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 Service Providers

  • Easily develop worldwide partnerships with international education professionals
  • Grow sales and diversify customer base
  • Expand sales reach through important multipliers
  • Maintain existing contacts and promotional networks
  • Promote your company to key players within the international education industry
  • Keep up with current market intelligence and trends
  • Meet a variety of agents and educators in one place - save time and money

View the event video.

  • Educators from the United States and Canada (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools)
  • International agents focussed on the US and Canada
  • Service providers who have products and / or services to sell to 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

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Miami


FAM Tours & Receptions

Agent familiarisation (FAM) tours and receptions are excellent ways for you to gain exposure and promote your institution and / or association to workshop registered agents.

FAM tours allow you to take advantage of the large number of agents attending the workshop and attract them to visit your institution, campus and region. Effective FAM tours enable agents to increase their product knowledge and bring back first hand experience to potential students.


FAM Tour guidelines:

  • FAM tour organisers may determine all logistics, conditions and costs associated with their tour, including which workshop participants are accepted to join, and which are not.
  • ICEF will not get involved in the organisation of FAM tours, but simply ensure relevancy for workshop participants as well as an equal representation of tours to all delegates.
  • All delegates interested in attending FAM tours will be asked to make direct contact with the tour organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
  • FAM tour organisers wishing to promote their tour through ICEF are required to submit a proposal. All proposals are subject to approval by ICEF.
  • FAM tours may only be offered outside of workshop related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the workshop may meet and host other workshop participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that workshop registered organisations have paid to meet.

Reception guidelines:

Receptions allow you to host agents in a memorable way while reinforcing your brand. Inviting the agents that you wish to target gives you the chance to make meaningful and focused connections in a relaxed and fun environment.

  • Reception organisers may determine all logistics, conditions and costs associated with their event, including which workshop participants and other business partners are accepted to join, and which are not.
  • ICEF will not get involved in the organisation of receptions, but simply ensure relevancy for workshop participants as well as an equal representation of receptions to all delegates.
  • All workshop participants interested in attending a reception will be asked to make direct contact with the reception organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
  • Reception organisers wishing to promote their event through ICEF are requested to provide information as outlined on the ICEF website.
  • Receptions may only be offered outside of workshop related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the workshop may meet and host other workshop participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that workshop registered organisations have paid to meet.

Promotion

Once your proposal has been accepted by ICEF, we will promote your event to assist you in attracting the quantity and variety of agents desired.

Your FAM tour or reception will be listed in this section of the website along with your contact details, hyperlinks and / or promotional materials. ICEF will also promote your event to all attending agents once their registration has been approved, as well as in numerous follow-up communications prior to the workshop.

Please provide ICEF with a website hyperlink and / or a brochure / flyer / invitation (pdf format) containing the following information:

  • Name of activity
  • Host name and contact details
  • Details of the event including program, location, date and time, inclusions such as food and transportation, invited target groups / individuals and maximum number of participants

Please note: Proposals received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be listed on the website but will no longer be published in any other agent communications.


Association Meetings

Download the Association Meeting guidelines and application form:

Association meeting guidelines - Berlin Association meeting guidelines - ANZA


2017 FAM Tours and Receptions


 

To ensure that you are well prepared and make the most of the workshop, it is important that you read the Educator & Exhibitor Information Pack below.

Educator & Service Provider Info Pack

Other useful forms and information include:

Hotel Booking:

Loews Miami Beach Hotel - booking link
Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami Hotel - booking link

Travel to the Event:

Sky Team Discounts

Program:

Workshop Program
Seminar Program - coming soon

Shipping Information:

Shipping Instructions & Delivery Label (General)
Shipping Instructions & Delivery Label (Bag Inserts only)

Other useful documents:

Additional Equipment Booking Form (for Exhibition Booths only) - coming soon
ICEF Workshop Procedures: Guidelines for first-time Participants
Getting Started Information for Marcom eSchedule PRO
Scheduling Meetings - Useful Hints & Tips

How to maximize your workshop experience? - Watch the video tutorials:

  • PART 1 - before the workshop
    Learn about ICEF Workshops, preparing for an event, making appointments and tips for a successful workshop experience.
  • PART 2 - at the workshop
    Learn what happens during an event, including identifying potential partners on site, workshop etiquette, using the agent catalog and key questions to ask agents during meetings.
  • PART 3 - after the workshop
    Learn about post event follow up. Effective follow up leads to strong partnerships, successful relationships, and a better ROI.
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    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 11, 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

    The ICEF Miami Workshop will take place at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.


    Participants will be offered the following preferential rates:

    Loews Miami Beach Hotel:

    Deluxe City View Room (single/double): USD 255,00
    The room rate is subject to all applicable taxes that apply at the time of your stay (currently the tax rate is 14%). Breakfast is not included.

    A booking link will be available approximately 3 months prior to the event.

    “The ICEF Coach program was excellent. It helped me to get on focus and to synthesize our value proposition to a few key points.” - Michael DiMauro, LPI Learning, USA.

    “I can't say enough positive about ICEF. It's about people - for such a huge event to feel personal, it takes people like ICEF to insert the "personal touch". I felt so taken care of.” - Cheryl Delk-Le Good, EnglishUSA, USA.


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