About this Workshop

The ICEF Latin America Workshop is the largest agent networking event focused on this important region. In 2018, the event enabled 144 educators from 16 countries to hold over 3 400 pre-scheduled meetings with 200 quality agents from 10 Latin American countries.

In 2019, the ICEF Latin America Workshop will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and 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.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Service Providers

  • Easily develop worldwide partnerships with international education professionals
  • Grow sales and diversify customer base
  • Expand sales reach through important multipliers
  • Maintain existing contacts and promotional networks
  • Promote your company to key players within the international education industry
  • Obtain market intelligence and information on latest developments
  • Meet a variety of agents and educators in one place - save time and money
  • International educators (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools) wishing to meet with quality agents from throughout Latin America
  • Agents exclusively from Latin America. Expected countries to be represented include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Service providers who will be exhibiting and who have products and / or services to sell to international students via education institutions or education agents

Prior to the workshop:

  • Comprehensive profiles of all participants
  • Use of the eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • Hotel reservation options and preferential rates
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to offer and promote FAM tours and receptions

At the workshop:

  • Exclusive use of your own meeting table throughout the event
  • A copy of both the Agent Catalogue and the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • An entry in the Educator & Service Provider Catalogue
  • Access to Marcom Onsite for last-minute appointment scheduling
  • Market intelligence seminars & training sessions
  • Participation in the Welcome Reception, networking breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks & Dinner Reception
  • Opportunity to host agent familiarisation (FAM) tours and receptions

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.



2019 FAM Tours and Receptions

   
The participant information pack will be published 3 months prior to the event.

How to maximise your workshop experience? - Watch the video tutorials:

  • PART 1 - before the workshop
    Learn about ICEF Workshops, preparing for an event, making appointments and tips for a successful workshop experience.
  • PART 2 - at the workshop
    Learn what happens during an event, including identifying potential partners on site, workshop etiquette, using the agent catalogue and key questions to ask agents during meetings.
  • PART 3 - after the workshop
    Learn about post event follow up. Effective follow up leads to strong partnerships, successful relationships, and a better ROI.
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    Please check travel and visa regulations with your respective embassy well ahead before travelling. A list of Brazilian consulates and embassies can be found at
    http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/brazil

    Visas are not required for nationals of the following countries who wish to visit for tourism or for business purposes for stays of up to 90 days:
    Visa exemptions

    Important: Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 more months after the date you leave Brazil.

    If your country of citizenship is not listed above you will need to apply for a visa in advance. Please access an online application form here.

    If you need a visa and require a letter of invitation, please contact Cornelia Wojcik for further assistance. Please note that ICEF can only provide you with a letter of invitation for the duration of the workshop. The deadline for invitation letter requests is August 20, 2019.

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