20th WES Agenda

PROGRAMME AGENDA

DAY 1 | TUESDAY – 7 SEPTEMBER 2021

TimeTOPIC
10:00 – 11:00Inauguration Ceremony – Redefining the Leadership in the Next New Normal: Roadmap Ahead
Key Speakers
Opening Remarks: Dr. Ravi Gupta, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd.
Shri Parmod Kumar, State Program Officer, Department of School Education, Government of Haryana
11:00 – 11:30Industry Presentation on “ The dangers of amazing lectures “ by Aneesh Bangia, Co-founder, Opendoor Education
11:30 – 12:30Panel Discussion 1: Importance of 21st century learning-How to deal with unpredictability and change
Panelists
Moderator: Aditya Berlia, Joint Secretary, Apeejay Education Society
Anirudh Gupta, CEO, DCM Group of Schools, Punjab & Haryana
Roshan Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer, City Montessori Schools, Lucknow
Dr Amrita Vohra, Director Education, GEMS India & Executive Principal, GEMS International School, Gurgaon
Dr. Sharmila Mallick Choudhuri, Principal, GIIS Bannerghatta, Bengaluru
Dr. S K Rathor, Founder, Chairman & MD, SANFORT Group of Schools, Ghaziabad
12:30 – 13:00Industry Presentation on “How to facilitate effective Hybrid Learning in the months ahead to limit Learning Loss” by
Srinivas Bhardwaj, Founder & CEO, JnanaMarga Technologies Pvt Ltd
13:00 – 14:00Expo & Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00Panel Discussion 2: Implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in the educational sector and defining the long-term goals
Panelists
Moderator: Abhishek Bagchi, Principal, RMPS International School, Ankleshwar
Aayush Singh Rawat, Director, Cambridge Court Group of Schools, Jaipur
Dr. Angelo Michael D’Cruize, Principal, Stepping Stones High School, Aurangabad
Nidhi Thapar, Vice President- Head Academics, Edunation Services Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
Dr Sangeeta Arora, Principal, Kothari International School, Noida
15:00 – 15:15Industry Presentation on “Challenges of Hiring the Right Talent in the Education Sector” by Nitil Gupta, Co-founder & Director, Eduvacancy
15:15 – 15:45Expo & Tea Break
15:45 – 16:45Panel Discussion 3: Future of creating Smart Content Model-based learning that will focus on quality education
Panelists
Moderator: Brijesh Karia, Chief Operating Officer, Singhania Education Service Limited
Dr Shilpa Jejurkar, Principal, Amber International School, Mumbai
Harish Sanduja, Director Schools, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions
Ayan Pal, CEO, Calcutta International School, Kolkata
Dr. Anshu Arora, Principal, Amity International School-Sec 43, Gurugram
Dr. B. Ebenezar, Principal & Head, SVKM School, Mahbubnagar
16:45 – 17:00Expo Break
17:00 – 18:00Panel Discussion 4: Lessons to be learned during COVID 19 pandemic and
how to build the new-age education sector

Panelists
Moderator: Dr. Saleema Chaudhary, Principal, Cosmos Castle International School-Green Campus, Ahmedabad
Sonia Anil Verma, Principal, Khaitan Public School, Ghaziabad
Dr. Vaishali Shah, Director, Sheth CN Vidyavihar, Ahmedabad
Dr Shalini Bajaj, Principal, The Maurya School, Gurugram
Dr Priti Ojha, Principal, Delhi International School – Sector 23, New Delhi
Nick Hutton, Regional Director, D2L Asia
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DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY – 8 SEPTEMBER 2021

TimeTOPIC
10:30 – 11:30Panel Discussion 1: Implementation of National Educational Policy (NEP) in
the educational sector

