Did you know that global trade in education outranks that of trade in oil by a factor of almost 2? Our second Speaker Meeting of 2016 saw Dr Greg Keaney, Country Manager of the Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) in Brunei, give a highly informative and lively presentation on the potential in Brunei as a Centre of Excellence for English language teaching. 

You only have to look to see how high a standard of English is spoken in Brunei, and Greg outlined the numerous advantages that Brunei already has: safety, clean environment, low cost of living, quality of infrastructure and others. His conclusion? With investment and a bit of work, Brunei has another “hidden treasure”. Chairman Andrew Varley had to call a halt in the end to the stream of questions that followed, but they continued outside during the refreshment break. For those members who missed it but would like to know more, a copy of the presentation is available for download here.

Our thanks to Siva Subramaniam for again hosting the event at Laksamana College of Business and for organizing the excellent refreshments afterwards.