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 hybrid event offering delegates, participating in-person and virtually, 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, with the in-person delegates meeting at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers and others joining virtually from anywhere in the world.

Programme & Seminars

At ICEF Dubai, you can build your own personalised programme from up to 38 in-person and over 80 virtual one-on-one meetings with existing and potential partners, as well as benefit from a range of informal networking opportunities.

Whether you join us in person or online, you will also be able to access our line-up of seminars, providing up-to-date information about the latest market trends and issues currently affecting the MENA region.

Our seminars are available live during the event and on-demand through our online platform, both during and for four weeks after the event.


Who goes to ICEF Dubai?

The educator delegates who join ICEF Dubai recognise the huge potential of the MENA region with large youthful poulations 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 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 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

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.

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.