Keynote Speakers


7 September, Singapore

Gain new perspectives and insights from leaders in the field while collaborating with the fraternity. Rethinking fundamentals can bring about transformation in schools.

Minister Ong Ye Kung

Guest of Honour & Opening Address

Minister for Education


Melissa Kwee

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)


Koh Chaik Ming

Forchn International


Kathaleen Reid-Martinez

Oral Roberts University

United States

Pasi Sahlberg

University of New South Wales


PS Lai Chung Han

Permanent Secretary (Education)


Aaron Maniam

Ministry of Communications and Information


Dirk Van Damme



Choe Peng Sum

Pan Pacific Hotels Group


Daryl Neo




  • Wonderful Perspectives of Global Issues

  • Inspirational Refreshing Perspectives

  • Good Spread of Local and Overseas Speakers

  • Insightful and Inspirational

  • Very Relevant and Authentic

  • Excellent choice of speakers- thanks for organising!

  • Thank you for this conference. It is definitely a rich and meaningful 2 days of learning

  • It was a good time for reflection and really makes me think further about what innovation is about

  • This is my second time at GELC and I like it that the line-up of keynote speakers continues to include local speakers from varied backgrounds

  • Every speaker has shared some thought-provoking ideas (and wisdom) based on their experience or area of their expertise. Good to get out of school and hear different perspectives

  • I have learnt a lot from their sharing. They have definitely inspired me to relook at the way I do things back in school

  • Many interesting ideas presented and very engaging

  • The Speakers brought new perspectives on the softer aspects of school leadership and making innovation a way of life and thinking

  • Great that the Conference had a diverse range of speakers from different backgrounds and rich perspectives on innovation from different angles

  • Congratulations to the organising team! I learned many good points from the speakers, and I enjoyed my time at the Conference. It has been an excellent time to reflect, rethink and dream again

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