About the Workshop

For the first time the Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop will be held in Cairns. Watch the 2 minute overview video on Cairns and The Cairns Convention Centre here. Each year ANZA attracts hundreds of educators, work & travel organisations, industry service providers, and international agents (buyers) who send many thousands of students and youth travellers to the region annually.

Both Australia and New Zealand offer world-class education, travel and lifestyle opportunities at competitive price points, making them highly attractive destinations for students and youth travellers from across the globe.

The ANZA Workshop is the most efficient and cost-effective way to personally meet a large number of high-quality agents committed to sending students and youth travellers to Australia and New Zealand.

In 2016, the ANZA Workshop hosted 419 participants from 290 organisations in 47 countries. Educators, work & travel organisations, and service providers conducted over 3 600 pre-scheduled business meetings with 170 top quality agents from 43 countries, including 41 QEAC agents, 8 English Australia partner agencies, 12 Education New Zealand Recognised Agents (ENZRA), and 29 ICEF Trained Agent Counsellors (ITACs).

ICEF takes agent quality very seriously. Consequently, all agents at the ANZA Workshop will have passed ICEF’s comprehensive selection and screening process. Additionally, each agency will have proven an active interest in Australian and New Zealand destinations.

The ANZA Workshop offers many professional development opportunities for participants, including seminars on international education trends, insights into key markets, current visa issues and guidance on building successful relationships with agents.

About this Workshop

The event enables providers to hold 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 objectives of meeting new contacts and/or maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer further networking opportunities.


Wednesday
April 05, 2017
09:00 – 13:00
Agent FAM tours and activities
13:00 – 19:00
Registration
14:00 – 16:30
ANZA Seminars I
16:30 – 17:00
Refreshment break
17:00 – 19:00
ANZA Seminars II
19:00 – 21:00
Welcome reception at Cairns Convention Centre - sponsored by James Cook University
Thursday
April 06, 2017
08:00 - 08:30
Workshop & Exhibition hall opens, light breakfast
08:30 - 08:55
Scheduling extra meetings
08:55 – 11:00
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
11:00 – 11:20
Refreshment break - sponsored by Study Cairns
11:20 – 13:00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
13:00 – 14:20
Networking Lunch
14:20 – 16:00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
16:00 – 16:20
Refreshment break - sponsored by Study Cairns
16:20 – 18:00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
19:00 – 23:30
Dinner Reception at Pullman Cairns International Hotel - sponsored by Study Queensland
Friday
April 07, 2017
08:00 - 08:30
Workshop & Exhibition hall opens, light breakfast
08:30 - 08:55
Scheduling extra meetings
08:55 – 11:00
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
11:00 – 11:20
Refreshment break
11:20 – 13:00
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
13:00 – 14:10
Lunch
14:10 – 15:50
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
15:50 – 16:10
Refreshment break
16:10 – 17:00
Business meetings (2 x 25 minutes each)
17:00
End of Workshop & Exhibition
Saturday
April 08, 2017
09:00
Familiarisation (FAM) tours

In 2017 the ANZA Workshop will be held at the award winning Cairns Convention Centre. Located only ten minutes from Cairns International Airport, the convention centre is renowned for its unique environmentally aware design and stunning surroundings.

The Cairns Convention Centre is a world-class, purpose built venue, a stone’s throw from Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforest. This unique blend of environments makes the Cairns Convention Centre an ideal venue for the ANZA Workshop. Watch the 2 minute overview video on Cairns and The Cairns Convention Centre here.

Workshop participants enjoy preferential rates at a number of conveniently located hotels.

To help you plan your trip, visit the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tropical North Queensland official website.

Facts and Figures

The Australia New Zealand Agent Workshop 2016 hosted:

  • 419 participants representing 290 organisations from 47 countries and 6 continents
  • 107 educators representing 75 education institutions from Australia and New Zealand
  • 170 agents representing 139 agencies from 43 countries
  • 92 exhibitors representing 49 organisations from 6 countries
  • 12 work and travel providers representing 11 organisations from 2 countries
  • 3 675 pre-scheduled meetings over 2 days + thousands of unscheduled social meetings

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

ANZA16 Attendee Ratings

Educator Demographics

ANZA16 Educator Demographics

Agent Recruitment Regions

ANZA 16 AGENTS RECRUITMENT REGIONS

Educator Profile

ANZA16 Educator Profile

Booking Meetings

The ICEF appointment 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 40 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 meeting booking 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 the seminar programme. These seminars provide valuable information, latest research and trends affecting the world of international education.

