ICEF Africa • June 12 - 14 2023, Cape Town, South Africa
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Increase student recruitment from across the African continent

ICEF Africa returns in 2023 as a hybrid networking event focused on the needs of international education institutions, and relevant service providers, interested in recruiting students from this dynamic and vibrant continent.

In recent years Africa has established itself as a major area of growth for outbound students with countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Cameroon and Ghana, increasingly challenging Nigeria’s traditional dominance of the sector.

Taking place at ​​The Westin Cape Town from 12-14 June 2023, the event is a valuable resource to access these emerging student markets and provides a unique opportunity to proactively network with pre-screened potential recruitment partners.

Programme & Seminars

At ICEF Africa you can build your own personalised programme, of 38 in-person and over 50 virtual one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings, with existing and potential partners of interest.

You also have access to our range of seminars and webinars, providing up-to-date information about the latest market trends and issues relevant to student recruitment in Africa. These are available live and on-demand, during and for four weeks after the event.


Who joins ICEF Africa?

ICEF Africa provides an outstanding opportunity for international and regional educational institutions, and businesses offering related services, to meet a large selection of potential student recruitment partners from across the African continent.

Representing tens of thousands of students from countries including Uganda, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Cameroon and Ghana, attending agents have undergone ICEF’s rigorous screening process, ensuring that any potential partners have a demonstrable history of successful student placement.

To find out more about the types of organisations who attend our virtual events, please click here.

Pricing & Registration

For education representatives, service providers, cultural exchange and work & travel professionals who attend in-person costs start from just €4,950 per organisation.

For those attending remotely, the cost is just €1,950 per participant.

Student recruitment agents who have successfully completed ICEF’s rigorous screening process are invited to attend.



ICEF Africa 2023, will take place at The Westin Cape Town, located in the capital’s cultural centre, at the entrance to the Waterfront near Long Street.

With unique views over the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and the whole of Table Bay, each of The Westin’s guest rooms and suites are elegantly appointed and boast the latest amenities for guests’ total comfort and rejuvenation.

The Westin is an unmatched meeting, conference and banqueting venue with 19 unique spaces. It offers some of the largest and most sophisticated hotel conference and banqueting facilities in the city, making it an ideal venue for ICEF Africa.

2022 Event Statistics

  1. Nigeria
  2. Ghana
  3. Uganda
  4. Cameroon
  5. Côte d'Ivoire

109 agents from 24 African countries

Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo (DR), Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  1. Canada
  2. US
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany
  5. Spain

Additional event information

Please use the dropdown box to view the event schedule in your preferred time zone.

12:4519:00Onsite registration*


13:5014:00Online event welcome

14:0019:00Seminars & webinars

19:0021:00Welcome reception*

08:00Meeting hall opens*

08:0009:00Welcome refreshments*

09:0011:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

11:0011:30Refreshment break*

11:3013:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings


14:0016:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

16:0016:30Refreshment break*

16:3018:30In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

18:30Meeting hall closes*

19:0022:00Virtual 1:1 meetings continue


08:00Meeting hall opens*

08:0009:00Welcome refrehsments*

09:0011:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

11:0011:30Refreshment break*

11:3013:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings


14:0016:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

16:0016:30Refreshment break*

16:3018:30In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

18:30Meeting hall closes*

19:0021:55Virtual 1:1 meetings continue

21:5522:00Closing remarks - Online

* Onsite activity only

As well as being the perfect opportunity to get your brand in front of key decision makers & budget holders, your place includes all of the following benefits:

Before the event:

  • Access to detailed profiles of all event participants
  • Use of the Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities

At the event:

  • Access to scheduled meetings
  • Access to live seminars & on demand webinars
  • Last-minute meeting scheduling with new opportunities
  • Live chat function with other event participants joining in online

After the event:

  • Access to your personal meeting notes
  • Access to downloadable meeting reports and participant lists
  • Access to all recorded content for 4 weeks after the event closes

To reserve your place, please enquire now.

A hybrid event combines the onsite experience of an in-person gathering with the ability to also participate virtually.

As well as meeting with others who are physically present at the venue, delegates attending the event can also seamlessly schedule additional meetings with people elsewhere. Likewise, attendees taking part virtually may also meet with others located anywhere around the world and participate in the seminar programme.

For those attending virtually, our events use a combination of Marcom eSchedule PRO and Zoom to provide an engaging networking experience for all participants. This combination offers you direct and total control over the types of partners you meet during the event based on their main activity and country of origin, as well as the peace of mind of using a secure and stable platform for your meetings.

Once registered, you will receive log-in details enabling you to access our meeting scheduling system two weeks prior to the event through your myICEF portal.

The health and safety of our delegates is important to us and we will follow the latest advice provided by local health authorities to ensure that our event conforms.

All delegates should follow the COVID-19 entry requirements of the host country. If local health authority guidance prevents the in-person aspects of this event taking place, our hybrid event platform allows us to seamlessly deliver this event in an online format.

If an in-person participant cannot attend due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we can switch the attendance seamlessly to take part virtually instead, without the need to reschedule meetings. Alternatively, you may nominate a colleague to attend in your place.

FAM Tours and Receptions, are two ways you can increase your organisation’s profile by hosting invited ICEF event participants to a private gathering either at your school/campus or a location of your choice.

Find out more information about available activities and how to submit a proposal for your own FAM Tour or Reception, below.

Available FAM Tours and Receptions / Proposal Form



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