Patrick Hayes is the director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the only trade association covering the entire UK educational suppliers sector. BESA has over 80 years of heritage serving UK education and has over 300 members, with a combined annual revenue of £2 billion. Patrick was previously an executive director at TES Global host to the largest network of teachers in the world.
A year in edtech in one word? “Bett” - as in the Bett Show (24th - 27th January 2018). The largest edtech show in the world takes place in London every January. Over 900 exhibitors fill the vast hall of ExCeL London, with upwards of 35,000 people visiting from across the globe. From the cutting-edge of virtual reality, to innovative initiatives helping schools cut down on workload and help save money, it’s all there.