About this Workshop

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop provides a targeted opportunity for international tertiary institutions, selected higher education focused agents, and relevant service providers to hold pre-scheduled, one-to-one business meetings, effectively and efficiently.

Agents continue to play a crucial role in the growth of the higher education sector. Agents represent institutions in their markets and provide culturally-aware counselling to students and their families. Agents also monitor enrolment criteria, streamlining the entire process.

At the 2018 event, a total of 96 educators and 17 service providers met with 120 agents from 55 countries around the world. ICEF is renowned for inviting only the most relevant and professional agents to attend its events. This reputation was built through ICEF’s stringent screening process. All agents are required to provide verifiable data on their business practices, performance, and must also supply recent references from higher education partners. These steps, among other things, ensure that your meeting time is not wasted.

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop will take place shortly before the 2019 EAIE Conference, also in Helsinki, allowing educators to attend multiple events.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Agents

  • Easily develop partnerships with quality international higher education institutions
  • Increase student placements by making new contacts and representation agreements
  • Diversify your product portfolio by adding different study options
  • Maintain existing contacts and networks
  • Promote your agency to key players within the international education industry
  • Keep up with the latest news and market trends
  • Maximise time, effort and budget
  • Benefit from time and location synergies of EAIE Conference
  • Sit the (IATC Test)

  • Officially accredited international universities, colleges, and select providers of foundation and pathway courses
  • Student recruitment agents who have a proven track record of sending students to universities and colleges
  • Service providers  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

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
  • Participation in seminars
  • Access to Marcom Onsite for last-minute appointment scheduling
  • 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)

2018 FAM Tours and Receptions


EU Business School FAM Trip
Organiser:
EU Business School
Date:
Monday, 10th September (6:30pm-10:30pm) and Tuesday, 11th September (8am-4pm)
Location:
Geneva and Montreux
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
We're very excited to invite you to the EU Business School FAM Trip on Monday, 10th and Tuesday, 11th September 2018. Make the most of the opportunity to visit our Swiss Campuses in Geneva and Montreux and learn about the unique educational experience we provide for our students.

Join us for a cocktail reception on Lake Geneva on Monday evening for a chance to interact directly with EU staff and get to know our modern Geneva campus located on the Rhone river. Head on to scenic Montreux on Tuesday morning and get a feel of the EU experience at our Villa Ormond campus by meeting our students and taking part in a masterclass prepared by one of our esteemed lecturers. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our international environment, top-notch teaching methodology, and innovative business programs, while also enjoying a nice lunch downtown near the shores of Lake Geneva.

Have you had lots of students asking about Europe recently? Here is a perfect chance to find out why. Having campuses and program offerings in Barcelona, Munich, Geneva and Montreux, as well as online, EU Business School encourages students to develop their international experience while getting a first-class education.

Event free of charge. Transportation and food provided.
Contact:
Please contact Laura Laget on events@euruni.edu
Campus Tour
Organiser:
International Management School Geneva (IMSG)
Date:
10 September 2018, pick-up at 18:30h at Crowne Plaza
Location:
Our campus: Avenue de Sécheron 15, 1202 Genève, Suisse
Invited:
Agents, Educators
Programme:
Our campus is an amazing place in the center of Geneva, and we would like agents and educators to discover it. This visit will be followed by a cocktail and drinks on our Rooftop. The view on the lake and the mountains is amazing from there.

Educators: we are looking for institutions who would like to partner with us in delivering joint-diplomas and/or launching exchange programs. We are very interested in long-term partnerships and the development of joint-diplomas.

Agents: we are looking for agents who are targeting students with the financial ability to sustain the Swiss Student Visa requirements, tuition and living costs.
Contact:
Please contact Philippe Grosskost - International Dean on international@imsgeneva.ch

 

Accommodation at the ICEF Higher Education Workshop will be sponsored by ICEF for selected agents for 3 nights at one of our partner hotels. Special rates will be available for booking extra nights before or after the event. You will receive a booking form / link together with your hotel confirmation approx. six weeks prior to the event.

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

Agent Information Pack

Checklist for Agents


Programme:

Hotel Accommodation:

If your agency is based outside of Geneva, your accommodation at the ICEF Higher Education Workshop 2018 will be sponsored by ICEF for 3 nights from Saturday afternoon, September 8, 2018 until Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018 at one of our partner hotels. A formal hotel booking confirmation will be sent to you approximately 6 weeks prior to the event.

Please contact your local Swiss Consulate or Embassy and enquire about visa regulations for your particular country and how to obtain a visa. As the visa procedures can be rather time consuming we recommend to obtain this information as soon as possible. For more information and applications, please refer to the website of the  Swiss Authorities Online

Click here to check if you need a visa to Switzerland.


Please note:
It is your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements for an appointment at your nearest Consulate or Embassy and to ensure you will have enough time to have the visa processed prior to the event.
When scheduling your visa appointment, please keep in mind the cancellation charge that comes into effect 30 days prior to the event. In order to avoid any last minute cancellation charges please try to ensure that your visa appointment is prior to August 08, 2018.
ICEF can only provide you with a letter of invitation for the duration of the workshop (September 08, 09, 10 and 11). If you require a letter of invitation, please complete this support form.
Deadline for invitation letter requests is August 08, 2018

“It is no doubt the best agent workshop around.” - Asghar Aftab Khan, AK Consultants, Pakistan.

“Before attending ICEF I didn't find this type of event useful. But now I understand my mistake. All the contacts were very useful, even to meet with agencies from my country. Thanks for all your support and connecting the industry.” - Erdinc Yusuf Kilboz, Teori Egitim ve Danismanlik, Turkey.

“This is my first ICEF meeting and it was of great value. I would attend many more if given the chance. The planning and execution have been great.” - Zainab Mohammed, Double Dove Consult, Nigeria.


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