About this Event

ICEF Dubai is the region’s leading event for networking with student recruitment agents from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey. There is no other event that can match ICEF Dubai in terms of size, scope, and most importantly quality.

ICEF prides itself on ensuring every possible measure is taken to make sure you meet only the best and most professional agents at our events. All student recruitment agents at the Dubai event must first pass our selection and screening process, and have an active interest in partnering with a broad range of educators and service providers.

During the event, attend informative seminars, participate in networking receptions and hold one-to-one meetings with agents selected by you prior to the event. These activities give you ample opportunity to appoint new representatives, as well as maintain and extend relationships with existing partners.

ICEF Dubai is the best way to meet a large number of top-quality agents face-to-face, in one location, saving you time and travel costs.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Agents

  • Easily develop partnerships with a wide range of quality educators and service providers
  • Increase student placements by gaining new contacts and new representation agreements
  • Expand and diversify recruitment reach
  • Broaden and diversify your product portfolio and study options
  • Maintain existing contacts and networks
  • Promote your agency to key players within the international education industry
  • Keep up with current market intelligence and trends
  • Meet with a large number of educators and service providers in one place - save time and money
  • Sit the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) test

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  • International educators (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools) wishing to meet with quality agents from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Turkey
  • Agents from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia wishing to meet with educators from all over 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 meeting booking system
  • City and venue information
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities

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 Marcom Onsite for last-minute appointment scheduling
  • Professional development via seminars & training
  • Participation in the welcome reception, lunches, refreshment breaks and dinner reception
  • 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)

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.

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.

Visa on arrival

The Department of Naturalization and Residence in Dubai has introduced a visa on arrival facility for 48 nationalities. Citizens of the following countries will have a 30 day visit visa (renewable once) stamped directly into their passports at the port of entry, without the need to apply for a visa prior to the arrival in the UAE:

Australia, Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America, United Kingdom and the Vatican.

GCC Residents

Residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council should first check with the UAE Consulate or Embassy in their country of residence before travelling.

Countries not listed above

Further information on visa regulations is also available here. It is always advisable to check regulations with the respective embassy before travelling!

To ensure that you are well prepared and make the most of the event, it is important that you read the Agent Information Pack.

Agent Information Pack


Event Programme
Seminar Programme - will be available soon

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Map
Hotel Booking Form Upgrade to Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Other Useful Documents:
  • Checklist for Agents
  • ICEF Event Procedures: Guidelines for first-time Participants
  • Getting Started Information for Marcom eSchedule PRO
  • Scheduling Meetings – Useful Hints & Tips
  • Agent Terms & Conditions

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