Study in Europe Fair Myanmar

Register as exhibitor

Date: 12.12.2018 - 13.12.2018,
City: Yangon

Location: tbc

Exhibitor registration deadline: 17 August 2018

According to data from UNESCO, 7,582 Myanmar students went abroad to study in 2017, representing an outbound mobility rate of one per cent (http://data.uis.unesco.org/#). Study abroad is a well-established trend for the small share of the population able to access private basic education at an international school or overseas. Study abroad is particularly popular at postgraduate level, reflecting the lack of postgraduate options in Myanmar.

There is growing interest in overseas study from the emerging consumer class, reflecting demand for quality education that will lead to valuable employment and the perception that an international education offers better quality and more opportunities. Factors that students from middle income households take into account when choosing destinations to study are geographical proximity, high employment prospects during and after studies, and for opportunity to migrate after graduation

Students with the financial means and academic merit who study overseas particularly look to Western countries. The highest recipient of Myanmar international students among Western countries is the United States (approximately 21%), followed by Australia and the UK. Other popular destinations were Thailand, where there is a large Myanmar population, and Japan, which has close education ties with Myanmar. Smaller numbers head to regional destinations such as Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China and South Korea.

In 2014, the government announced a scholarship programme (the President’s Scholarship Awards) for high-achieving students to study abroad at undergraduate and postgraduate level (http://monitor.icef.com/2014/08/burma-announces-new-study-abroad-scholarships-but-education-reforms-moving-slowly/). The extent of this programme is not yet clear, but scholarships are bonded and students must return to Myanmar to work for twice as long as the study period. In 2015-2016, 70 scholarships were awarded.

Myanmar currently ranks 139th in the world for research output, reflecting the very low number of documents it publishes each year in international journals; a large and increasing share of research (80% in 2016) is the result of international collaboration (http://www.scimagojr.com/countrysearch.php?country=mm). Foreign lecturer mobility in Myanmar is supported by international grants and programmes such as the Open Society Foundation (https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/explainers/burma-and-open-society).

Whilst current student numbers are low, Myanmar’s economic growth means that there are increasing opportunities for overseas education in this market. The current poor local HE environment means that students from wealthy families will choose to study abroad if at all possible. At present, regional destinations still attract more students than the major English-speaking countries.

However, English is important as Myanmar develops its high-value tourism sector and opens up to the ASEAN region and wider world; but financial factors mean that few Burmese are able to study English abroad. Instead, there are an increasing number of local professional training centres/institutions, which offer English along with other subjects such as professional qualifications preparatory courses for overseas HE.

There appears to be increasing interest from local education institutions and government for expanded TNE provision, and this may be facilitated by the opening of private universities under a new Private Education Law which has yet to be passed. However, infrastructure and a lack of skilled academic staff locally present challenges.

Contact

For more information on exhibition requirements, please send a query:

Additional information

The Study in Europe fair will give you the chance to meet local students, academics, parents and professionals who are interested in learning more about study opportunities across Europe; and enable you to promote your country, your institution and its study programs to the Myanmar audiences.

The fair is scheduled in order that you maximise your time in the region as we hope that many of you will join the Facon fair in Malaysia a few days after Myanmar.

The “Study in Europe” project aims to introduce students worldwide to study in Europe, to highlight study, research and scholarship opportunities in Europe and to connect European Higher Education institutions with international students and partners.

An institutional networking reception will allow European higher education institutions to meet their Myanmar counterparts and to enhance cooperation between Myanmar and European higher education institution.

Participation fee for Higher education institutions: 750 EUR (excl. VAT)

This includes:

  • a standard booth;
  • basic furniture and facilities;
  • one entry in the Exhibitor leaflet;
  • free participation of the institution’s representatives in the institutional networking reception.


Participation and registration

In order to be eligible to exhibit at this event, the institutions must:

  • be a higher education institution (HEI) recognised by the competent national authority, an official consortium of recognised higher education institutions or a national governmental agency in charge of higher education promotion (governmental agencies may be represented by their embassy in the country where the event is taking place);
  • have their headquarters in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom);
  • deliver higher education degrees recognized by the competent national authority (if the institution is a HEI or an official consortium of HEI).

