International Education and Training Summit


2019 IET Summit: Changing the Narrative

Tuesday 25 June – Wednesday 26 June, Brisbane

Study Queensland was pleased to bring the third International Education and Training Summit to Brisbane in 2019. Building on the success of the previous two summits, this year’s event explored current issues and future direction for international education and training in Queensland.

The IET Summit brought 300 industry delegates and partners, such as local government, tourism, community and business, to plan future activities.

Program of events

With the theme “Changing the Narrative”, the Summit featured high level discussion on global trends and opportunities, and new ways of positioning the State internationally in creating a new narrative for Queensland International Education and Training.

The Summit opened with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday 25 June at QUT Room Three Sixty, followed by a full day program held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 26 June.

View the IET Summit 2019 program (PDF, 145KB)

Download the IET Summit 2019 Event Booklet (PDF, 18MB)


Professor Peter Greste

Keynote Speaker: Professor Peter Greste

Professor Peter Greste is an award-winning foreign correspondent who spent 25 years working for the BBC, Reuters and Al Jazeera in some of the world’s most volatile places. From Afghanistan, to Latin American, Africa and the Middle East, he reported from the frontlines and beyond, although he is best known for becoming a headline himself, when he and two of his colleagues were arrested in Cairo while working for Al Jazeera, and charged with terrorism offences. In letters smuggled from prison, he described the arrests as an attack on media freedom. The letters helped launch a global campaign that eventually got them released after more than 400 days in prison. He has since become a vocal campaigner and advocate for media freedom – a stance that has earned him awards from Britain’s Royal Television Society, the Walkley Foundation, the RSL’s ANZAC Peace Prize, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Medal, and the International Association of Press Clubs’ Freedom of Speech Award. He has written about his experiences in Egypt and what he regards as the global war on journalism in a book, The First Casualty.

Julie Hare

Master of Ceremonies: Julie Hare

Julie Hare is a freelance writer, editor and consultant with particular expertise in higher education. Julie was the higher education editor of The Australian for seven years, during which time she earned a reputation for being a journalist of utmost integrity, understood nuance and was fair and objective. She is currently working as a freelancer and consultant with a range of clients, including a twice weekly blog for UK media start-up Wonkhe, the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, the Qantas magazine, and the Group of Eight. Previously at KPMG, she took on a new role with a mandate to develop brand recognition and trust for the national education team by writing articles and developing events that were fresh, challenging and thought provoking to both policymakers and practitioners in the post-secondary education space.

A full list of speakers and session synopsis can be found in the IET Summit 2019 event booklet. (PDF, 18MB)

Presentations & videos

To download the presentations and videos from the IET Summit 2019, please click on the links below:

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More photos from the day can be viewed on our Study Queensland Facebook Page.

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IET Summit 2020

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With thanks to our event sponsors

Union Institute of Language
Wee Hur Holdings
Student One
Tafe Queensland