About this Workshop

There is no comparable event in terms of size and opportunity anywhere in the world – the ICEF Berlin Workshop is the leading international education focused networking forum and a must-attend event for all industry professionals.

In 2016, the workshop welcomed 2 444 participants. In total, 1 032 education agents travelled to Berlin for three days of one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings, seminars and networking with 1 412 international educators, service providers, industry associations, and work and travel organisations. Overall, industry professionals from 100 countries participated in a record-breaking 27 267 on-site business meetings.

Berlin workshop participants may also attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations each providing valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting international education. In addition, workshop attendees benefit from numerous informal networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception and an official gala dinner. These social events give participants the chance to make further contacts and extend business relationships on a more personal level.

The ICEF Berlin Workshop is the most comprehensive and cost-effective way to keep up with industry developments, share ideas with peers and extend existing networks through meeting top international education professionals, face-to-face, in one convenient location.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators, service providers and providers of Work & Travel programmes to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents. These appointments are each 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 valuable social networking opportunities.


Sunday
October 29, 2017
09.00 - 21.00
Registration of educators and service providers
09.00 - 21.00
Registration of agents
09.00 - 13.00
Destinations meet student travel forum
10.00 - 19.00
CCEA, USATC & IATC test sessions
12.00 - 14.00
Australia New Zealand networking lunch
12.00 - 14.00
First-timer lunch
12.00 - 14.00
Networking lunch
14.00 - 15.00
Introductory Seminars: "How to maximise your workshop experience"
14.00 - 19.00
Seminars and industry presentations
19.00 - 22.00
Welcome reception
Monday
October 30, 2017
08.00
Workshop hall opens
08.00 - 09.00
Light networking breakfast
09.00 - 11.30
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes)
09.30 - 11.30
Refreshment stations open
11.30 - 14.30
Business meetings (6 x 25 minutes)
12.00 - 14.30
Lunch available
14.30 - 18.30
Business meetings (8 x 25 minutes)
15.00 - 18.30
Refreshment stations open
19.00
Workshop hall closes
20.30
The ICEF Berlin Workshop Party
Tuesday
October 31, 2017
08.00
Workshop hall opens
08.00 - 09.00
Light networking breakfast
09.00 - 11.30
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes)
09.30 - 11.30
Refreshment stations open
11.30 - 14.30
Business meetings (6 x 25 minutes)
12.00 - 14.30
Lunch available
14.30 - 18.30
Business meetings (8 x 25 minutes)
15.00 - 18.30
Refreshment stations open
19.00
Workshop hall closes
Wednesday
November 1, 2017
FAM Tours
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The ICEF Berlin Workshop is hosted at the five-star InterContinental hotel.

The InterContinental Berlin is located in the city centre, a few minutes’ walk to the government quarter, historic centre, shopping districts and the world famous Potsdamer Platz and Kurfürstendamm Boulevard.

With the newest and most innovative business and travel facilities, range of international restaurants and exceptional spa and fitness amenities, the InterContinental Berlin is a premium venue for ICEF’s premier event.

Preferential rates apply to event participants. A number of other hotels are also offered to suit varying budgets.


More information on Berlin can be found on the following link:
Berlin Tourist Information - Welcome to Berlin's Tourism Organisation!

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Berlin Workshop 2016:

  • 2 444 participants from 1 583 organisations in 100 countries and 6 continents
  • 1 110 educators representing 656 education institutions in 40 countries
  • 1 032 agents representing 797 agencies in 96 countries
  • 171 service providers representing 78 organisations in 18 countries
  • 26 Work & Travel providers representing 16 organisations in 7 countries
  • 26 284  pre-scheduled meetings and 983 scheduled meetings through Marcom Onsite during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

BW16 Statistics Attendee Ratings

Agent Demographics

BW16 Statistics Agent Demographics

Educator Demographics

BW16 Statistics Educator Demographics

Educator Profile

BW16 Statistics Educator Institutions

Meeting Booking 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 40 meetings can be scheduled with agents, educators and service providers that are 25 minutes in duration.

1. Prior to the workshop, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the 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 booking 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 programme. These seminars provide invaluable information and the latest research on trends affecting the world of international education, both regionally and globally.

The Berlin Workshop 2017 seminar programme will be available in September

The past Berlin Workshop (2016) seminar programme is available via this link:


The ICEF Berlin Workshop 2016 Seminar Programme

The ICEF Berlin Workshop 2016 Seminar Programme - Overview



Previous workshop's presentations are available via the following links:

Agents

Educators & Service Providers

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Berlin


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.


