About ICEF Events
WHAT ARE ICEF EVENTS
ICEF Events are the leading B2B networking conferences for the international education sector.
Whether fully-online, or hybrid, our events facilitate outstanding student experiences, helping education institutions and high-quality student recruitment agents to develop strong partnerships. Spread over two or three days both online and in convenient locations around the world, they combine dedicated meeting sessions, thought leadership presentations, and informal networking spaces.
Our education fairs are a cost-effective and time-efficient solution to help you build and maintain the global relationships you need to thrive in the international student mobility sector. We bring together key decision makers from across international education to give you an unmatched opportunity to meet new business partners, refresh existing connections, build your brand, and learn about the issues impacting our industry today.
Unlike many networking conferences, whether you choose to join us online or in person, you’ll be able to experience the impromptu social elements which make networking so special. In addition, by giving you the option to join from wherever you are for any of our events, we are helping to minimise our impact on the planet by reducing emissions and generating less waste.
WHO YOU’LL MEET
All ICEF Events bring together professionals from all sides of the international education industry. Everyone who attends has a genuine interest in building new partnerships and strengthening existing connections.
We are proud to host carefully-vetted international student recruitment agencies, who represent the most qualified and trusted professionals within their territories, and who have demonstrated a consistent track record of successful student placement.
The education agents who are chosen to attend our events are frequently able to help education providers reach new prospective students and expand awareness of their study programmes.
Education providers, including universities, colleges and schools – who represent the final destination for international students – come to ICEF Events because they trust us to help them meet high-quality new partners to promote themselves to new would-be students.
We also welcome other organisations which enhance the international student experience by offering products or services relevant to our industry.
These include student accommodation providers, insurance & financial service companies, edtech and software partners, purveyors of logistics and supplies, training, testing and accreditation bodies, as well as associations, cultural institutions and government bodies from all over the world.
Explore our upcoming networking events for international education professionals from around the world by clicking on the links below:
ICEF Virtual Eurasia
March 23 - 25, 2021
ICEF Virtual Eurasia is an exciting new networking event dedicated to helping education institutions around the world identify new student recruitment partners and refresh existing relationships with agents across Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia.Register for the event
ICEF Virtual Americas
May 11 - 13, 2021
ICEF Virtual Americas gives education providers from across the Americas the opportunity to meet high quality, carefully-screened international student recruitment agents from around the world.
More than 650 education professionals join us every year for an unmatched programme of business meetings, insightful seminars and industry presentations.Register for the event
ICEF Virtual Africa
June 08 - 10, 2021
Following its success in 2019 and 2020, ICEF Africa returns in 2021 as a virtual networking event dedicated to meeting the needs of international education providers looking to attract students from the continent.
The event is a standout opportunity for educational institutions around the world to access these emerging student markets and pro-actively market their institutions to would-be recruitment partners.Register for the event
ICEF Virtual Asia
June 22 - 24, 2021
ICEF Virtual Asia is an exciting new online event designed specifically to meet the needs of international education professionals from across Asia.
Bringing together colleagues from right across the region, we are proud that this event provides the region’s best networking community for professionals with an interest in countries including South Korea, Japan, The Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.Register for the event
ICEF Virtual ANZA
August 10 - 12, 2021
ICEF Virtual ANZA is the 13th in our series of networking events for the Australian and New Zealand international education community. Developed specifically to meet the needs of this distinctive region, ICEF Virtual ANZA gives you the opportunity to meet the top international student recruitment agents from around the world who have a focus on Australia and New Zealand, as well as leading educators and service providers from this exciting and vibrant study destination.Register for the event
ICEF Higher Education
September 11 - 13, 2021
ICEF Higher Education is the only annual agent networking event catering specifically to the higher education sector, enabling you to engage with highly qualified and carefully-selected student recruitment agencies from all over the world.
All agents at this event are focused on higher education and represent all main international student recruitment regions: Turkey, Russia, India, Ukraine, Nigeria, Pakistan, Colombia, Morocco, Sweden, Iran, and more.Register for the event
ICEF Latin America
September 30 - October 02, 2021
São Paulo, Brazil
ICEF Latin America brings together high quality, carefully-screened student recruitment agents from Latin America and education providers from all over the world.
Agents who attend this event often specialise in student recruitment from the following regions: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.Register for the event
October 13 - 15, 2021
ICEF China in Beijing is the largest agent networking event of its kind in the region. Offering international education professionals unrivalled access into China and its unique educational environment, the vent brings representation from across 24 Chinese regions.
As well as enabling participants to meet with top quality ICEF-screened agents from China, ICEF Asia also features standout student recruitment agents from 11 other Asian countries.Register for the event
October 31 - November 02, 2021
ICEF Berlin gives you the international education industry’s largest networking event, and the world’s most comprehensive way to keep up with the latest developments in the international education sector.
Attendees can hold up to 40 one-to-one business meetings with other conference attendees over the course of the event and attend a range of insightful seminars, covering issues affecting the world of international education.Register for the event
December 06 - 08, 2021
ICEF Miami is an ideal opportunity for education institutions from the Americas to benefit from a large number of top quality student recruitment agents committed to building lasting partnerships and sending students to the region.
This packed event allows participants to schedule up to 38 one-to-one business meetings, and enjoy various market intelligence seminars and industry presentations.Register for the event
ABOUT OUR DIFFERENT EVENTS
A hybrid event marries the immersive in-person onsite experience of an in-person networking conference with the ability to participate virtually, allowing delegates to not only attend at the venue, but also from wherever they are in the world.
As well as being able to meet with international education colleagues physically present at the same location, delegates attending the event can also seamlessly schedule additional meetings with global education professionals elsewhere. Likewise, attendees taking part virtually from elsewhere may also meet with others located anywhere around the world and participate in the full seminar programme.
For those attending virtually, our events use a combination of Marcom eSchedule PRO and Zoom to provide a seamless and engaging networking experience for all participants. This combination offers you direct and total control over the types of partners you meet during the event based on their main activity and country of origin, as well as the peace of mind of using a secure and stable platform for your meetings.
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation via email with log-in details enabling you to access our meeting scheduling system approximately 4 weeks prior to the event through your myICEF portal.
Please note that, while we will make every effort to deliver this hybrid event as detailed, ICEF reserves the right to deliver this event in an online only format should guidance from local health authorities change.
Our Virtual Events are unmatched in their ability to keep you in touch with the international education community, without having to travel. As well as maintaining your relationships with existing partners, our virtual events help you:
- Enjoy the industry’s leading virtual meeting solution, seamlessly combining live 1-to-1 video meetings, text chat, informal networking spaces, and live and on demand webinars
- Get unmatched access to senior decision makers at ICEF pre-screened agents
- Access targeted contacts for specific regions or focus areas, helping you develop your network with confidence
- Receive 24 hour dedicated support in your language at any of our events, keeping things running smoothly for you and your team
- Receive accurate and reliable contact data for the industry’s largest database of individually pre-screened and reference checked agents
- Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news and trends through our unmatched programme of live and on demand seminars, helping you respond decisively to the latest changes
- Benefit from both planned and spontaneous meetings through our unique event networking lounges
- Take to the international education industry’s centre stage to develop your brand and be seen amongst leading industry figures
- At a time when travel is challenging, provide vital updates to your partners and the wider community about upcoming developments or changes you may be facing as a business
- Meet new players within the international educational community. In our August 2020 ICEF Agent Voice survey, 72% of 130 agents surveyed indicated that they are looking for and have established new partnerships with educators during COVID-19
- Cost-effectively access new partners or territories where travel for you would have otherwise proven prohibitive