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Jimmy Wales at BETT 2015.jpg
Jimmy Wales delivering keynote presentation at BETT Show 2015
Status Active
Genre Education Show
Frequency Annually
Venue ExCeL London
Location(s) London
Coordinates 51°30′27″N 0°1′47″E / 51.50750°N 0.02972°E / 51.50750; 0.02972Coordinates: 51°30′27″N 0°1′47″E / 51.50750°N 0.02972°E / 51.50750; 0.02972
Country United Kingdom
Inaugurated 1985 (1985)
Most recent 25-28 January 2017
Next event 24-27 January 2018
Attendance 35,044
Area ExCeL London
Organised by Ascential
Sponsor Microsoft, TES_(magazine)

Bett or The Bett Show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is an annual trade show in the United Kingdom marketing information technology in education organised by Ascential. The first Bett show was held in London, England in 1985, and since 2013 it has been held annually in January at the ExCeL London.


The first Bett was held in January 1985 as the “Hi Technology and Computers in Education Exhibition” at the Barbican Centre, central London, in association with the British Educational Suppliers Association.

  • The 1993 Bett show moved locations from the Barbican Centre to the National and Grand Halls at the Olympia exhibition centre.[1]
  • The 2012 Bett show had keynote delivered by Education Secretary Michael Gove.
  • The 2013 Bett show moved locations from the Olympia exhibition centre to the ExCeL London.
  • The 2014 Bett show celebrated its 30th anniversary, which attracted 35,044 visitors from 113 countries.[2]
  • The 2015 Bett show introduced the "Bett Futures" feature, aimed at selecting and promoting 30 educational technology start-ups, selected by a panel of expert educators.[3] Keynote presenters also included Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan.
  • The 2017 Bett show saw the return of Sir Ken Robinson[4] who had previously delivered keynotes in 2015.


A full and updated list is available at the Bett exhibitor list website.


The Bett Awards are an annual celebration for the highest levels of achievement by companies that exhibit at the Bett show and supply Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for education.[5]

Keynote speakers[edit]

A full list of speakers for the upcoming event can be found on the website.

Speakers in the past have included:


External links[edit]