About this event

ICEF Africa will again take place in Cape Town in May of 2019. The 2018 event was the premier networking and student recruitment event in Africa. As such, it brought student recruitment agents from around the world interested in South Africa as a study destination and connected international educators and service providers with agents from all over Africa.

In the 2016 i-Graduate ICEF Agent Barometer, nearly half of the agents surveyed said that they viewed South Africa as an attractive or very attractive study destination. ELT student numbers increased by 19% in 2016, and student weeks by 20%. With the November 2016 resolution of a two-year discussion regarding student visa eligibility for ELT students, the sector is now poised for further growth. South Africa has also established itself as a key study destination within Africa. Its proximity and affordability — along with the quality and reputation of South African higher education — continue to be important factors in attracting foreign students.

Africa is a major area of growth for outbound students and countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana and Ghana are emerging markets complementing Nigeria.

In addition to meeting with agents during the event, participants are welcome to attend market intelligence seminars and networking receptions.

ICEF Africa is the most dynamic and productive way to foster relationships with current partners and new representatives in a range of emerging markets.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Agents

  • Easily develop partnerships with a wide range of quality international educators & service providers
  • Meet with a large number of educators and service providers in one place - save time and money
  • Increase student placements by gaining new contacts and new representation agreements
  • Promote your agency to key players within the international education industry
  • Broaden and diversify your product portfolio and study options
  • Maintain existing relationships and networks
  • Keep up with current market intelligence and trends
  • Education agents from Africa who send students to a wide range of international programmes and countries
  • International education agents interested in sending students to South Africa
  • Education providers from all sectors of the international education industry including South Africa
  • Service providers who have products and services to sell to international students visa agents and/or providers

Prior to the event:

  • Comprehensive details of invited educators and service providers
  • Access to the eSchedule PRO online appointment scheduling system
  • City and venue information
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities

At the event

  • A copy of the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • An entry in the Agent Catalogue
  • Professional development seminars at the event
  • Participation in all event receptions, lunches, and refreshment breaks

Previous event's FAM Tours and Receptions


2018 FAM Tours and Receptions




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.


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