About this Workshop

The United States and Canada are top study destinations with broad international appeal across all educational sectors. Each year, an increasing number of North American institutions turn to agents to help them boost international enrollments and increase the quality of student applicants. The best place to find top-quality agents focused primarily on the US and Canada is the ICEF Miami Workshop.

All of the student recruitment agents that attend the ICEF Miami Workshop undergo ICEF’s strict selection and screening process – considered the most stringent in the industry. In addition to providing both detailed information about their business and references from current educator partners, agents must demonstrate an established focus on sending students to North America.

Prior to the event, educators are able to schedule up to 38 one-to-one business meetings with agents from all over the world online. The ICEF version of the eSchedule PRO meeting booking system allows educators to view comprehensive agent profiles, including the number of students sent to the US and Canada per education sector in the last 12 months. This information helps you identify and meet with the agents most relevant to you.

The ICEF Miami Workshop is an ideal opportunity for US and Canadian institutions to benefit from a large number of top quality recruiters committed to building lasting partnerships within North America.

About this Workshop

The event enables educators to hold up to 38 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers. These appointments are 25 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop program also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which offer valuable networking opportunities.


Monday
December 10, 2018
09.00am – 07.00pm
Registration of participants
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Networking lunch
02.00pm – 02.45pm
Introductory seminars – "How to maximize your ICEF Workshop experience"
02.45pm – 07.00pm
Seminars I
05.00pm – 05:30pm
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
05:30pm – 07.00pm
Seminars II
07.00pm – 10.00pm
Welcome reception - sponsored by UTP High Schools
Tuesday
December 11, 2018
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
11.30am – 01.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Lunch
02.00pm – 04.00pm
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
04.00pm – 04.30pm
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
04.30pm – 07.00pm
Business meetings (5 x 25 minutes each)
08.00pm – 12.00am
Dinner reception
Wednesday
December 12, 2018
08.00am
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00am – 11.00am
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
11.00am – 11.30am
Refreshment break - sponsored by Full Sail University
11.30am – 01.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
01.00pm – 02.00pm
Lunch - sponsored by Navitas USA
02.00pm – 04.00pm
Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes each)
04.00pm – 04.30pm
Refreshment break- sponsored by Full Sail University
04.30pm – 06.00pm
Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes each)
06.00pm
Workshop hall closes
Thursday
December 13, 2018
FAM Tours
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The ICEF North America Workshop is hosted at Loews Miami Beach. Located in the heart of South Beach, this hotel features 790 guest rooms, extensive conference and function facilities, an oceanfront pool, direct beach access, a spa and fitness center, as well as first class restaurants and bars.

Workshop participants enjoy preferential rates, but can also choose from a selection of other hotels.

Miami Tourism and Tourist Information

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Miami Workshop 2017:

  • 1 044 participants representing 713 organizations from 61 countries and 6 continents
  • 484 educators representing 313 education institutions from the US and Canada
  • 405 agents representing 322 agencies from 54 countries and 5 continents
  • 107 exhibitors representing 67 organizations from 12 countries
  • 48 guests and speakers from 11 additional institutions
  • 9 909 pre-scheduled meetings over 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

Miami 17 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

Miami17 Educator Demographics

Agent Demographics

Miami17 Agent Demographics

Educator Profile

Miami17 Educator Profile

Appointment System

The ICEF meeting booking system offers participants direct and total control over the types of partners - by main activity and country of origin - they meet during the workshop. Up to 38 meetings can be scheduled with agents, as well as educators and service providers.

1. Prior to the workshop, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the industry leading Marcom eSchedule PRO online appointment scheduling system.
2. During the workshop, additional meetings and schedule adjustments can be made through Marcom Onsite or personal contact.


Online Video Tutorials

Our online video tutorials explain how to get the most from the eSchedule PRO meeting scheduling system. We highly recommend viewing these videos as soon as the meeting scheduling system opens, around 8 weeks prior to the event.

An integral benefit of attending an ICEF Workshop is participation in the seminar program. These seminars provide invaluable information and the latest research on trends affecting the world of international education, both regionally and globally.

The ICEF Miami 2018 seminar program will be available approximately three months before the event.

The ICEF Miami 2017 seminar program can be viewed below:

  • The ICEF Miami Workshop 2017 seminar program
  • The ICEF Miami Workshop 2017 seminar program - Overview
  • PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Miami


    FAM Tours & Receptions

    Agent familiarisation (FAM) tours and receptions are excellent ways for you to gain exposure and promote your institution and / or association to event registered agents.

    FAM tours allow you to take advantage of a large number of agents attending the event and attract them to visit your institution, campus and region. Effective FAM tours enable agents to increase their product knowledge and bring back first-hand experience to potential students.


    FAM Tour guidelines:

    • FAM tour organisers may determine all logistics, conditions and costs associated with their tour, including which event participants are accepted to join, and which are not.
    • ICEF will not get involved in the organisation of FAM tours, but simply ensure relevancy for event participants as well as an equal representation of tours to all delegates.
    • All delegates interested in attending FAM tours will be asked to make direct contact with the tour organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
    • FAM tour organisers wishing to promote their tour through ICEF are required to submit a proposal. All proposals are subject to approval by ICEF.
    • FAM tours may only be offered outside of event related activities and times.
    • Only organisations attending the event may meet and host other event participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that event registered organisations have paid to meet.

    Reception guidelines:

    Receptions allow you to host agents in a memorable way while reinforcing your brand. Inviting the agents that you wish to target gives you the chance to make meaningful and focused connections in a relaxed and fun environment.

    • Reception organisers may determine all logistics, conditions and costs associated with their event, including which event participants and other business partners are accepted to join, and which are not.
    • ICEF will not get involved in the organisation of receptions, but simply ensure relevancy for event participants as well as an equal representation of receptions to all delegates.
    • All event participants interested in attending a reception will be asked to make direct contact with the reception organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
    • Reception organisers wishing to promote their event through ICEF are requested to provide information as outlined on the ICEF website.
    • Receptions may only be offered outside of event related activities and times.
    • Only organisations attending the event may meet and host other event participants. We do not wish to encourage non-registered institutions to access and benefit from meeting potential business partners that event registered organisations have paid to meet.

    Promotion

    Once your proposal has been accepted by ICEF, we will promote your event to assist you in attracting the quantity and variety of agents desired.

    Your FAM tour or reception will be listed in this section of the website along with your contact details, hyperlinks and / or promotional materials. ICEF will also promote your event to all attending agents once their registration has been approved, as well as in numerous follow-up communications prior to the event.

    Please provide ICEF with a website hyperlink and / or a brochure / flyer / invitation (pdf format) containing the following information:

    • Name of activity
    • Host name and contact details
    • Details of the event including program, location, date and time, inclusions such as food and transportation, invited target groups / individuals and maximum number of participants

    Please note: Proposals received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be listed on the website but will no longer be published in any other agent communications.



    2018 FAM Tours and Receptions

    Pre & Post activities will be posted here as they are offered. Please check back here for any new activities added.

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