ICEF French Education

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May 17 - 18, 2022
Montréal, Canada

About this event

The 2nd edition of ICEF French Education takes place in Montréal and provides a unique opportunity for education providers promoting study programmes taught in French to network with screened, quality student recruitment agents from around the world.

After a first virtual edition in 2020, the upcoming ICEF French Education will be an in-person event, with delegates joining us at the Sofitel Montréal in May 2022.

This event gives agents recruiting for French-language education the opportunity to network with francophone institutions from around the world, mainly based in France, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland.

After France, Canada is the second most popular destination for international students wishing to study in French, with Montréal being consistently ranked as one of the world’s best student cities. Canada is considered very attractive for international students, not only due to its high level of quality education, but also for its stable political environment, safe and welcoming setting, and easy access to study and work permits. All of these factors contribute to the growing demand for Canada as a study destination for programmes taught in French.

Programme & Seminars

At this two day networking event, you can build your own personalised programme of up to 20 one-on-one meetings with existing and potential partners, as well as benefit from a range of informal networking opportunities.

Participants will be able to follow our line-up of optional seminars, providing up-to-date information about the latest market trends and issues currently affecting Canada and the global world of francophone education.


Who goes to ICEF French Education?

ICEF French Education provides institutions offering education in French with the perfect opportunity to meet highly-screened, active student recruitment agents from all over the world interested in sending international students to programmes conducted in French.

Whether you represent a francophone educational institution looking to raise its global profile, a student recruitment agency wishing to forge new connections with francophone education providers, or a service provider aiming to bring your offer to an eager market, you are sure to benefit from attending.

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

Pricing & Registration

In addition to all the benefits of meetings and seminars, participants will also enjoy informal networking opportunities throughout the duration of the event.

For education representatives, service providers, cultural exchange and work and travel professionals the cost starts from just €3,300 per organisation.

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



ICEF French Education takes place at the Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the hotel is perfect for business travelers and art lovers alike. It sits at the foot of the lush Mont Royal Park, near the renowned McGill University and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).

Preferential rates will be available to event participants: CA$ 259 per room per night (excl. local taxes and breakfast). Reservations for the group code “ICEF 2022” can be made by calling +1-514-788-3043 / +1-877-285-9001 (toll free) or email

2020 Event Statistics

  1. Colombia
  2. Mexico
  3. Brazil
  4. Cameroon
  5. Iran

Additional event information

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 the seminar programme
  • Refreshment breaks, lunches, and evening receptions for informal networking

After the event:

  • Access to your personal meeting notes
  • Access to downloadable meeting reports and participant lists

To reserve your place, please enquire now.

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

14:0019:00ICEF registration desk open

14:3017:00Seminars and provider presentations

17:0017:30Refreshment Break

17:3019:00Seminars and provider presentations

19:0021:00Welcome reception - sponsored by LCI Education Network

08:00Event hall opens

09:0011:001:1 meetings

11:0011:30Refreshment Break

11:3013:001:1 meetings


14:0016:001:1 meetings

16:0016:30Refreshment Break

16:3019:001:1 meetings

19:00Meeting hall closes


What precautions are being taken to ensure the event can be delivered safely?

The health and safety of our delegates is our primary concern and we are taking regular advice to ensure that our event conforms to the latest health guidance provided by the local authorities. Precautions we are taking include:

  • Delegates must be fully vaccinated (with a vaccine approved by the Government of Canada) or show proof of recent recovery from Covid-19.
  • Provision of hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue.
  • Providing guidance to all delegates on social distancing and infection control best practices.
  • Providing medical face masks to be optionally worn by all participants during the event, to reduce the risk of virus transmission. We recommend that these should be worn when moving around the event venue or whenever social distancing is not possible.
  • Ensuring enhanced cleaning and regular disinfection of high-touch areas.
  • Subjecting food & beverage options and their delivery to tightened safety standards.

What happens if this event cannot take place in person?

We will follow the latest advice provided by local health authorities and will only allow this event to take place if it is safe to do so. In the event that local authorities restrict in-person networking, our hybrid event platform will enable us to seamlessly deliver this event in an online only format.

What happens if a delegate cannot attend in person?

If a participant cannot attend due to travel restrictions or other reasons, we can transfer your booking to another ICEF event.

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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