The Education Forum for Asia with the support of Chengdu Bureau of Expo Affairs, and Chengdu Education Bureau organized the Education Forum for Asia Annual Conference between 20th and 22nd September 2018 in Chengdu, China. The conference of this year, centred on the theme of “Building a Community of Shared Future for Mankind, Creating a Bright Tomorrow for Asian Education”. Eminent politicians, Nobel Prize laureates, foreign diplomats to China, renowned international experts in technology, education, culture and innovation fields and representatives from educational institutions, enterprises and media outlets participated in the forum. Topics included University Mission Forum, international education exchange, Asia-pacific vocational education and international cooperation, future education of primary and secondary school, art education and innovation and entrepreneurship, youth creativity and invention, artificial intelligence and educational entrepreneurship, youth leadership and so on.
As co-organizers of the Education Forum for Asia, India China Economic and Cultural Council facilitated delegates from India to participate in the event. Mr. Manish Kothari, Managing Director, ISBR Business School, Bangalore was invited to speak in the University Mission Forum parallel dialogue on the theme of “Building a community of shared future for mankind, exploring the mission of modern universities”.
Mr. Manish is the President of ISBR Group of Institutions, Oxford Group of Institutions & BET Group of Institutions. He is the receiver of various awards for his contribution to the field of Business & Education. In his speech he emphasized that in order to achieve a community of shared future, several initiatives must be taken. Greater student exchange, including holistic development in the curriculum, uniform credit system and focus nutrition and health of students were a few of these.