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We are the global market leaders in business-to-business networking events and services for the international education sector.
Through our unrivalled global programme of networking events, support, training, and accreditation for education agents, as well as a range of market intelligence services, we facilitate outstanding international student experiences.
For over 30 years, we have been bringing together education institutions, carefully chosen study abroad agents, and relevant international education industry service providers with the aim of improving international student mobility.
International student recruitment agencies play a vital role in international education, connecting education institutions with students around the world. We offer high-quality professional development to keep education agencies informed about immigration requirements, course entry standards, and student support expectations around the world.
To find out more about our upcoming events for international education professionals from around the world, click on the links below.
ICEF Accommodation is the world’s first-ever agent networking event where providers of student accommodation and related services meet with international student recruitment professionals.Buy delegate ticket
ICEF Higher Education is a long-standing, popular networking event specifically designed to bring together educators and pre-screened student recruitment agents, all focused on recruiting students to the international higher education sector.Register for the event
ICEF China, hosted in the vibrant city of Beijing, is taking place between the 16 - 18 October, 2023. Bringing together those from the international education industry focused on supporting students from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mongolia.Register for the event
A one-day networking conference that informs and updates senior international education professionals on the latest technologies and digital tools available to them. ICEF Digital is a perfect fit in the international education calendar, scheduled two days prior to the sector’s largest networking event, ICEF Berlin, and taking place in the same venue.Buy delegate ticket
Considered the pinnacle of the annual networking calendar, our flagship event ICEF Berlin returns for its 28th edition this year, bringing together thousands of colleagues, peers, partners, and friends from across the global education industry.Register for the event
ICEF Miami returns in 2023, bringing pre-screened student recruitment agents from across the world to the US, to connect with educators from across the Americas. Also attended by service providers and Cultural Exchange, and Work & Travel programme providers, ICEF Miami is a key networking event in the international education calendar for the region.Register for the event
ICEF Student Recruitment for Online Programmes is a virtual B2B networking event connecting providers of online education with pre-screened student recruitment agents who are experienced in promoting online and hybrid programmes across all study types, levels and durations.Register for the event
ICEF South Asia provides a unique opportunity to connect with top quality, ICEF-screened student recruitment agents from across India and other South Asian countries including: Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. These agents are both valued business partners to educators and trusted advisors to thousands of students wishing to study abroad.Register for the event
ICEF Dubai returns in 2024, from 14-16 February, enabling educators and service providers from around the world to meet with ICEF-screened agents specialising in student recruitment for the MENA region.Register for the event
The ICEF Middle East Scholarship Summit returns in 2024 to Muscat, Oman and brings together educational institutions from around the world with scholarship providers from across the Middle East.Apply for the event
Running from February 27 – 29 February 2024, with one-day networking events in both Tokyo and Seoul, the roadshow is an efficient and cost-effective way to meet a large number of quality agents focused on two key locations.Register for the event
Mexico and Columbia are major sending markets for international students and are continuing to grow. The ICEF Mexico-Columbia Roadshow provides an excellent, cost-effective opportunity for educators to meet, and leverage the expertise of ICEF-screened agents to recruit students from both of these important markets.Register for the event
ICEF Eurasia gives international educators and service providers the opportunity to meet top-quality student recruitment agents from all over Central Europe, Turkey, and the Caucasus at one focused event, enabling them to effectively intensify their marketing & recruitment efforts in these important student markets.Register for the event
The 17th annual ICEF Australia New Zealand Agent event (ANZA) gives education providers from Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to meet with top international student recruitment agents from around the world who have a focus on these key study destinations.Register for the event
ICEF North America returns in 2024, with a three-day networking event welcoming hundreds of student recruitment professionals from around the world. This is the perfect opportunity for educators and service providers to connect with hundreds of pre-screened agents representing tens of thousands of students interested in studying in both Canada and the US.Register for the event
ICEF Finance is the world’s first-ever agent networking event where providers of student finance and related services meet with international student recruitment professionals.Buy delegate ticket
Following the hugely successful 2023 event, which saw just over 200 student recruitment professionals gather in Sevilla, ICEF Spanish Education now turns to Madrid for its third edition, providing a unique opportunity for education providers in Spanish speaking countries to network with ICEF-screened, quality student recruitment agents from around the world.Register for the event
ICEF Asia 2024 is an exciting and greatly anticipated event providing a first-rate networking environment for professionals with an interest in over 20 outbound student countries in Asia, including Vietnam, South Korea, China and India.
