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.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Educators

  • Connect with quality pre-screened agents from Ukraine
  • Grow international enrolments by appointing new agents
  • Broaden and diversify nationality mix
  • Improve student applications by working with quality-conscious agents
  • Strengthen existing relationships
  • Promote your brand within the international education industry
  • Learn about industry news and current market trends
  • Meet top agents in one place - save time and money
  • Education agents from Ukraine who send students to a wide range of programmes and countries
  • Education providers from all sectors of the international education industry
  • Service providers who have products and services to sell to international students via agents and/or providers

Prior to the event:

  • Comprehensive profiles of all participants
  • Use of the eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • Hotel reservation options and preferential rates
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to offer and promote FAM tours and receptions

At the event:

  • Exclusive use of your own meeting table throughout the event
  • A copy of both the Agent Catalogue and the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • An entry in the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • Market intelligence seminars & training sessions
  • Participation in the Welcome Reception, networking breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks & Dinner Reception
  • Opportunity to host agent familiarisation (FAM) tours and receptions

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Ukraine


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

Pre & Post activities will be posted here as they are offered. Please check back here for any new activities added.

The participant information pack will be published 3 months prior to the event.

How to maximise your ICEF experience? - Watch the video tutorials:

  • PART 1 - before the event
    Learn about ICEF Events, preparing for an event, making appointments and tips for a successful ICEF experience.
  • PART 2 - at the event
    Learn what happens during an event, including identifying potential partners on site, workshop etiquette, using the agent catalogue and key questions to ask agents during meetings.
  • PART 3 - after the event
    Learn about post event follow up. Effective follow up leads to strong partnerships, successful relationships, and a better ROI.
  • 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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    Educator Feedback on ICEF Ukraine 2018

    "A long, very productive agent workshop, during which agents asked intelligent questions and really paid attention to our schools' presentations." - Isabella Conti, BELS Malta.


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