About ICEF Events

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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.


Why attend

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.

Learn more about why educators love ICEF events.

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.

Education agents

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.


Educational institutions

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.

Other organisations

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

Upcoming Events

Explore our upcoming networking events for international education professionals from around the world by clicking on the links below: