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 2016 event, a total of 100 educators and 18 service providers met with 117 agents from 50 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 2017 EAIE Conference, also in Seville, 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 09, 2017
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 10, 2017
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
20.00 - 23.00
Evening dinner reception
Monday
September 11, 2017
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

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop takes place at the NH Collection Sevilla hotel. Situated just a short walk from the medieval Santa Cruz district, the Plaza de España, and the World Heritage Site Alcázar of Seville, this state-of-the-art business hotel is the perfect venue for the event.

The modern, 4-star NH Collection Sevilla boasts 11 function rooms, all lit by natural daylight, outstanding conference facilities, a summer terrace with an outdoor pool and garden, and a restaurant specialising in contemporary Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine.

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Higher Education Workshop 2016:

  • 242  participants representing 192 organisations from 60 countries and 6 continents
  • 100 educators representing 72 education institutions from 21 countries
  • 117 agents representing 102 agencies from 50 countries
  • 18 exhibitors representing 12 organisations from 5 countries
  • 1 998 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

HE16 Liverpool Statistics - ratings

Agent Demographics

HE16 Liverpool Statistics - agents

Educator Demographics

HE16 Liverpool Statistics - educators

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 34 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 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.


The Higher Education Workshop seminar programme is available via this link:
The ICEF Higher Education Workshop – 2016 Seminar Programme


Previous workshop's presentations are available via the following links: Agents Educators & Service Providers
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 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.




The 2017 Fam Tour programme will be available 3 months before the event.

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.

Explore the complete range of ICEF Product options:

ICEF PRODUCTS

“We were very glad that we attended the ICEF HE Workshop. The overall workshop has definitely met our expectations. And I was impressed how all the agents were reviewed and screened by ICEF in order to be eligible for the workshop participation. The quality of the agents was good, they were knowledgable and professional. The markets were targeted. I was glad that I had so many opportunities to meet agents not only from Europe, but also some other areas that we are a little concerned about going on trips due to safety issues,” - Atsue Pingleton, APU - Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

“It was a good event to meet existing and potential agencies. The selection of agents and the organisation was good,” - Hasan Atasoy, Atilim University, Turkey.

“A great event with high quality selected agents and perfectly managed by the ICEF organization logistically. Congratulations!” - Giulio Contini, EUHT StPOL, Spain.

“Our workshop experience was very worthwhile and encouraging, particularly from the level of interest and enthusiasm for the future that we got from agents. The guidance and support from all the ICEF team was also great,” - Jhon Valencia, Galway Cultural Institute, Ireland.

“Everything was well proposed and the ICEF team was excellent. Hope to meet you again at another ICEF event!” - Pinar Alic, Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Turkey.


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