About this event

For most international students, agents play an important role in selecting and applying to institutions abroad. As a result, agents have become a vital recruitment method for Canadian and US educators.

For the last nine years, the ICEF North America event in Canada has attracted an increasing number of participants, firmly establishing itself as Canada’s leading education networking event.

At the event, educators and service providers from Canada and the US will meet with hundreds of education agents, all rigorously vetted through ICEF’s renowned quality screening process. Among other requirements, agents must provide several references from current Canadian and US partners, and disclose the number of students they have successfully placed per education sector in North America in the last year. This ensures that only active, relevant agencies are accepted to the event.

Prior to the event, educators and service providers gain access to eSchedule PRO, ICEF’s customised scheduling software. Through this software, educators and service providers can easily determine relevant agents and pre-arrange up to 38 face-to-face meetings.

In addition to formal meetings and social events, event participants may also participate in various market intelligence seminars and industry presentations.

Attended by the best North America-focused educational agents, and organised by the industry leader in educator-agent networking events, ICEF Vancouver is the must attend international education event in Canada.

The event enables educators to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business appointments 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 objectives of meeting with new contacts and/or maintaining existing relationships. The event programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable social networking opportunities.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Educators

  • Connect with agents who specialise in sending students to your region
  • Grow international enrolments by appointing new agents
  • Build a more diverse and sustainable client nationality mix
  • Easily develop networks of student recruitment agents from all over the world
  • Improve student quality by working with quality-conscious agent
  • Maintain existing contacts and promotional networks
  • Promote your brand within the international education industry
  • Keep up with current market intelligence and trends
  • Meet the world’s best agents in one place - save time and money

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PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Vancouver


2019 FAM Tours and Receptions

CIBT Edu Fam Tour
CIBT Education Group ( SSC, SSLC, VIC, GEC)
April 23rd
Greater Vancouver
See for yourself the beauty of the Vancouver area. Visit, experience, wine and dine, and have lots of fun with our incredibly friendly international team composed of staff members from SSC, SSLC, VIC and GEC.
Enjoy a complimentary 2-night stay at our highly sought-after, centrally located Global Education City (GEC) Granville hotel on April 22nd and 23rd, 2019!
Please see attached flyer for more information and the link to register to attend our FAM Tour.
Limited spots available, so please register early. See you in Vancouver!
Please contact CIBT's Fam Tour Team on event@cibt.net
Study in Niagara FAM Trip
Niagara College and Brock University
April 28-May 1, 2019
Niagara Falls, Welland, Niagara-On-The-Lake & St.Catharines, Ontario
Please join us for Niagara College’s annual FAM Tour, this year featuring Brock University:
- Unforgettable experience in Niagara, Ontario for 3 nights and 4 days
- Discover the majestic Niagara Falls and admire its beauty with one of its world-renowned attractions
- Explore Niagara’s educational offerings
- Indulge in the Niagara Region’s finest wines and experience its many gastronomic pleasures with Wine & Beer tasting as well as a tour of Canadian Food and Wine Institute
- All transportation, accommodations and meals included
Please visit the FAM Website as below for Pre-Registration https://international.niagaracollege.ca/fam-trip/
Please contact Eric Jin on famtrip@niagaracollege.ca

Previous event's FAM Tours and Receptions

2018 FAM Tours and Receptions

The participant information pack will be published 3 months prior to the event.

How to maximise your workshop experience? - Watch the video tutorials:

  • PART 1 - before the workshop
    Learn about ICEF Workshops, preparing for an event, making appointments and tips for a successful workshop experience.
  • PART 2 - at the workshop
    Learn what happens during an event, including identifying potential partners on site, workshop etiquette, using the agent catalogue and key questions to ask agents during meetings.
  • PART 3 - after the workshop
    Learn about post event follow up. Effective follow up leads to strong partnerships, successful relationships, and a better ROI.
  • All participants will need a valid passport or an appropriate travel document to enter Canada.

    As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Click here to find out if you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

    Please check travel and visa regulations with your respective embassy well ahead before travelling. A list of countries whose citizens will require a visa to visit Canada can be found at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

    For a list of countries and corresponding Canadian visa offices where you can send your application please click here.

    (English) The ICEF North America Workshop - Vancouver will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

    Participants will be offered the following preferential rates:
    Single / Double room: CAD 269,00
    All room rates are subject to (currently) 17.5% taxes.
    Bookings can be made online or by calling 1 800 233 1234 (toll free within Canada). The booking deadline is March 22, 2019.

    Alternatively, we have room contingencies at the Blue Horizon Hotel and at the Fairmont Hotel.

    The room rate at the Blue Horizon Hotel is CAD 209 plus tax.
    To book a room, please use this booking form or call (+1) 604 688 1444 or 1 800 663 1333 and quote the group code #3135. Bookings can be made until March 22, 2019.

    The room rate at the Fairmont Hotel is CAD 269 plus tax.
    To book a room, please click here or call (+1) 604 684 3131 or 1 800 441 1414 and quote the group code 0419ICEF_001. Bookings can be made until March 22, 2019.

    “This was a great event for us. I was able to target agents from specific countries and regions and I feel and I made valuable connections. It was fantastic to meet people you have worked with but never met. It's like a family reunion!” - Judy Hershman, Vernon School District, Canada.

    “Overall - a great event - I met old friends and many new ones!” - Robin Moloff-Gautier, Washington Academy, USA.

    “Excellent food, accomodation, organization. Well run conference. I am very impressed.” - Karen MacKinnon, York University, Canada.

    “We are very pleased to be part of ICEF. Thank you for a great atmosphere at the event.” - Shigeo Haseyama, CIBT Education Group, Canada.

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