ICEF Dubai • February 13 - 15 2023, UAE
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Increase your student recruitment from the Middle East and North Africa

As regions renowned for diversity, the Middle East and North Africa represent an attractive source of students for leading international education institutions.

ICEF Dubai is a popular event offering delegates exclusive access to high-quality, ICEF-screened agents from 17 countries across both regions.

This unique three-day event runs from 13 – 15 February 2023, at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

Meeting schedule & Seminar programme

You can build your own personalised schedule of up to 38 on-to-one meetings with existing and potential partners.

Enjoy a programme of live seminars, presentations and panel discussions, featuring experts from across the industry. Taking place on the opening day, this is a unique opportunity to gain up-to-date information and news on the latest market trends and issues currently affecting the MENA region.

Apart from your scheduled meetings, coffee breaks and evening receptions provide ample opportunity to enjoy informal networking opportunities.


Who goes to ICEF Dubai?

The educator delegates who join ICEF Dubai recognise the huge potential of the MENA region with large youthful populations and a number of high net worth countries. They come to this event to maintain existing regional contacts and to develop new partnerships with student recruitment agents who have been pre-screened by ICEF, to ensure professional quality.

Whether you represent an educational institution looking to raise your profile in this part of the world, a student recruitment agency representing students from the Middle East or North Africa, or a service provider aiming to bring your offer to an eager market, ICEF Dubai is a ‘must-attend’ networking event for your 2023 calendar.

Pricing & Registration

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

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



ICEF Dubai is held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai’s commercial district, a landmark 5-star hotel set among landscaped gardens with a swimming pool, sun deck, and spa. With 15 restaurants and bars – including one with spectacular views over Dubai – the Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a sophisticated, premium venue.

2022 Event Statistics

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. United Arab Emirates
  3. Egypt
  4. Iran
  5. Jordan

304 agents from 17 countries

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

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

Additional event information

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

13:0019:00ICEF hospitality desk open


16:0016:30Refreshment break


19:0021:00Welcome reception - sponsored by St. George's University

08:00Event hall opens

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

11:0011:30Refreshment break

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


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

16:0016:30Refreshment break

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

18:30Meeting hall closes


08:00Event hall opens

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

11:0011:30Refreshment break

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


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

16:0016:30Refreshment break

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

18:30Meeting hall closes

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.

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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