Launches & Acquisitions

02 Jan 2017

Singapore chosen to stage first international Learning Technologies Asia event

CloserStill Media, the London-based exhibition and conference organiser, has announced the acquisition of LEARNTech Asia from Kydon Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

CloserStill, recently ranked number 10 in the Sunday Times International FastTrack 200 of the UK’s fastest growing exporters, will incorporate LEARNTech Asia into its launch of Learning Technologies Asia conference and exhibition to be held on 8-9 November 2017 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.  

Learning Technologies Asia 2017 is a sister-event of Learning Technologies, Europe’s largest and longest-running annual event for  workplace learning held in London which draws in more than 7,500 visitors and 250 exhibitors.

Learning Technologies Asia will be the region's leading event for organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. With a three track thought leadership conference, an exhibition showcasing all the leading suppliers and more than 50 free seminars, it will be the must attend event for all learning and development professionals.

Commenting on the acquisition and the launch plans for Learning Technologies Asia, CloserStill Director, Mark Penton, said: “We’ve been watching the development of the workplace learning market in Asia for some time and Singapore has quickly established itself as the regional leader in the sector.  We’ve admired what LEARNTech Asia has done to help develop the sector and look forward to putting on a great event in Singapore next year.”

Kydon founder and CEO, David Yeo, who will continue to be involved in shaping the education agenda for Learning Technologies Asia with CloserStill, added: “We are proud of the LEARNTech Asia conference and we are delighted to team up with the organiser of the biggest event in Europe for this industry. CloserStill has ambitious plans for the Singapore event, which will play an important role in driving growth in the corporate learning sector across the region.”