Focuses on the themes of reconnecting with learning, knowledge sharing and being inspired to fulfill education, professional and business potential. This global education and business forum presents attendees opportunities to learn about the pathways and successes that alumni have achieved, to gain insights into Cambodia's position in the world, and provides a platform for high-level discussions and interactive panel sessions with alumni leaders in government, business and civil society. The Happy Hour & Networking Cocktail Reception allows conversations to continue in a more relaxed atmosphere and for delegates to meet up and share experiences.

Hosts education representatives from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Asian region as well as local & international companies, recruitment agencies and international governments to attract parents and students from all levels of study from high school to PhD. Students will be seeking guidance on and counselling from education and company representatives on destination and institution strengths, course options and the career paths open to them. Education and employer booths, presentations and sector-specific panel discussions allow for a high level of personal interaction to present students and parents with the best options and choices for them.

Showcases the benefits of world class education systems and the opportunities they provide with alumni and key local and international stakeholders. The gala dinner event will celebrate education opportunities and achievements with attendees including graduates from all around the globe, representatives from local and international institutions, high-ranking officials from ministries and embassies, directors, CEOs and senior executives from business and civil society and senior IDP Education staff.


GAC 2017 will combine two large scale events that explore education, career pathways, employment opportunities, business / industry matters and the strengthening of alumni networks. Click here for an overview of the event.


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The nation’s senior minds from the government, business, and diplomatic sectors will again gather in their hundreds at the 3rd Annual Global Alumni Convention (GAC) in Phnom Penh November 2017.

After the success of the inaugural GAC in 2015, the second GAC in 2016 was well supported by more institutions, sponsors and speakers. The GAC2016 hosted 500 delegates of 20 nationalities graduating from 22 countries and heard from 70 high profile speakers who are leaders in their profession. The GAC2017 will continue to expand the scope of the event and your presence will help consolidate this forum that we believe is contributing to the growth and quality of education and business in Cambodia.

Mao Sreng
GAC Convenor &
Country Director, IDP Education & ACE

What People Say About GAC

HE Chea Sophara
Minister of Rural Development
January 2016
What makes pearls valuable is the string. I am impressed that the GAC was initiated not only in term of generating a platform for networking opportunities, but inspiring young Cambodian scholars around the world to return home and together maintain peace, sovereignty, and culture.

HE Sun Chanthol
Senior Minister & Minister of Commerce
Febuary 2015
I’m very pleased that IDP took the initiative to organise an event where all the alumni can get together and network and share best practices to improve either the company, the personnel, or the country itself so it is important.

HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
The Global Alumni Convention is a unique event which brings alumni, the government and industry together to discuss hot topics, network and share experiences. This event is an important symbol of the growth in Cambodia’s human resources and I encourage all alumni, and industry leaders to take advantage of this opportunity.

HE Hun Manet
Lieutenant General
Royal Cambodian Armed Force
The GAC encourages a symbiotic relationship between government, industry and education. Establishing networks and partnerships across these three sectors is essential for Cambodia to effectively build, motivate and retain its human resources. I am very pleased to be participating in such a future-focused initiative.

HE Alison Burrows
Australian Ambassador to Cambodia
January 2015
I encourage all Australian Alumni attending this convention to build your networks. As alumni from overseas universities you have all gained valuable new skills and knowledge and together you can make a great contribution to the Cambodia of tomorrow.

HE Bill Longhurst
British Ambassador to Cambodia
I am very happy that a community such as the GAC, where intellectual indulgence can happen, is going from strength to strength, and take pride in the fact that British Alumni organisations are significant contributors on both intellectual and social levels. Their keenness in working together with others to drive forward the development of Cambodia represents the best hope for the country. The British Embassy is honoured to have worked with them on their journey to realise their potential.

HE Ben King
New Zealand Ambassador to Cambodia
January 2015
This event offers an excellent opportunity for you to connect with other young people who have studied abroad, in a variety of different countries. You will have a unique opportunity to develop networks and to exchange ideas with people who have studied similar qualifications in different educational settings, permitting an enriched exchange of views and perspectives.