This year's seminar programme is available via the following link:
The Australia New Zealand Agent Workshop 2017 seminar programme



ANZA 2017 seminar presentation files will be available for download here after the event concludes.

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / ANZA


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 workshop registered agents.

FAM tours allow you to take advantage of the large number of agents attending the workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the workshop may meet and host other workshop participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop participants as well as an equal representation of receptions to all delegates.
  • All workshop 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 workshop related activities and times.
  • Only organisations attending the workshop may meet and host other workshop participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that workshop 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 workshop.

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.




2017 FAM Tours and Receptions

  The Inaugural Study Fraser Coast Regional Fam Tour
Organiser:
Study Fraser Coast
Date:
April 8th 2017 through to April 11th 2017
Location:
The Fraser Coast
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Study Fraser Coast would like to invite 4 ANZA Agents for a 3 night 3 day Agent Famil tour to discover Queensland's soul stirring Fraser Coast where nature truly comes alive. Spend the Sunday after the ANZA conference taking a tour of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.
On Monday and Tuesday Visit schools, vocational institutes, and universities, all located in the UNESCO listed Great Sandy Biosphere. As part of the program Study Fraser Coast will also showcase the amazing lifestyle that is part of studying and living on the Fraser Coast to help better understand what the region has to offer.
All you need to do is:
- Arrange your own flight to Brisbane on Saturday morning the 8th of April after the ANZA conference and
- Your own movements after a late afternoon flight back to Brisbane on Tuesday the 11th of April. (Arriving 6:40 pm)
We will provide:
• 3 days (3 nights) Quality Accommodation in world famous Hervey Bay Coast (8th Apr-11st Apr)
• Flights from Brisbane airport (2:40 pm Departure April 8th) to your hotel in Hervey Bay(Arriving 3:40 pm)
• All accommodation, meals and land transport and barge transfers
• Institution visits
• Full Day Tour of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island (Sunday Apr 9th)
• Study Fraser Coast will arrange accommodation and pick up from your hotel each morning for a full day itinerary each day
• Return airfares to Brisbane airport on 11st April. (Arrive Brisbane Airport 6:40pm)
For further information contact Donna Foster on +61 472 836 331 or email donna.foster@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
Contact:
Please contact Donna Foster on donna.foster@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Lunch Reception
Organiser:
Cairns College of English & Business
Date:
Wed, 5 April 2017, 10:30-12:30
Location:
Cairns CBD
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Lunch reception at Japanese restaurant together with school visit
Contact:
Please contact Helen Pearce on admin@cceb.qld.edu.au

Study Brisbane and Study Gold Coast ANZA FAM Tour
Organiser:
Study Brisbane and Study Gold Coast
Date:
29 March - 4 April
Location:
Brisbane and Gold Coast
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Study Brisbane and Study Gold Coast invite 7 ANZA Agents to a 6 nights pre Agent Famil. Meet and greet before the ANZA Workshop in Cairns. Visit some of our leading Education and Training Providers, Student Accommodation Providers and explore our wonderful cities. Meet our dedicated team and learn more about the courses on offer.
Maximum number of agents: 7
Host institutions: to be advised
Opportunity:
Arrange your own flight to Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport on 29 March
We will provide:
• Transport from Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport to your hotel on the Gold Coast
• All accommodation, meals and land transport
• 2 1/2 days on the Gold Coast (30 Mar-1 Apr)
• 2 1/2 days in Brisbane (2 Apr-4 Apr)
• Institution visits and agent training seminars
• Tourism and leisure activities
• Return transport to Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport on 4 April
Study Brisbane and Study Gold Coast will arrange accommodation and pick up from your hotel each morning for a full day itinerary each day
See flyer for details.
Contact:
Please contact Sean Braybrook on sean@studygoldcoast.org.au or Angela Bellas on abellas@brisbanemarketing.com.au

