EDUCATORS

Why does the Industry need a Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focused Agent Workshop?

What do we mean by Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focus?

Why are we focusing on the Greater Middle East & Central Asia?

Why should you be a part of such a fruitful workshop?

Who are the organizers and sponsors?

The advantages of attending EuroAsia Agents Workshop

Which Countries’ Agents are attending

Past Participants in 3rd EuroAsia Workshop (October 2018)

Past Participants in 2nd EuroAsia Workshop (March 2018)

Past Participants in 1st EuroAsia Workshop (October 2017)

How do we pre-screen the agents?

The selection process

Programme for Educators & Providers

Pre-arranging your meetings

Why should schools attend the Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focused Agent Workshop in Turkey?

What Type of Schools and Institutes can attend the EuroAsia Agent Workshop ?

Venue

Registration

The Package Includes

Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities

Why does the Industry need a Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focused Agent Workshop?

  • 1,5 million students enrolled from these countries
  • Makes up 20% of the global education industry demand
  • Important and strategic regions
  • Ease of getting Turkish visa
  • Strong cultural religious, economic and social ties between these regions and Turkey
  • Convenience of transport links to Turkey from the regions
  • Opportunity to meet decision makers from new top agents never shown up or unable to attend other events around the world.

The international education industry has been growing rapidly over the last couple of decades. According to UNESCO, the number of students studying abroad is expected to reach 8 million by 2025. The Greater Middle East and Central Asia will be playing a very important role in supplying a vast majority of those students (almost 20% of the global market) coming from these two regions. There are thousands of educational recruitment agents in the region assisting these students in order to find suitable programmes, countries and schools. Turkey is a very central location and a bridge for those two important regions making it an excellent hub for attracting Greater Middle East and Central Asia agents.

On the other hand, many international education providers find Turkey an attractive country because of its own enormous student flow, as well as its neighboring countries. Turkey and the countries of the Greater Middle East and Central Asia have succeeded in establishing strong cultural, religious, economic and social ties and the educational agents from GME and CA are very keen on keeping in touch with each other.

You also have the added convenience that Turkey welcomes people from many GME and CA countries without requiring a visa. Organizing a boutique regional event in Istanbul will help both educators and agents to increase the volume of their business in the region as Istanbul is located in an attractive and strategic point.

What do we mean by Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focus?

In terms of political and geographical definition, the Greater Middle East is used to refer to the Gulf region, the Levant, the areas that were once covered by Mesopotamia and Persia, and Northern and Central Africa. In the meantime, Central Asia covers a region reaching from the Caucasus Mountains and the Central Asian Turkic Republics all the way to Mongolia.

However, we also consider all the Muslim countries under the GMR and CA as contacts for business as well. We therefore invite agents from Muslim countries or countries with substantial Muslim populations from all around the world.

Why are we focusing on the Greater Middle East & Central Asia?

The student market in the Greater Middle East and Central Asia (Gulf Region, Central and Northern Africa, Central Asia) consists of 15-20% of the whole global market. We cannot underestimate this figure when it comes to realizing strong global business goals. These countries see Turkey as having a strategic and important position due to its location as a bridge between Europe and Asia, its shared cultural, religious and social values, and the convenient transport links and strong bonds between them. On account of this impressive image, people from indicated countries are very keen on doing business in Turkey. Correspondingly, since we are aware of the major demand for Middle Eastern & Central Asian students among international educators, this workshop is a great opportunity for you to meet and establish successful business relationships with your target group; selected highquality agents, counselors and service providers. The student recruitment agents we invite to EuroAsia Agent Focus Workshop come from 36 different countries from the indicated region. Our aim is to allow you to get the maximum benefit of doing business with them face to face during the workshop on March 4, 5, 6 2019.

Why should you be a part of such a fruitful workshop?

  • B2B meetings with the highest quality student recruitment agents
  • Only Decision Makers of Agents Invited
  • Cover Everything in Istanbul
  • 70% of agents attending only EuroAsia Workshop rather than any other similar platforms.
  • 3 nights accommodation at 5 star hotels with the special rates
  • Social activities and networking
  • Amazing Bosphorus boat tour
  • Optional Istanbul city tours
  • University campus visits
  • Opportunity to meet with 20.000 prospective Turkish students by attending IEFT – International Education Fairs of Turkey

As strong players in the overseas education sector for 20 years, we clearly understand your feelings, business needs, demands and aims. Since we organized the first EuroAsia Agent Workshop in October, we are very happy to say that we brought together 70 educators from 57 different institutions and 120 agent representatives from 35 countries encompassing the Middle East and Central Asia. The business meeting percentage for the participating schools at EuroAsia Agent Workshop reached 82%. By virtue of our success, we are extending our networks and the workshop will be welcoming around 200 exclusively selected agents from the Middle East, Central Asia, Western and Northern Africa and extending the diversity to now include Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia and China.

