ICEF Virtual Latin America

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September 29 - October 01, 2020
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About ICEF Virtual Latin America

All over Latin America, education agents play a key role in helping students to find suitable study opportunities outside of their home countries. ICEF Latin America has been designed specifically to meet the needs of international education professionals who source students within this unique market and welcomed nearly 330 international education industry professionals over 3 days in October 2020. With 91% of event attendees rating the opportunity to consolidate existing contacts as excellent, this event shows both the continued appetite for international student recruitment within this region, and the continued ability of ICEF to provide outstanding networking opportunities even as travel remains limited.

As our third virtual event taking part across the Americas this year, ICEF Virtual Latin America built upon the earlier success of ICEF Virtual Americas and ICEF Virtual French Education, and now firmly establishes ICEF as the premier provider of networking events for the international education community in the region.

With the all-online format now well established, participants at ICEF Virtual Latin America were tremendously positive about virtual events, with delegates praising the efficiency and focus felt during online meetings, as well as the opportunities for informal networking in our Meeting Lounges.

Programme & Seminars

Alongside our core meeting schedule, ICEF Virtual Latin America delivered an enriching seminar programme of 14 live and on-demand sessions with speakers presenting on pertinent issues relevant to international education and student mobility.

As testament to the quality and insightfulness of the topics covered, over 91% of delegates who attended a webinar were happy, or very happy, with their experience.



Continuing our mission to connect the international education community, ICEF Virtual Latin America saw the return of our acclaimed virtual networking lounges to allow event attendees to meet in an informal setting and preserve the serendipitous encounters so enjoyed at our in-person events. Over 60% of event attendees dropped into one of our networking lounges during the event to enjoy the opportunity to chat with like-minded industry professionals and discuss the latest issues affecting our sector.

Alongside strong, high quality, and diverse attendance, as well as outstanding delegate feedback, the success of ICEF Virtual Latin America’s meeting schedule, seminar programme and networking lounges firmly established this event as a must-attend in the calendar of any leading international education professional with an interest in furthering international student mobility both within and from the region.


91 representatives from 89 education institutions from across 4 continents


2020 saw 91 representatives from 89 education institutions join us online. Of these institutions, 40% were first-timers to a Latin American event. In common with other ICEF events, ICEF Virtual Latin America welcomed a high proportion of senior decision makers from education institutions, with over 60% in senior management roles.

This year, we welcomed a broad range of educators, with strong representation from universities and language schools in particular (45% and 26% respectively of institutions attending).

Alongside our enthusiastic attendance from educators from 4 continents, we were also happy to have 15 service providers and other organisations join us for ICEF Virtual Latin America this year.

195 representatives from 174 carefully selected, ICEF-screened agencies


We welcomed 195 representatives from 174 carefully selected, ICEF-screened agencies to this event, indicating a strong interest by agents to reach out and represent internationally-mobile students from the region at this time.

Representing 15 countries, these agencies held student recruitment coverage across the whole of Latin America. The top 5 countries represented at 2020’s event were: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina.