About Us

The Icons of Learning is a thought leadership platform that brings together various stakeholders in the education & life-long learning ecosystem for an exchange of ideas and best practices. A forum that will discuss and deliberate towards making the education system in sync with the times to some of the challenges facing the education industry. There will be an active participation from education providers, training organisations, governments, consultants and related institutions.

The Icons of Learning Awards that would follow the conclave honour individuals and institutions that have been striving hard in this area. For the emerging markets of South & South East Asia, education & learning is a critical aspect to enhance the potential of its population.

Technology is also playing a critical narrative in the development and accessibility of education. Startups in this area are also playing a very important role. The Icons of Learning will also seek to bring on board Edutech Startups and make it an interactive exercise with the conventional education & learning systems providers.
Conceptualised, organised & hosted by Singapore-based Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG), the Icons of Learning 2016 are being organised for a third year in a row. The awards do not just recognise the great work, but also enable a sharing of knowledge and networking opportunities for the professionals. The aim is to provide a global benchmark & recognition.


Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG), is a Singapore-based entity committed to nurturing and promoting business excellence across diverse sectors. In this quest, BERG has gone on to establish thought leadership platforms over the past three years since its inception.

Among the areas of focus thus far have been –
1) Urbanisation, Sustainable Development & Real Estate
2) Skill Development, Lifelong Learning & Education
3) Entrepreneurship & Startup Ecosystems
4) Medical & Global Healthcare Practices

The manifestation of the various initiatives have been in the form of summits, conferences, business networking sessions and recognition through awards. Combined with a sustained communication process in the international media and through in-house knowledge initiatives like the AsiaBizToday, the effort is to have an ongoing dialogue in these areas and be a catalyst to find practical solutions.

BERG’s Advisory Board & Executive Team brings together people with diverse international experience & expertise. Headquartered in Singapore, BERG finds representation in some of the key emerging markets of Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia & Vietnam.