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.

About this event

The event enables educators to hold up to 43 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 20 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The event programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable networking opportunities.

March 23, 2019
13.00 - 19.00
Registration of participants
13.00 - 14.30
IATC testing
14.00 - 14.45
Introductory seminars: “How to maximise your ICEF event experience“
14.45 - 17.00
17.00 - 17.30
Refreshment break- sponsored by St. George's University
17.30 - 19.00
19.00 - 21.00
Welcome reception
March 24, 2019
Event hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
11.00 - 11.20
Refreshment break- sponsored by St. George's University
11.20 - 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 20 minutes each)
13.00 - 14.15
Networking lunch
14.15 - 16.40
Business meetings (6 x 20 minutes each)
16.40 - 17.00
Refreshment break- sponsored by St. George's University
17.00 - 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
19.30 - 22.30
Dinner reception
March 25, 2019
Event hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (5 x 20 minutes each)
11.00 - 11.20
Refreshment break- sponsored by St. George's University
11.20 - 13.00
Business meetings (4 x 20 minutes each)
13.00 - 14.10
Networking lunch
14.10 - 17.00
Business meetings (7 x 20 minutes each)
19.00 - 21.00
Moscow City Tour*

*at an additional cost

ICEF Moscow will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, located in the city’s historical, cultural and business centre.

The hotel features a health club and spa, superb dining options and a stylish rooftop bar with views over Red Square.

With a full-service business centre, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, and wireless internet access in all public areas, the Ritz-Carlton Moscow is the ideal location for this event.

Event participants enjoy preferential rates at the Ritz-Carlton, but can also choose from a number of other hotels to meet differing budgets.

Moscow Tourist Information

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for ICEF Moscow 2018:

  • 345 participants representing 252 organisations from 29 countries and 4 continents
  • 105 educators representing 84 education institutions from 19 countries
  • 204 agents representing 150 agencies from 9 countries
  • 13 exhibitors representing 7 organisations from 6 countries
  • 23 guests and speakers from 11 additional institutions
  • 3 373 pre-scheduled meetings over 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Moscow18 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

Moscow18 Educator Demographics

Agent Demographics

Moscow18 Agent Demographics

Educator Profile

Moscow18 Educator Profile

Appointment System

The ICEF meeting booking 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 43 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 Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system.
2. During the event, 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 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.

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Moscow

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.

"I attended both the Moscow and the Kazakhstan event and they were excellent." - Maria McDonnell, The Liverpool School of English, UK.

"I truly enjoyed my visit to Moscow and the ICEF event. It was wonderfully organised and the location was fantastic!" - Cari Crago, Grier School, USA.

"ICEF was excellent as always, Moscow is very professional and busy for me. Worth every penny." - Rebecca Willis, City College Brighton & Hove, UK.

"As always, the organisation and delivery was superb. I've met some agents I first met at some of the 1st ICEFs over 20 years ago, as well as new partners with whom I hope to develop long-lasting relationships." - Sarah Hughes, Ardmore Language Schools Ltd, UK.

"Another good event. You really have to come several times to develop your understanding of the market and to build relationships." - Lorie Lee, guard.me International Insurance, Canada.

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