About ICEF Events
What are ICEF Events
ICEF Events are the leading B2B networking conferences for the international education sector.
Whether fully-online, or hybrid, our events facilitate outstanding student experiences, helping education institutions and high-quality student recruitment agents to develop strong partnerships. Spread over two or three days both online and in convenient locations around the world, they combine dedicated meeting sessions, thought leadership presentations, and informal networking spaces.
Our networking events are a cost-effective and time-efficient solution to help you build and maintain the global relationships you need to thrive in the international student mobility sector. We bring together key decision makers from across international education to give you an unmatched opportunity to meet new business partners, refresh existing connections, build your brand, and learn about the issues impacting our industry today.
Unlike many networking conferences, whether you choose to join us online or in person, you’ll be able to experience the impromptu social elements which make networking so special. In addition, by giving you the option to join from wherever you are for any of our events, we are helping to minimise our impact on the planet by reducing emissions and generating less waste.
Who you’ll meet
All ICEF Events bring together professionals from all sides of the international education industry. Everyone who attends has a genuine interest in building new partnerships and strengthening existing connections.
We are proud to host carefully-vetted international student recruitment agencies, who represent the most qualified and trusted professionals within their territories, and who have demonstrated a consistent track record of successful student placement.
The education agents who are chosen to attend our events help education providers reach new prospective students and expand awareness of their study programmes in specific parts of the world.
Education providers, including universities, colleges and schools – who represent the final destination for international students – come to ICEF Events because they trust us to help them meet high-quality new recruitment partners to promote their study programmes to potential students.
We also welcome other organisations which enhance the international student experience by offering products or services relevant to our industry.
These include student accommodation providers, insurance & financial service companies, edtech and software partners, purveyors of logistics and supplies, training, testing and accreditation bodies, as well as associations, cultural institutions and government bodies from all over the world.
About our different events
A hybrid event marries the immersive in-person onsite experience of an in-person networking conference with the ability to participate virtually, allowing delegates to not only attend at the venue, but also from wherever they are in the world.
As well as being able to meet with international education colleagues physically present at the same location, delegates attending the event can also seamlessly schedule additional meetings with global education professionals elsewhere. Likewise, attendees taking part virtually from elsewhere may also meet with others located anywhere around the world and participate in the full seminar programme.
For those attending virtually, our events use a combination of Marcom eSchedule PRO and Zoom to provide a seamless and engaging networking experience for all participants. This combination offers you direct and total control over the types of partners you meet during the event based on their main activity and country of origin, as well as the peace of mind of using a secure and stable platform for your meetings.
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation via email with log-in details enabling you to access our meeting scheduling system approximately 4 weeks prior to the event through your myICEF portal.
Please note that, while we will make every effort to deliver this hybrid event as detailed, ICEF reserves the right to deliver this event in an online only format should guidance from local health authorities change.
Our Virtual Events are unmatched in their ability to keep you in touch with the international education community, without having to travel. As well as maintaining your relationships with existing partners, our virtual events help you:
- Enjoy the industry’s leading virtual meeting solution, seamlessly combining pre-scheduled 1-to-1 video meetings with text chat and live and on demand webinars
- Get unmatched access to senior decision makers at ICEF pre-screened agents
- Access targeted contacts for specific regions or focus areas, helping you develop your network with confidence
- Receive 24 hour dedicated support in your language at any of our events, keeping things running smoothly for you and your team
- Receive accurate and reliable contact data for the industry’s largest database of individually pre-screened and reference checked agents
- Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news and trends through our unmatched programme of live and on demand seminars, helping you respond decisively to the latest changes
- Take to the international education industry’s centre stage to develop your brand and be seen amongst leading industry figures
- At a time when travel is challenging, provide vital updates to your partners and the wider community about upcoming developments or changes you may be facing as a business
- Meet new players within the international educational community. In our August 2020 ICEF Agent Voice survey, 72% of 130 agents surveyed indicated that they are looking for and have established new partnerships with educators during COVID-19
- Cost-effectively access new partners or territories where travel for you would have otherwise proven prohibitive
Explore our upcoming networking events for international education professionals from around the world by clicking on the links below:
ICEF Higher Education
September 10 - 12, 2022
ICEF Higher Education is a dedicated networking event specifically designed to meet the needs of the international higher education sector. In 2022, the event returns in a hybrid format, offering delegates, participating in-person and virtually, exclusive access to high-quality, ICEF-screened agents from around the world.Register for the event
