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What is Ahead by Bett?

Ahead by Bett is back at London ExCeL for 2024 – bringing together Higher Education leaders and solution providers to connect and address evolution in the industry.

As we look towards a new landscape for Higher Education, key stakeholders across all core functions of universities must consider the right path forward amongst business model disruption and increased pressure to demonstrate value. Working to prioritise peer discussion and cutting-edge content,  Ahead by Bett provides a place for the Higher Education community to congregate and tackle the plethora of business and pedagogical challenges faced by the sector.

Higher Education institutions around the world are working at a great pace to adapt to new approaches to learning, accelerate digital transformation and take advantage of new business models recently introduced to the sector. You can expect a large, global audience, excellent thought leadership, and networking opportunities with an engaged community.  

Curated themes

Informed by conversations with the Higher Education community, we've defined six core themes to shape our year-round content, ensuring that key stakeholders worldwide can address their most pressing challenges and priorities through our show and online resources.

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Founding Partners

We are proud to partner with some of the leading Higher Education associations and solution providers in the UK and abroad, including Jisc, UCISA and ALT. Our partners work alongside us to help determine the content programme, share feedback on the show and provide additional insight on the sector to ensure we are meeting the needs of our visitors and exhibitors.

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Ahead by Bett Advisory Board

The Ahead by Bett Advisory Board is made up of Higher Education leaders from across the education ecosystem. Our esteemed members act as a sounding board for our ideas for the show and provide ongoing insights on the latest trends and challenges in the sector.

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