In all cases eligible HEIs must promote higher education programs to be delivered in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries (international campuses of European HEIs based outside of Europe are not eligible if promoting their international campus; they may be eligible if they are based in the country where the fair is taking place).

‚ÄčRegistering is not a guarantee of a place. We will review applications and confirm places as soon as possible. Please do not make travel arrangements until your place is confirmed.

These are the terms and conditions agreed by: "The Organisers" (Campus France on behalf of the "Study in Europe" consortium composed of Campus France, DAAD, Nuffic, British Council, Archimedes Foundation, ACA), and "The Exhibitor", the eligible institution and its representatives which has made an application to the Organisers to participate in the above mentioned Event. 

In these conditions: "The Event" is that organised by the Organisers; "The Venue" as defined in the event profile. 

1. Selection criteria for Institutions 

In order to be eligible to exhibit at any of the Events, the institutions must: 

  • be a higher education institution (HEI) recognised by the competent national authority, an official consortium of recognised higher education institutions or a national governmental agency in charge of higher education promotion (governmental agencies may be represented by their embassy in the country where the Event is taking place);
  • have their headquarters in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and United Kingdom);
  • deliver higher education degrees recognized by the competent national authority (if the institution is a higher education institution or an official consortium of higher education institutions).

In all cases eligible HEIs must promote higher education programs to be delivered in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries (international campuses of European HEIs based outside of Europe are not eligible if promoting their international campus; they may be eligible if they are based in the country where the fair is taking place).

2. Registration

The registration for the Event is done online through the website www.studyineuropefairs.eu. The registration is binding. Once the Exhibitors have submitted the registration, they cannot be discharged from their contractual duties. The online registration serves as a contract upon submission and acceptance by the Organisers. It becomes binding for both parties upon acceptance by the Organisers, in the form of a separate confirmation sent in writing (e-mail).

3. Quota system

One exhibition booth will be offered free of charge to each Erasmus+ programme country – this will be offered to the national agency in charge of higher education promotion or to the respective Embassy. Places for HEIs will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis per country. If after the deadline, certain places have not been taken up, these will be evenly reallocated amongst countries with additional applicants based on the date and time of the registration. If the number of applications exceeds the number of booths available, eligible institutions will be placed on a waiting list according to the date and time of their registration.

4. Consortia and booth sharing

Consortia will be treated as one institution – e.g. only one exhibition booth, one entry in the exhibition leaflet, one name on the fascia board, one listing on the website and in all fair material. Consortia are requested to nominate a representative who will accept the responsibility and liability of the group. 

Booth sharing may be permitted for a maximum of two HEIs (from one country) per booth. They will be treated as one HEI – i.e. one exhibition booth, one entry in the exhibition leaflet, one name on the fascia board, one listing on the website and in all fair material. HEIs are requested to nominate a representative who will accept the responsibility and liability for both HEIs.

5. Terms of payment

Campus France – on behalf of the Organisers – will invoice Exhibitors for the Event before the Event takes place (in accordance with French law). All invoices shall be paid within 30 days of the invoice date and before the Event takes place. Terms of payment and deadlines will be stated on the invoice and must be respected in order for the Exhibitor to be able to take part in the Event. The Organisers reserve the right to cancel the contract and otherwise use the space reserved if payments are not remitted on time. In such an event, the Organisers shall not be liable for any resulting costs, damages and/or losses charged to the Exhibitor. If on the instructions of the Exhibitor, invoices are made out to a third party the Exhibitor continues to be liable for all charges.

6. VAT

The Exhibitor shall pay the fees for participation in the Event as published in the Event profile. Unless otherwise stated, all fees published in the Event Profile are exclusive of VAT, which the Exhibitor shall, where applicable, pay in addition.

7. Accommodation, travel and subsistence

Please note that the participation fee does not include accommodation, subsistence, health and travel insurance, and international or domestic travel costs. The Exhibitor is fully responsible for organising accommodation, international and local travel, health and travel insurance, as well as possible visas at its own cost. The Exhibitor shall also consult the current travel and safety instructions of its respective foreign affairs ministry. Obtaining a visa and all the associated costs is the responsibility of the Exhibitor. The Organisers cannot assist in the visa application process.

