GEDC Industry Forum – 14-17 January 2024

A unique gathering for engineering leadership teams in academia and industry

Location: Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China

Date: Sunday 14th to Wednesday 17th January 2024

Themes: Skills & Talent / Educational Transformation / Discovery & Innovation / Societal Impact

Petrus, the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) and Southern University of Science & Technology (SUSTech) invite EPC members to join leaders from universities and industry around the world at the unique and highly interactive GEDC Industry Forum taking place in Shenzhen.

By 2030, it is estimated that two-thirds of the world’s higher education will lie within five hours flight of Singapore. Attending the GEDC Industry Forum in Shenzhen will be a valuable opportunity to meet your future partners and build your relationships now with the global talent ecosystem of the future.

Event highlights include…

Delegates from 5 continents with representatives coming from across the world: University of Southern California in the USA to Australia’s University of Adelaide, including leading universities from APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa. With a third of delegates from mainland China and two thirds from abroad, this promises to be a dynamic international exchange, and important learning opportunity.

Former NUS President and Founding President of KAUST Professor Choon Fung Shih will lead inspirational content. The event will launch and conclude with a dialogue involving leaders from the Asian engineering education community led by the Dean at HKU, and will explore ‘East meets West and the Global South’ – in the changing environment, how do we as educators and leaders ensure we continue to work collaboratively together?
More companies are supporting this event than any previous forum and we’re expecting delegates from Siemens, MathWorks, Quanser, Airbus, CTI, Amazon and Huawei as well as representatives from the Automotive, Quantum Computing, EdTech and IT industries.

Visit for more on the themes which will be addressed, an overview of the programme and additional practical information. A discounted rate is available if EPC members wish to form a delegation – please contact or comment below if you are interested in attending.

A small number of leadership / speaker roles are also available during the event, please contact Dominic Sproston – for more information.

Register as soon as possible and by Friday 8th December to secure your place and ensure ample time for visa applications (if required)

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