About this Workshop

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop provides a targeted opportunity for international tertiary institutions, selected higher education focused agents, and relevant service providers to hold pre-scheduled, one-to-one business meetings, effectively and efficiently.

Agents continue to play a crucial role in the growth of the higher education sector. Agents represent institutions in their markets and provide culturally-aware counselling to students and their families. Agents also monitor enrolment criteria, streamlining the entire process.

At the 2017 event, a total of 125 educators and 14 service providers met with 127 agents from 46 countries around the world. ICEF is renowned for inviting only the most relevant and professional agents to attend its events. This reputation was built through ICEF’s stringent screening process. All agents are required to provide verifiable data on their business practices, performance, and must also supply recent references from higher education partners. These steps, among other things, ensure that your meeting time is not wasted.

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop takes place immediately before the ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum, and the 2018 EAIE Conference, also in Geneva, allowing educators to attend multiple events.

About this Workshop

This event enables educators to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents. These appointments are 30 minutes in duration and serve the dual objectives of meeting with new contacts and/or maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which also offer further valuable networking opportunities.


Saturday
September 08, 2018
13.00 – 19.00
Registration of participants
14.00 - 15.00
Introductory seminars - “How to maximize your ICEF Workshop experience”
15.00 - 19.00
Seminars
19.00 - 21.00
Welcome reception
Sunday
September 09, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
11.00 - 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 - 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
13.00 - 14.30
Networking lunch
14.30 - 16.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
16.00 - 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 - 18.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
20.00 - 23.00
Evening dinner reception
Monday
September 10, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 - 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
11.00 - 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 - 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
13.00 - 14.30
Networking lunch
14.30 - 16.00
Business meetings (3x 30 minutes)
16.00 - 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 - 18.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
18.00
Workshop hall closes

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Higher Education Workshop 2017:

  • 275  participants representing 206 organisations from 60 countries and 6 continents
  • 125 educators representing 86 education institutions from 27 countries
  • 127 agents representing 106 agencies from 46 countries
  • 14 service providers representing 10 organisations from 5 countries
  • 9 guests representing 4 additional institutions
  • 2 132 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

HE17 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

HE17 educator demographics

Agent Demographics

SEA17 agent demographics

Meeting Booking System

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 26 meetings can be scheduled with agents and service providers.

1. Prior to the workshop, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the industry leading eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system 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.

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.


Next event's seminar programme will be available three months before the event.

 

The 2017 Higher Education Workshop seminar programme is available here.
PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Higher Education

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.




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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ICEF PRODUCTS

“As a world top 100 university, we recognise the need to develop a network of agents internationally. The ICEF Higher Education Workshop was a wonderful opportunity not just to learn about the role of agents, but also to meet agents from around the world.” - Sini Saarenheimo, University of Helsinki, Finland.

“I am very satisfied and expect very good results. The ICEF staff was very helpful and available and the online platform is very well done.” - Miguel Ferro Holguin, ESSCA School of Management, France.

“It was an excellent choice for us to attend the ICEF Seville Workshop. The ICEF staff were more than helpful during the entire process.” - Anna Oláh, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hungary.

“The event had a great pace, amazing dinner locations and quality agents that are knowledgeable.” - Richard Foo, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.


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