About this Workshop

There is no comparable event in terms of size and opportunity anywhere in the world – the ICEF Berlin Workshop is the leading international education focused networking forum and a must-attend event for all industry professionals.

Berlin workshop participants may attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations each providing valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting international education. In addition, workshop attendees benefit from numerous informal networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception and an official gala dinner. These social events give participants the chance to make further contacts and extend business relationships on a more personal level.

The ICEF Berlin Workshop is the most comprehensive and cost-effective way to keep up with industry developments, share ideas with peers and extend existing networks through meeting top international education professionals, face-to-face, in one convenient location.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators, service providers and work & travel organisations to hold up to 40 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers from around the globe. These appointments are each 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objectives of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, options for refreshment breaks and evening functions which offer further networking opportunities.


Sunday
November 04, 2018
09.00 - 21.00
Registration of educators and service providers - sponsored by Inline.marketing
09.00 - 21.00
Registration of agents - sponsored by Fintiba
10.00 - 19.00
CCEA, USATC & IATC test sessions
12.30 - 14.00
Australia New Zealand networking lunch - sponsored by Australia’s Northern Territory StudyNT
12.30 - 14.00
First-timer lunch - sponsored by Berlin School of Business and Innovation
12.30 - 14.00
Networking lunch - sponsored by Málaga - Costa del Sol Tourist Board
14.00 - 15.00
Introductory Seminars: "How to maximise your workshop experience"
14.00 - 19.00
Seminars and industry presentations
19.00 - 22.00
Welcome reception - sponsored by Coquitlam School District
Monday
November 05, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens
08.00 - 09.00
Light networking breakfast
09.00 - 11.30
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes)
09.30 - 11.30
Refreshment stations open - sponsored by Full Sail University
11.30 - 14.30
Business meetings (6 x 25 minutes)
12.00 - 14.30
Lunch available - sponsored by International House World Organisation
14.30 - 18.30
Business meetings (8 x 25 minutes)
15.00 - 18.30
Refreshment stations open - sponsored by Full Sail University
19.00
Workshop hall closes
20.30
The ICEF Berlin Workshop Party - sponsored by St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Tuesday
November 06, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens
08.00 - 09.00
Light networking breakfast
09.00 - 11.30
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes)
09.30 - 11.30
Refreshment stations open - sponsored by Full Sail University
11.30 - 14.30
Business meetings (6 x 25 minutes)
12.00 - 14.30
Lunch available - sponsored by Seneca
14.30 - 18.30
Business meetings (8 x 25 minutes)
15.00 - 18.30
Refreshment stations open - sponsored by Full Sail University
19.00
Workshop hall closes
Wednesday
November 07, 2018
FAM Tours
More information will be available closer to the event

The ICEF Berlin Workshop is held at the InterContinental, a short walk from the government quarter, historic centre, shopping districts and the world-famous Potsdamer Platz and Kurfürstendamm boulevard.

With innovative business facilities, international restaurants and exceptional spa and fitness amenities, the InterContinental Berlin is a premium venue for ICEF’s premier event.

Preferential rates are available to event participants. Additionally, a number of other hotels will be offered to suit various budgets.

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Berlin Workshop 2017:

  • 2 816 participants from 1 770 organisations in 104 countries and 6 continents
  • 1 232 educators representing 708 education institutions in 43 countries
  • 1 217 agents representing 918 agencies in 98 countries
  • 201 service providers representing 86 organisations in 25 countries
  • 28 Work & Travel providers representing 19 organisations in 10 countries
  • 29 374  pre-scheduled meetings and 783 scheduled meetings through Marcom Onsite during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Berlin 17 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

Berlin 17 Statistics - educator demographics

Agent Demographics

Berlin 17 Statistics - agent demographics

Educator Profile

Berlin 17 Statistics - educator profile

Meeting Booking 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 40 meetings can be scheduled with agents, educators and service providers that are 25 minutes in duration.

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


Online Video Tutorials

Our online video tutorials explain how to get the most from the eSchedule PRO meeting booking 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.

Next event's seminar programme will be available three months before the event.

The Berlin Workshop 2017 seminar programme is available via this link:


The ICEF Berlin Workshop 2017 Seminar Programme

The ICEF Berlin Workshop 2017 Seminar Programme - Overview


 

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Berlin


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


2018 FAM Tours and Receptions


did deutsch-institut - Fam Trip 2018
Organiser:
did deutsch-institut
Date:
31.10.2018 - 03.11.2018
Location:
Frankfurt, Höchst, Oberwesel, Hamburg, Berlin
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
On occassion of the ICEF BERLIN WORKSHOP we are happy to announce the did deutsch-institut 2018 Fam Trip and would be delighted to have you with us. A short and very intensive tour which allows you to see some of our institutes and summer camps.
Please send participation requests to: famtrip@did.de
Contact:
Please contact Renan Zorer on famtrip@did.de. The detailed programme can be downloaded here.

