About this Workshop

The ICEF Moscow Workshop is the region’s most renowned international education networking event. Providing educators and service providers with the opportunity to meet the best agents from Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, this workshop is a must attend for institutions seeking to increase international student enrolments from this important market.

In 2018 the ICEF Moscow Workshop welcomed a total of 345 participants from 29 countries. During the workshop, educators and service providers conducted one-to-one business appointments with representatives of 150 education agencies.

Acknowledging the number of institutions who regularly participate in this workshop, ICEF screens and qualifies new agencies each year.

Before agents can attend ICEF events they must pass a rigorous selection and screening process. Known as the most stringent quality test in the industry, agents must provide current, verifiable references and prove an active interest in partnering with international educators and service providers.

In addition to scheduled meetings and networking events, participants may also attend seminars covering a wide range of topics, including visa processing, student mobility trends and specific market intelligence.

The ICEF Moscow Workshop is the most efficient and effective way to meet and establish partnerships with quality student recruitment professionals.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators to hold up to 43 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 20 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.


Saturday
March 23, 2019
13.00 - 19.00
Registration of participants
13.00 - 14.30
IATC testing
14.00 - 14.45
Introductory seminars: “How to maximise your ICEF Workshop experience“
14.45 - 19.00
Seminars
17.30 - 19.00
IATC testing
19.00 - 21.00
Welcome reception
Sunday
March 24, 2019
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
11.00 - 11.20
Refreshment break
11.20 - 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 20 minutes each)
13.00 - 14.15
Networking lunch
14.15 - 16.40
Business meetings (6 x 20 minutes each)
16.40 - 17.00
Refreshment break
17.00 - 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
19.30 - 22.30
Dinner reception
Monday
March 25, 2019
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
11.00 - 11.20
Refreshment break
11.20 - 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 20 minutes each)
13.00 - 14.10
Networking lunch
14.10 - 17.00
Business meetings (7 x 20 minutes each)
19.00 - 21.00
Moscow City Tour*

*at an additional cost

The ICEF Moscow Workshop will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, located in the city’s historical, cultural and business centre.

The hotel features a health club and spa, superb dining options and a stylish rooftop bar with views over Red Square.

With a full-service business centre, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, and wireless internet access in all public areas, the Ritz-Carlton Moscow is the ideal location for this event.

Workshop participants enjoy preferential rates at the Ritz-Carlton, but can also choose from a number of other hotels to meet differing budgets.

Moscow Tourist Information

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Moscow Workshop 2018:

  • 345 participants representing 252 organisations from 29 countries and 4 continents
  • 105 educators representing 84 education institutions from 19 countries
  • 204 agents representing 150 agencies from 9 countries
  • 13 exhibitors representing 7 organisations from 6 countries
  • 23 guests and speakers from 11 additional institutions
  • 3 373 pre-scheduled meetings over 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Moscow18 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

Moscow18 Educator Demographics

Agent Demographics

Moscow18 Agent Demographics

Educator Profile

Moscow18 Educator Profile

Appointment System

The ICEF meeting booking 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 43 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 Marcom Onsite or 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 8 weeks prior to the event.

An integral benefit of attending an ICEF Workshop 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.

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Moscow


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 workshop registered agents.

FAM tours allow you to take advantage of the large number of agents attending the workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the workshop may meet and host other workshop participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop participants as well as an equal representation of receptions to all delegates.
  • All workshop 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 workshop related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the workshop may meet and host other workshop participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that workshop 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 workshop.

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.


Association Meetings

Download the Association Meeting guidelines and application form:

Association meeting guidelines - Berlin Association meeting guidelines - ANZA

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.

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