Message from ICEF CEO

March 26, 2020

In these challenging times, ICEF is taking the following actions in response to the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

We vigilantly monitor the situation on a day to day basis in the various locations where our events take place. We are in constant close contact with our venues and relevant authorities and actively follow the official advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We assess each event individually based on the facts available and the guidance that we receive from local partners and pertinent health agencies, as well as check with our clients registered to each event, taking their opinions and feelings on board in our decision making process.

Because our highest priority is and always will be the safety and well-being of our partners, customers and their families, colleagues and students, we decided to reschedule a number of 2020 events whenever we considered local conditions to be too risky (Seoul, Tokyo, Cape Town) or wherever government restrictions made holding the event inadvisable (Kiev, Moscow, Almaty, Adelaide, Toronto, Montréal and Ho Chi Minh City).

Recognising the increasing uncertainty and worldwide disruption that COVID-19 is currently causing, all ICEF events taking place in the upcoming five months have been postponed. Please check for updates.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all our clients and partners currently experiencing difficulties. We are well aware of the challenges many of you are facing and our hearts and thoughts go out to you and to the study abroad industry in general. Our worldwide teams remain at your disposal for anything you might want to share with us. Please email us at or contact your ICEF Account Manager if you need advice or if there is anything else we can do for you. We always value your questions, ideas and feedback.

Thank you for your ongoing support and for putting your trust in us as you plan your future activities. We look forward to welcoming you to an ICEF event in the not too distant future. We will keep your safety top of mind at all times and genuinely hope that normality will soon return to the world and to every one of you.

Wishing you, your families, colleagues and communities good health and safety going forward.


Markus Badde

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