Irish Party
Organiser:
Marketing English in Ireland (MEI)
Date:
6 November: 18.00 - 20.00
Location:
Hugo's Bar, Intercontinental Hotel, Berlin
Invited:
All
Programme:
Irish Party. Music, entertainment, Irish Dancing, meet old friends, meet new friends....
Contact:
Please contact David O'Grady on ceo@mei.ie

did deutsch-institut Reception
Organiser:
did deutsch-institut
Date:
06.11.2018 19:30
Location:
Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
did deutsch-institut has the pleasure of inviting you to its traditional party on occasion of the ICEF Berlin Workshop 2018. Send your reply to reception@did.de and don’t forget to inform us how many friends will accompany you.

Program:
19:30 Pick-up at Hotel Berlin
19:30 Pick-up at Hotel InterContinental

City Tour: Berlin‘s Sights at Night

20:30 Reception at did deutsch-institut Berlin
Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
Enjoy live music, drinks and local specialties
Contact:
Please contact Renan Zorer on reception@did.de

GLS Reception
Organiser:
GLS German Language School
Date:
November 6, 2018, 8 pm
Location:
Hotel Oderberger
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
GLS invites you to our reception on the 6th of November in our on-campus boutique hotel, Hotel Oderberger. It is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the atmosphere and facilities of our school and campus in the city center of Berlin. There will be good food, drinks and music – join us! It is a great chance to meet face to face and get to know each other a little bit more!
We would be honored to welcome you and your colleagues and look forward to meeting you!
Please download the official invitation here.
Contact:
Please contact Melanie Diaz on melanie.diaz@gls-berlin.de
GLS Camps Berlin and High School program - 2-day FAM trip

BBIS
Organiser:
BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School
Date:
07.11.2018 starting at 9 am
Location:
BBIS and Potsdam
Invited:
Educators
Programme:
Tour of BBIS and the surrounding area of Potsdam
Please download the official invitation and a registration form here.
Contact:
Please contact Angelika Heidt on angelika.heidt@bbis.de or Margit Schmeisser on margit.schmeisser@bbis.de

IUBH 3rd Innovation Conference
Organiser:
IUBH University of Applied Sciences
Date:
7th of November 2018, 10 am - 3.30 pm
Location:
IUBH Campus Rolandufer 13, 10179 Berlin
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Join us at the annual IUBH Innovation Conference @ IUBH Campus Berlin taking place right after ICEF Berlin.

10:00 – 12:30 IUBH Innovation Conference
• IUBH Academic Vision
• News & Opportunities
• Focus on Employability
13.00 - 15.00 Lunch @ Cruise on the River Spree

Join us over a delicious lunch, meet our team and learn why our programmes are your students‘ best path to kick-start a successful international career; all while enjoying superb views of famous Berlin landmarks and unique architecture along the Spree River.
Pick-up provided from a selection of hotels.
Please download the official programme here.
Contact:
Please contact Oana Lelcu on vip-event@iubh.de

Study in Germany FAM Trip by SRH Universities Berlin
Organiser:
SRH Hochschule Berlin
Date:
07.11.2018, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Location:
SRH Hochschule Berlin & design akademie berlin
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Topic: Study in Germany FAM-Trip by SRH Universities Berlin
- SRH Hochschule Berlin
- SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)
- design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design

Programme:
10.00 am: Meeting point at InterContinental Hotel Berlin
10.15 am: Bus shuttle to SRH Hochschule Berlin (Berlin campus: Ernst-Reuter-Platz 10, 10587 Berlin)
10.30 am: Key-Note-Speech on the German Higher Education System
11.00 am: Introduction of the SRH Universities Berlin & Campus tour
12.00 am: Lunch & City-Tour (by Bus)
02:00 pm: Transfer to design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation & Design campus (by bus)
02:30 pm: Campus tour & presentation
04.00 pm: Bus shuttle to InterContinental Hotel Berlin
Contact:
An overview of the programme is available here. Please contact Akos Kiraly on akos.kiraly@srh.de

