About the Agent Focus

The new ICEF Ukraine Focus gives international educators and service providers the opportunity to meet top-quality student recruitment agents from Ukraine at one focused event.

Ukrainian students have a clear international orientation and have a strong demand for study abroad, mostly driven by their motivation to improve their English skills and to access a higher standard of education. The country’s recent political changes and educational reforms have shifted the Ukrainian study abroad market abruptly, increasing the need for professional education agents.

All agents at this event are carefully screened, providing multiple references from business partners, records of recent student activity and proof of business ethics. Each agent is individually selected by the ICEF Agent Team through personal contact to ensure utmost quality and a productive experience.

Up to 22 meetings can be pre-scheduled using ICEF’s customised software, allowing you to meet with partners best suited for your recruitment needs. Before the event, each participant will have access to their prospective partners’ profiles, enabling them to identify the educational sectors and programmes they are most interested in. Additionally, all participants will have access to professional development seminars and networking events to further increase their industry knowledge and professional network.

The ICEF Ukraine Focus is scheduled conveniently just before the ICEF Moscow Workshop and gives participants a chance to effectively target their marketing efforts in Ukraine, as well as in Russia and Eastern Europe all in one trip.

About the Agent Focus

The event enables educators to hold up to 22 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 programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable networking opportunities.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
16.00 - 19.00
Registration of participants
16.30 - 17.30
Seminar session I
17.30 - 18.00
Refreshment break
18.00 - 19.00
Seminar session II
19.00 - 21.00
Welcome reception

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
08.00 - 09.20
Registration and welcome coffee
09.20 - 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
11.00 - 11.20
Refreshment break
11.20 - 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
13.00 - 14.20
Networking lunch
14.20 - 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
16.00 - 16.20
Refreshment break
16.20 - 18.50
Business meetings (6 x 25 minutes)
19.30 - 22.30
Dinner reception

The ICEF Ukraine Focus takes place at the InterContinental Kiev, located in the city’s business and historical district, only a few minutes away from the central Maidan square.

Built to match its historical surroundings, St. Sophia’s and St. Michael’s Cathedrals, the hotel features 272 luxury rooms, spa and fitness facilities, and various first-class restaurants with international and local cuisines. The hotel’s spacious conference centre is equipped with the latest technologies and free Wi-Fi to ensure a productive and comfortable event.

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Ukraine Focus 2018:

  • 198 participants representing 124 organisations from 14 countries and 4 continents
  • 58 educators representing 46 education institutions from 14 countries
  • 101 agents representing 71 agencies from Ukraine
  • 6 service providers representing 4 organisations from 4 countries
  • 33 guests and speakers from 3 additional institutions
  • 912 pre-scheduled meetings over 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

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Educator Demographics

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Educator Profile

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Booking Meetings

The ICEF appointment 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 22 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 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 eight weeks prior to the event.

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.

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