About this Workshop

The ICEF Moscow Workshop is the region’s most renowned international education networking event. Providing educators and service providers with the opportunity to meet the best agents from Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, this workshop is a must attend for institutions seeking to increase international student enrolments from this important market.

In 2017 the ICEF Moscow Workshop welcomed a total of 374 participants from 29 countries. During the workshop, educators and service providers conducted one-to-one business appointments with representatives of 156 education agencies. 

Acknowledging the number of institutions who regularly participate in this workshop, ICEF screens and qualifies new agencies each year.  

Before agents can attend ICEF events they must pass a rigorous selection and screening process. Known as the most stringent quality test in the industry, agents must provide current, verifiable references and prove an active interest in partnering with international educators and service providers. 

In addition to scheduled meetings and networking events, participants may also attend seminars covering a wide range of topics, including visa processing, student mobility trends and specific market intelligence.

The ICEF Moscow Workshop is the most efficient and effective way to meet and establish partnerships with quality student recruitment professionals.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators to hold up to 43 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 20 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable networking opportunities.

March 23, 2018
13.00 - 19.00
Registration of participants
13.00 - 14.30
IATC testing
14.00 - 14.45
Introductory seminars: “How to maximise your ICEF Workshop experience“
14.45 - 19.00
17.30 - 19.00
IATC testing
19.00 - 21.00
Welcome reception - sponsored by ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
March 24, 2018
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
11.00 - 11.20
Refreshment break - sponsored by Seneca College
11.20 - 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 20 minutes each)
13.00 - 14.15
Networking lunch
14.15 - 16.40
Business meetings (6 x 20 minutes each)
16.40 - 17.00
Refreshment break - sponsored by Seneca College
17.00 - 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
19.30 - 22.30
Dinner reception
March 25, 2018
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
11.00 - 11.20
Refreshment break - sponsored by Seneca College
11.20 - 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 20 minutes each)
13.00 - 14.10
Networking lunch
14.10 - 17.00
Business meetings (7 x 20 minutes each)
19.00 - 21.00
Moscow City Tour*

*at an additional cost

The ICEF Moscow Workshop will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, located in the city’s historical, cultural and business centre.

The hotel features a health club and spa, superb dining options and a stylish rooftop bar with views over Red Square.

With a full-service business centre, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, and wireless internet access in all public areas, the Ritz-Carlton Moscow is the ideal location for this event.

Workshop participants enjoy preferential rates at the Ritz-Carlton, but can also choose from a number of other hotels to meet differing budgets.

Moscow Tourist Information

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Moscow Workshop 2017:

  • 374 participants representing 270 organisations from 29 countries and 4 continents
  • 131 educators representing 99 education institutions from 20 countries
  • 207 agents representing 156 agencies from 12 countries
  • 8 exhibitors representing 5 organisations from 5 countries
  • 25 guests and 3 speakers from 10 additional institutions
  • 3 906 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Moscow17 attendee ratings

Educator demographics

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Educator profile

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Agent demographics

Moscow17 Agent demographics

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 43 meetings can be scheduled with agents, as well as 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 Marcom Onsite or 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 ICEF Moscow Workshop 2017 seminar programme is available here.

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


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"I attended both the Moscow and the Kazakhstan workshop and they were both excellent." - Maria McDonnell, The Liverpool School of English, UK.

"I truly enjoyed my visit to Moscow and the ICEF event. It was wonderfully organised and the location was fantastic!" - Cari Crago, Grier School, USA.

"ICEF was excellent as always, Moscow is very professional and busy for me. Worth every penny." - Rebecca Willis, City College Brighton & Hove, UK.

"As always, the organisation and delivery was superb. I've met some agents I first met at some of the 1st ICEFs over 20 years ago, as well as new partners with whom I hope to develop long-lasting relationships." - Sarah Hughes, Ardmore Language Schools Ltd, UK.

"Another good workshop. You really have to come several times to develop your understanding of the market and to build relationships." - Lorie Lee, guard.me International Insurance, Canada.

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