You will not only be given this opportunity, but also will have a chance to attend IEFT – International Education Fairs of Turkey just before EuroAsia agent workshop. Turkey’s IEFT Exhibition professionally hosts over 150 institutions from around 25 different countries with 20,000 prospective students attending each event.

In addition, we can assure you that our attending agents will have been carefully screened and demonstrated that they actively promote their partner schools and send students to various institutions around the world. Therefore, we offer you an excellent opportunity to meet the agents face-to-face in order to develop worldwide partnerships, promote your brand within the international education industry, and achieve more updated information about local market trends.

EuroAsia Agent Workshop focuses on language schools, summer courses, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and high schools. We therefore strongly recommend that education providers take part in this unique workshop to meet our selected agents from the Greater Middle East, comprised of countries in the Gulf region, Northern Africa, Central Asia, the Balkans, and South East Asia all keen on meeting international education providers in Turkey…

Who are the organizers and sponsors?

YEDAB was founded in May 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, as a result of years of continuous efforts to create maximum awareness for the international education sector. Since foundation, YEDAB has primarily acted as a bridge between agencies and schools and continues to perform outstanding work.

In response to feedback and requests received from our members and schools, YEDAB has identified that the Middle East and Central Asia regions have particularly acute issues uniting schools and agencies together and therefore we believe we can address this gap. After meetings with IEFT, one of the leading fair organization companies here in Turkey with 16 years’ experience organizing overseas education fairs, the idea for EuroAsia was born. We are initiating the Middle East & Central Asia Focus EuroAsia Workshop, the first of which will take place in October 2017, and we are confident it will open new doors for the overseas education community.

Who is IEFT?

  • 16 years of business experience
  • Over 20,000 prospective students and families visiting every event
  • Fairs organized in 3 largest cities in Turkey
  • 150 universities, colleges and language school exhibitors from 25 countries taking place in the fairs

IEFT was founded in 2001 as an organization committed to bringing quality education providers together with motivated students and their families. Our aim is to create greater visibility for the many “study abroad” options available around the globe.

The IEFT Fair is the largest and most prestigious student recruitment event in Turkey, organizing its events twice a year in the country’s three biggest cities; Istanbul (3 days), Ankara (1 day) and Izmir (1 day). It attracts over 20,000 prospective and motivated students and parents from Turkey who are seeking to study abroad.

The IEFT Fairs will take place just before the EuroAsia Agent Workshop, hosting around 150 universities, colleges and language schools from 20 different countries who offer undergraduate, postgraduate, high school and language courses and summer programs at every event.

Who is YEDAB?

YEDAB was founded in May 2013, as a result of years of continuous efforts to create maximum awareness for the international education sector. The aim of our association has been to bring unity and cooperation to the sector.

Our association conducts its activities by establishing a correct and distinct legislation for our sector, determining a specified framework for service standards and professional expertise, and finally, setting out a structure managed by the association itself. Meanwhile, monitoring activities are carried out by official authorities by creating a unified legislation.

YEDAB’s headquarters are based in Istanbul and it has members consisting of over 50 educational agents in Turkey, while it has also achieved excellent and strong links with other agents in neighboring countries.

YEDAB also welcomes any agents from Greater Middle East and Central Asian countries as joint members in order to connect countries through education.

   

The advantages of attending EuroAsia Agents Workshop

  • You will be able to take advantage of an opportunity to meet over around 200 big players in the international educational agency industry from the GME and CA.
  • One of the greatest benefits of taking part both in the Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focus EuroAsia Agents Workshop and IEFT Fair is that the participating schools will be able to give 30 minute seminars to the attendees in order to increase brand visibility at IEFT Fairs. Plus, all the agents who will be attending the workshop will be invited to join these seminars.
  • Schools that participate in both of these events will be offered very attractive and special prices.
  • Those who participate at both events will get a chance to see different cities in Turkey and join social activities.
  • Guests will stay at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, located a short walk from important attractions such as Taksim Square and Nişantaşı with the special prices.
  • 70% agents from GME and CA consists of decision makers from new top agents never shown up or unable to attend other events around the world, you will have a opportunity to meet these top agencies only in Istanbul.

Which Countries’ Agents are attending

The workshop will be welcoming around 200 exclusively selected agents from the Middle East, Central Asia, Western and Northern Africa and extending the diversity to now include Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia and China.

