FOBISIA 30th birthday party in Bangkok, credit Adam Berry Pret A PortraitDouble First was delighted to attend the 30th FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) conference in Bangkok, Thailand during November and to take part in the celebrations. Having not long since reached our own 30th birthday, it was nice to mark the same milestone.

Richard Jones (Group Sales Director), Steve James (Schools Account Director – Asia) and Kieran Millar (Group Finance Director – pictured) all attended the reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence which ended with candles being blown out by those who have been associated with the organisation for the longest.


Kieran and Richard first attended a FOBISIA conference in Nepal back in 2009 when it was FOBISSEA. Since then the British School of Kathmandu who were the host school have become Engage users and won the British International School of the Year 2017. We’ve been at every event since and it’s a must-attend fixture in the diary, with the contact we gain from schools and education leaders vital to our activities in the region.


Double First attends over 40 conferences and events each year and these are always an excellent opportunity to meet existing customers and remind schools who aren’t using Engage why they should be! 

Image courtesy of Adam Berry of Prēt-a-Portrait