ICEF Latin America
September 29 - October 01, 2022
São Paulo, Brazil
As the largest industry networking event in the region, ICEF Latin America brings together hundreds of high-quality, ICEF-screened agents, decision makers from education institutions and companies providing industry services, 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 Virtual China
October 18 - 20, 2022
ICEF Virtual China is an online networking event dedicated to helping international educators meet reliable new student recruitment agents and reconnect with existing partners from all over China, including Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan and also Singapore.Register for the event
October 30 - November 01, 2022
Our flagship event, ICEF Berlin, is a gathering of thousands of colleagues, peers, partners, and friends from across the global education industry. Now in its 27th edition and considered the pinnacle of the networking calendar, the event has a reputation for a high ROI, and is consistently rated above 98% as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ by participants.Register for the event
ICEF Berlin Digital Day
November 02, 2022
ICEF Berlin Digital Day is a new, one-day networking conference that informs and updates senior international education professionals on the latest technologies and digital tools available to them. Scheduled the day right after the international education sector’s largest networking event (ICEF Berlin) and taking place in the same venue, ICEF Berlin Digital Day presents itself as a natural extension in the agenda of senior international student recruitment professionals.Register for the event
ICEF San Diego
December 15 - 17, 2022
San Diego, USA
ICEF San Diego is a networking event bringing educators, service providers and Work & Travel businesses, based in the Americas, together with hundreds of international student recruitment agents. These ICEF-screened agents have direct access to the world’s largest sources of overseas students planning to study in the US, Canada and the rest of the America.Register for the event
ICEF Student Recruitment for Online Programmes
January 25 - 26, 2023
ICEF Student Recruitment for Online Programmes is a new 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
February 06 - 08, 2023
ICEF South Asia event provides a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of student recruitment agents from across India and other South Asian countries, i.e. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.Register for the event
February 13 - 15, 2023
ICEF Dubai is a popular hybrid event offering delegates, participating in-person and virtually, exclusive access to high-quality, ICEF-screened agents from 17 countries across both regions. This unique three-day event runs from 13 – 15 February 2023, with the in-person delegates meeting at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers and others joining virtually from anywhere in the world.Register for the event
ICEF World Student Scholarship Education Programme
February 16 - 17, 2023
In collaboration with Gulf Conferences, ICEF launches the ICEF World Student Scholarship Education Programme (IWSSEP) – a new event created to bring together educators from around the world with scholarship providers from across the Middle East.Register for the event
ICEF Japan–Korea Roadshow
February 22 - 24, 2023
Tokyo & Seoul, Japan & Korea
ICEF Japan-Korea Roadshow is back for its 8th edition – providing international educators and service providers with the opportunity to meet active, ICEF-screened student recruitment agents from both nations.Register for the event
ICEF Mexico – Colombia Roadshow
February 27 - March 03, 2023
Mexico City & Bogota, Mexico & Colombia
Running from February 27 – March 03 2023, with networking events in both Mexico City and Bogota, the roadshow is the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet a large number of quality agents in two key countries, with connections in the wider region.Register for the event
March 13 - 15, 2023
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
ICEF Secondary Education
March 19 - 21, 2023
San Francisco, USA
In 2023, ICEF Secondary Education returns for its 4th edition, this time as a hybrid event, with delegates attending both at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, and also joining virtually from anywhere in the world.Register for the event
April 12 - 14, 2023
The 16th annual ICEF Australia New Zealand (ANZA) gives you the opportunity to meet the top international student recruitment agents from around the world who have a focus on Australia and New Zealand, as well as leading educators and service providers from this exciting and vibrant study destination.Register for the event
May 06 - 08, 2023
ICEF Vancouver returns in 2023, with a three-day networking event receiving hundreds of quality student recruitment agents from around the world. Representing tens of thousands of students interested in studying in Canada and the US, attending education agents have been pre-screened by ICEF to ensure professional standards.Register for the event
ICEF French Education
May 10 - 11, 2023
The 3rd edition of ICEF French Education takes place in Montréal and provides a unique opportunity for francophone education providers promoting study programmes taught in French to network with screened, quality student recruitment agents from around the world.Register for the event
ICEF Spanish Education
May 22 - 24, 2023
ICEF Spanish Education returns to Seville for a second time, 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
June 12 - 14, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ICEF Africa returns in 2023 as a hybrid networking event focused on the needs of international education institutions, and relevant service providers, interested in recruiting students from this dynamic and vibrant continent.Register for the event
June 27 - 29, 2023
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
ICEF Asia 2023 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 four days, this hybrid event welcomes participants in-person, at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and online.Register for the event