GES 2017

Beijing, China September 18—21, 2017

China’s education market is booming, but regulatory and cultural challenges can be daunting for investors and entrepreneurs from abroad. Global Education Summit 2017 is set to be China’s premier international educational technology conference. GES brings together 500 representatives of the industry’s top companies, entrepreneurs, investors, educators and policy makers from across the globe for an opportunity to collaborate.

This VIP summit will provide the insights and networking opportunities you will need to successfully navigate the China market.

Why Attend

An international education conference hosted by TAL Education Group, GSV Capital, and CFCG.

Founded in 2003, TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) is a leading education services provider in China.TAL is also an active investor in dozens of education and technology ventures such as Minerva Schools, Knewton and Volley, and supports a network of China’s best edtech companies through its EdStars platform.

Launched in 2011, GSV Capital (NASDAQ: GSVC) is a unique publicly traded investment fund that identifies and invests in rapidly growing, late stage, venture capital-backed private companies. Its portfolio includes Coursera, Dropbox and Spotify.

China First Capital Group is an award-winning Hong-Kong based publicly traded company with subsidiaries in China’s main cities. CFCG focuses on investment in the education industry and developing its financial services business.

Connect with leading Chinese education and technology CEOs from TAL’s EdStars network.

The EdStars CEO Camp is TAL’s entrepreneur leadership program. Since 2014, it has provided leadership training and support to 180 of China’s best-in-class edtech company founders. The network currently includes 11 companies with valuations exceeding $500 million USD, 29 companies that have completed C round financing or beyond, and 20 companies with more than 5 million users.

Cindy MI

Co-Founder and CEO of VIPKID

a popular online English tutoring platform

Hear keynotes from preeminent leaders in various fields.

Although this is the inaugural Global Education Summit, TAL and GSV both bring star-studded portfolios of previous notable speakers, some whom are shown below. You can look forward to a similarly impressive speaker lineup for GES 2017.

  • Bill Gates
    Founder of
  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice
    Former U.S.
    Secretary of State
  • Tom Zhang
    CEO of
    TAL Education Group
  • David WEI
    former CEO of
  • Allen Wang
    CEO of

A truly international summit.

GES 2017 will be a truly global event, with high profile attendees from across the world. Content will be provided in both English and Chinese and translation services will be available. In addition, international guests can take advantage of pre-conference workshops to better understand China.

Conference Overview

China 101 Workshops (Optional Package for Foreign Attendees)
Sept. 17, 2017

In-depth workshops related to Chinese education and culture covering:
Overviews of the pre-K through college markets
Language study and study abroad markets
Legal barriers to entry in China
Case studies of foreign companies that have successfully entered China

Main Conference
Sept. 18-19, 2017

GES attendees will benefit from a variety of activities, speeches, and sessions including:
Keynotes from eight renowned education and technology leaders
Sessions themed around key innovations in education globally and in China
Company demo tracks featuring leading edtech entrepreneurs from around the world
Networking receptions for CEOs, investors and education leaders

Pricing information

Individual Pricing Information for C2E 2017

  • Main conference only (Sept. 18-19)


  • Additional “China 101 Workshops" package (Sept. 17)


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