Education Innovation Conference & Awards 2023


Education Innovation Conference & Awards 2023

Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX 09 May 2023


Transformative times for India's higher education

In the latest edition of EPG’s Education Innovation Conference series, we bring together educators from across India and elsewhere in the Commonwealth to talk about the future of education, in the heart of the University of Oxford, the world’s leading university. The event is held in conjunction with our partner WBR.

Topics include:

  • What will the National Education Policy bring?
  • What does India need to do to improve in global rankings?
  • Making sense of UK government rhetoric on migration
  • Case studies of successful UK-India collaboration

The evening will see an Awards function celebrating the best and most innovative of India’s private universities. We have over 40 confirmed education institutions participating from India, including Bharat University, Reva University, Alliance University, Amity University, Scottish High International School and UPL University of Sustainable Technology.

Why Attend

If you believe in New India and are excited about the economic opportunity it offers, this is a must-attend event for you.

The inaugural Ideas for India conference in May 2022 was held to celebrate India’s 75th anniversary of Independence, with speakers providing their vision for where they see India in the coming 25 years.

Day 1 featured an education delegation to Birmingham, hosted by Birmingham City University. Day 2 featured a Policy Forum on closer UK-India relations, the Commonwealth Education Conference and an Awards evening in Parliament. Day 3 featured the main plenary sessions, including discussions on India’s leadership in addressing climate change, tackling misinformation, unemployment, skill development, women’s participation in the workforce and building India’s institutions.

This year’s Agenda is even more ambitious, taking place from Sunday 7 May – Friday 12 May 2023.

Hosted at the Oxford Town Hall



Education Leaders from across the breadth of India

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Events celebrating EPG's India Week across Leicestershire, Oxford and London



Attendees for Education Leaders' Dinner at Oxford Town Hall


Alison Barrett

Alison Barrett

Country Director,

British Council India

Phil Baty

Phil Baty

Chief Global Affairs Officer,

Times Higher Education

Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra

Founder and Chairman,

ATMC Australia

Prof. Steven McGuire

Prof. Steven McGuire


University of Sussex Business School

Naimat Zafary

Naimat Zafary

Former lecturer,

Kabul University of Technology

Jamie Arrowsmith

Jamie Arrowsmith


Universities UK International

Education Leaders’ Awards, in conjunction with WBR

The latest edition of the QS World University Rankings show the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore as the top university in India, followed by IITs in Mumbai and Delhi in second and third places. In total, 41 Indian universities feature in the list, a record number. IISc also tops The Times Higher Education rankings.

India’s higher education has gone through a transformation in terms of of private universities mushrooming. At the same time as the increase in quantity, consistent quality, student experience and placement outcomes have been a challenge.

For UK institutions, India is one of the most important markets once again, as the government takes a more pragmatic approach to post-study work opportunities.

These Awards seek to celebrate the best of India, and establish partnerships with the best of the UK. They will be the perfect end to the conference in the afternoon.

Be part of EPG’s India Week

The conference is part of a wider India Week during  7-12 May 2023 across Leicestershire, Oxford and London, including:

7-8 May: CEOs Golf Retreat
9 May: Education Innovation Conference and Education Leaders’ Awards
11 May: Ideas for India conference, Parliament Dinner and Awards
12 May: Ideas for India conference, Black-tie Celebration Dinner

Find out more about India Week by clicking here.

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Delegate Ticket

Educators, Bridge India and LCCI Members


+20% VAT

Lunch and conference attendance. This ticket is valid for educators, as well as Members of Bridge India and LCCI.

Delegate Ticket

Service Providers


+20% VAT

Lunch and conference attendance. This ticket is valid for service providers including edtechs and consultants.

Education Leaders' Dinner & Awards

General Sales


+20% VAT

Includes three-course meal, wine and tea/coffee and petit fours.

Ecosystem Sponsor

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What is the Agenda?

Please find the agenda by clicking on “Agenda” at the top of this page. The event is spread over a weekat various venues in Leicestershire, Oxford and London. Full details are provided to confirmed delegates.

Who will be attending?

This event is aimed at CxOs and senior decision-makers. We will have over 600 attendees over the week from sectors such as: policy and government, technology, AI, energy, automotive, banking, professional services, sustainability solutions, trade associations, venture capital, academia, civil society and more.

Where will the events take place?

The event will be over a week across multiple venues in central London, including the Houses of Parliament. For security purposes, the full details will be provided to confirmed guests.

Can I apply to be a Speaker?

We would be delighted to have speaker suggestions. Please note however that complimentary speaker slots are not available for service providers. Please fill in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Please check out Terms & Conditions here.

I am from India and I wish to attend this event. How can I sign up and be a part of the delegation?

We have special Hosted Delegate packages for Indian Delegates, which includes accommodation, travel, meals as well as sight-seeing. Please get in touch and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Do you have preferential room rates available?

Yes, we have preferential room rates for confirmed delegates at the event venue. These are available only to ticket-holders.

Do you provide visa invitation letters?

Yes, we do for confirmed delegates, once payment is received. Please get in touch with your assigned contact and they can help you further.

My visa didn't come in time. Can I get a refund?

We advise delegates to allow plenty of time for the visa process so as to receive it in time. In case you do not receive your visa in time, we can process a refund, in line with our Terms and Conditions.

What sponsor opportunities do you have?

We have several branding opportunities available, including the curation of pre-arranged B2B meetings for you. If you want to apply to be a Sponsor, please get in touch and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Do you have exhibition opportunities?

We do, at the Ideas for India conference, but elsewhere during the week also, which can be tailored to your needs. If you want to apply to be an Exhibitor, please get in touch and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

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