ICEF Virtual ANZA

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August 04 - 06, 2020
ONLINE
426
attendees
3127
meetings
92
% happy

About ICEF Virtual ANZA 2020

ICEF Virtual ANZA maintains a clear focus on Australia and New Zealand as study destinations. In 2020, this online event welcomed 426 international education industry professionals over 3 days, hosting a combined 3,127 meetings, and showing the tremendous appetite and enthusiasm for continued networking across the industry, even with global travel restrictions. This was reinforced by our record agency attendance, where we welcomed more agents, from more countries, than ever before to an ANZA event.

As ICEF’s first ever online event, Virtual ANZA marked a significant change from previous in-person networking conferences, and the shift to an all-virtual format brought about several positive developments, allowing agents from around the world to join who may not otherwise have been able to attend an event in person. Despite being unable to travel, event participants unanimously considered ICEF Virtual ANZA to have been a valuable experience, with 92% of attendees satisfied or highly satisfied by their experience, and 91% indicating they met their primary objective of attending.

As ICEF’s first virtual event in the region, Virtual Americas marked a significant change from 2019’s ICEF Toronto, and the shift to an all-online format brought about several positive developments, allowing agents from around the world to join who may not otherwise have been able to attend an event in person. Despite missing the physical interaction of in-person ICEF events, participants at ICEF Virtual Americas recognised the value of attending online events while they were unable to travel. 92% of attendees reported that they were satisfied or highly satisfied by their experience, and 94% indicated they met their primary objective of attending.

Programme & Seminars

ICEF Virtual ANZA innovated on all other virtual agent networking events across the international education industry by delivering an integrated seminar programme of 28 sessions with speakers from government departments and key associations, providing information and discussion on education market trends in Australia and New Zealand.

With 8 exclusive live seminars to choose from, over 98% of our attendees were able to participate in at least one, with 86% of delegates happy, or very happy with their experience.

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Networking Lounges

As a further example of industry leadership, ICEF introduced virtual networking lounges to allow event attendees to meet in an informal setting and preserve the chance encounters so enjoyed at our in-person events. Although this was a new experience for many, over 71% of event attendees dropped into one of our networking lounges, with 78% rating it as a valuable experience.

Event Attendees

91 representatives from 82 education institutions from across Australia and New Zealand


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2020 saw 91 representatives from 82 education institutions from across Australia and New Zealand join us online. Of these institutions, 6% were first-timers to an ANZA event, and 14% were new to ICEF.

In common with other ICEF Events, ICEF ANZA welcomed a high proportion of senior decision-makers from education institutions, with nearly 55% in senior management roles. We secured attendance from a broad range of educators, with strong representation from universities and vocational training providers (40% of educators attending), and secondary and high schools (46% of educators attending).

268 representatives from 242 carefully selected, ICEF screened agencies


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We welcomed 268 representatives from 242 carefully selected, ICEF screened agencies, marking a 63% increase in student recruitment agents over attendance in 2019, and indicating a continued and strong interest by agents to maintain contact with their Australian and New Zealand education partners at this time.

Agents from 63 countries in total attended, giving truly global student recruitment representation, with the top five countries being: Colombia, Brazil, Vietnam, India and Pakistan.

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