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Shanghai Virtual Fair

April 10 - 12, 2020

Sumner, Xiaohang

Fair Organizer:
Xiaohang Sumner

April 10 - 12, 2020


Fair Organizer: Xiaohang Sumner

Due to the coronavirus situation, the Shanghai Fair - March 14-15, 2020 is changed into an online Shanghai Fair - April 10-12, 2020.


The Shanghai Fair will be held towards the end of our recruiting fair schedule. The timing is quite advantageous, as it is in the middle of March/April, towards the end of the recruiting cycle but not too late for getting visas for teachers for the new school year. School recruiters will be able to interview a large pool of quality candidates and candidates will have access to a large number of vacancies.


Outside China:

For many years, the Bangkok Spring fair has provided a valuable opportunity for schools in Asia to source candidates that can fill positions still available from earlier in the year, or fill new vacancies that arise from late resignations or expansion-driven staffing needs. Now that the Spring Bangkok fair is no longer being offered, we hope that our Shanghai Fair will help bridge that gap in the market.

Inside China:

China is the fastest growing region for international education in the world. Currently 158 schools are registered with Search Associates from China (including HK and Macau). Within this cohort many of the newer, and fast-growing, schools often find themselves with additional positions to fill after February and our new fair will provide a valuable option for such schools to recruit teachers at this stage of the ‘season’.

For more details on schools attending, click on the left to see the "Schools"/"Attending Schools" page.


Inside China:

The Chinese market currently has close to 1,000 international education schools and they employ tens of thousands of talented teachers from all over the world. Many of these teachers do not enter the job market until quite late in the year.  Some will be looking for opportunities to change schools / locations within China, whilst others will be looking to move out of China for a new challenge. The Shanghai Fair is designed to meet the needs of these candidates and present them with opportunities for employment in schools recruiting from both outside and within China.

Outside China:

We also expect a substantial number of candidates currently employed outside China to register with this late fair in the hope of either securing a position within China or in other parts of Asia.


The Shanghai Virtual Fair will be during the April 10-12 time frame, similar to our normal fairs in terms of schedule. Schools can showcase themselves through online presentations. Recruiters should be present online during the interview sign-up period(s) to "meet" with candidates based around the world. Online interviews can then be conducted. In addition, we will make the fair portal available to participants until April 17 so that people can continue to follow up with online meetings and emails.


The fair is open for school and candidate registrations until 23:59, April 8, Shanghai time.

School recruiters and candidates must be available for online interviews during the weekend. This allows recruiters and candidates who are based all over the world to schedule interviews at times convenient for themselves. 


Please go to your school's dashboard and accept your invitation. If you do not have an invitation yet, please email us. 


  • If you are already registered with the Hong Kong office, please email xsumner@searchassociates.com to request an invitation.

  • If you are not yet registered with Search, please contact xsumner@searchassociates.com for information on joining Search Associates and attending the fair.

  • If you are registered with another Senior Associate, please contact him/her to request an invitation to the fair.

Xiaohang Sumner


More than 60 schools had registered for the Shanghai Fair before it went online on March 21 and included the following schools.

The actual Attending Schools will be made available on April 8 to Active Search Associates Candidates who have been invited by their Senior Associate to attend the fair. If you are interested, please request an invitation to the fair from your own Senior Associate by April 7.

3e International School
Alcanta International College, Guangzhou
Avenues: The World School- Shenzhen
BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen
BASIS International School Guangzhou
BASIS International School Hangzhou
BASIS International School Nanjing
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour
BASIS International School Shenzhen
Beijing Chaoyang KaiWen Academy
Beijing Huijia Private School
Beijing Kaiwen Academy
Beijing National Day School
Beijing No.80 High School 
Beijing Royal School
British School Beijing Shunyi
Bromsgrove School Mission Hills
Changchun American International School 
Changsha WES Academy
Daystar Academy
Dehong Chinese International School, Shanghai (China)
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
EtonHouse International School China
Golden Apple International Preschool and Kindergarten
Green Oasis School
Hangzhou Yungu School
HD Beijing School (Hurtwood House China)
HD Ningbo School (Hurtwood House China)
HD Shanghai School
Hongwen School Qingdao Campus
ISA International School- Science City
Keystone Academy
Malvern College Qingdao
Nanchang International School
Nansha College Preparatory Academy
Ningbo Huamao International School
Nord Anglia School Jiaxing
Nord Anglia School, Shenzhen
Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Suzhou 
Peking University Experimental School (Jiaxing)
Qingdao Amerasia International School
Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School
Shanghai Singapore International School
Shanghai United International School, Wanyuan Campus
Shanghai United International School, Xiamen Campus
Shanghai Vanke Bilingual School
Shen Wai International School
Shenzhen Oasis International School
The Garden International School
Tsinghua International School 
ULink College Guangzhou 
Vanke Meisha Academy
Vanke School, Pudong
Wellington College International Hangzhou
Western International School  of Shanghai
Wuxi United International School
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
YK Pao School, Shanghai
YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten
Zhuhai International School
Victoria Educational Organisation 
Victoria Shanghai Academy


  • 03.31: Deadline for schools to cancel; School registrations continue
  • 04.08: Deadline for schools to register; for candidates to register or to cancel
  • 04.09: Orientation for attendees
  • 04.10: Fair Portal opens; Interview Sign-Up
  • 04.11-12: Interviews
  • 04.13 onwards: Follow-ups continue
  • 04.17: Fair Portal closes

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