About the Workshop

The Australia New Zealand Agent Workshop 2018 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand. Excellent facilities, an inspiring art scene, fantastic cuisine and unique culture - Auckland has much to offer international students and visitors. View a 1 minute destination video here.

Both New Zealand and Australia offer world-class education, travel and lifestyle opportunities at competitive price points, making them highly attractive destinations for students and youth travellers from across the globe. Each year ANZA attracts hundreds of educators, work & travel organisations, industry service providers, and international agents (buyers) who send many thousands of students and youth travellers to the region annually.

The ANZA Workshop is the most efficient and cost-effective way to personally meet a large number of high-quality agents committed to sending students and youth travellers to New Zealand and Australia.

In 2017, the ANZA Workshop hosted 482 participants from 320 organisations in 49 countries, growing by 15% over the previous year. Educators, work & travel organisations, and service providers conducted over 4 200 pre-scheduled business meetings with 178 top quality agents from 42 countries.

ICEF takes agent quality very seriously. Consequently, all agents at the ANZA Workshop will have passed ICEF’s comprehensive selection and screening process. Additionally, each agency will have proven an active interest in New Zealand and Australian destinations.

The ANZA Workshop offers many professional development opportunities for participants, including seminars on international education trends, insights into key markets, current visa issues and guidance on building successful relationships with agents.

General Information on this Workshop

The event enables educators to hold up to 40 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 25 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.

April 04, 2018
09.00 – 13.00
Agent FAM tours and activities
13.00 – 19.00
13.45 – 16.30
ANZA Seminars I
16.30 – 17.00
Refreshment break
17.00 – 19.00
ANZA Seminars II
19.00 – 21.00
Welcome reception - sponsored by Study Auckland
April 05, 2018
08.00 - 08.30
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
08.30 - 08.55
Scheduling extra meetings
08.55 – 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
11.00 – 11.20
Refreshment break
11.20 – 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
13.00 – 14.20
Networking lunch - sponsored by Study Queensland
14.20 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
16.00 – 16.20
Refreshment break
16.20 – 18.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
19.30 – 23.30
Dinner reception - sponsored by Study in Australia’s Northern Territory
April 06, 2018
08.00 - 08.30
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
08.30 - 08.55
Scheduling extra meetings
08.55 – 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
11.00 – 11.20
Refreshment break
11.20 – 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
13.00 – 14.10
14.10 – 15.50
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
15.50 – 16.10
Refreshment break
16.10 – 17.00
Business meetings (2 x 25 minutes each)
Workshop hall closes
April 07, 2018
Familiarisation (FAM) tours

The SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre is located in the heart of Auckland City. Situated next to the Sky Tower and with easy access to many of Auckland’s best attractions, the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre is an ideal venue for the ANZA Workshop.

The SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre is part of the SKYCITY complex, offering guests a wide range of exceptional accommodation, business, and recreational facilities such as free WiFi, theatre, health club, pool, gym and day spa.

Workshop participants will enjoy preferential rates at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel.

Facts and Figures

The Australia New Zealand Agent Workshop 2017 hosted:

  • 482 participants representing 320 organisations from 49 countries and 5 continents
  • 124 educators representing 88 education institutions from New Zealand and Australia
  • 178 agents representing 137 agencies from 42 countries
  • 109 exhibitors representing 60 organisations from 7 countries
  • 38 work and travel providers representing 31 organisations from New Zealand and Australia
  • 29 guests and 4 speakers from 4 additional institutions
  • 4 218 pre-scheduled meetings and 56 Marcom Onsite meetings over 2 days + thousands of unscheduled social meetings

Agent (student) recruitment regions

ANZA17 agent (student) recruitment regions

Educator profile

ANZA17 educator profile

Educator demographics

ANZA17 educator demographics

Attendee ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

ANZA17 attendee ratings

Booking Meetings

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 workshop. Up to 40 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 the seminar programme. These seminars provide valuable information, latest research and trends affecting the world of international education.

ANZA 2018 seminar programme is available here.


“Fantastic event. Came out with really good information and feedback per country. I like that the agents have been screened to ensure quality partnerships.” - Justine Barker, University of Sydney, Centre for English Teaching, Australia.

“What an amazing experience. I had a five year goal to look at other international markets. I achieved it in three days; I can not thank you enough.” - Lillian Fuata, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

“We´ve met some very interested agents. Conversations with other providers have also been insightful.” - Tina Kwok, Westlake Boys & Westlake Girls High Schools, New Zealand.

“Thank you for organising such an amazing event. Everything was perfect.” - Adriana Leomil, NEAS, Australia.

“This was our first time attending an ICEF workshop and it has been exceptionally well organised and run.” - Tina Holland, Homestay Network, Australia.

“Thank you for the opportunity to be a first time participant in this event. It was highly informative and I believe will have positive outcomes for our region. The Cairns venue was excellent and a great showcase of our country for International visitors.” - Robin Rayner, Study Fraser Coast, Australia.

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