ICEF French Education • May 10 - 11 2023, Montréal, Canada
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Bringing francophone educators and international agents together

The 3rd edition of ICEF French Education returns to Montréal in 2023, providing a unique opportunity for education providers promoting study programmes taught in French to network with screened, quality student recruitment agents from around the world.

This in-person event welcomes delegates to the Sofitel Montréal – May 10 – 11, 2023, and 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.

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 €3,950 per organisation.

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



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).

2022 Event Statistics

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

Additional event information

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

13:0019:00ICEF hospitality desk open

13:3015:50Seminars and provider presentations

15:5016:10Refreshment break

16:1019:30Seminars and provider presentations

19:3021:30Welcome reception

08:00Meeting hall opens

08:0009:00Networking breakfast

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


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.

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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