Why you should come

Building on the success of the inaugural PIEoneer Awards in 2017, we are expecting a global audience of 350 to attend this year.

There will be a unique cross-section of stakeholders and thought leaders from higher education, commercial education, language teaching, education agencies, professional services and government bodies. 

Attending the event will give you an invaluable networking, corporate entertainment and team-building opportunity. You will find out first-hand about the nominees and finalists, and be inspired by their achievements. 

Held just after StudyWorld and directly before EAIE, you can easily build a night in London into your early September travel plans. 

Here’s a snapshot of the feedback we received about the 2017 event to give you a taste of what this year's event will be like: 

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

Thank you so much for such a wonderful event on Friday. I could not believe how many people from all over the world made it - it was truly special! Thanks for being such gracious hosts. We all really enjoyed it and can’t wait for next year!

Katie Duncan Head of Communications, Hotcourses

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

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 last Friday in London! 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

You should be very proud of having launched such a truly internationally-focused award event, as others in the arena don't really seem to quite achieve that in the same way.

Dr Anthony Manning Dean for Internationalisation, University of Kent

Thank you for a lovely event on Friday. We had a great time and appreciated the opportunity to sponsor. I was incredibly impressed. For a first event, it was really well done. I enjoyed the networking and thought the group was great. Look forward to the next one!

Beth Drake VP, Strategic Operations, UTP High Schools