cultural activities, aimed at building a broad platform for exchanges and cooperation among educators around the world and to promote development of education modernization.
Opening ceremony of the conference
More than 200 guests including representatives of UNESCO, Nobel laureates, presidents of the top 100 universities in the world, the deans of Confucius Institutes, famous primary and secondary school principals at home and abroad, leaders of vocational education and training institutions, presidents of domestic and foreign educational associations and foundations, leaders of private and international schools and representatives of overseas education institutions attended the conference and conducted in-depth exchanges on hot issues and countermeasures in the world education field.