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ICEF Finance
May 1, 2024


ICEF Finance Room

Opening remarks11:00 - 11:10

Opening remarks

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Speakers:Martijn van de Veen - Chief Business Development Officer, ICEF
Keynote11:10 - 11:35

Studying • Graduating • Settling • Thriving: The financial journey of an international student - In cooperation with RBC

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Speakers:Janet Boyle - Senior Vice President, Home Equity Finance & Newcomer Strategy, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Keynote11:40 - 12:05

Recruiting the world's fastest growing college-age population: Financing strategies for African students

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Speakers:Lydiah Kemunto Bosire - Founder and CEO, 8B Education Investments
Presentation followed by panel12:10 - 13:00

From confusion to clarity: Insights into funding options for international students

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Moderator:Suzanne Tyson - VP Social Responsibility, guard.me International Insurance
Presentation14:00 - 14:20

Elevating genuine applicants via FinTech

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Speakers:Linda Haddad - Chief Product Officer, Funds Validator
Presentation14:20 - 14:45

How integrating digital application with payments drives value for students, agents and institutions

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Speakers:Brad Finch - SVP & Country Head, Canada, Flywire
Panel discussion14:50 - 15:30

From dollars to dreams: How your payment processes impact your student recruitment success

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Panellists:Pranav Rathi - Director (Acting), International Recruitment & Market Development, Fanshawe College
Presentation15:30 - 15:45

The road to a healthy return on investment: International student employability

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Speakers:Ramneet Brar - Co-Founder & COO, Wayble
Panel discussion15:50 - 16:30

Financial literacy and mental health: The foundation for international student success

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Panellists:LeChelle Saunders - Manager, Student Services and International Student Advising, Niagara University in Ontario
Presentation17:00 - 17:20

Financial acumen as a tool to effect change

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Speakers:Clay Harmon - Executive Director, AIRC - The Association of International Enrollment Management
Presentation17:25 - 17:45

The impact of shifting international student demographics on student funding resources

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Speakers:Riane Corter - Associate Director of University Relations, Prodigy Finance
Presentation17:50 - 18:10

Fintech innovations in cross-border payments

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Speakers:Prajay Bangur - Deputy Vice President, EBIXCASH World Money
Panel discussion18:15 - 19:00

The honest truth about international student insurance

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Panellists:Del Pereira - Director, Partnership & Development, Morcare powered by Student Solutions

ICEF NA • Room 1

Presentation11:00 - 11:25

Navigating the Canadian high school landscape more effectively and efficiently

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Speakers:Tess Cordeiro - Director K-12 International Student Program, Pembina Trails School Division
Presentation11:30 - 11:55

Why the IRCC student cap will NOT impact language students in Canada

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Speakers:Diego Sanchez - Director, International Affairs, Languages Canada
Presentation12:00 - 12:25

Independent schools in Quebec | Les écoles privées du Québec

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Speakers:Nicholas Hayter - Director of International Studies, Fédération des Établissements d'Enseignement Privés (FEEP)
Presentation12:30 - 13:00

French-language college education in Canada | L'éducation collégiale francophone au Canada

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Speakers:Jean Léger - Directeur général, Réseau des cégeps et des collèges francophones du Canada (RCCFC)
Presentation14:00 - 14:25

How to build effective relationships in 25 minutes • Agencies

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Speakers:Tiffany Egler - Executive Director Event Management & Agent Relations, ICEF
Presentation14:30 - 14:55

ICEF Agency Status: Build trust, save time & grow your business

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Speakers:Nick Golding - VP Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships, ICEF
Presentation15:00 - 15:25

ChatGPT for education marketing: Opportunities, strategies, and outcomes

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Speakers:Philippe Taza - CEO, HEM Education Marketing Solutions
Panel discussion15:30 - 16:30

How does the Canadian new political landscape influence the recruitment of international students for the francophone market?|Comment le nouveau paysage politique canadien influence-t-il le recrutement d'étudiants internationaux pour le marché francophone

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Moderator:Monèle Schrot - Director, French Programming - Canada, ICEF
Panel discussion17:00 - 17:55

Student motivations for North American study destinations - US update

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Panellists:Paul Hofmann - Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Louisville
Panel discussion18:00 - 19:00

Life under the Cap: How institutions are adapting to Canada's new immigration settings

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Panellists:Gonzalo Peralta - Executive Director, Languages Canada

ICEF NA • Room 2

Presentation12:30 - 13:00

Why are more students considering hybrid/online programs since the enactment of the latest Canadian immigration policies

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Speakers:Jonathan Burdick - Member of NOIC Academy Advisory Board, NOIC Academy
Presentation14:00 - 14:25

How to build effective relationships in 25 minutes • Providers

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Speakers:Vanessa Goulding - Business Development Manager, USA & Canada, ICEF
Presentation14:30 - 14:55

The ICEF Agent Voice: Insights into current recruitment trends

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Speakers:Ian Cann - VP Americas, ICEF
Presentation15:00 - 15:25

Importance of Canadian education providers in supporting international students

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Speakers:Matthew Little - Director of Partnerships, INFINITE OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD ( IOA)
Presentation15:30 - 15:55

Navigating uncertain times through partnership and collaboration: Success stories and strategic insights

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Speakers:Matthew Melnyk - Director, Student Recruitment, Brock University
Presentation16:00 - 16:30

Questioning reverse migration: Insights on Indo-Canadian relations

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Speakers:Parvinder Kaur Malhotra - Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, Intake Abroad
Panel discussion17:30 - 17:55

Simplifying payments for students, educators, and agents

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Panellists:Sean Coote - Vice President International, Niagara College Canada
Presentation18:00 - 18:25

BMO empowering newcomers: A path to financial literacy and smooth transition into their new life

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Speakers:Srikanth Sekar - Director Customer Segments, BMO Bank of Montreal
Presentation18:30 - 19:00

Actionable outcomes through data

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Speakers:Robin Garcha - Partnerships Director, Solutions Lead, IDP Connect


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