8. Freight forwarding

Freight forwarding is not included in the participation fee. Each Exhibitor is responsible for arranging and covering the cost of the appropriate forwarding of its promotional material including customs procedures. The Organisers may inform about possible freight forwarding companies but this does not constitute a recommendation by the Organisers. Additional information regarding freight forwarding will be available on the specific fair website or in the Exhibitors’ handbook.

9. Withdrawal by the Exhibitor 

Cancellation fees will be charged for withdrawal by the Exhibitor, for whatever reason, from the Event as of the date of receipt of notice of withdrawal. Notice of withdrawal must be supplied in writing to the Organisers (see Contact). Cancellation rates are as follows:

  • 50 per cent of the full Participation fee up to 60 days prior to the event; 
  • 100 per cent of the full Participation fee less than 60 days prior to the Event.

10. Cancellation of the Event

The Organisers reserve the right to cancel, postpone, curtail, move, extend, modify or abandon the Event or to close individual or all sections of the Event temporarily or permanently, if unforeseen events so require. Should it be necessary to cancel, postpone, curtail, move, extend, modify or abandon the Event, the Exhibitor shall not be entitled to claim any indemnities and the Exhibitor will be responsible for any cancellation charges on flights, accommodation and any other costs it may incur. If the Event does not receive a sufficient number of Exhibitors, the Organisers may, at their sole discretion, decide to change the format of the Event. The Organisers will do this by notifying the Exhibitors of the Event in writing by sending an email no later than 30 days before the date of the Event. Participation fees will not be reimbursed if the Event is cancelled due to force majeure.

11. Loss or damage to Exhibitor’s property

The Organisers will not accept any liability for the damage, theft or loss of any Exhibitor’s property in any circumstances. The Exhibitor is responsible for taking out adequate insurance.

12. Loss or damage caused by Exhibitor

The Exhibitor will indemnify the Organisers against: all actions, claims, suits, costs, expenses, demands (whether in respect of damage to property, personal injury or otherwise and including all legal costs and other expenses suffered or incurred by the Organisers) which any person may bring or claim arising from and out of the use of the Venue and the exhibition booth by the Exhibitor, its employees, servants, contractors and invitees; loss and damage to the Venue and to any property therein arising out of the use of Venue and the exhibition booth by the Exhibitor, its employees, servants, contractors or invitees and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing caused by the use or misuse of water, gas or electricity. The Exhibitor is responsible for taking out adequate insurance.

13. Personal accidents

The Exhibitor must occupy and use the Venue and the space there allocated to it at its own risk and neither the Venue nor the Organisers accept any liability for any accident, damage or injuries suffered at the Venue by the Exhibitor, its servants, agents, contractors, invitees, and members of the public or any person whatsoever. The Exhibitor is responsible for taking out adequate personal liability. The Exhibitor is asked to consult the current travel and safety instructions of its respective foreign affairs ministry during the stay in Myanmar.

14. Disclaimer

The Organisers accept no liability for loss or damage suffered by the Exhibitor and caused by:

  • the failure of any service or amenities which the Organisers are responsible for providing;
  • the failure of any service or amenities to be provided by the Event subcontractors and the organiser of the main fair;
  • the cancellation or suspension of the Event due to force majeure, including but not limited to war, act of terrorism, earthquake, typhoon, adverse weather, strikes or by reason beyond the Organisers’ control. The Organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever for licensing matters, customs duties, import charges, taxes, the delivery of visas, hotel rooms or Exhibitor’s travel arrangements.

15. Booth allocation

The Organisers are entitled to allocate at their own discretion the booths in the manner deemed fit and appropriate. Exhibitors will accept the booth that is allocated to them by the Organisers. The Exhibitors shall occupy the space allocated to them exclusively. The Exhibitors may not assign, sublet or grant licences in respect of any part of the space allotted to them nor may they advertise institutions that are not a party to the contract.

16. Booths

Exhibitors will be allocated a booth as detailed in the Event profile. Exhibitors must not change the booth structure, fascia board, flag, carpeting or walls or any other element that is common to all booths. All decoration and promotional materials shall be attached without damaging the property of the booth construction. The Exhibitor will be held liable for any damage of the allocated booth. Depending on the location of the booth area, specific locations may have electrical boxes, cables, water pipes running through or beside the booth.

