About this Workshop

The United States and Canada are top study destinations with broad international appeal across all educational sectors. Each year, an increasing number of North American institutions turn to agents to help them boost international enrollments and increase the quality of student applicants. The best place to find top-quality agents focused primarily on the US and Canada is the ICEF Miami Workshop.

In 2016 a total of 1 053 attendees conducted 10 057 pre-scheduled business meetings. Over three days 300 US and Canadian education institutions met with 332 international education agencies, from 66 countries.

All of the student recruitment agents that attend the ICEF Miami Workshop undergo ICEF’s strict selection and screening process – considered the most stringent in the industry. In addition to providing both detailed information about their business and references from current educator partners, agents must demonstrate an established focus on sending students to North America.

Prior to the event, educators are able to schedule up to 38 one-to-one business meetings with agents from all over the world online. The ICEF version of the eSchedule PRO meeting booking system allows educators to view comprehensive agent profiles, including the number of students sent to the US and Canada per education sector in the last 12 months. This information helps you identify and meet with the agents most relevant to you.

The ICEF Miami Workshop is an ideal opportunity for US and Canadian institutions to benefit from a large number of top quality recruiters committed to building lasting partnerships within North America.

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 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
December 11, 2017
09.00am – 07.00pm
Registration of Educators and Service Providers - sponsored by Inline.marketing
09.00am – 07.00pm
Registration of Agents - sponsored by Seneca College
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Networking lunch
01.00pm – 02.30pm
IATC, CCEA & USATC test sessions
02.00pm – 02.30pm
Introductory seminars – "How to Maximize your ICEF Workshop experience"
02.30pm – 07.00pm
Seminars
07.00pm – 10.00pm
Welcome reception - sponsored by UTP High Schools
Tuesday
December 12, 2017
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
11.30am – 01.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Lunch - sponsored by Seneca College
02.00pm – 04.00pm
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
04.00pm – 04.30pm
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
04.30pm – 07.00pm
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
08.00pm – 12.00am
Dinner and dance - is sponsored by Canyonville Christian Academy
Wednesday
December 13, 2017
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
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 - sponsored by Full Sail University
04.30pm – 06.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
06.30pm
Workshop hall closes
Thursday
December 14, 2017
// Familiarization (FAM) tours

The ICEF North America Workshop is hosted at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Located in the heart of South Beach, the hotel features 790 guest rooms, extensive conference and function facilities, an oceanfront pool, direct beach access, a spa and fitness center, as well as first class restaurants and bars.

Workshop participants enjoy preferential rates, but can also choose from a selection of other hotels.

Miami Tourism and Tourist Information

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Miami Workshop 2016:

  • 1 053 participants representing 715 organizations from 72 countries and 6 continents
  • 451 educators representing 300 education institutions from the US, Canada, and 6 other countries
  • 425 agents representing 332 agencies from 66 countries
  • 123 exhibitors representing 66 organizations from 11 countries
  • 50 guests and 4 speakers from 17 additional institutions
  • 10 057 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Miami16 Attendee Ratings

Educator Demographics

Miami16 Educator Demographics

Agent Demographics

Miami16 Agent Demographics

Educator Profile

Miami16 Educator Profile

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 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 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 program. These seminars provide invaluable information and the latest research on trends affecting the world of international education, both regionally and globally.

The ICEF Miami 2017 seminar program will be posted approximately 3 months before the event.

The ICEF Miami 2016 seminar program can be viewed below:

  • The ICEF Miami Workshop 2016 seminar program
  • Creating Your Digital Marketing Strategy: A Hands-On Workshop
  • CGACC Pre-Workshop Seminar


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

    Agents

    Educators & Service Providers

    ICEF Products provide significant international exposure for your organisation, increasing your brand visibility and networking potential.

    ICEF Events, the industry’s premier educator / agent networking forums, occur annually in 16 locations across the globe. ICEF events enable educators to hold one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, service providers, as well as with other educators.

    Around 5 000 industry professionals attend ICEF events annually. ICEF Events set the standard for excellence and attract leaders in international student recruitment from around the world.

    Booking an ICEF Product is an efficient and cost-effective way to get your message to these important decision makers dealing with tens of thousands of international students and young travellers annually.

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    ICEF PRODUCTS

    “ICEF Miami is always the peak of my recruitment season. I’ve been all over the world and there are no other agent workshops like Miami - ICEF is the industry standard in my book! I always weigh the value proposition of ICEF and there is no doubt my ROI is exceeded every year.” - Chris McGary, Foxcroft Academy, USA.

    “We are very happy with the quality of this conference and will attend another ICEF event in the future. As a first time attendee, I have been very impressed at the level of attention paid by the ICEF staff in making this conference valuable. I am very happy with the majority of the agents we scheduled appointments with, and the events, especially the seminars, have been incredibly beneficial and informative.” - Brian Bell, St. Johns Military Academy, USA.

    “ICEF was a great help! They set me up with an incredible coach, which was extremely helpful. She made sure we were prepared for everything. The 20%- 30%-50% model she taught us was a game changer for me. I know now how to make my connections successful!” - Nicole Maddox, University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA.

    “Great experience for my first ICEF. I found the scheduling & support of the ICEF team to be fantastic. I will certainly be looking to attend events in the future.” - Bob Shields, The English Language Centre - Western University, Canada.

    “This was a great event. There was enough diversity that I was able to carry out my strategy for meeting agents from a specific country. The agents I met were interested in forming a partnership and we have plans for future meetings and events as follow up. Attending this ICEF was the first step in moving into a new market and I am very pleased with the contacts that I made.” - Judy Hershman, Vernon School District #22, Canada.


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