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February 09 - 11, 2021
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About this event

ICEF Virtual MENA hosted 306 international education professionals with participants drawn from 36 countries across five continents, demonstrating a continued interest in maintaining and developing connections as educational institutions look to attract students from this important region.

With unprecedented interest in attending, ICEF Virtual MENA brought together motivated education providers, active student recruitment agents, and selected industry service providers, all seeking to set solid foundations for the academic year ahead. Building on the success of previous years’ ICEF Dubai, this new ICEF virtual event has enabled education professionals to continue to explore these unique Middle Eastern and North African markets in depth and allow educators to really target their recruitment efforts for the upcoming academic year.

Despite the challenges currently facing the international education sector, and the difficulties inherent in travelling during a period of global restrictions, our event attendees overwhelmingly found ICEF Virtual MENA to be a valuable experience, with over 85% considering the quantity and quality of new contacts to be good or excellent.

Programme & Seminars

Alongside our core meeting schedule, ICEF Virtual MENA delivered a targeted seminar programme designed specifically for education professionals looking to facilitate international student mobility across the Middle East and North Africa. These sessions included advice from around the international education industry to the Covid-19 pandemic in our renowned ICEF Agent Voice series. In addition to this strategic overview, market updates from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Jordan and the UAE were provided, together with advice on how to recruit students from North Africa. As testament to the quality and insightfulness of the topics covered, 94% of delegates who attended a webinar were either happy, or very happy, with their experience.

Alongside strong, high quality, and diverse attendance, as well as outstanding delegate feedback, the success of ICEF Virtual MENA’s seminar programme, meeting schedule, and overall virtual environment firmly established this event as a must-attend in the calendar of any leading international education professional with an interest in recruiting students from this dynamic region.


Event Statistics

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. United Arab Emirates
  3. Iran
  4. Egypt
  5. Jordan
  1. Canada
  2. United Kingdom
  3. USA
  4. Germany
  5. United Arab Emirates


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