International Education and Training Summit


2019 IET Summit: Changing the Narrative

25–26 June, Brisbane

Study Queensland is pleased to bring the third International Education and Training Summit to Brisbane this year. Building on the success of the 2017 and 2018 summits, the IET Summit 2019 will once again explore current issues relating to international education and training in Queensland.

The annual IET Summit brings together industry and other enabling partners, such as local government, tourism, community and business, to plan future activities. The IET Summit enables coalitions to form around projects and initiatives and is a key means to gather intelligence on the IET Strategy’s progress.

Program of events

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

This year, the Summit will open with a Welcome Reception on the evening of 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)


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 for the IET Summit 2019 program will be made available in early June.


Registrations for the IET Summit 2019 are now closed. If you have any questions about the event, please contact

With thanks to our event sponsors

Union Institute of Language
Wee Hur Holdings
Student One
Tafe Queensland