17. Representation at the booth

The Exhibitor will ensure that at least one official representative of its institution will be present during the official opening hours of the Event and no exhibit may be removed from the booth prior to the official closing time of the Fair. Booth representatives may not include agents.

18. Promotional materials and displays

In the interests of all Exhibitors, advertising is only permitted within the allocated exhibition space. Exhibitors are not allowed to distribute literature or materials or any promotional items of any sort outside of their booth, either inside or outside the Event exhibition area. Exhibitors may be asked to submit all promotional items, materials, literature and displays to the Organisers for approval and to make such changes as shall be agreed. If agreement cannot be reached, the Exhibitor must withdraw the literature, material or display. The Organisers reserve the right to close down any booth not respecting the Organisers’ requirements at the Exhibitor’s risk and expense. Agents’ promotional literature must not be displayed nor distributed at the Event. 

19. Sub-contracting

The Organisers reserve the right to hire or contract sub-contractors to co-organise specific parts of the Event or to hire space at an existing fair in order to organise a European pavilion.

In case of a European pavilion organised at an existing fair, the Exhibitor shall respect the Terms and Conditions of the Organiser of the main fair.

20. Additional booth equipment

Additional booth equipment may be ordered by the Exhibitor at its own costs via the official booth construction company. Further information will be provided in the Exhibitors’ handbook. The use of microphones and sound systems are only permitted with the prior approval of the Organisers and should not disturb other Exhibitors.

21. Use of venue

The Venue shall not be used for any illegal or immoral purpose and the Organisers reserve the right to remove any material that in their sole opinion may be considered offensive or obscene. The Venue shall not be used for the purpose of betting or gambling. All goods and property brought into the Venue are brought in at the owner’s risk. Escalators and passenger elevators shall be dedicated to the use of passengers and shall not be blocked or be used to transport freight or equipment or material of any nature.

22. Notices

If either party wishes to give notice to the other party under this agreement it shall be by registered delivery or first class mail to the Organisers.

23. Termination of agreement

The Organisers are entitled to terminate without notice their agreement with an Exhibitor if:

  • the Exhibitor or its designated representative commits any breach of or fails to observe any of the conditions or regulations set out in these terms and conditions;
  • the Exhibitor has a receiver appointed over all or part of its assets, enters into liquidation, or commits an act of bankruptcy, whether compulsorily or voluntarily;
  • the Exhibitor fails to pay any sum due.

In the event that the Agreement is terminated by the Organisers unless otherwise agreed between the Organisers and the Exhibitor in writing, the Exhibitor shall indemnify the Organisers in respect of all costs loss, damages or expenses (including any consequential loss or damage) incurred as the result of such termination.

24. Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Internet, the www.studyineuropefairs.eu website and the online registration tool. If you have any requests concerning your personal information, any queries with regard to these practices or if you wish to modify or to remove your personal data, please contact us at info@studyineuropefairs.eu. We collect personal information through the Event registration process only. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties. We will only disclose personal information to our partners, to the Exhibitors of the Event and to other organisations related to the Event you register for and to the suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf. Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by carrying out the registration process and by communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

25. Use of audio-visual material

The Organisers reserve the right, at their sole and absolute discretion, to use the films, audio recordings and/or photographs of an exhibition stand in any media without first obtaining the consent of the Exhibitor and without making any payment whatsoever for publicity, advertising, trade or promotion purposes. The Organisers are allowed to publish photographs of the fair in any media. Any Exhibitor attending the fair waives their intellectual property rights on any photographs taken and/or published in a manner described here.

26. Use of logos

The Exhibitor agrees that any information given to the Organiser via the Registration process (name of institution, logo, and Exhibitor profile) may be used to promote the Event and the participation of the Exhibitor in any media.

27. Governing law

By submitting the application to participate in the Event, the Exhibitor agrees to these Terms and Conditions. The mutual rights and obligations residing in this contractual relationship shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of France. Place of jurisdiction shall be Paris, France. Should any of the above conditions be or become null and void, the other conditions shall continue to be valid.