Global international education leader ICEF is pleased to announce the launch of two new events in 2020: ICEF Secondary Education and ICEF French Education – Canada, offering targeted networking opportunities for these two growing sectors.
ICEF Secondary Education is aimed at international providers and student recruitment agents of secondary, boarding, high school, academic summer camp, and junior programmes.
Markus Badde, CEO of ICEF, explained the intention of this event: “Due to the demand for foreign higher education qualifications, the market for secondary studies abroad has grown steadily over the past decade. Most major study destinations continue to report strong growth in enrolment for foreign diploma-seeking students. A number of our secondary education customers – providers as well as secondary focused agents – have been asking us for quite some time now to organise a specific ICEF event catering to this market.”
The inaugural edition will be held in Long Beach, California from January 20 to 22, 2020, and the event will then move around the world in subsequent years with plans to host it in Asia in 2021, and Europe in 2022. The objective is to showcase different regions and secondary education destinations to agents.
ICEF French Education – Canada provides a targeted opportunity for Canadian educators promoting programmes taught in French to meet top-quality, focused student recruitment agents from around the globe. The first event will take place in Montreal, Canada on May 5 and 6, 2020, and will then change location annually within Canada.
“Recent survey results indicate that after France, Canada is the primary choice international students select to study in French in all sectors. Canada is a desirable study destination for parents and students. In addition to being a safe and welcoming country, Canada offers an excellent education at a relatively low cost, has a stable political environment, and easier access to study and work permits,” says Monèle Schrot, Director, French Programming, Canada at ICEF.
ICEF is renowned for its stringent screening process, inviting only the most professional and relevant agents to its events. All agents are required to provide verifiable data on their business practices and performance, as well as recent references from institutional partners, ensuring that all meetings are productive.