Speaker

Simon Armstrong

Startup Founder, CAS Trips
Simon Armstrong was born in York, UK and grew up in the Northern English Counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire before studying at the University of Liverpool and University of Central Lancashire. Following his graduation, Simon worked as a sports journalist at the Press Association. At the age of 23 he was determined that his future lay in a foreign classroom and succumbed to his desire to teach and travel.

As an ESL, English Language and Literature Teacher and Coordinator, he worked at international schools in Indonesia, Switzerland, Brazil, and Canada before settling in Prague, Czech Republic. In the ancient Czech capital, Simon also discovered tour guiding as a means to satisfy his thirst for history and showmanship on the weekends. This foray into the travel and tourism industry, combined with his extensive knowledge of the International Baccalaureate program and the desire to make the world a better place, resulted in the creation of CAS Trips in 2013.