About this Workshop

The United States and Canada are top study destinations with broad international appeal across all educational sectors. Each year, an increasing number of North American institutions turn to agents to help them boost international enrollments and increase the quality of student applicants. The best place to find top-quality agents focused primarily on the US and Canada is the ICEF Miami Workshop.

All of the student recruitment agents that attend the ICEF Miami Workshop undergo ICEF’s strict selection and screening process – considered the most stringent in the industry. In addition to providing both detailed information about their business and references from current educator partners, agents must demonstrate an established focus on sending students to North America.

Prior to the event, educators are able to schedule up to 38 one-to-one business meetings with agents from all over the world online. The ICEF version of the eSchedule PRO meeting booking system allows educators to view comprehensive agent profiles, including the number of students sent to the US and Canada per education sector in the last 12 months. This information helps you identify and meet with the agents most relevant to you.

The ICEF Miami Workshop is an ideal opportunity for US and Canadian institutions to benefit from a large number of top quality recruiters committed to building lasting partnerships within North America.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators to hold up to 38 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers. These appointments are 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop program also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable networking opportunities.


Monday
December 10, 2018
09.00am – 07.00pm
Registration of Educators and Service Providers - sponsored by Inline.marketing
09.00am – 07.00pm
Registration of Agents - sponsored by Global University Systems (GUS)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Networking lunch
02.00pm – 02.45pm
Introductory seminars – "How to maximize your ICEF Workshop experience"
02.00pm – 04.00pm
ICEF Coach (pre-registration is required)
02.45pm – 07.00pm
Seminars I
05.00pm – 05:30pm
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
05:30pm – 07.00pm
Seminars II
05:30pm – 07.00pm
CCEA + USATC Testing (pre-registration is required)
07.00pm – 09.00pm
Welcome reception - sponsored by UTP High Schools
Tuesday
December 11, 2018
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
11.30am – 01.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Lunch- sponsored by St. George's University
02.00pm – 04.00pm
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
04.00pm – 04.30pm
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
04.30pm – 07.00pm
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
08.00pm – 12.00am
Dinner reception- sponsored by California College Bound
Wednesday
December 12, 2018
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
11.30am – 01.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Lunch - sponsored by Florida Atlantic University Navitas Global Student Success Program
02.00pm – 04.00pm
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
04.00pm – 04.30pm
Refreshment break- sponsored by Full Sail University
04.30pm – 06.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
06.00pm
Workshop hall closes
Thursday
December 13, 2018
FAM Tours
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The ICEF North America Workshop is hosted at Loews Miami Beach. Located in the heart of South Beach, this hotel features 790 guest rooms, extensive conference and function facilities, an oceanfront pool, direct beach access, a spa and fitness center, as well as first class restaurants and bars.

Workshop participants enjoy preferential rates, but can also choose from a selection of other hotels.

Miami Tourism and Tourist Information

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Miami Workshop 2017:

  • 1 044 participants representing 713 organizations from 61 countries and 6 continents
  • 484 educators representing 313 education institutions from the US and Canada
  • 405 agents representing 322 agencies from 54 countries and 5 continents
  • 107 exhibitors representing 67 organizations from 12 countries
  • 48 guests and speakers from 11 additional institutions
  • 9 909 pre-scheduled meetings over 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Miami 17 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

Miami17 Educator Demographics

Agent Demographics

Miami17 Agent Demographics

Educator Profile

Miami17 Educator Profile

Appointment System

The ICEF meeting booking system offers participants direct and total control over the types of partners - by main activity and country of origin - they meet during the workshop. Up to 38 meetings can be scheduled with agents, as well as educators and service providers.

1. Prior to the workshop, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the industry leading Marcom eSchedule PRO online appointment scheduling system.
2. During the workshop, additional meetings and schedule adjustments can be made through Marcom Onsite or personal contact.


Online Video Tutorials

Our online video tutorials explain how to get the most from the eSchedule PRO meeting scheduling system. We highly recommend viewing these videos as soon as the meeting scheduling system opens, around 8 weeks prior to the event.

An integral benefit of attending an ICEF Workshop is participation in the seminar program. These seminars provide invaluable information and the latest research on trends affecting the world of international education, both regionally and globally.

The ICEF Miami 2018 seminar program can be viewed below:

  • The ICEF Miami 2018 seminar program overview
  • The ICEF Miami 2018 seminar program
  • ICEF Coach
  • PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Miami


    FAM Tours & Receptions

    Agent familiarisation (FAM) tours and receptions are excellent ways for you to gain exposure and promote your institution and / or association to event registered agents.

    FAM tours allow you to take advantage of a large number of agents attending the event and attract them to visit your institution, campus and region. Effective FAM tours enable agents to increase their product knowledge and bring back first-hand experience to potential students.


