About this Workshop

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

The ICEF Beijing Workshop attracts the best international educators and service providers connecting them with quality, ICEF-screened Asian agents. In 2016, the workshop hosted a total of 419 participants and enabled 122 education institutions from 21 countries to hold more than 3 621 pre-scheduled meetings with 199 agents from 12 countries throughout Asia.

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 providing 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 at this workshop educators can also meet other institutions to develop exchange programmes and joint ventures.

The ICEF Beijing Workshop is the ideal place for meeting the best quality student recruitment agents from China and greater Asia, while also having the opportunity to network and share 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.

October 11, 2017
13.00 – 19.00
Registration of participants
14.00 – 14.45
Introductory seminars: "How to maximise your ICEF Workshop experience“
14.45 – 19.00
19.00 – 21.00
Welcome reception
October 12, 2017
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 
October 13, 2017
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)
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.

Beijing Official Website International

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Beijing Workshop 2016:

  • 419 participants representing 289 organisations
  • 172 educators representing 122 education institutions from 21 countries
  • 199 agents representing 150 agencies from 12 countries
  • 19 exhibitors representing 12 organisations from 6 countries
  • 3 621 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Bejing 16 Statistics v1

Educator Demographics

Bejing 16 Statistics - educator demographics

Agent Demographics

Bejing 16 Statistics - agent demographics

Educator Profile

Bejing 16 Statistics - educator institutions

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.

Beijing Workshop 2017 seminar programme will be available in August.

The previous Beijing Workshop (2016) seminar programme is available via this link:

ICEF Beijing Workshop 2016 Seminar Programme

ICEF Beijing Workshop 2016 Seminar Programme - Overview

Previous workshop's presentations are available via the following links:


Educators & Service Providers

ICEF Products provide significant international exposure for your organisation, increasing your brand visibility and networking potential.

ICEF Events, the industry’s premier educator / agent networking forums, occur annually in 16 locations across the globe. ICEF events enable educators to hold one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, service providers, as well as with other educators.

Around 5 000 industry professionals attend ICEF events annually. ICEF Events set the standard for excellence and attract leaders in international student recruitment from around the world.

Booking an ICEF Product is an efficient and cost-effective way to get your message to these important decision makers dealing with tens of thousands of international students and young travellers annually.

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“What an amazing workshop! So many fantastic agents to connect with and the workshop itself was so well organised. Highly recommend attending ICEF Beijing to build great relationships and nurture existing ones.” - Sherelyn Hallam, ACCCO - Australian Child Care Career Options, Australia.

“I enjoyed attending ICEF events because they are well organised, have informed contacts, and it is easy to make appointments.” - David Arrowsmith, inlingua Cheltenham, UK.

“This event has been good for us for meeting agents who have demand for our courses, meeting with agents who are currently working with us, learning more about the marketplace conditions, and helping to identify target markets.” - Neil Chapple, Australian Vocational Learning Centre, Australia.

“ICEF Beijing was my first international student recruitment focused event. It was a very valuable experience. I met agents and other providers and learnt a lot about international education in general.” - Terry Papineau, Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Canada.

“This was my first time at an ICEF Event. I was very impressed with the communication ahead of time, responsiveness to my questions, and the overall organisation of the whole workshop.” - Sarah Jallo, The St. Andrews School, USA.

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