About this event

ICEF Moscow 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 event is a must attend for institutions seeking to increase international student enrolments from this important market.

In 2018 ICEF Moscow welcomed a total of 345 participants from 29 countries. During the event, 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 event, 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.

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

Specific Information about this Workshop for Agents

  • Easily develop worldwide partnerships with quality educators from all over the world
  • Increase student placements by making new contacts and representation agreements
  • Expand and diversify recruitment reach
  • 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 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

View the Agent comments video.

  • International educators (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools) wanting to connect with quality agents from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Russia
  • Agents from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Russia wishing to meet with educators from all over the world
  • Service providers who have products and / or services to sell to international students via education institutions or education agents

Prior to the event:

  • Comprehensive details of invited educators and service providers
  • Access to the eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • City and venue information

At the event:

  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation (per agency) for agents based outside the event location
  • A copy of the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • An entry in the Agent Catalogue
  • Access to Marcom Onsite for last-minute appointment scheduling
  • Participation in seminars
  • Event receptions, refreshment breaks and meals
  • Opportunity to attend agent 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)

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.

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.

Please note that you will be required to hold a valid visa to enter Russia. Airport authorities do not issue visas and you will therefore have to apply for your visa in advance.

For further information and a list of diplomatic and consular missions of Russia please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

Please allow for sufficient time to apply for your visa. Russia has introduced biometric data collection in some countries and therefore requires all visa applicants to schedule a personal visit at one of their visa centres. For further information and visa requirements please contact your closest Russian embassy or consulate.

If you do not hold a Russian passport and require a business visa for your stay in Russia please complete the Business Visa Support Form from the company Western Gate and return it by email to westerngate.agency@gmail.com as soon as possible. After having received your completed application form together with a colour copy of your passport, Western Gate will be able to apply for your visa support at the Foreign Ministry in Russia who in return will send your official invitation by fax or express mail. Once Western Gate has returned your invitation, you will then be able to apply for your visa following the guidelines of the Russian embassy or consulate where your application will be presented.

Please take into consideration that the visa process might take up to five weeks. Your passport should be valid at least six months after departure from Russia. We recommend that you send your details to Western Gate as soon as possible to avoid unforeseen delays.

Please note that the issue of visa support documents does not mean a visa will automatically be granted. This decision is taken by the Russian Embassy or Consulate where your application is presented.

Alternatively you might wish to consider using an agency in your own country that specialises in visa services and who will be able to assist you in obtaining the necessary invitation letters and handle the entire visa application process for you.

If you need any further advice or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Ott.

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