    FAM Tour guidelines:

    • FAM tour organisers may determine all logistics, conditions and costs associated with their tour, including which event participants are accepted to join, and which are not.
    • ICEF will not get involved in the organisation of FAM tours, but simply ensure relevancy for event participants as well as an equal representation of tours to all delegates.
    • All delegates interested in attending FAM tours will be asked to make direct contact with the tour organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
    • FAM tour organisers wishing to promote their tour through ICEF are required to submit a proposal. All proposals are subject to approval by ICEF.
    • FAM tours may only be offered outside of event related activities and times.
    • Only organisations attending the event may meet and host other event participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that event registered organisations have paid to meet.

    Reception guidelines:

    Receptions allow you to host agents in a memorable way while reinforcing your brand. Inviting the agents that you wish to target gives you the chance to make meaningful and focused connections in a relaxed and fun environment.

    • Reception organisers may determine all logistics, conditions and costs associated with their event, including which event participants and other business partners are accepted to join, and which are not.
    • ICEF will not get involved in the organisation of receptions, but simply ensure relevancy for event participants as well as an equal representation of receptions to all delegates.
    • All event participants interested in attending a reception will be asked to make direct contact with the reception organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
    • Reception organisers wishing to promote their event through ICEF are requested to provide information as outlined on the ICEF website.
    • Receptions may only be offered outside of event related activities and times.
    • Only organisations attending the event may meet and host other event participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that event registered organisations have paid to meet.

    Promotion

    Once your proposal has been accepted by ICEF, we will promote your event to assist you in attracting the quantity and variety of agents desired.

    Your FAM tour or reception will be listed in this section of the website along with your contact details, hyperlinks and / or promotional materials. ICEF will also promote your event to all attending agents once their registration has been approved, as well as in numerous follow-up communications prior to the event.

    Please provide ICEF with a website hyperlink and / or a brochure / flyer / invitation (pdf format) containing the following information:

    • Name of activity
    • Host name and contact details
    • Details of the event including program, location, date and time, inclusions such as food and transportation, invited target groups / individuals and maximum number of participants

    Please note: Proposals received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be listed on the website but will no longer be published in any other agent communications.



    2018 FAM Tours and Receptions

    INTO Marshall FAM Trip
    Organiser:
    Marshall University
    Date:
    December 6-9, 2018
    Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    INTO Marshall University invites you to join us for an unforgettable familiarization tour. Get firsthand experience and discover our unique educational opportunities that are available to your students. Transportation to and from the airport, as well as your flight from Huntington, WV to Miami, FL will be covered by INTO Marshall.
    Contact:
    Please contact Chris Kittinger on chris.kittinger@marshall.edu

    ECPI FAM Tour
    Organiser:
    ECPI University
    Date:
    2 options; December 7-8 and December 13-14
    Location:
    Manassas, VA (Washington DC area)
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    After touring the capital and having dinner with the international staff, you will have the opportunity to relax in your hotel room in the historic city Manassas. Day 2 will include a campus tour, where you will learn why ECPI is #5 in the USA for the Number of Computer Science Graduates and #5 for Health Professions & Related Sciences Graduates. ECPI University will provide free airport pickup, one hotel room per company for one night, and dinner/lunch on the respective days.
    ECPI Fam Tour Group A
    Friday 12/07 and Saturday 12/08

    ECPI Fam Tour Group B
    Thursday 12/13 and Friday 12/14
    * 1 night hotel stay, meals and transportation for events including visit to Washington D.C. provided by ECPI university.
    * Participants are responsible for airfare, airport transfer, and other incidental expenses.
    You can download the FAM Tour flyer here.

    Contact:
    Please contact Jorge Calderon on jcalderon@ecpi.edu

    INTO USF FAM Trip
    Organiser:
    University of South Florida
    Date:
    December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    INTO USF invites you to join us for an unforgettable familiarization tour. Get first-hand experience and discover our unique educational opportunities that are available to your students and have fun in sunny Tampa, FL! Transportation from the Loews Miami Beach Hotel to USF will be provided by INTO. A flyer can be downloaded here.
    Contact:
    Please contact Grace Beck on gbeck@usf.edu

    INTO UAB FAM Trip
    Organiser:
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Date:
    December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
    Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    INTO UAB invites you to an unforgettable familiarization tour in the Magic City. Visit UAB’s beautiful campus, meet our students, enjoy our top ranked food scene and get the most of the southern hospitality in this vibrant and captivating metropolitan area. Transportation from the Loews Miami Beach Hotel to UAB will be provided by INTO. A flyer can be downloaded here.
    Contact:
    Please contact Alden Williams on alden@uab.edu

    FAM Tour - Boca Raton
    Organiser:
    Florida Atlantic University Navitas Global Student Success Program
    Date:
    December 13, 2018 8am - 5pm
    Location:
    Boca Raton - Transportation Provided
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    Current & Prospective Agents welcomed! Round trip transportation provided from Loews to FAU in Boca Raton (40 miles north of Miami Beach). Visit campus and our local barrier island research facility, and discover Boca Raton by catamaran while enjoying a Florida style lunch & refreshments. Space is limited.
    Contact:
    Please contact Carol Stax-Brown on carol.staxbrown@fauglobal.com
    The detailed programme can be downloaded here.
    FAM tour - Full Sail University

