ICEF Spanish Education • May 22 - 24 2024, Madrid, Spain
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Bringing international student recruitment agents to Spain

Following the hugely successful 2023 event, which saw just over 200 student recruitment professionals gather in Sevilla, ICEF Spanish Education now turns to Madrid for its third edition, providing a unique opportunity for education providers in Spanish speaking countries to network with ICEF-screened, quality student recruitment agents from around the world. Spanish is the official language in 20 different countries, while the country with the second-largest population of Spanish speakers is the United States, ensuring that an increasing number of international students are now actively pursuing an education, either in Spain or in a Spanish speaking country.

The move to Spain’s capital and most populous city in 2024 provides an elegant backdrop for a must-attend event dedicated to connecting education institutions offering programmes taking place in Spanish speaking countries. Madrid is the perfect location for this gathering, since it offers all the amenities expected of a well connected and vibrant European metropolis.

Programme & Seminars

At this three-day networking event, you can build your own personalised programme of up to 38 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 the global world of Spanish education.


Who goes to ICEF Spanish Education?

ICEF Spanish Education provides institutions based in Spanish speaking countries with the perfect opportunity to meet screened, active student recruitment agents from all over the world interested in sending international students to these study destinations.

Whether you represent an educational institution looking to raise its global profile, a student recruitment agency wishing to forge new connections, 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 €4,950 per organisation.

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



ICEF Spanish Education 2024 will be held at the Hotel Riu Plaza, located right in the heart of Madrid, in the emblematic Edificio España overlooking Plaza de España on Madrid’s Gran Vía. From here it is only a short distance to major historic attractions such as the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, or the neo-classical Museo Del Prado.

The Riu Plaza offers a range of facilities to ensure your stay is comfortable and productive. Attendees are welcome to sample the hotel’s excellent cuisine or have a drink in the exclusive Rooftop Bar, with breathtaking 360° views of the city. There’s also a fully equipped gym, an outdoor swimming pool on the 21st floor, and state-of-the-art conferencing facilities, with room for up 1500 people.

2023 Event Statistics

  1. Italy
  2. Ukraine
  3. Morocco
  4. Colombia
  5. Kazakhstan

84 agents from 40 countries

Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Egypt, France, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Libya, Lithuania, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovak Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Türkiye, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

Additional event information

13:0019:00ICEF hospitality desk open

14:0016:30Seminars and provider presentations

16:3017:00Refreshment break

17:3019:00Seminars and provider presentations

19:0021:00Welcome reception

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

16:3019:001:1 meetings

19:00Meeting 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

16:3019:001:1 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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