6 November 2013
November 03 - 05, 2013 Eastern European University Association participated in the annual ICEF Berlin Workshop, the largest and most comprehensive international education-focused networking event in the world. This year the event welcomed over 2000 participants from about 96 countries on the premises of InterContinental hotel right in the heart of Berlin.
On the first day of the workshop EEUA representatives attended an extensive seminar programme with various presentations, thus gaining valuable insights into trends and research affecting international education from respected industry experts.
On the 2nd and 3rd days of the event EEUA had the best and most effective opportunity to network across a broad range of educational agents from China, Taiwan, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Czech Republic, Iraq, Uganda, Argentina etc. EEUA managed to conduct the total of 40 meetings, both with the existing agents and the new partners. Those agents that were new to Russian & Ukrainian educational market were particularly impressed by the affordability and high quality of the education offered in Russia & Ukraine, as well as the Bologna process educational system and students’ positive feedback.
A lot of agents also expressed keen interest to participate in the annual FAM trip to Russian & Ukrainian universities in order to see the university campuses, hostels, meet university deans and educators, as well as simply get an insight into Russian & Ukrainian lifestyle and living conditions.
Several agents also inquired about EEUA cutting-edge project “Study Russian while travelling” and decided to market it among their students.
Along with business meetings and informative industry presentations, EEUA had the excellent chance to solidify business relationships made during the event on a more personal level by attending numerous networking lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception and an official gala dinner.
The 2013 ICEF Berlin Workshop has proven to be the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet a large number of top international education professionals face-to-face and EEUA is determined to continue annual participation in this magnificent event in order to establish cooperation with the world’s best agents.