GLS Camps Berlin and High School program - 2-day FAM trip
Organiser:
GLS German Language School
Date:
Nov 07 - Nov 08, 2018
Location:
Berlin
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
GLS invites you to take part in our 2-day FAM trip “Camps Berlin and High School program Germany” in November 2018.
It is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the atmosphere and facilities for our students, which will enable you to explain and sell the programs even better to your prospective clients. During the trip you will visit different camps in and around Berlin as well as a German High School we work with.
All you need to do is book your flight to Berlin and we´ll take care of you from here! We would be honored to welcome you or your colleagues to our FAM trip!
Contact:
Please contact Melanie Diaz on melanie.diaz@gls-berlin.de

Discover Poland as a New Education Destination
Organiser:
PERSPEKTYWY Education Foundation, "Study in Poland" Project
Date:
07.-08.11.2018 (details in the Programme)
Location:
Warsaw
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Dear Agents, We whole heartily invite you to join our FAM-Tour “Discover Poland as a New Education Destination”. At the event you will have an opportunity to learn more about Polish education system and market and join a sample campus tour in Warsaw.
Topic: Discover Poland as a New Education Destination FAM-Tour by PERSPEKTYWY Education Foundation
- Warsaw sightseeing, organizational meeting (Warsaw, 07.11.2018)
- Two plenary presentations dedicated to Polish education system, sample campus tours (Warsaw, 08.11.2018)

Draft Programme:
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
morning - early afternoon Leaving Berlin for Warsaw (plane or train)
2 p.m. : Meeting at the event hotel (TBA), lunch, Warsaw City sightseeing
7 p.m. : Welcome reception (at the hotel)

Thursday, 8 November 2018
Discover Poland as a New Education Destination – Plenary Presentations
10:00–11 a.m.: System of Higher Education in Poland – General Introduction
11.00 – 11.30 a.m.: Coffee break
11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Specification of Polish Universities (Classic, Technical, Medical, Private)
1 – 2 p.m.: Lunch
2 p.m.: Meeting at the hotel lobby for the sample campus tours (bus)
after the tour: Return to the hotel, free time
A website of the Event will be available soon.
Contact:
Please contact Julia Lysik on j.lysik@perspektywy.pl

Summer & Ski Camps in Switzerland FAM Trip with fRilingue
Organiser:
fRilingue
Date:
7. - 9.11.18, 1.30 pm Basel Euroairport
Location:
Leysin, Schwarzsee, Liddes
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Dear Agents,
we wholeheartedly invite you to join our FAM trip in beautiful Switzerland!

Wednesday, November 7th
13:30 Meeting point at Basel Airport (Swiss side)
14:00 Departure to friLingue Camps Schwarzsee
16:15 Arrival in Schwarzsee, tour around the village, accommodation facilities of the chalet and the residence, small snack
17:30 Departure for Leysin
19:15 Arrival in Leysin, hotel check-in (3 Star Hotel in Leysin)
20:00 Dinner

Thursday, November 8th
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Visit Campus Leysin, Classrooms, Sport Center
11.30 Short presentation about fRilingue, prices, website, multimedia, agent contract
12.30 Lunch
14:00 Departure for Liddes
15:00 Visit our Liddes Campus
16:00 Saint Bernard Pass (if the weather is good, otherwise we will visit the world famous Gianadda Museum in Martigny)
approx. 19:00 return to the hotel, Spa and relax (pack your swimsuit!)
20:30 Dinner

Friday, November 9th
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Check-out and departure for Basel Airport
13:00 Arrival to Basel Airport

New agencies are asked to pay a contribution of €100 which will be refunded with the first booking through your agency. Places are limited and offered upon availability only.
We are looking forward to having you on board!
Contact:
Please contact Philipp Weber on info@frilingue.ch

GLS Camps Berlin and Munich - 3-day FAM trip
Organiser:
GLS German Language School
Date:
Nov 07 - Nov 09, 2018
Location:
Berlin and Munich
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
GLS invites you to take part in our 3-day FAM trip “Camps Berlin and Munich” in November 2018.
It is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the atmosphere and facilities for our students, which will enable you to explain and sell the programs even better to your prospective clients. During the trip you will visit different camps in and around Berlin as well as in Munich and the Bavarian Alps. It will also be a great chance to meet face to face and get to know each other a little bit more.
All you need to do is book your flight to Berlin and we´ll take care of you from here! We would be honored to welcome you or your colleagues to our FAM trip!
Contact:
Please contact Melanie Diaz on melanie.diaz@gls-berlin.de

Study in Austria
Organiser:
SALLS College
Date:
07.11.2018 - 09.11.2018
Location:
Vienna
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Austria as a FREE European Higher Education destination.

