ASIC Annual Conference & Gala Awards Dinner - Malaysia

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InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

165, Jalan Ampang

Kuala Lumpur, 50450


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About the Conference

Join us for ASIC International Conferences 2019 as we bring together leaders in, and advocates for, quality in international education.

The conference will be a comprehensive two-day programme with the Gala Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of the 14th.

NOW ADDED: Optional* third day on 15th for consultative meetings, familiarisation visit, networking, and partnership development. *Please note events may need to be booked in advance - see the FAQ section below for further details. Any questions please e-mail

Who should attend?

  • Managers/Leaders of Universities, Colleges and International Schools
  • Marketing Managers
  • Directors of International Recruitment and Staff
  • Heads of Quality Assurance and Teams
  • International Partnership Staff
  • Those with an interest in becoming a QA Inspector
  • Anyone with an interest in implementing strategic internationalisation goals at their institution

Why attend?

  • Relaxed atmosphere for networking with educational leaders from around the world. ASIC institutions are located in over 60 countries worldwide.
  • Presentations from leading experts on current topics in International Education
  • We will debunk common myths and dispel fear about Quality Assurance.
  • Build collaborations, discuss partnerships, and initiate active MOU’s - for long term relationships with institutions worldwide
  • Participate in QA Inspector training for those interested in working with ASIC
  • Enjoy the Gala Awards Dinner with world-class entertainment on the evening of the 14th - where we honour individuals and institutions for their outstanding contribution to International Education.

Conference Programme:

Wednesday 13th November - Conference Day 1

08:45 – 09:15 Registration and tea/coffee

09.15 – 09.30 Welcome and Housekeeping

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome Speech. Dr Maurice Dimmock, ASIC Chairman

10:00 – 10:30 What makes an institution truly International – The Internationalisation Index. Dr Lawrence Watson, Qualifications Advisor & Chief Inspector, ASIC

10:30 – 11:00 The implementation of a Quality English Programme in Today's Disruptive World. Raewyn (Aiyshah) Gwilliam, President, Elit

11:00 – 11:15 Tea/ Coffee

11:15 – 11:45 Interactive Learning in the classroom/ Lecture room. Asst. Prof. Dr Boontida Uapipatanakul, RMUTT

11:45 – 12:30 Education Technology using Blockchain – The case of Pedagog and its Digital Token. Dr Edward Roy Krishnan and Mr Paul Charles, EIU

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 The use of a Supply Chain Management Model in Institutional Management. Prof Premkumar, President, Malaysia University of Science and Technology

14:00 – 14:30 Quality Assurance Management. Prof. Puan Sri Datuk Dr Junainah Abd Hamid, Vice Chancellor, MSU

14:30 – 15:00 Quality Assurance Process: Focusing on Performance Management System of Academic Staff – Case Study. Dr Walter Wong and Prof Mae Ho, Berjaya University College

15:00 – 15:15 Tea/ Coffee

15.15 – 15:45 Digital Citizenship in Education Reform. Dato' Dr Shamshudeen Mohd Yunus, Uni EBS

15:45 – 16:15 Accessing Lucrative World Bank Contracts. Dr Maurice Dimmock

Thursday 14th November - Conference Day 2

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome to Day 2. Lee Hammond, ASIC CEO

09:30 – 10:15 Developing an International Marketing Strategy. Dr Maurice Dimmock, ASIC Chair and Rebecca Castle, Marketing and Communications, ASIC

10:15 – 10:45
Stream 1 Development and Importance of a Blended Learning Model of Education. Dr Frances Chen
Stream 2 Recognition of Online Education in Gulf Region - Its impact on students, employers and other stakeholders with specific reference to Quality Assurance and Assessments. Prof. Dr Kaup Mohamed, Dean & MD, London American City College

10:45 – 11:15
Stream 1 Skill Apprenticeships – the paradigm focus for Educators. Dato Dr Jayles Yeoh
Stream 2 Industry Involvement in the Development of Programmes. Dr Adonis Fragkakis, SMI - Swiss Management Institute

11:15 - 11:30 Tea/ Coffee

11:30 – 12:00
Stream 1 School Governance. Lee Hammond
Stream 2 KFU Distance Education Delivery Model: Quality Management. Dr Mosleh H. Al-Adhaileh, Director of e-Learning for Operation, KFU - King Faisal University.

