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IB regional conference is a huge show of strength October 9, 2012

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in Conferences, International education.
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The Africa, Europe and Middle East regional conference of the International Baccalaureate (IB) was hailed as the biggest yet, attended by more than 1,000 delegates.

The conference was held at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid for four days, finishing on Sunday, and it was certainly a huge show of strength from the IB.

Headteachers and teachers left enthused by a busy programme of plenaries, seminars and presentations, as well as by the chance to catch up and share stories with their counterparts at schools across the world.

We were delighted by the steady flow of visitors to the John Catt stand, either to buy books, check school details in the IB World Schools Yearbook, find out more information about our publications or even just to say ‘hello’. It was excellent to meet so many new friends of the company, both new and old.

Managing director Jonathan Evans and I were hugely encouraged and satisfied by the positive feedback to our publications, with many glowing comments made on the quality and range of our titles.

Certainly, sales of Taking the PYP Forward, Taking the MYP Forward and Taking the IB Diploma were extremely brisk – we had none left to bring back with us – and reinforced our belief in the strength and standing of these titles.

We very much look forward to future IB gatherings and we remain committed to enhancing our reputation in the IB community.

For more information about our IB professional development books, please visit our bookshop.

Meanwhile, our team have been busy contacting schools about the IB World Schools Yearbook 2013. If you are interested in an enhanced profile for your school, please contact Peter Mitchell at pmitchell@johncatt.com. For commercial advertising, please contact Madeleine Anderson at manderson@johncatt.com.

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