We are excited and thrilled to invite YOU to visit Vienna, Austria - a truly unique European destination for getting higher education in German and English languages:

FEATURES:
- no entrance exams
- no prior language requirements
- over 500 degree programmes

FAM Tour Programme:

07.11.2018
- leaving for Vienna, Austria
- transfer to the hotel
- lunch with the faculty

08.11.2018
- college visit
- university foundation presentation
- medicine foundation presentation
- guided tour around Austrian public universities
- getting familiar with student residences

09.11.2018
- tour around the city
- lunch with the principal
- transfer to the airport
Contact:
Please contact Dmitry Petrovsky on contact@studyaustria.com

Humboldt-Institut 3-Day Fam Trip
Organiser:
Humboldt-Institut
Date:
November 7 - 9, 2018
Location:
Germany
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
The Humboldt-Institut welcomes agents for a 3-day Fam-Trip starting in Berlin. Familiarize yourself with our German language programs and experience our schools for children, teenagers and adults in Berlin and southern Germany.

We will visit the following schools with the respective age group in brackets:
Berlin-Mitte (18 and older)
Bad Schussenried (10-13 and 14-17)
Lindenberg (14-17)
Constance (18 and older)
Meersburg (15-18) - summer only

During the trip full board, accommodation and transportation will be provided. This trip ends in Zurich. Please check the schedule for further details or send us a message. Participation for partner agencies is free. New agencies are asked to pay a contribution of €100 which will be refunded with the first booking through your agency. Places are limited and offered upon availability only. We are looking forward to having you on board!
Please download the full program here.
Contact:
Please contact Tobias Langenstein on info@humboldt-institut.org

Carl Duisberg - Fam Trip 2018
Organiser:
Carl Duisberg Centren
Date:
07.11.2018 - 10.11.2018
Location:
Berlin, Cologne, Radolfzell, Munich
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Right after the workshop we invite a group of selected partners to join us for a tour through Germany. You'll have the opportunity to visit all our four Training Centers Berlin, Cologne, Radolfzell and Munich and to gain insight into our programs and CDC atmosphere.
Accommodation, transfer, City walking tours as well as food (breakfast and dinner) will be provided through Carl Duisberg Centren.
Please see the program flyer for more information.
Our Fam Trip is free for Carl Duisberg partner agencies. For prospective agencies who are not yet Carl Duisberg partners, the fee is 150 € (which is reimbursted with the first booking).
Contact:
Please contact Janna Pressentin on janna.pressentin@cdc.de

Fam Trip to Alpha Aktiv in Heidelberg
Organiser:
Alpha Aktiv Language Academy
Date:
Thursday, 08.11.2018, 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location:
Heidelberg, Germany
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Dear Agents, we cordially invite you to our Fam Trip on 8th November in Heidelberg. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us via E-Mail: s-samendinger@alpha-heidelberg.de. For more information on the programme please click here.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on our Tour!
Contact:
Please contact Sarah Menges on s-samendinger@alpha-heidelberg.de
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“Always a great workshop, very well organised and very well attended. Amazing team and amazing organisation for the number of attendees, the size of the workshop, no other workshop can compete with ICEF Berlin. ICEF Berlin is really the place to be in our language industry.” - Giorgia Biccelli, LINGUAVIVA, Italy.

“ICEF Berlin was great, especially the Study Destination Seminar. It was really useful for me, in particular the case study from the State of Victoria. I am so glad that our Malaysia Ministry officials were there, too. Agent quality was fantastic!” - Wai Cheng Lau, ELC English Language Company, Malaysia.

“As a first time participant at an ICEF event and a new user of agents’ services, this workshop really exceeded my expectations. I can honestly say that each agent I interviewed was well-prepared and taught me something about agent partnerships. This event was also excellent for establishing contacts with other education institutions and I truly feel that I have started some lasting relationships. Lastly, as a first-timer, I found the mentor program extremely useful. I will definitely attend more agent workshops with ICEF.” - Nicole Wittenborg, Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, Denmark.

“Exceptional job managing a massive volume of people, locations, and events. This is my third ICEF event and I’m always impressed by how seamlessly the process runs given the enormous number of people involved. It is clear that the organization and facilitation is expertly handled.” - Monica Vitale, Marianapolis Preparatory School, USA.

“ICEF Berlin 2016 was the first workshop for us. It has been hugely successful and I can’t thank the ICEF team enough. They helped and supported us a lot to launch the new school and the platform at ICEF Berlin was the best place for us to spread the news. We’re already full for 2017!” - Aoife Govern, Apollo Language Centre, Ireland.


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