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The 2017 Business Partners Conference has been and gone and was arguably the best yet. All of the Navitas team wanted to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation and thanks to you for taking the time and making the effort to be with us in Bangkok and make the conference the most successful we have had in eleven years. It was great to see the strength of the relationships and partnerships that have endured across the last 11 years but also the number of new partners who have joined the Navitas family over the last 12 months.

The highlights were the robust and open discussions and debate about how we need to review our strategies and do things differently combined with some wonderful memories of building bikes with the girls from the Fatima Centre and, of course, how could you forget the auction at the awards dinner where we raised $30,000 for Sister Louise and the orphanage.

Congratulations to all the award winners for their amazing contribution over the past 12 months and a special thank you to the presenters and facilitators of the conference sessions.

Without each of you there would be no conference so again thank you from all of us at Navitas and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Tony Cullen
Executive General Manager – Marketing & Sales Partnerships
University Partnerships


Established in 1965, the Good Shepherd Sisters of Thailand is a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing the quality of life of all those in need, regardless of their religious affiliation.


Our specific focus is towards human, social and spiritual development of women and girls. We work in direct service projects with women, children and families to empower, enhance dignity, support self-sufficiency and build esteem in those who have been excluded from the benefits of society.

For more information please visit www.goodshepherdbangkok.com

Congratulations to the following partners

Outstanding Partner Australia

AUG Student Services

Outstanding Partner Canada

Canam Consultants

Outstanding Partner New Zealand

Prospect International Education

Outstanding Partner Singapore


Outstanding Partner United Kingdom


Outstanding Partner USA

IDP Education

Outstanding Partner SAE

SUN Education Group

Outstanding Partner Navitas English

Australian Centre

Outstanding New Partner

EFL Education for Life

Marketing Innovation Award


Country Team of the Year Award


CEO Award

Swansea University

Outstanding Partner Worldwide


Conference Highlights

Thank you to our Partners

PTE Academic

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a computer-based language test that offers international students the fastest, fairest and most flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for student visa applications.

  • Approved student visa applications
  • Accepted by 100% of Australian and New Zealand universities and a growing number of professional bodies
  • Accepted by institutions in the USA and Canada, including Yale and Harvard Business School

Students prefer PTE Academic:

  • Results are typically available within five business days
  • Schedule tests up to 24 hours in advance
  • Test sessions are available through a growing network of test centres


Publisher’s Internationale

Publisher’s Internationale is Australia’s leading independent audience delivery company.
Our exclusive agreements and affiliations with leading media groups provides opportunities for marketing and advertising across more than 3,000 domestic and international media.

  • Domestic and international media market planning
  • Exclusive agreements with the world's leading media companies
  • Media algorithms and programmatic
  • Senior teams with local client service
  • PR and Events
  • Digital audience delivery and measurement
  • Content and native
  • Research and insights


Navitas Ventures

Navitas Ventures accelerates innovation in education globally.

Ventures brings a unique perspective and deep intelligence to quickly surface transformational opportunities around the world, and fortify and scale them to deliver the greatest impact to learners at scale. We do this by incubating promising concepts; making strategic investments in technologies and organisations; and by partnering with others who share synergistic goals and vision. These efforts are informed and supported by Navitas, a global leader in education for more than two decades.



With 92 offices in 30 countries, IDP Education is a world-leading provider of student placement services, English language testing and English language teaching.

Over the past 47 years IDP has played a major role in the international education sector and now places students into quality institutions across five countries.

IDP Education is also a co-owner of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test for study, work and migration.

An ASX-listed company 50% owned by Australian universities, IDP Education also owns and operates 10 English language schools across Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia.



StudyLink Connect is a comprehensive online application and admissions management solution. Applicants and agents are able to track applications throughout the admissions process, while admissions users benefit from workflow improvements, increased productivity and less manual data entry. The result is a system that delivers advanced reporting, shorter turn-around times and improved acceptance conversion rates.

“StudyLink really understand higher education in general and especially international student admissions, that translates into a fit for purpose international admissions system.”
Kathy Humphrey – Director International Administration, Macquarie University.

“StudyLink Connect has had a huge impact on international admissions.”
Aleicia Shekhar – Deputy Director of Systems and Operations, UniSA International.


Cambridge English

Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take our exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability. Cambridge English exams are backed by the work of the largest dedicated research team of any English language test provider.

Cambridge English Language Assessment – a not-for-profit organisation.



Chinesys is an HR consultancy that specialises in international education.
We assist universities and international education companies to identify, recruit and retain marketing, recruitment and business development professionals at all levels in North Asia and especially in China.

Our extensive talent database coupled with deep knowledge of labour market trends and regulations enables us to both advise institutions on their talent acquisition strategy, and likely costs, and assist them in finding the right people to represent them in country.

For more information or advice visit www.chinesys.com


The international Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) provides the global benchmark for the student experience.  We deliver comparative insight to the education sector worldwide, helping institutions deliver a world-class student experience to enhance competitive advantage. Since 2005, we have worked with over 1400 institutions across 33 countries and have gained feedback from over 3 million students.

Our benchmarking tools cover the entire student journey, from application to graduation. Our flagship International Student Barometer (ISB) has been implemented by the world’s leading universities to track and enhance the student experience.

Visit www.i-graduate.org to find out about our full range of products.


Marketo provides the leading engagement marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers develop long-term relationships with their customers - from acquisition to advocacy. Marketo is built for marketers, by marketers and is setting the innovation agenda for marketing technology. Marketo puts Marketing First. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices around the world, Marketo serves as a strategic partner to large enterprise and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries.

To learn more about Marketo's Engagement Marketing Platform, LaunchPoint® partner ecosystem, and the vast community that is the Marketo Marketing Nation®, visit www.marketo.com


Printcraft have been proud suppliers to Navitas across their print and logistics requirements within Australia for over 6 years. We value our relationship very highly and we have tried to always fine-tune and improve our print and related service offering. As the largest independently owned Brisbane based printer, we recognise that innovation is the key to our survival. So our competitive point of difference is offering a genuine ‘solutions package’ to our customers.

We wish all delegates a fun and valuable learning experience at the 2017 Business Partners Conference.


The Events Authority / The Travel Authority

The Events Authority is a group of highly experienced events specialists who thrive on providing unique, innovative and memorable experiences. We are part of The Travel Authority Group, a leading and award-winning Travel Management Company, and specialise in meetings and events, conferences, incentive trips, team-building programs or special events. We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok this year!