About this event

ICEF Southeast Asia provides international educators and service providers with the opportunity to meet quality, active student recruitment agents from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, and China.

The ASEAN region contains some of the fastest growing economies in the world. In Vietnam, the middle class is expected to grow from 12 million in 2012 to 33 million by 2020. This will drive a significant increase in purchasing power and demand for premium goods and services. Large youth populations throughout the ASEAN region will continue to drive high demand for quality education and training services. Do not miss your opportunity to establish and develop links in this growing study abroad market.

Agents attending the event will represent the best and most active agencies from across Southeast Asia, providing a focused opportunity to establish a robust network in these markets. All agents are carefully screened to strict ICEF standards and proven to send students to various institutions around the world.

In addition to face-to-face meetings, networking opportunities at lunch times, coffee breaks, and evening functions allow participants to develop the more social aspects of their business relationships.

ICEF Southeast Asia is the most efficient and cost-effective way to conveniently meet a large number of quality agents. It is a must for educators wanting to connect, build and maintain long-term partnerships in this important region.

About this event

The event enables educators to hold up to 36 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents from Southeast Asia. These meetings are 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objectives of meeting with new contacts and/or maintaining existing relationships. The event programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and two receptions.

2019 event programme

June 19, 2019
12.00 – 19.00
Registration of participants
13.00 – 14.00
Networking lunch
14.00 – 14.45
Introductory seminars: "How to maximise your ICEF experience"
14.45 – 19.00
19.00 – 21.00
Welcome reception
June 20, 2019
Meeting hall opens, welcome refreshments
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes)
13.00 – 14.00
Networking lunch
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes)
19.30 – 22.30
Dinner reception - sponsored by PTE Academic
June 21, 2019
Meeting hall opens, welcome refreshments
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes)
13.00 – 14.00
Networking lunch
14.00 – 15.30
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes)
15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00
Business meetings (2 x 25 minutes)
Meeting hall closes

ICEF Southeast Asia takes place at the InterContinental Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The InterContinental Saigon is one of the best business hotels in Vietnam and has outstanding conference facilities. Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel is only a short walk away from the city’s most famous landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Opera House. The InterContinental Saigon hotel offers world class amenities including spacious guest rooms, international and local restaurants, a fitness centre, and exceptional business facilities.

Participants benefit from preferential room rates.

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for ICEF Southeast Asia 2019:

  • 319 participants representing 231 organisations from 28 countries and 4 continents
  • 114 educators representing 87 education institutions from 22 countries
  • 168 agents representing 125 agencies from 9 countries
  • 24 exhibitors representing 13 organisations from 4 countries
  • 8 guests and 5 speakers representing 6 additional institutions
  • 2 715 pre-scheduled and 38 Marcom Onsite meetings over 2 days

Attendee Ratings

SEA18 attendee ratings

Educator demographics

SEA18 educator demographics

Educator profile

SEA18 educator profile

Agent demographics

SEA18 Agent demographics

The ICEF appointment system offers participants direct and total control over the types of partners – by main activity and country of origin – they meet during the event. Up to 36 meetings can be scheduled with agents, as well as educators and service providers.

1. Prior to the event, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the industry leading eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system.
2. During the event, additional meetings and schedule adjustments can be made through 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.

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Southeast Asia

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.


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