Hosted over three days, this event welcomes participants to the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Register for the event
ICEF Philippines 2024 is a new and much-requested event. Held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Manila, and hosted over two days, ICEF Philippines provides world-class networking opportunities for professionals with an interest in outbound students from one of Southeast Asia's most promising countries, with a thriving economy and youthful population.Register for the event
ICEF Africa returns in 2024 as a specialist networking event focused on the needs of international education institutions, and relevant service providers, eager to recruit students from this dynamic and vibrant continent.Register for the event
ICEF Secondary Education returns for its 5th edition in 2024, as an in-person event. Focused on recruiting international students for secondary, boarding, high school, foundation, and junior education programmes, this specialist event opens up the potential for overseas study for young students from nearly 60 countries.Register for the event
The ICEF Global Higher Education Summit arrives in London for 2024. Specifically designed to bring together senior policy makers, decision makers in higher education, and professionals in international student mobility, the summit's focus is on fostering innovative and sustainable recruitment practices in higher education.Register for the event
As the largest industry networking event in the region, ICEF Brazil brings together hundreds of high-quality, ICEF-screened agents, decision makers from education institutions, and companies providing industry services, all in one place. This popular event enables you to forge professional and personal connections to support your engagement strategy in the region.Register for the event
ICEF Monitor is the leading source of market intelligence for the international student recruitment industry. Read about the latest issues affecting the sector and learn about emerging trends with ICEF Monitor.
We can all picture the enrolment funnel in our mind’s eye: attention to inquiry to admissions offer to enrolment and then graduation and, ultimately, alumni and graduate outcomes. Speaking at the EAIE 2023 annual conference in Rotterdam this week, panelists Cornelius den Hartog, co-founder of the student social platform Goin’; Mats Engblom, marketing specialist atContinue reading…
In this episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs and Martijn van de Veen discuss the latest developments in our sector, including a worsening student housing crunch in the UK and key insights from some recent, large-scale student surveys. The episode features a discussion on the growing appeal of study destinations within Asia. Institutions across the vast continentContinue reading…
Canadian education institutions are bracing for a possible decrease in the number of Indian students coming to Canada due to rising political tensions between Canada and India. Diplomatic relations between Canada and India are at an all-time low after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an emergency session of parliament last week to announce thatContinue reading…
The latest data from Australia paints a picture of a major destination on the upswing. Two separate reports, both from industry data specialists Studymove, provide some important insights on how enrolment has rebounded since the country reopened its borders to international students in December 2021. The top-line finding here is that the number of foreignContinue reading…
A new report from Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH) suggests that educators and agents may soon have a powerful new tool for informing and exciting students about their campus and destination. Generative AI, paired with a map interface (e.g., Google Maps) could allow users to click on a map point, then choose from layers of informationContinue reading…
The 2023 edition of the QS International Student Survey has just been released and one of the interesting findings this year is that sustainability is becoming a bigger factor in student research for study abroad, and, by extension, in student choice as well. This year’s findings draw on responses from nearly 120,000 students and theyContinue reading…
Major English-speaking destinations – notably Canada, the UK, Australia, and the United States – have been reporting two contrasting trends in recent years. Chinese enrolments, which have powered growth in international student mobility for decades, have been trending downward, even as Indian student numbers are surging. However, a new report from Times Higher Education (THE) and StudyportalsContinue reading…
Every so often, it’s helpful to look up from a current international student recruitment strategy and evaluate whether it needs tweaking. An important resource in this regard is current research on the motivations, barriers, concerns, and priorities of prospective and current students across the world. Today, we’re surfacing a few key statistics from three majorContinue reading…
The UK-based property consultancy Savills estimates that there were roughly four higher education students in London for every purpose-built student bed available during the 2021/22 academic year. The consultancy says there were 344,065 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the capital city last year, but with a stock of only 91,351 PBSA spaces. The situation isContinue reading…
Nigeria is firmly on the radar of international student recruitment professionals as a major driver of overall growth in outbound mobility from Africa. And this is only underscored by the latest trends from leading study destinations. In the US, for example, visa issuances to Nigerian students were up 20% in 2022 compared to the yearContinue reading…
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