    Organiser:
    Full Sail University
    Date:
    December 13, 8am hotel lobby
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    Full Sail welcomes currently and future agency partners. Transportation provided from Loews to Full Sail University in Orlando (3.5 hours north of Miami Beach). Visit will include an In-depth tour of the campus, meeting the international team, and a meeting with international students. Lunch and dinner will be provided that day. Saturday, 14th we will host you to a night out in Orlando at one of our amazing attractions. Hotel accommodation will be provided for the night of the 13th and 14th. Guests would check out of hotel on the 15th for their onward journey from Orlando.
    Contact:
    Please contact Emily Chung on echung@fullsail.com
    Evert Tennis Boarding School Tour
    Organiser:
    Evert Tennis Academy
    Date:
    December 13th - 7:45AM to 5PM
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    Current and prospective agents welcomed! We will provide in-depth visit of our campus including different meetings with every department. Lunch will be provided. Pick up from the hotel at 7:45AM. Space is limited.
    Contact:
    Please contact Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff on edmee.morin@evertacademy.com
    Discover Fort Lauderdale, the "Venice of America"
    Organiser:
    TLA -The Language Academy
    Date:
    Thursday December 13
    Location:
    FORT LAUDERDALE
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    Discover beautiful Fort Lauderdale, one of America's finest destinations for English studies and visit St Thomas University
    8:00 am- Departure from Lowes
    8:45 am - Arrival at St Thomas University Miami- Visit TLA summer program facilities
    10:45 am - Arrival in Fort Lauderdale. Visit TLA school and meet staff and directors
    12:00 am - Brief city tour
    13:00 pm - Luncheon hosted by TLA at Hilton hotel, home of TLA Summer program
    3:00 pm - Fort Lauderdale canals cruise
    4:30 pm - Departure for Miami
    5:30 pm - Drop off at Lowes Miami beach
    Tour includes transportation from and to Miami beach, lunch and canals cruise.
    Seats are limited. Only for first time TLA visitors. Please apply no later than November 23.
    Contact:
    Please contact Marco Pinna on english@languageacademy.com
    American Heritage School - Campus Tour
    Organiser:
    American Heritage School
    Date:
    Thursday, December 13th 9am - 1pm
    Location:
    American Heritage School - Plantation
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    American Heritage School Plantation Campus - school tour.
    Limousine's will pick up agents at 8:50am at LOEWS Miami and take them to American Heritage School's Plantation Campus. We will tour the campus, meet with the homestay coordinators, meet the head of guidance, meet the director of admissions. After the tour of campus, we will go for a nice lunch and then we will return the agents to the LOEWS Miami or to the airport.
    Contact:
    Please contact Marc Shaw on marc.shaw@ahschool.com
    Lynn University by Limousine
    Organiser:
    MLA Move Language Ahead
    Date:
    Thursday, December 13 at 9AM
    Location:
    Departing from Lowes Hotel
    Invited:
    Agents
    Programme:
    Join MLA to explore our beautiful South Florida centre at Lynn University. Your chauffeured limousine will pick you up from the Loews Hotel and bring you to the campus in Boca Raton. Our MLA staff will provide you with a guided campus tour followed by a brief agent training on the benefits of working with MLA and what makes our programmes in the UK, Ireland, USA, and Canada the best in the industry! You will then be treated to lunch at Morton’s The Steakhouse where you will dine with our sales team. Following lunch, the limousine will bring you back to the Loews Hotel, so you can enjoy the Miami afternoon on the beach. The MLA FAM trip to Lynn University is completely free to agents and will last from 9AM to 3PM. To RSVP, contact sales-usa@mlaworld.com.
    Contact:
    Please contact Karson Langenfelder on k.langenfelder@mlaworld.com
    Beach Volleyball Tournament by Ustudy Spanish
    Organiser:
    Ustudy Spanish
    Date:
    Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at 11:00 - 14:00
    Location:
    Volleyball Court in front of Loews Miami Beach Hotel
    Invited:
    All
    Programme:
    After 3 successful days of meeting new people, maintaining relations, and sharing ideas at ICEF Miami, it's time to play! Join us for our beach volleyball tournament in front of Loews Miami Beach Hotel - out of the building, into the sun! You don't need to be an expert, really everyone is welcome. If you want to play, please register following the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-icef-beach-volleyball-tournament-by-ustudy-spanish-tickets-53010849879 If you come to watch, please hit the "GOING" button of our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350906322326231/ This way we can plan accordingly. Thank you! We are excited to have some fun with you, and create moments, we'll all love to remember..
    Contact:
    Please contact Lara Gabe on info@ustudyspanish.com
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