About this Workshop

The ICEF Beijing Workshop is the largest agent networking event of its kind in Asia. China is the leading supplier of international students in the world, making this a must-attend event for all education institutions seeking to build relationships in China and greater Asia.

The ICEF Beijing Workshop attracts the best international educators and service providers, connecting them with quality Asian agents carefully screened by ICEF.

ICEF’s appointment scheduling system allows participants to make the most of their time in Beijing. Participants can pre-select agents after reviewing their comprehensive profiles online prior to the event. In addition, participants may also attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations. Each of these provides valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting international education.

As an additional benefit, the ICEF Beijing Workshop maintains a dual inbound and outbound focus, meaning that educators can also meet other international institutions at this workshop to develop exchange programmes and joint ventures.

The ICEF Beijing Workshop is the ideal place for meeting top-quality student recruitment agents from China and greater Asia, while networking and sharing ideas with peers from around the world.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators to hold up to 38 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers. These appointments are 30 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting with new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which also offer valuable networking opportunities.


Wednesday
October 10, 2018
13.00 – 19.00
Registration of participants
14.00 – 14.45
Introductory seminars: "How to maximise your ICEF Workshop experience“
14.45 – 17.00
Seminars
17.00 – 17.30
Refreshment break
17.30 – 19.00
Seminars
19.00 – 21.00
Welcome reception
Thursday
October 11, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes each)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes each)
13.00 – 14.00
Networking lunch
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes each)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 30 minutes each)
20.00 – 23.00
Dinner reception 
Friday
October 12, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes each)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes each)
13.00 – 14.00
Networking lunch
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes each)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 18.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes each)
18.00
Workshop hall closes

The ICEF Beijing Workshop will be hosted at the Grand Millennium Beijing, located in the heart of the city’s business and financial district.

The Grand Millennium Beijing is renowned for offering excellent service, the latest in business & conference facilities, outstanding spa & fitness amenities and numerous international restaurants. The hotel is also only a short distance from tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

Preferential rates are available for event participants.

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Beijing Workshop 2017:

  • 393 participants representing 271 organisations
  • 145 educators representing 104 education institutions from 23 countries
  • 196 agents representing 142 agencies from 14 countries
  • 36 exhibitors representing 17 organisations from 8 countries
  • 11 guests and 5 speakers from 8 additional institutions
  • 3 281 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

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Educator Demographics

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Agent Demographics

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Educator Profile

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Appointment System

The ICEF meeting booking system offers participants direct and total control over the types of partners – by main activity and country of origin – they meet during the workshop. Up to 38 meetings can be scheduled with agents, educators and service providers.

1. Prior to the workshop, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the industry leading Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system.
2. During the workshop, additional meetings and schedule adjustments can be made through personal contact.


Online Video Tutorials

Our online video tutorials explain how to get the most from the eSchedule PRO meeting scheduling system. We highly recommend viewing these videos as soon as the meeting scheduling system opens, around 8 weeks prior to the event.

An integral benefit of attending an ICEF Workshop is participation in the seminar programme. These seminars provide invaluable information and the latest research on trends affecting the world of international education, both regionally and globally.

The 2018 Beijing Workshop seminar programme is available here.

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Beijing


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 event registered agents.

FAM tours allow you to take advantage of a large number of agents attending the event 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 event 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 event 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 event related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the event may meet and host other event participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that event 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 event 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 event participants as well as an equal representation of receptions to all delegates.
  • All event 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 event related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the event may meet and host other event participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that event 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 event.

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.



2018 FAM Tours and Receptions

Pre & Post activities will be posted here as they are offered. Please check back here for any new activities added.

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