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 Service Providers

  • Easily develop worldwide partnerships with international education professionals
  • Grow sales and diversify customer base
  • Expand sales reach through important multipliers
  • Maintain existing contacts and promotional networks
  • Promote your company to key contacts within the international education industry
  • Keep up with current market intelligence and trends
  • Meet a variety of agents and educators in one place - save time and money

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  • International educators (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools) wishing to meet with quality agents from the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and South Asia
  • Agents from the Middle East, Africa, Turkey 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 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 workshop:

  • 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
  • Access to Marcom Onsite for last-minute appointment scheduling
  • 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 / Dubai


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.

To ensure that you are well prepared and make the most of the event, it is important that you read the Educator & Service Provider Information Pack below.

Educator & Service Provider Info Pack
Checklist for Educators and Service Providers

Other useful forms and information include:

Hotel Booking:

Jumeirah Emirates Towers - booking form
Four Points by Sheraton - booking link
Hotel Map
Walking Map

Programme:

Event Programme
Seminar Programme - coming soon

Shipping Information:

Shipping Instructions & Delivery Label (General)
Shipping Instructions & Delivery Label (Bag Inserts only)

Other useful documents:

ICEF Event Procedures: Guidelines for first-time Participants
Getting Started Information for Marcom eSchedule PRO
Scheduling Meetings - Useful Hints & Tips

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.
  • Visa on arrival

    The Department of Naturalization and Residence in Dubai has introduced a visa on arrival facility for 46 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, 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, 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!

    ICEF Dubai 2019 will take place at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

    Participants will be offered the following preferential rates:

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers
    Room: AED 950 (single) / AED 1100 (double)
    The rates are inclusive of breakfast and exclusive of 10 % tax , 10% service charge, AED 20 tourism fee per room per night and 5% VAT on the final bill.

    A booking form is available here.


    We can also recommend the following hotels:

    Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
    The Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road offers preferential rates for the nights from February 9 (check-in) to February 18, 2019 (check-out):
    Room: AED 750 (single) / AED 800 (double)
    The rates are inclusive of breakfast and tax and exclusive of AED 15 tourism fee per room per night.

    Please visit the online booking link to make a reservation.


    Holiday Inn Express Dubai - Safa Park
    The Holiday Inn Express Dubai - Safa Park offers rates from AED 380 per night for a Standard Room (single or double occupancy).
    The rate is inclusive of breakfast and exclusive of 10% tax, 10% service charge and AED 10 tourism fee per room per night.

    Please visit the online booking link to make a reservation.

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