Mr Stephen Higgins
Vice President, Australian Chamber
of Commerce, Cambodia
The Global Alumni Convention offers a unique and innovative platform for AusCham members and associates to connect with graduates from Australian universities; forging connections, networks and new opportunities.

Ms Olivia Widen
Executive Director, British Chamber of
Commerce, Cambodia
January 2015
The Global Alumni Convention is an exciting opportunity for people to meet under one forum. The British Chamber is proud to be supporting this unique initiative. It is a wonderful example of the strength of having one common platform to foster dialogue and the sharing of ideas and knowledge amongst the best and brightest that Cambodia has to offer. It further promotes the importance of education and building capacity for Cambodia’s future growth and futuregeneration.

Ms Ratana Phurik–Calletbaut
Director, EuroCham, Cambodia
The Global Alumni Convention is not just agathering of alumni from different countries, it is also a vibrant platform where outstanding intellectuals and successful professionals can share experience and inspire each other while also reflecting on Cambodia’s socio-economic development.

Mr Bretton G. Sciaroni
Chairman, American Chamber of
Commerce, Cambodia
January 2015
AmCham Cambodia is a proud partner of the GAC as it focuses on the Cambodian business community’s critical need for a better educated workforce.

HE Dr Meng Bunnarith
Vice President, United States Alumni
Association of Cambodia
The US-AAC appreciates the opportunity to be a GAC partner. The organisation is a unique platform for intellectuals, entrepreneurs and leaders from government and the business sector to meet, network and form new friendships and partnerships.

Mr Grant Knuckey
CEO, ANZ Royal Bank, GAC-2016
Platinum Sponsor
Education is a central pillar of the bank’s corporate social responsibility. Alumni play a significant role as staff in bringing an essential global perspective to the bank’s services to its clients.

Dr Vuthy Monyrath
President, Japan Alumni of Cambodia
I’m very pleased that IDP took the initiative to organise an event where all the alumni can get together and network and share best practices to improve either the company, the personnel, or the country itself so it is important.

Mr Kok Leong Yap
Chief Marketing Officer, Smart Axiata
January 2015
GAC-2016 Cocktail Reception Sponsor
We believe 50 percent of success depends on the people you hire. We get the good, talented people who have a broad overview and have been exposed to advanced technology - that will help the growth of the company.

Mr Arnaud Darc
President, French-Cambodian Chamber of
The Global Alumni Convention is a wonderful initiative for alumni from all around the world to come together and share knowledge and ideas under one roof. It provides a unique chance for Cambodia’s business leaders to expand their network and learn from their peers from different countries which the French-Cambodian Chamber of Commerce is proud to support.

Ms Chandina Chap
Public Relations Manager, ABA Bank
GAC-2016 Gold Sponsor
The Global Alumni Convention gives companies and large corporations like ABA opportunities to meet and interact with potential employees who could contribute tremendously to the nation’s development.

Mr Tassilo Brinzer
CEO, Globe Media Group
The annual GAC is a great way to meet likeminded people and explore the opportunities that this outstanding network creates.

Mr Khy Kosal
President, British Alumni Association
of Cambodia
It is a very impressive networking event for me and the BAAC to be a part of and I am delighted to join this gathering. The GAC is a great opportunity to share what I have achieved and to learn of the achievements of others and it is an important platform to build good connections from around the globe.

HE Chea Serey
Director General, National Bank of
This is a very good opportunity for students from overseas to network with another students. This is a very big gathering of brains and very interesting also from us in government to actually see the pool of Cambodia intellectuals.

Mr Pascal Ly
CEO, CBC, GAC-2016 Business and
Education Reception Sponsor
Nowadays, as we are living in a global and connected world, it is good to be able to get back in touch with real people in real life. GAC is a great platform where everyone can learn from others, and where we can all grow together with a bright future for Cambodia.

Mr Simon Griffiths
Associate Director, CBRE Cambodia
January 2015
The best thing one can ever do is believe in continual learning and development of oneself and the others around you. To this extent we never stop learning and should not stop sharing those experiences with those around us.

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