Association Meetings

Download the Association Meeting guidelines and application form:

Association meeting guidelines - Berlin Association meeting guidelines - ANZA


2017 FAM Tours and Receptions

Emerald and GCI 3 days Fam trip
Organiser:
Emerald Cultural Institute and Galway Cultural Institute
Date:
1 to 3 November
Location:
Dublin and Galway
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
We are DELIGHTED to invite owners or senior management representatives to Emerald Cultural Institute and Galway Cultural Institute School€™'s FAM TRIP in Dublin and Galway. ECI and GCI are both leading independent school€™s in Ireland. Both schools offer many different English courses as well as foundation programmes.
Contact:
Please contact Jhon Valencia on Jhon@gci.ie. To download the flyer, please click here.

Humboldt-Institut: 3-day Fam-Trip
Organiser:
Humboldt-Institut
Date:
November 1-3, 2017
Location:
Germany
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
The Humboldt-Institut welcomes agents for a 3-day Fam-Trip starting in Berlin. Familiarize yourself with our programs and experience our schools for juniors, teenagers and adults in Berlin and southern Germany. During the trip full board, accommodation and transportation will be provided. This trip ends in Zurich. Please check the schedule for further details or send us a message.

Participation for partner agencies is free. New agencies are asked to pay a contribution of € 100 which will be refunded with the first booking through your agency.

Places are limited and offered upon availability only. We are looking forward to having you on board!
Contact:
Please contact Tobias Langenstein on info@humboldt-institut.org

Humboldt-Institut: 5-day Fam-Trip
Organiser:
Humboldt-Institut
Date:
November 1-5, 2017
Location:
Germany
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
The Humboldt-Institut welcomes agents for a 5-day Fam-Trip starting in Berlin. Familiarize yourself with our programs and experience our schools for juniors, teenagers and adults in Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf and southern Germany. During the trip full board, accommodation and transportation will be provided. This trip ends in Munich. Please check the schedule for further details or send us a message.

Participation for partner agencies is free. New agencies are asked to pay a contribution of € 150 which will be refunded with the first booking through your agency.

Places are limited and offered upon availability only. We are looking forward to having you on board!
Contact:
Please contact Tobias Langenstein on info@humboldt-institut.org

 

ICEF Products provide significant international exposure for your organisation, increasing your brand visibility and networking potential.

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.

Around 5 000 industry professionals attend ICEF events annually. ICEF Events set the standard for excellence and attract leaders in international student recruitment from around the world.

Booking an ICEF Product is an efficient and cost-effective way to get your message to these important decision makers dealing with tens of thousands of international students and young travellers annually.

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“Always a great workshop, very well organised and very well attended. Amazing team and amazing organisation for the number of attendees, the size of the workshop, no other workshop can compete with ICEF Berlin. ICEF Berlin is really the place to be in our language industry.” - Giorgia Biccelli, LINGUAVIVA, Italy.

“ICEF Berlin was great, especially the Study Destination Seminar. It was really useful for me, in particular the case study from the State of Victoria. I am so glad that our Malaysia Ministry officials were there, too. Agent quality was fantastic!” - Wai Cheng Lau, ELC English Language Company, Malaysia.

“As a first time participant at an ICEF event and a new user of agents’ services, this workshop really exceeded my expectations. I can honestly say that each agent I interviewed was well-prepared and taught me something about agent partnerships. This event was also excellent for establishing contacts with other education institutions and I truly feel that I have started some lasting relationships. Lastly, as a first-timer, I found the mentor program extremely useful. I will definitely attend more agent workshops with ICEF.” - Nicole Wittenborg, Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, Denmark.

“Exceptional job managing a massive volume of people, locations, and events. This is my third ICEF event and I’m always impressed by how seamlessly the process runs given the enormous number of people involved. It is clear that the organization and facilitation is expertly handled.” - Monica Vitale, Marianapolis Preparatory School, USA.

“ICEF Berlin 2016 was the first workshop for us. It has been hugely successful and I can’t thank the ICEF team enough. They helped and supported us a lot to launch the new school and the platform at ICEF Berlin was the best place for us to spread the news. We’re already full for 2017!” - Aoife Govern, Apollo Language Centre, Ireland.

Student Travel Forum for Destinations - Powered by Industry Experts

Destinations Meet Student Travel is an initiative of ICEF and StudentMarketing, a key youth and student travel marketing development company.

This event, showcasing the impact of student travel on destinations and the benefits from it, will take place on the 29th October 2017 as part of the ICEF Berlin Workshop. In 2016 the event brought together 30 high-level destination marketing professionals from 21 organisations and 14 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.

For more information click here.


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