ICEF Higher Education • October 02 - 04 2023, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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International higher education sector comes together in Amsterdam

ICEF Higher Education is a long-standing, popular networking event specifically designed to bring together educators and pre-screened student recruitment agents, all focused on recruiting students to the international higher education sector. As our industry continues to work to navigate unprecedented challenges, as well as new opportunities, student recruitment agents are playing an increasingly crucial role in higher education – connecting discerning education institutions with eager students. Additionally, they provide important counselling to students and their families, monitor enrolment criteria and streamline the entire student recruitment process. Taking place from 02-04 October 2023, right after the 2023 EAIE Conference in Rotterdam, ICEF Higher Education is an in-person event being hosted at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.

Meeting schedule & Seminar programme

Build your own personalised schedule of up to 38 one-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, issues and opportunities currently affecting the international higher education sector. Apart from your scheduled meetings, coffee breaks and evening receptions provide ample opportunity to enjoy informal networking opportunities.

Who goes to ICEF Higher Education?

For both educators and agents, ICEF Higher Education offers a cost-effective and efficient way of connecting with a large, and focused pool of international professionals from across the world, in one location. Student recruitment agencies, representing thousands of students, are pre-screened by ICEF to ensure professional quality.  For providers of international education related products or services, ICEF Higher Education is an opportunity to meet, and exhibit to, a focused market representing both students and institutions.

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 Higher Education will take place at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA). Located in the heart of the city, with its iconic wave shaped roof, and outside terraces providing spectacular views over the IJ river and the beautiful city of Amsterdam, this unique venue is an exciting backdrop for this year’s conference. The PTA provides all the amenities to be expected from a world-class venue, including high-speed, reliable Internet. Delegates will be able to enjoy preferential rates at the adjacent Moevenpick Hotel.

Introducing ICEF Accommodation

ICEF Accommodation is an ‘event within an event’ on day 1 of ICEF Higher Education – developed in response to the massive transformation and exponential growth of the student accommodation sector.

  • The world’s first-ever agent networking conference bringing international education and student accommodation professionals together under one roof for a unique opportunity to network, learn and build partnerships
  • Full seminar stream dedicated to international student accommodation topics and trends, with panel discussions, presentations and live Q&As
  • Live streaming of all seminars to a global audience of hundreds of industry professionals
  • Dedicated pavilion with exhibition spaces available for providers of student accommodation, booking platforms and other accommodation sector stakeholders

2023 Event Statistics

  1. India
  2. Türkiye
  3. Ukraine
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. UAE

168 higher education focused agents from 63 countries

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Martinique, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, Türkiye, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

  1. USA
  2. Germany
  3. Canada
  4. Spain
  5. Finland

Additional event information

10:0019:00Onsite registration providers & agents

12:0013:00ICEF Accommodation networking lunch

13:0019:00ICEF Accommodation Exhibitor Pavilion open

13:3019:00Seminars, Sessions and panel discussions

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

08:00Meeting hall opens

09:0011:001:1 meetings

11:0011:30Refreshment break

11:3013:001:1 meetings

13:0014:00Lunch - sponsored by Londonist

14:0016:001:1 meetings

16:0016:30Refreshment break

16:3018:301:1 meetings

18:30Meeting hall closes


08:00Meeting 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

16:3018:301:1 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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