About this Workshop

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop provides a targeted opportunity for international tertiary institutions, selected higher education focused agents, and relevant service providers to hold pre-scheduled, one-to-one business meetings, effectively and efficiently.

Agents continue to play a crucial role in the growth of the higher education sector. Agents represent institutions in their markets and provide culturally-aware counselling to students and their families. Agents also monitor enrolment criteria, streamlining the entire process.

At the 2018 event, a total of 96 educators and 17 service providers met with 120 agents from 55 countries around the world. ICEF is renowned for inviting only the most relevant and professional agents to attend its events. This reputation was built through ICEF’s stringent screening process. All agents are required to provide verifiable data on their business practices, performance, and must also supply recent references from higher education partners. These steps, among other things, ensure that your meeting time is not wasted.

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop will take place shortly before the 2019 EAIE Conference, also in Helsinki, allowing educators to attend multiple events.

General Information on this Workshop

This event enables educators to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents. These appointments are 30 minutes in duration and serve the dual objectives of meeting with new contacts and/or maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which also offer further valuable networking opportunities.


Friday
September 20, 2019
13.00 - 19.00
Registration of participants
14.00 - 15.00
Introductory seminars - “How to maximize your ICEF Workshop experience”
15.00 - 19.00
Seminars
19.00 - 21.00
Welcome reception
Saturday
September 21, 2019
08.00
Workshop hall opens, welcome refreshments
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
11.00 - 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 - 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
13.00 - 14.30
Lunch
14.30 - 16.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
16.00 - 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 - 18.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
20.00 - 23.00
Dinner reception
Sunday
September 22, 2019
08.00
Workshop hall opens, welcome refreshments
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
11.00 - 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 - 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
13.00 - 14.30
Lunch
14.30 - 16.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
16.00 - 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 - 18.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
18.00
Workshop hall closes

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop will take place at the Clarion Hotel Helsinki in Finland.

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Higher Education Workshop 2018:

  • 241 participants representing 185 organisations from 65 countries and 5 continents
  • 96 educators representing 68 education institutions from 22 countries
  • 120 agents representing 103 agencies from 55 countries
  • 17 service providers representing 13 organisations from 7 countries
  • 9 guests and speakers representing 1 additional institution
  • 1 945 pre-scheduled and Marcom Onsite meetings over 2 days

Attendee ratings

HE18 attendee ratings

Educator demographics

HE18 educator demographics

Agent demographics

HE18 Agent demographics

Meeting Booking System

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 26 meetings can be scheduled with agents and service providers.

1. Prior to the workshop, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the industry leading eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system 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.

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.

This Workshop is supported by

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