Why you should get involved

Building on the success of The PIEoneer Awards over the past three years, we are expecting a global audience of 500+ to attend our online event in 2020.

Guests will include a unique cross-section of influencers and thought leaders from higher education, commercial education, language teaching, education agencies, professional services and government bodies around the world, providing attendees with invaluable networking opportunities.

By attending the event you can find out first-hand about the finalists and winners, and be inspired by their achievements.

Furthermore, delegates can take advantage of joining The PIE Live, delivered online alongside The PIEoneer Awards this year. Learning and conversation will be focused around four central content tracks that reflect some of the pressing issues in the sector: Employability / Sustainability / Digital innovation technology / Marketing to Gen Z.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the feedback we've received about The PIEoneer Awards in previous years:

The PIEoneer Awards are the international education industry's equivalent of the Oscars.

Paul Irwin General Manager Student Marketing Education New Zealand

Great to see The PIEoneer Awards going from strength to strength. We need to celebrate the global nature of our sector through action not just words. Great to find so many colleagues from overseas at the event, on the judging panel and up for awards - keeping it real, staying connected!

David Pilsbury Deputy Vice Chancellor Coventry University

Thank you for such a superb Awards evening, to celebrate the diversity of innovative skills and talent in global education. #PIEoneers19 - you're an impressive team. Well done! 

Colin Bell CEO COBIS

What an inspiring night #PIEoneers19 was! Hundreds of international education professionals gathered together to recognize excellence in our field. It was great to connect with old friends, make new ones, and celebrate all finalists and winners. 

Isaac Garcia-Sitton Director International Education and English Language Institute (YUELI), York University

Excellent event! Congrats to the whole PIE team!

Edwin van Rest CEO StudyPortals

Spectacular event. Really appreciated the chance to be part of it. Everywhere I turned there were interesting people and fabulous conversations to have. Congrats to The PIE team for pulling it off flawlessly.

Nicolle Merrill Founder GlobalMe School

Quick note to say how much I enjoyed your PIEoneer awards. Great mix of people and great atmosphere. Looks set to be a real fixture on the annual events calendar!

David Brown Group President Oxford International Education Group

On behalf of the team, thank you so much for such an incredible event last night! It was a stunning venue but even more special was the atmosphere with colleagues from all corners of the world. 

Katie Duncan Head of Communications IDP Connect

The PIEoneer Awards bring together the best in the industry from across the world and it provides practitioners with a unique opportunity to meet, learn and be inspired these industry leaders in the International Education sector.

Helen Nicholls-Stary Operations Manager, Student Engagement and Experience Deakin University

What a wonderful way to highlight and celebrate the diversity, creativity and sheer commitment within the international education industry. I felt both humbled and proud to be in the presence of such great colleagues. I had a great evening connecting with both existing and new professional contacts. Looking forward to the next one! 

Wendy Yip Director, International Development Aston University

Thanks to The PIE for running the awards. The room on the night was full of people running amazing processes for the wider good of humanity and not themselves. Spectacular and exhilarating. 

Bill Russell Associate Dean Internationalisation and Global Engagement, School of Business University of Dundee

The PIEoneer Awards was an amazing evening with innovators and leaders in international education from around the globe gathered to recognize and celebrate our work.

Mike Finnell Executive Director American International Recruitment Council

Thank you for putting on such an innovative and impressive evening! What struck me most was the diversity in the audience and yet how we were all so interconnected. Very PIE!

Andrew Hutchinson Director Kings Education

What a great night. Honestly - many many congratulations. The fact that you could gather such an impressive group of industry giants in a wonderful room in central London is testament to the power of your brand, your hard work, and the quality and value of your central message.

Ricard Giner Vice President, Partnership Development, Kaplan International Pathways