About this Workshop

The ICEF Latin America Workshop is the largest agent networking event focused on this important region. In 2017, the event enabled 112 educators from 14 countries to hold over 3 034 pre-scheduled meetings with 193 quality agents from 10 Latin American countries.

In 2018, the ICEF Latin America Workshop will take place in São Paulo, Brazil. As Brazil’s business centre and the largest city in the southern hemisphere, it is a convenient location for all workshop participants. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for international educators from all sectors to consolidate existing partnerships, as well as establish new ones with quality, screened student recruitment agents. Reflecting the market size, and importance, approximately ¾ of the agents at this workshop will come from Brazil.

Participants may also attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations; each providing valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting international education. In addition, workshop attendees benefit from numerous informal networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception and an official gala.

About this Workshop

This event enables educators to hold up to 38 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as service providers. The appointments are 30 minutes in duration and serve the dual objective of meeting with new contacts and maintaining existing relationships. The workshop programme also includes meals, refreshment breaks and evening functions, which also offer valuable networking opportunities.


Thursday
September 20, 2018
13.00 – 19.00
Registration of participants
14.00 – 14.45
Introductory seminars: "How to Maximise your ICEF Workshop Experience"
14.45 – 19.00
Seminars
19.00 – 21.00
Welcome reception- sponsored by ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Friday
September 21, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
13.00 – 14.00
Lunch
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 19.00
Business meetings (5 x 30 minutes)
20.00 – 24.00
Dinner reception - sponsored by StudyGroup
Saturday
September 22, 2018
08.00
Workshop hall opens, light breakfast
09.00 – 11.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
11.00 – 11.30
Refreshment break
11.30 – 13.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
13.00 – 14.00
Lunch
14.00 – 16.00
Business meetings (4 x 30 minutes)
16.00 – 16.30
Refreshment break
16.30 – 18.00
Business meetings (3 x 30 minutes)
18.00
Workshop hall closes

The 2018 ICEF Latin America Workshop will take place in São Paulo. As Brazil’s business centre and the largest city in the southern hemisphere, it is easily accessed by all workshop participants.

The ICEF Latin America Workshop will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo. Located in the city’s Marginal Pinheiros / Berrini business district, the Grand Hyatt São Paulo offers 466 guestrooms, international restaurants, state-of-the-art health and fitness amenities, as well as modern business and conference facilities that are perfect for our Latin America event.

Preferential rates are available for event participants.

More information on Sao Paulo can be found on the following links:
Brazilian Tourism Portal
Visite São Paulo

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures for the ICEF Latin America Workshop 2017:

  • 348 participants representing 235 organisations from 24 countries and 5 continents
  • 112 educators representing 88 education institutions from 14 countries
  • 193 agents representing 124 agencies from 10 countries throughout Latin America
  • 26 service providers representing 19 organisations from 8 countries
  • 9 guests and 8 speakers from 4 additional institutions
  • 3 034 pre-scheduled meetings during 2 days

Attendee Ratings “Excellent” or “Good”

LAW17 attendee ratings

Educator Demographics

LAW17 educator demographics

Educator Profile

LAW17 educator profile

Agent Demographics

LAW17 agent demographics

Booking Meetings

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, educators and service providers.

1. Prior to the workshop, details of all invited agents, educators and service providers are supplied via the 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.

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


The  Latin America Workshop 2017 seminar programme is available via this link:
The ICEF Latin America Workshop 2017 Seminar Programme



 

PROPOSAL FORM for FAM Tours and Receptions / Latin America


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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