12:00 – 12:45 Accreditation of Universities and Colleges. Lee Hammond and Dr Lawrence Watson

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 14:15
Stream 1 Pioneering of Private Higher Education in Jordan - Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence. Dr Anas Ratib ALSoud, Assistant to the President for International Accreditation and Rankings, AL-Ahliyya Amman University
Stream 2 CPD for Educators to Enhance Quality Education. Fatmah Azam Ali, Vice President, Master English and Training

14:15 – 14:45
Stream 1 Accreditation of Schools. Lee Hammond
Stream 2 Quality Assurance in Indonesia and opportunities for working with their Universities. Asst. Prof. Dr Ir. A. Harits Nu’man, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Bandung Islamic University, Indonesia

14:45 – 15:00 Tea/Coffee

15:00 – 15:30
Stream 1 Is TVET Future Proof. Julian Ng, Vice President (Europe), IVETA
Stream 2 QS World University Ranking and QS Star. Samuel Ang, Regional Director, Asia - QS Intelligence Unit

15:30 – 15.45 Closing remarks. Dr Maurice Dimmock

Please note the programme is subject to change.

Gala Awards Dinner

World-class entertainment and Awards Dinner on the evening of the 14th.

We will be celebrating individuals and institutions for their outstanding contribution to International Education.

19:00 – 19:30 Pre Dinner Drinks

19:30 – 19:40 The MSU traditional Malay Dancers

19:40 – 20:00 Welcome Speech and thanks to our sponsors. Dr Dimmock

20:00 – 20:30 Dinner served & Entertainment

20:30 – 21:00 Awards 1

21:00 – 21:15 Entertainment

21:15 – 21:45 Awards 2

21:45 – 22:00 Closing Speech. Lee Hammond

Please note: The Awards Dinner dress code is Black Tie/Formal Dinner attire or National Dress. On booking your ticket you will be asked to state any dietary requirements that you may have. Please e-mail any further questions to

Delegate Engagement Day - Friday 15th November

As a response to feedback, we have organised an additional day after the conference for:

  • Surgeries with the ASIC Team attending the conference
  • An introduction to becoming an ASIC Inspector
  • FAM trip to MSU and AIMSMET

In the morning we have on offer a number of surgeries for up to 4 to 6 delegates to delve deeper into topics discussed during the conference. Those subjects include but are not restricted to: the ASIC Accreditation Process; the Internationalisation Index, Platinum Accreditation; World University Rankings and QS star rating; TVET; International School Accreditation. Surgeries will last approx. 50mins.

Surgeries and one-to-one sessions are available on a first-come-first-served basis when booking and you will be allocated a specific time. Further details of how to book are provided on your booking confirmation.

Please note: there is no additional cost for the additional day or the Surgeries. All information given by either the ASIC team or the delegate will be subject to the ASIC code of ethics. Events may need to be booked in advance - see the FAQ section of the booking page for further details. Any questions please e-mail

Conference Location

This year’s Annual Conference will be held at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. A jewel in the heart of Malaysia, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is steps away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the city’s Convention Centre and a short walk from countless shopping and entertainment venues.

The stunning city of KL, capital of Malaysia, is home to a vibrant mix of peoples, cultures, and traditions as well as being one of the main business and economic hubs of South-East Asia.


What is included in the ticket cost?

  • Two-day conference programme
  • Coffee and tea breaks (on conference days)
  • Lunch (on conference days)
  • Conference bag
  • Gala Awards Dinner on evening of 14th
  • An additional day on 15th for meetings and networking

What isn't included:

  • Your travel and hotel costs
  • Evening meal on 13th
  • Lunch/tea/coffee on additional day (15th)

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. To update your registration information, simply email with a copy of your booking confirmation email and the details of what you require to be changed. ASIC will do what we can to get this amended.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. The registration fee is transferrable; although ASIC does require you to inform us of any name change or delegate change you wish this to apply to immediately and prior to the conference starting. To do this simply email

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, the name on the ticket and registration must match the person attending. To amend delegate details please email prior to the conference beginning.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. ASIC requires all conference delegates to show their printed ticket on arrival for each day of the conference.

Where are my tickets?

Did my order/registration complete?

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be issued up to 7 days prior to the start of the conference. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any further questions about the conference, please feel free to contact ASIC via

I have specific dietary requirements. What should I do?

Please state any requirements when booking your ticket (in the relevant field) and we will inform the venue. Please e-mail if you have any further questions.

How do I book for "An introduction to becoming an ASIC Inspector" on 15th November?

Please submit your C.V. to Mrs Liesle Hattan, Executive General Manager at for consideration by the ASIC management team. After consideration you may be invited to attend the training during the optional third day (15th) after the conference. Any questions regarding the training can be addressed to Liesle.

How do I book for an ASIC Surgery slot on 15th November?

Further details of how to book a surgery will be provided on your booking confirmation.

Please note: there are no additional costs for the surgeries provided on the third day and all information given by either the ASIC team or the delegates will be subject to the ASIC code of ethics.

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InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

165, Jalan Ampang

Kuala Lumpur, 50450


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