ICEF Toronto

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May 13 - 16, 2022
Toronto, Canada
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About this event

ICEF returns to Toronto in 2022 to give education providers from across the Americas the world’s best opportunity to meet student recruitment agents from around the world actively sending students to Canada and the USA.

Attended by the world’s best education agents focused on the Americas, and organised by the industry leader in educator-agent networking events, ICEF Toronto is the must-attend international education networking event in North America and will be critical to the sector as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Please note that ICEF Toronto 2022 will be a hybrid event, with delegates participating in-person at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, and others virtually from anywhere in the world. The exact mix will depend on prevailing Canadian entry and visa conditions in May 2022. Please note that the first three days of the event will be hybrid and the fourth virtual only.

Programme & Seminars

At this four day hybrid networking event, you can build your own personalised programme from up to 38 in-person and over 80 virtual one-on-one meeting slots with existing and potential partners, as well as benefit from a range of informal networking opportunities.

Whether you join us in-person or online, you will also be able to access our line-up of optional seminars, providing up-to-date information about the latest market trends and issues currently affecting the global world of international education. Our seminars are available live during the event and on demand through our online platform, both during and for 4 weeks after the event.


Who goes to ICEF Toronto?

ICEF Toronto provides educators with the perfect opportunity to meet highly-screened, active student recruitment agents from all over the world focused on sending international students to the Americas.

Whether you represent a Canadian or US educational institution looking to raise its global profile, a student recruitment agency wishing to forge new connections in the Americas, 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 who attend our events, please click here.

Pricing & Registration

In addition to all the benefits of meetings and seminars, participants who join us in-person will also enjoy informal networking opportunities throughout the duration of the event.

Education representatives, service providers, cultural exchange and work and travel professionals who attend in-person have a choice of meeting tables or booths, with the cost starting from just €4,950 per organisation.

For those attending remotely, the cost is just €1,950 per participant.

Student recruitment agents who have successfully completed ICEF’s rigorous screening process are invited to attend, in-person or remotely, free of charge.



ICEF Toronto will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle, located on the vibrant waterfront of Lake Ontario. The hotel’s close proximity to Toronto’s downtown and entertainment district ensures event participants will have an enjoyable stay.

The Westin Harbour Castle features comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, indoor pool and a day spa. Adjacent to the hotel, the spacious conference centre is equipped with modern business facilities and full WiFi coverage.

Event Statistics (projected)

  1. Mexico
  2. Brazil
  3. India
  4. Vietnam
  5. Colombia

450+ agents from 85 countries and territories

Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (DR), Côte d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Additional event information

A hybrid event combines the onsite experience of an in-person gathering with the ability to also participate virtually.

As well as meeting with others who are physically present at the venue, delegates attending the event can also seamlessly schedule additional meetings with people elsewhere. Likewise, attendees taking part virtually may also meet with others located anywhere around the world and participate in the seminar programme.

For those attending virtually, our events use a combination of Marcom eSchedule PRO and Zoom to provide an engaging networking experience for all participants. This combination offers you direct and total control over the types of partners you meet during the event based on their main activity and country of origin, as well as the peace of mind of using a secure and stable platform for your meetings.

Once registered, you will receive log-in details enabling you to access our meeting scheduling system two weeks prior to the event through your myICEF portal.

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
  • Engaging familiarisation trips for physical attendees, where it is safe to do so

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.

* Onsite activity only

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

10:0019:00ICEF provider registration desk open - sponsored by Edvoy

10:0019:00ICEF agents registration desk open - sponsored by Fanshawe College

11:0013:00ICEF Coach (pre-registration is required)

13:0014:00Networking Lunch*

13:5014:00Event Welcome

14:0017:00Seminars, webinars and provider presentations

17:0017:30Refreshment Break*

17:3019:00Seminars, webinars and provider presentations

19:0021:00Welcome reception* - sponsored by Centennial College

08:00Event hall open*

09:0011:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

11:0011:30Refreshment Break* - sponsored by J. Addison School

11:3013:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

13:0014:00Lunch* - sponsored by Thompson Rivers University

14:0016:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

16:0016:30Refreshment Break*- sponsored by J. Addison School

16:3018:30In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

18:30Meeting hall closing*

19:0022:00Virtual 1:1 meetings continue

20:0022:00Dinner* - sponsored by Coquitlam School District

08:00Event hall open*

09:0011:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

11:0011:30Refreshment Break*

11:0013:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

13:0014:00Lunch* - sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic

14:0016:00In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

16:0016:30Refreshment Break*

16:3018:30In-person or virtual 1:1 meetings

18:30Meeting hall closing*

19:0022:00Virtual 1:1 meetings continue

08:0020:00Virtual 1:1 meetings

20:0020:10Closing remarks - Online

What precautions are being taken to ensure the in-person 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 or show proof of recent recovery from Covid-19.
  • Provision of hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue.
  • Making some seminars available on demand for those delegates who do not wish to attend sessions in-person.
  • 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 the in-person aspects of 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 allows for us to seamlessly deliver this event in an online only format.

What happens if a delegate cannot attend in person?

If an in-person participant cannot attend due to travel restrictions or other reasons, we can switch the attendance seamlessly to take part virtually instead without the need to reschedule meetings. You may also transfer your booking to another in-person 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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