About this Workshop

The ICEF Latin America Workshop is the largest agent networking event focused on this important region. In 2016, the event enabled 93 educators from 13 countries to hold over 2 584 pre-scheduled meetings with 169 quality agents from nine Latin American countries.

In 2017, the ICEF Latin America Workshop will take place in São Paulo, Brazil. As Brazil’s business centre and the largest city in the southern hemisphere, it is a convenient location for all workshop participants. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for international educators from all sectors to consolidate existing partnerships, as well as establish new ones with quality, screened student recruitment agents. Reflecting the market size, and importance, approximately ¾ of the agents at this workshop will come from Brazil.

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.

Strong emphasis is placed on personal contact and communication when conducting business in Latin America. The ICEF Latin America Workshop provides the best platform for participants to develop both professional and interpersonal relationships with quality agents from this region.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business appointments with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers. 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 offer further networking opportunities.

September 21, 2017
13.00 – 19.00
Registration of participants
14.00 – 14.45
Introductory seminars: "How to Maximise your ICEF Workshop Experience"
14.45 – 19.00
19.00 – 21.00
Welcome reception
September 22, 2017
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 – 14.00
Networking Lunch
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 30 minutes)
20.00 – 24.00
Dinner Reception 
September 23, 2017
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 – 14.00
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 18.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
Workshop hall closes

The Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo is located in the city’s Marginal Pinheiros / Berrini business district and offers 466 stylish guestrooms, four international restaurants, state-of-the-art health and fitness amenities, as well as modern business and conference facilities that are perfect for the Latin America event.

Preferential rates are available to event participants; however, a selection of other hotels catering to all budgets and requirements will also be available.

More information on Sao Paulo can be found on the following links:
Brazilian Tourism Portal
Visite São Paulo

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Latin America Workshop 2016:

  • 294 participants representing 212 organisations from 24 countries and 6 continents
  • 93 educators representing 77 education institutions from 13 countries
  • 169 agents representing 120 agencies from 9 countries throughout Latin America
  • 14 service providers representing 11 organisations from 9 countries
  • 2 584 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

LAW16 Statistics for Web - ratings

Agent Demographics

LAW16 Statistics for Web - agents

Educator Profile

LAW16 Statistics for Web - educator institutions

Booking Meetings

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, educators and service providers.

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 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 programme. These seminars provide invaluable information and the latest research on trends affecting the world of international education, both regionally and globally.

The Latin America Workshop seminar programme will be available in August.

The previous Latin America Workshop (2016) seminar programme is available via this link:
The ICEF Latin America Workshop 2016 Seminar Programme

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


Educators & Service Providers

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Latin America


2017 FAM Tours and Receptions will be posted in August


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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“I always attend ICEF South America (since 2010). It was really helpful for us to do new business and find quality institutions from many different countries. It is very well organized and everything works. I really enjoy coming.” - Helena Rodrigues, Clubclass Language Schools, Malta.

“The event was very well organised and provided educators with great support. Marcom Onsite was a very useful tool for checking the schedule and managing last minute meetings. Overall, it was a productive event.” - Camilla De Jesus Nunes, Virginia International University, USA.

“I was very happy with the amount of agents interested in our courses. My meetings were booked out within one day of the schedule opening. I had double the amount of requests for meetings than spots available. The quality of agents is outstanding and the organisation of the event was fantastic. I highly recommend this to education providers who are looking to increase their presence in the Latin market.” - Sherelyn Hallam, ACCCO - Australian Child Care Career Options, Australia.

“The networking of educators and agents is very useful during all parts of the event. Very new! Very good!” - Ricardo Costa Jr., Accademia Europea di Firenze, Italy.

“The size of this workshop is what makes us come year after year, as this enables meeting people easier and more effective.” - Sarah Scerri, English Language Academy – ELA, Malta.

“Great event and for sure I want to attend another one in the future. Very organised, excellent seminars and all facilities available were good.” - Sergio Kamide Junior, Edu-Inter, Canada.

“ICEF was good. For us the Brazilian market is big and a lot of agents were very interested in our institution. Hope we can see the results soon.” - Carolina Borrell, St Peter Institute, Australia.

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