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 Virtual Miami
December 14 - 16, 2021
ICEF Miami returns virtually in 2021 as a networking event enabling education providers to meet with over 300 ICEF-screened education agents focused on sending students to the Americas.
This event allows participants to schedule over 70 one-to-one video meetings with existing and potential partners of interest.Register for the event
February 07 - 10, 2022
ICEF Dubai is the region’s leading student recruitment networking event for international education institutions recruiting students from the Middle East and North Africa. This hybrid event offers delegates, participating in-person and virtually, exclusive access to high-quality, ICEF-screened agents from around the region.Register for the event
ICEF Virtual Secondary Education
February 22 - 24, 2022
ICEF Virtual Secondary Education provides a dedicated networking opportunity for international providers of secondary, boarding, high school, foundation, and junior education programmes.
In 2022, this event returns for its 3rd edition to connect international secondary schools with the largest gathering of ICEF-screened secondary education focused agents anywhere in the world.Register for the event
March 09 - 11, 2022
The 15th 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
March 20 - 22, 2022
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 Central Asia
March 31 - April 01, 2022
ICEF Central Asia gives international educators and service providers the opportunity to meet top-quality student recruitment agents from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Northern China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at one focused event.
In 2022, ICEF Central Asia will be a hybrid event held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as well as welcoming participants simultaneously online.Register for the event
ICEF Spanish Education
April 19 - 21, 2022
With more than 470 million native speakers, Spanish is the second largest mother tongue spoken in the world. It is also the third most studied language after English and French.
The inaugural edition of ICEF Spanish Education provides a unique opportunity for Spanish education providers promoting study programmes taught in Spanish to network with ICEF-screened, quality student recruitment agents from around the world.Register for the event
May 13 - 15, 2022
ICEF returns to Toronto in 2022 to give education providers from across the Americas the world’s best opportunity to meet student recruitment agents from around the world actively looking to send students to this leading study destination. Attended by the world’s best education agents focused on the Americas and organised by the industry leader in educator-agent networking events, ICEF Toronto is the must-attend international education networking event in Canada.Register for the event
ICEF French Education
May 17 - 18, 2022
The 2nd 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 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