About this Event

ICEF Dubai is the region’s leading event for networking with student recruitment agents from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey. There is no other event that can match ICEF Dubai in terms of size, scope, and most importantly quality.

ICEF prides itself on ensuring every possible measure is taken to make sure you meet only the best and most professional agents at our events. All student recruitment agents at the Dubai event must first pass our selection and screening process, and have an active interest in partnering with a broad range of educators and service providers.

During the event, attend informative seminars, participate in networking receptions and hold one-to-one meetings with agents selected by you prior to the event. These activities give you ample opportunity to appoint new representatives, as well as maintain and extend relationships with existing partners.

ICEF Dubai is the best way to meet a large number of top-quality agents face-to-face, in one location, saving you time and travel costs.

About this Event

The event enables educators to hold up to 36 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 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop program also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable networking opportunities.


Monday
February 11, 2019
13.00 – 19.00
Registration of participants
14.00 – 14.45
Introductory seminars: “How to maximise your ICEF Experience“
14.45 – 19.00
Seminars
19.00 – 21.00
Welcome reception
Tuesday
February 12, 2019
08.00
Meeting hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
13.00 – 14.00
Lunch
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
19.30 – 23.00
Dinner Reception
Wednesday
February 13, 2019
08.00
Meeting hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
13.00 – 14.00
Lunch
14.00 – 15.30
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
15.30 – 16.00
Refreshment break
16.00 – 17.00
Business meetings (2 x 25 minutes each)
17.00
Meeting hall closes

ICEF Dubai is held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai’s commercial district. The hotel offers 400 spacious rooms with exceptional guest facilities including high-speed internet. This innovative hotel is set among landscaped gardens and has a swimming pool, sun deck and state-of-the-art gym. With 15 restaurants and bars - including one with spectacular views over Dubai - the Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a sophisticated, premium venue.

Event participants enjoy preferential rates, but can also choose from a selection of other hotels to meet differing budgets.

More information on Dubai can be found on the following link:
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for ICEF Dubai 2018:

  • 408 participants representing 298 organisations from 52 countries and 6 continents
  • 156 educators representing 116 education institutions from 28 countries
  • 218 agents representing 166 agencies from 31 countries in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Turkey
  • 18 service providers representing 13 organisations from 7 countries
  • 17 guests and speakers from 3 additional institutions
  • 3 695 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Dubai18 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

Dubai18 Educator Demographics

Agent Demographics

Dubai18 Agent Demographics

Educator Profile

Dubai18 Educator Profile

An integral benefit of attending an ICEF Event 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 2019 seminar programme will be available shortly before the event.

Previous event's seminar programme is available here.

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Dubai


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.


2019 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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