World's biggest edtech event Bett 2014 kicks off in London

Education technology bonanza Bett has kicked off at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre.

Held between 22-25 January, Bett 2014 brings together some 700 industry leading exhibitors as well as 35,000 education and learning professionals with the aim of improving "the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom.

This year's event is scheduled to feature a number of highlights, including keynote addresses from noted adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the UK's current education secretary, Michael Gove.

"The fact that Bett celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year reflects how teachers have come to rely on it to bring them up to date with technology in education and more importantly, guide them through the changes they are facing," said i2i Events Group portfolio director for Bett, Debbie French.

Bett founder and director general of the British Educational Suppliers Association, Dominic Savage, added: "By visiting Bett, Michael Gove will be able to see first-hand and comment on exciting new computing and coding products and the many other innovative digital resources and products, all being launched at Bett, that will support schools to implement the largest curriculum change in a generation."

As well as high-profile speakers, Bett also features a full seminar schedule, numerous networking opportunities, and a show floor packed with technology's biggest names: Acer, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Misco are just some of the blue chip firms attending.

Stay tuned for more, as ITProPortal is visiting Bett to dig up the most important stories from the world's premier edtech event.