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.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Service Providers

  • Easily develop a global network of education professionals
  • Grow sales and diversify your 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
  • Obtain market intelligence and information on latest developments
  • Meet a variety of agents and educators in one place - save time and money

View the event video.

  • International educators (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools) wishing to meet with quality agents from China and other Asian countries
  • Chinese educators wishing to meet with quality agents from China and other Asian countries
  • Agents from China and other Asian countries wishing to meet with educators from China and the rest of the world
  • Service providers who will be exhibiting and who have products and / or services to sell to international students via education institutions or education agents

Prior to the event:

  • 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 event:

  • 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
  • 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 / 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.

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

Educator & Service Provider Info Pack
Checklist for Educators and Service Providers

Other useful forms and information include:

Hotel Booking:

Grand Millennium Beijing - Reservation Form
Beijing Jinglun Hotel - Reservation Form
Hotel Map

Travelling by taxi in Beijing:

Please find your hotel address in Chinese

Programme:

Workshop Programme
Seminar Programme - coming soon

Shipping Information:

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

Business Visa Invitation Letter:

Visa Support Form

Tour to the Badaling Great Wall and Temple of Heaven:

Post Workshop Tour Reservation Form

Other useful documents:

ICEF Workshop Procedures: Guidelines for first-time Participants
Getting Started Information for Marcom eSchedule PRO
Scheduling Meetings - Useful Hints & Tips

How to maximise 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 catalogue 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 mainland China except for those holding passports from Brunei, Japan or Singapore, who enjoy visa-free access to China (restricted to a maximum stay of 15 days). Please contact your local Chinese Consulate or Embassy to enquire about visa regulations for your particular country and how to obtain a visa. As the visa procedures can be rather time consuming we recommend that you obtain this information as soon as possible. Further information and a list of Chinese embassies can be found at
    www.travelchinaguide.com.


    Tourist Visa

    If you are applying for a tourist visa, the Chinese embassy in your country should not require any additional documentation from ICEF. A standard single-entry visitor visa is usually easy to obtain and valid for a duration of 30 days from the date of entry.


    Business Visa

    If you are applying for a business visa, the Chinese embassy will require an invitation letter from a relevant organisation in China. Please note that the application for the business visa is time consuming and expensive: total processing time can take up to 4 weeks. Please also note that ICEF can only provide you with a letter of invitation for the duration of the workshop (October 10 to 13, 2018).

    A support form can be found here.

     

    The ICEF Beijing Workshop 2018 will take place at the Grand Millennium Beijing.

    Participants will be offered the following preferential rates:


    Grand Millennium Beijing

    Single room: EUR 185
    Twin/Double room: EUR 195
    The above rates are per room, per night and include breakfast and 15% service charge.

    A Reservation Form can be downloaded here.


    Partner hotel:

    Beijing Jinglun Hotel

    A Reservation Form can be downloaded here.


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