About this Workshop

For most international students, agents play an important role in selecting and applying to institutions abroad. As a result, agents have become a vital recruitment method for Canadian and US educators.

For the last nine years, the ICEF North America Workshop in Canada has attracted an increasing number of participants, firmly establishing itself as Canada’s leading education networking event.

In 2019, the ICEF North America Workshop will be held in Vancouver. At the event, educators and service providers from Canada and the US will meet with hundreds of education agents, all rigorously vetted through ICEF’s renowned quality screening process. Among other requirements, agents must provide several references from current Canadian and US partners, and disclose the number of students they have successfully placed per education sector in North America in the last year. This ensures that only active, relevant agencies are accepted to the event.

Prior to the workshop, educators and service providers gain access to eSchedule PRO, ICEF’s customised scheduling software. Through this software, educators and service providers can easily determine relevant agents and pre-arrange up to 38 face-to-face meetings.

In addition to formal meetings and social events, workshop participants may also participate in various market intelligence seminars and industry presentations.

Attended by the best North America-focused educational agents, and organised by the industry leader in educator-agent networking events, the ICEF North America Workshop – Vancouver is the must attend international education event in Canada.

The event enables educators to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business appointments 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 objectives of meeting with new contacts and/or maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable social networking opportunities.

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 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objectives of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable networking opportunities.


Wednesday
April 24, 2019
09.00am – 07.00pm
Registration of participants
11.30am – 13.00pm
Update on Canada's Student Visa Programme
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Networking Lunch
02.00pm – 02.45pm
Introductory seminar:
“How to maximise your ICEF Workshop experience”
02.45pm – 05.00pm
Seminars I
05.00pm – 05.30pm
Refreshment break
05.30pm – 07.00pm
Seminars II
07.00pm – 09.00pm
Welcome reception - sponsored by Centennial College
Thursday
April 25, 2019
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break
11.30am – 01.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Lunch
02.00pm – 04.00pm
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
04.00pm – 04.30pm
Refreshment break
04.30pm – 07.00pm
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
08.00pm – 12.00am
Dinner reception - sponsored by Coquitlam School District 43
Friday
April 26, 2019
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break
11.30am – 01.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Lunch
02.00pm – 04.00pm
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
04.00pm – 04.30pm
Refreshment break
04.30pm – 06.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
Saturday
April 27, 2019
08.00am
Familiarisation (FAM) tours

The ICEF North America Workshop - Vancouver is hosted at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Located in downtown Vancouver, the Hyatt Regency offers guests a sophisticated stay in the heart of the city.

The hotel features contemporary guest rooms, extensive 24-hour sports and fitness facilities, including an outdoor heated pool, and exceptional business and conference services. Renowned for its modern amenities and world class service, the Hyatt Regency is an ideal venue for our Canada-based event.

Workshop participants enjoy preferential rates, but can also choose from a number of other hotels to meet differing budget requirements.

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the 2018 ICEF North America - Toronto Workshop:

  • 1 027 participants representing 639 organisations from 65 countries and 6 continents 
  • 423 educators representing 250 education institutions from Canada and the United States
  • 434 agents representing 330 agencies from 62 countries
  • 97 service providers representing 48 organisations from 9 countries 
  • 73 guests and speakers representing 11 additional institutions
  • 8 409 pre-scheduled and 65 Marcom Onsite meetings over 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Toronto18 attendee ratings

Educator demographics

Toronto18 educator demographics

Educator profile

Toronto18 educator profile

Agent demographics

Toronto18 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 38 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 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 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 the seminar programme. These seminars provide valuable information, latest research and trends affecting the world of international education.

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 / Vancouver


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

Study in Niagara FAM Trip
Organiser:
Niagara College and Brock University
Date:
April 28-May 1, 2019
Location:
Niagara Falls, Welland, Niagara-On-The-Lake & St.Catharines, Ontario
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Please join us for Niagara College’s annual FAM Tour, this year featuring Brock University:
- Unforgettable experience in Niagara, Ontario for 3 nights and 4 days
- Discover the majestic Niagara Falls and admire its beauty with one of its world-renowned attractions
- Explore Niagara’s educational offerings
- Indulge in the Niagara Region’s finest wines and experience its many gastronomic pleasures with Wine & Beer tasting as well as a tour of Canadian Food and Wine Institute
- All transportation, accommodations and meals included
Please visit the FAM Website as below for Pre-Registration https://international.niagaracollege.ca/fam-trip/
Contact:
Please contact Eric Jin on famtrip@niagaracollege.ca
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