China Education Market
Executive Program

Six days of immersion in China’s Silicon Valley with the countries largest, most prestigious and fastest moving education institutions. Explore the future of learning and technology with leaders from around the world.

Night on Beijing Central Business district buildings skyline, China cityscape

Your back-stage pass to China's education industry. Rapid immersion. Outcomes focused.

The China Immersion Executive Program is a six day intensive course in Beijing bringing together education leaders and executives from around the world to explore the future of learning and gain an in-depth understanding of the world’s largest education market.

The curriculum combines practical sessions from industry experts and immersive field learning experiences that will see participants visit the boardrooms and innovation labs of China’s most prestigious education institutions, advanced classrooms and some of the world’s largest and fastest moving education technology giants.

This intensive program is designed for senior leaders in education, government, technology and investment with the desire to rapidly understand the Chinese education market, industry structure, trends, opportunities and risks.


10-15 November 2018

Format : In Person – Full-Time Intensive
Cohort : Maximum 38
Applications : Places offered to qualified applicants
on a rolling basis up to 30 September
Program Fee : US$6,800
Program Development : and

Local Knowledge. Global Networks.

The China Immersion Executive Program offers an accelerated learning experience and unique opportunity to build a global network of like minded peers. The executive program is a joint venture between HolonIQ, a global education market intelligence firm and JMDedu, China’s leading education technology media platform, bringing together a powerful mix of global innovation and Chinese education and technology.


Key Benefits

In one week, the Executive Program cohort will build education market insights and global networks that most visiting foreigners take years to develop. Participants will learn critical fundamentals about China, the domestic and international Chinese student market, traditional and emerging education startups and giants as well as investment and advanced technology trends shaping the future of the Chinese and global economy.

The Executive Program will see the inside of China’s most advanced education and technology institutions and enjoy VIP concierge access to GET, China’s largest and most international education technology summit. As a cohort of approximately 30 dynamic education and innovation leaders from around the world, you will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of where, how and why education is changing in different markets.

Program Takeaways


In-depth knowledge of the China education market and assessment of market opportunities for your organization


The establishment of meaningful connections in China and an expanded global peer network


A 90-day 'engaging with China' strategic roadmap for your organization


Enhanced cross cultural negotiation and soft-skills for doing business in China

Program Overview

China EP Program

The China Education Immersion Program combines the expertise of renowned faculty bringing deep insight into the now and next of Chinese Education with “Field Learning” where you will have the opportunity to meet Chinese educators, entrepreneurs and investors among others, as they give you on-the-ground perspectives on topics ranging from early childhood learning innovation and international student trends to artificial intelligence in education and mega-EdTech investment developments.


Day 1. China. Now and Next

China Ready
Business Ready. Digital Ready. Beijing Ready.

Global Empire to Global Economy
China and the Chinese Education System

Journey Mapping
Chinese Early Childhood to Lifelong Learner

Changing Landscapes
Regulatory, Policy, Investment and Technology

China’s EdTech Boom


Day 2. Doing Business

Cultural Immersion .
6,000 years of history in one morning. Civilization and Empire to China and the Modern World.

Soft skills development including communication and cross cultural negotiation.

Doing Business & Models for Success
Operating in China. Legal Frameworks and Considerations

Education Partnerships.

Attracting & Retaining Local Leaders & Talent.

Agents & International Student Recruitment


Day 3. Global Giants

EdTech Giants
Boardroom Sessions. Organization, business model, strategy, talent, investments and trends.

Higher Education, International Students and MOOCs
Boardroom Sessions. Organization, business model, strategy, talent, investments and trends.

EdTech MeetUp
Discover the local education technology scene and meet founders from leading startups across Beijing.


Day 4. Global Summit

VIP Pass to China’s largest and most international EdTech Summit
The Executive Program will join China’s GET Summit & Expo as VIPs with concierge support including VIP seating, exclusive access to the EP lounge to host private meetings and logistical support to help you connect with influencers in China and around the world.

GET China attracts over 4,000 attendees is the only international EdTech show in China and a platform for education practitioners to share their insights, experience and solutions.

VIP Banquet
The Executive Program will host Chinese and Global VIPs for an exclusive banquet dinner bringing together education leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials and investors from around the world.


Day 5. Navigating China

Technology Giants
Boardroom Sessions. Organization, business model, strategy, talent, investments and trends.

Multinational Firms, Investors and Strategic Advisors
Boardroom Sessions with large western firms who operate, invest and advise in China.


Day 6. Strategic Choices

Evaluating your China options and building a roadmap

China strategy workshops synthesizing learnings from the program and building a framework for your organizations strategic choices.

Breaking out into 1:1 Sessions and building a 90-day plan for further evaluation and engagement of China..

14:00 Program Close

Who should attend

The Executive Program is designed for education leaders, entrepreneurs and investors who need to understand China and the role it will play in the future of education.


CEOs, Presidents & VP's, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Int'l Ed. & Ed. Strategy/Development Executives.


National, State Ministers, Education Dept. Heads, Economic Dvlp Execs, Ed. Dept. Innovation & Tech Leads.


CIOs, Tech. CEOs & Business Dvlp Heads, EdTech Founders and Business Dvlp and R&D Executives.


Venture Capital, Foundations and Family Offices, Private Equity, Capital Markets, M&A Advisors.

Who You'll Meet

Faculty and Presenters

Faculty and Presenters on the program are deep subject matter experts in education, technology, policy, market dynamics, business development, market entry and investment in the China context.  Participants will benefit from an impressive array of speakers, including leading academics, investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts.

Global EP Cohort
When you attend the Executive Program, you will be part of a cohort of 30 dynamic education and innovation leaders from around the world who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of how education is changing around the world.

The cohort will be made up of HE and K-12 Leaders, CEOs, CTOs, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders. The people that you will meet during the Executive Program represent the future of their industries and countries, and are working on projects that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.

China Education Teams
Program participants will meet leaders and innovators in China’s education market and their teams who host EP participants at their campus, headquarters or boardroom. From CEO’s to international development teams, investors, entrepreneurs and consultants, participants will have unique access to those who are operating in China’s education market. Formal and informal settings on the Program provide many opportunities to make meaningful connections.

Executive Program FAQ

The Executive Program includes:
EP Tuition and Program Materials
Site visits, Cultural tour, Organised Events
GET VIP Conference tickets and events
Most meals through the program.
Transport for Program activities, including airport pick up / drop off;
Pre- and in- Program logistical support

The Executive Program does not include:
Airfare to/from Beijing
Chinese Visa costs
Hotel Accommodation (Preferred accomodation at discounted rates will be provided)

Applications are considered on the basis of the fit between the Program and the applicant’s experience and seniority, objectives for the program and ability to contribute to the cohort. The overall diversity of the cohort is also taken into account.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and will be assessed within 10 working days of receipt.

Each application will be assessed individually. However, should 2 or more people from the same organisation be accepted onto the program, a group discount will be applied.

Favorable rates at a 5-star hotel in a district convenient to the EP will be negotiated for Program participants.

Please contact Patrick Brothers , Program Direct, for further information.