Panelists
Moderator: Dr. Sebastian P. G., Principal, Christ Academy CBSE School, Bengaluru
Punam Singhal, Principal, The Paras World School, Gurugram
Dan Curry, Director & Principal, Vega Schools, Gurgaon
Seema Sapru, Principal, The Heritage School, Kolkata
Joyita Chatterjee, Principal, Chitrakoota School, Bangalore
Divjot Kaur, Principal, G D Goenka Public School, Jhajjar
11:30 – 12:00Industry Presentation on “ Building a digital campus: Strategy and tools for technology-enabled teaching and learning “ by Dr Prem Das Maheshwari, Business Director, D2L South Asia
12:00 – 12:3030 Min Break
12:30 – 13:30Panel Discussion 2: Benefits and Opportunities of investing in the Education sector: The Roadmap Ahead
Panelists
Moderator: Dr. Seema Negi, Director Principal, Sanjeevani World School, Mumbai
Harish Sanduja, Director Schools, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions
Nitil Gupta, Co-founder & Director, Eduvacancy
Mary Shanti Priya, Principal, Vista School, Hyderabad
Dr. Sami Ulla, CEO, Manipal International School, Bengaluru
13:30 – 14:30 Expo & Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30Panel Discussion 3: -Challenges and opportunities of online assessment in the educational sector
Panelists
Moderator: Vaishali Parikh, Principal, Anand Niketan Bhadaj Campus, Ahmedabad
Harinder Chhabra, Director, The Infinity School, Greater Noida
Heena Paleja, Head of School, Thakur International School – IGCSE & A Levels, Mumbai
Sonia Nagpal, Principal, Gitanjali Vedika School, Hyderabad
Keshar Mehra, Chief Operating Officer, Learners International School, Greater Noida
15:30 – 16:30 Expo & Networking Break
16:30 – 17:30Panel Discussion 4: Reopening of Schools in India: What will change for students & staff when schools reopen?
Panelists
Moderator: Deepa Bhushan, Director Schools, C P Goenka International School, Mumbai
Surekha MH, Principal, The Bharath Academy, Mangalore
Vineet Kansal, CEO, The Newtown School, Kolkata
Gautam Rajgarhia, Pro Vice Chairman, Delhi Public School, Varanasi | Nashik | Lava Nagpur
Aditi Goradia, Managing Director, Billimoria High School, Panchgani
Aditi Mukherjee, Principal, Gems Akademia International School, Kolkata
Indu Sharma, Principal, Sunder Deep World School, Ghaziabad
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DAY 3 | THURSDAY – 8 SEPTEMBER 2021

TimeTOPIC
10:30 – 11:30Panel Discussion 1: Enabling access to affordable education to enhance learning outcomes anytime and anywhere
Panelists
Moderator: Francis Fernandes, Principal, Asia English School, Ahmedabad
Sujash Bhattacharya, Principal, ITM Global School, Gwalior
Dr. Sulochana Rajulu, Principal, The Amaatra Academy, Bangalore
Sushma Raturi, Secretary, Academic Council, Saamarthya Teachers Training Academy of Research, Ghaziabad
Kavita Singh, Principal, Ram Ratna Vidya Mandir, Thane
11:30 – 12:30Expo & Tea Break
12:30 – 13:30Panel Discussion 2: Future of Remote Learning: Bringing technology to the remote areas is the need of hour to facilitate education
Panelists
Moderator: Priyanka Saxena, Principal, Cosmos Castle International School, S.G. Road, Ahmedabad
Poonam Kochitty, Principal, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow
Nindiya Saket, Principal, Manav Rachna International School, Noida
Dr. Shunila Joy Chauhan, Principal, Orchids The International School, Mumbai
13:30 – 14:30 Expo & Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30Panel Discussion 3: Leadership for schools in the Emergent scenario
Panelists
Moderator: Ashish Gulati, Vice-Chairman, Blue Bells Group of Schools, Gurugram
Payam Shoghi, Principal, Venkateshwar Signature School, Raipur
Sailaja Vittaldev, Principal, Silver Oaks International School, Bangalore
Anupama Sinha, Principal, K.C. International School, Paloura
Prabha Dixit, Principal, Akshar Arbol International School, Chennai
Dr. Vidhukesh Vimal, Headmaster, The Assam Valley School, Tezpur
15:30 – 16:00WES Expo & Networking Break
16:00 – 17:00Panel Discussion 4: The advantages and disadvantages of online learning among students during COVID 19 pandemic
Panelists
Moderator: Dr. Nikhil Wagh, Chairman, Educon International School, Pune
Brian Cooklin, Managing Director, Nord Anglia Education
Manju Rana, Principal cum Director, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad
Vandana Singh, Principal, Asian Public School, Gurugram
Annabelle Villamarin, Primary School Principal, Lancers International School, Gurgaon
Navita Puri, Principal, Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana
17:00 – 18:00Expo Break
18:00 – 19:00WES Award Ceremony & Valedictory Session
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