About this Workshop

The ICEF Asia 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 Asia 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 Asia 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 Asia 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 Agents

  • Easily develop partnerships with quality international educators
  • Increase student placements by making new contacts and representation agreements
  • Diversify your product portfolio by adding different study options
  • Maintain existing contacts and networks
  • Promote your agency to key players within the international education industry
  • Keep up with the latest news and market trends
  • Sit the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) test

View the Agent comments 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 workshop:

  • Comprehensive details of invited educators and service providers
  • Access to the eSchedule PRO online appointment scheduling system
  • City and venue information

At the workshop

  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation (per agency) for agents based outside the workshop location
  • A copy of the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • An entry in the Agent Catalogue
  • Access to Seminars
  • Participation in workshop receptions, refreshment breaks and meals
  • Opportunity to attend agents familiarisation tours and receptions

Training options for agents

ICEF supports ongoing agent training through five courses:

ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC)
Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA)
Chinese Education Agent Course (CEAC) – China-based agents only
US Agent Training Course (USATC)
Irish Education Agent Course (IEAC)

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 your workshop participation, it is important that you read the Agent Information Pack below.

Agent Information Pack (English)

Agent Information Pack (Chinese)

Checklist for Agents


Workshop Programme (English)
Workshop Programme (Chinese)
Seminar Programme

Hotel Accommodation:

If your agency is based outside of Beijing, your accommodation at the ICEF Beijing Workshop 2018 will be sponsored by ICEF for three nights from Wednesday afternoon, October 10, 2018 until Saturday morning, October 13, 2018 at the Grand Millennium Beijing. A formal hotel booking confirmation will be sent to you approx. 6 weeks prior to the event.

Other useful forms and information include:

Additional room night bookings:

Grand Millennium Beijing - Agents Extra Nights / Airport Transfer Reservation Form
Beijing Jinglun Hotel - Reservation Form

Hotel Map

Please find your hotel address in Chinese

Please find your hotel address in Chinese

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
  • Agent Terms & Conditions
  • 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

    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.


    “It's a very good chance for me to work with a lot of different institutions from different countries.” - Lien Nguyen, Nguyen Gia Education, Vietnam.

    “It was a fantastic event arranged by ICEF where agents met with education providers who could enhance their business and offer options and variety for their students who wish to study abroad.” - Muhammad Zain, MH International, Pakistan.

    “Overall the workshop was well organised and the ICEF team was very caring towards all participants of the workshop. ICEF Beijing is always valuable for our company to develop new business connections and it is a good platform to revive our old and existing business relationships.” - Amar Manchanda, AMBITION IMMIGRATION T/N AIMS Global Study & Immigration Limited, NZ Education, India.

    “I found the programme very beneficial. Such programmes are essential to expand and explore the business. My schedule was full of universities!” - Chintu (Sonee) Shrestha, Hub International Education Pvt. Ltd., Nepal.

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