Sunshine Coast / Noosa, Fam Tour
Organiser:
Study Sunshine Coast
Date:
29th March – 1st April
Location:
Sunshine Coast / Noosa
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Study Sunshine Coast invites 13 ANZA Agents for a 3 night Agent Famil tour to discover Australia’s premier destination. Visit schools, vocational institutes, universities and student accommodation, all set in a naturally breathtaking environment. Your time on the Sunshine Coast will be a relaxed combination of visits to education providers and world class edu-tourism destinations to give help you experience the spectacular Sunshine Coast/Noosa region.
• Meet our dedicated team and learn more about what the spectacular Sunshine Coast / Noosa region can offer.
• Arrange your own flight to Brisbane on 30th March

We will provide:
• 3 days (3 nights) on the Sunshine Coast (29th Mar-1st Apr)
• Transport from Brisbane airport to your hotel on the Sunshine Coast (1 hour)
• All accommodation, meals and land transport
• Institution visits and agent information seminars
• Tourism and leisure activities
• Study Sunshine Coast will arrange accommodation and pick up from your hotel each morning for a full day itinerary each day
• Return transport to Brisbane airport on 1st April. Arrive Brisbane Airport 11.30am Arrange your own flight to Cairns in time to participate in the Study Cairns Fam Tour starting 2nd April.
More information available early 2017
Contact:
Please contact Phillip Loader on phillip.loader@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Study Cairns FAM Tour - fully booked
Organiser:
Study Cairns
Date:
2nd-4th April 2017
Location:
Cairns
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Study Cairns invite 25 ANZA agents on a 3 night FAM tour to discover Cairns - located in Tropical North Qld and offering some of the world's best international study programs and breathtaking attractions.
Visit schools, vocational institutes, world class universities and student accommodation, as well as experience unique edu-tourism products.
Inclusions:
* 3 Nights 5* Accommodation
* All transport to and from campus visits and scheduled activities
* Institution and accommodation visits
* Edu-tourism tours
* All meals relating to activities/tours
(Flights to/from Cairns not included)
SEE attached flyer for detailed program here
Contact:
See www.studycairns.com.au/study/ to connect with Study Cairns Education provider members
Northern Territory International Education Agent Fam Tour
Organiser:
StudyNT and AA&P

Date:
31st March - 4th April 2017

Location:
Northern Territory

Invited:
Agents

Programme:
StudyNT and AA&P invite 12 Agents to discover Northern Australia's vibrant and multicultural Top End and learn about the exciting studying, living & work place opportunities available for international students.
Connect with leading education providers in the Northern Territory.
What is included?
4-Day Northern Territory studying & living Experience
All touring transport & entry fees
(including a visit to world heritage listed Kakadu National Park)
Airport transfers
Direct access and site inspection to leading NT education providers
All accommodation & meals
One-way airfare Darwin to Cairns in time for the ICEF Conference.
Exclusions: Flights to Darwin and Flights from Cairns
Register your interest now as places are strictly limited!
See flyer for details.
Contact:
Please contact Katie Connolly on events@associatedadvertising.com.au

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ICEF Events, the industry’s premier educator / agent networking forums, occur annually in 16 locations across the globe. ICEF events enable educators to hold one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, service providers, as well as with other educators.

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ICEF PRODUCTS

“This was another successful ANZA Workshop with good quality connections we hope will lead to some great student enrolments. Overall the event met all our expectations and we’ve received several applications already,” - Chami Abeysinghe, Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

“ANZA was great. So far we have signed multiple agency agreements and a few students enrolled already!” - Cristiane Ueda, Brighton Institute of Technology, Australia.

“We have had instant results from ANZA 2016, in the form of two Thai students coming via an agent we met there. We also had a good group of ANZA agents attend our FAM tour. Since then we have been in regular contact,” - Hayley Newton, DynaSpeak, New Zealand.

“ANZA was very well organised and was certainly value for money. I had the opportunity to meet agents from new regions and I hope to convert them into long term business partners. I shall certainly recommend ANZA to my colleagues!” - Girish Nair, Wintec, New Zealand.

“The quality of agents was great and gave us many opportunities to build solid relationships. I look forward to my next ICEF event,” - Sherelyn Hallam, ACCCO - Australian Child Care Career Options, Australia.

“An excellent event. The seminars/workshops were extremely relevant & informative,” - Rhonda Edwards, Holmesglen Institute, Australia.

“The ANZA Workshop provided such a good balance of industry information and networking opportunities, and in a relaxed and friendly environment. There was such a buzz in the room!” - Helen Vais, THE PAD, Australia.


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