About this Workshop

The United States and Canada are top study destinations with broad international appeal across all educational sectors. Each year, an increasing number of North American institutions turn to agents to help them boost international enrollments and increase the quality of student applicants. The best place to find top-quality agents focused primarily on the US and Canada is the ICEF Miami Workshop.

In 2016 a total of 1 053 attendees conducted 10 057 pre-scheduled business meetings. Over three days 300 US and Canadian education institutions met with 332 international education agencies, from 66 countries.

All of the student recruitment agents that attend the ICEF Miami Workshop undergo ICEF’s strict selection and screening process – considered the most stringent in the industry. In addition to providing both detailed information about their business and references from current educator partners, agents must demonstrate an established focus on sending students to North America.

Prior to the event, educators are able to schedule up to 38 one-to-one business meetings with agents from all over the world online. The ICEF version of the eSchedule PRO meeting booking system allows educators to view comprehensive agent profiles, including the number of students sent to the US and Canada per education sector in the last 12 months. This information helps you identify and meet with the agents most relevant to you.

The ICEF Miami Workshop is an ideal opportunity for US and Canadian institutions to benefit from a large number of top quality recruiters committed to building lasting partnerships within North America.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Educators

  • Connect with agents who specialize in sending students to your region
  • Build a more diverse & sustainable client nationality mix
  • Grow international enrollments by appointing new agents
  • Improve student quality by working with quality-conscious agents
  • Maintain existing contacts and promotional networks
  • Promote your brand within the international education industry
  • Keep up with current market intelligence and trends
  • Meet the world’s best agents in one place - save time and money

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  • Educators from the United States and Canada (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools)
  • International agents wishing to meet with educators from the US and Canada
  • Service providers who will be exhibiting and who have products and / or services to sell to Canadian and American students via education institutions or education agents
  • Education industry members including education associations, tourism boards and economic development organizations

Prior to the workshop:

  • Comprehensive profiles of all participants
  • Use of the eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • Hotel reservation options and preferential rates
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to offer and promote FAM tours and receptions

At the workshop:

  • Exclusive use of your own meeting table throughout the event
  • A copy of both the Agent Catalogue and the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • An entry in the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • Access to Marcom Onsite for last-minute appointment scheduling
  • Market intelligence seminars & training sessions
  • Participation in the Welcome Reception, networking breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks & Dinner Reception
  • Opportunity to host agent familiarisation (FAM) tours and receptions

Visas are required for all foreigners entering the United States unless they are from a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program. Further information is available at
Visa Waiver Program

Travellers seeking to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for travel authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Please click here for further information and to fill out an application form. Please note, your application must be approved prior to your entering the USA.

Please note, airport authorities do not issue visas and you will have to apply for a visa in advance. For the purposes of the ICEF Miami Workshop 2017 you will need to apply for a B-1 visa, a non-immigrant visa, designed for persons who want to enter the United States on a temporary basis for business purposes.

Please contact your local US consulate / embassy and enquire about visa regulations for your particular country and how to obtain a visa. If you would like to apply for a business visa, you will need an invitation letter. Please contact Ms Cornelia Wojcik for details.

Important: ICEF can only provide you with a letter of invitation for the duration of the workshop (December 11 - 13, 2017). Deadline for invitation letter requests is November 05, 2017.

Please check regulations with the respective embassy well ahead before travelling. To find out more about country-respective visa requirements visit the following website:
Visa Requirements

“ICEF Miami is always the peak of my recruitment season. I’ve been all over the world and there are no other agent workshops like Miami - ICEF is the industry standard in my book! I always weigh the value proposition of ICEF and there is no doubt my ROI is exceeded every year.” - Chris McGary, Foxcroft Academy, USA.

“We are very happy with the quality of this conference and will attend another ICEF event in the future. As a first time attendee, I have been very impressed at the level of attention paid by the ICEF staff in making this conference valuable. I am very happy with the majority of the agents we scheduled appointments with, and the events, especially the seminars, have been incredibly beneficial and informative.” - Brian Bell, St. Johns Military Academy, USA.

“ICEF was a great help! They set me up with an incredible coach, which was extremely helpful. She made sure we were prepared for everything. The 20%- 30%-50% model she taught us was a game changer for me. I know now how to make my connections successful!” - Nicole Maddox, University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA.

“Great experience for my first ICEF. I found the scheduling & support of the ICEF team to be fantastic. I will certainly be looking to attend events in the future.” - Bob Shields, The English Language Centre - Western University, Canada.

“This was a great event. There was enough diversity that I was able to carry out my strategy for meeting agents from a specific country. The agents I met were interested in forming a partnership and we have plans for future meetings and events as follow up. Attending this ICEF was the first step in moving into a new market and I am very pleased with the contacts that I made.” - Judy Hershman, Vernon School District #22, Canada.

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