Plenary and Keynote Speakers

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Plenary and Keynote Speakers 2018-07-12T03:06:27+00:00


We are delighted to introduce our first set of outstanding key note speakers and our Congress MC.

Congress MC

Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales is an award-winning author and journalist.


Opening Ceremony Speakers

Professor Stéphanie Jamet

Stéphanie Jamet is a senior analyst at the OECD, France


Stephen Murgatroyd

Experienced educational administrator, writer, and entrepreneur


Keynote and Plenary Session Speakers

Professor Stephanie Matseleng Allais

ARCHi Research Chair of Skills Development at the Centre for Researching Education and Labour, South Africa


Jon Black

Managing Director, TAFE NSW.


Dr Ricardo Castro-Salazar

Vice President, International Development, Pima Community College


Professor CHEN Qiumeng

Board Chairman, Shenzhen Polytechnic, The People’s Republic of China


Charles Fadel

Global education thought leader and author, futurist and inventor; founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign.


Dr David Finegold, PhD

President of Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA


David Hughes

Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, UK


Dr Lee Lambert

Vice President for International Development, Pima Community College District, USA


Shyamal Majumder

Head, UNESCO UNEVOC International Centre


Prof John Pollaers

Chair of the ​Australian Government’s Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), Chairman Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce at Australian Department of Health and Advisory Board Member, Aged Care Financing Authority

TVET: A Celebration – Closing Session Speakers

Minister Karen Andrews

The Hon. Karen Andrews MP Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

Mary Faraone

Chair, Board of TAFE Directors Australia; Chief Executive, Holmesglen Institute

Craig Robertson

CEO, TAFE Directors Australia

The Voice of Youth

The young leaders of the 2018 WFCP Youth Camp will present their findings and priorities for action in a video presentation “Voice of the Youth”.

Video Speakers

Professor Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France