Country No. of Agents
Afghanistan 2
Algeria 4
Azerbaijan 10
Bahrain 3
Bangladesh 5
China 10
Egypt 5
Georgia 2
Ghana 3
India 8
Indonesia 6
Iran 12
Iraq 6
Jordan 6
Kazakhstan 12
Kuwait 3
Kyrgyzstan 4
Lebanon 4
Liberia 2
Libya 6
Country No. of Agents
Malaysia 6
Mali 2
Mongolia 5
Morocco 5
Nepal 3
Nigeria 5
Oman 2
Pakistan 6
Palastine 3
Saudi Arabia 10
Senegal 3
Tajikistan 2
Tunusia 6
Turkey 25
Turkmenistan 6
UAE 7
Ukraine 10
Uzbekistan 4
Russia 10

Past Participants in 3rd EuroAsia Workshop (October 2018)

USA
Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)
Portland Community College
Wright State University
IRELAND
The International School Of English
Marketing English in Ireland
AUSTRALIA
Australian National Institute of Management and Technology
Canterbury College
FRANCE
French in Normandy
GERMANY
Das Spracheninstitut DSI
HUNGARY
University of Debrecen
MALTA
American University of Malta
NORTHERN CYPRUS
Eastern Mediterranean University
ODTÜ Kuzey Kıbrıs
RUSSIA
HSE University
Ural state University of Economics
SPAIN
C3S Business School
SWEDEN
Linnaeus University
SOUTH AFRICA
Oxford English Academy
TURKEY
Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University
Beykent University
Bilkent University
Doğuş University
International British College (IBC)
Istanbul Aydin University
Istanbul Ayvansaray University
Istanbul Gelişim University
Kadir Has University
Koç University
Maltepe University
Şahinkaya College / Natillus Summer Schools
Siirt University
Toros University
Yaşar University
CAMPUCITY STUDENT RESIDENCE
Desing Print Post (DPP)
Educa Student Accommodation
Studyin Turkey
UK
ACS Cobham International School
Bangor University
Brooke House College
Capital School Of English (Cardiff)
De Montfort University
Kaplan International English
Kaplan International Pathways
Myddelton College
Adcote School
NCUK-The University Consortium
St Giles International
Study Group/Embassy English
The English Studio
GoBritanya Student Accommodation Agent
CANADA
Centennial College
College platon
Columbia International College
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
INGWE immigration
Mallette llp - Mobility and Business Immigration to Canada
Niagara College
Northern Lights College
Seneca College
SSLC - Sprott Shaw Language College
St Lawrence College
University of Winnipeg
Vancouver Film School

Past Participants in 2nd EuroAsia Workshop (March 2018)

INTERNATIONAL
Holmes Education Group: OHC English, UWIC,
Sol Camps, Teaching House, Holmes Institute
Languages Canada
USA
Highline College
Mentora College
Study California
The Knox School
The Newman School
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Wright State University
IRELAND
Birchwater Education
Marketing English in Ireland
ALBANIA
Albanian College Durres
AUSTRALIA
University Preparation College
SPAIN
EU Business School
FEDELE - Español en España
HUNGARY
Eötvös Loránd University
University of Debrecen
MALTA
Eurocentres Malta
NORTHERN CYPRUS
Eastern Mediterranean University
Middle East Technical University
Northern Cyprus Campus
SWEDEN
Kristianstad University
GERMANY
GLS German Language School Berlin
ROMANIA
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration,
West University of Timisoara
LITHUANIA
ISM University of Management and Economics
FKaunas University of Technology
Study in Lithiunia
CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech Technical University in Prague
Study in the Czech Republic
University of Hradec Kralove
UKRAINE
Arman Education Plus
SOUTH AFRICA
EduSA- Education South Africa
UK
English Studio
Foyle International
King’s College Saint Michaels
QA Higher Education
St. Michael's School
TASIS - The American School in England
Ulster University
Woodbridge School
CANADA
Centennial College
College Bourget
Douglas College
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Northern Lights College
University of Manitoba Extended Education
York University
TURKEY
Beykent University
Dogus University
Hasan Kalyoncu University
Işık University
International British College (IBC Turkey)
Istanbul Aydin University
Istanbul Ayvansaray University
Istanbul Commerce University
Istanbul Gelisim University
Kadir Has University
Koç University
Maltepe University
Okan University
PİRİ REİS UNIVERSITY
Sabanci University
Siirt University
TED University
Toros University
Yasar University
Yeditepe University

Past Participants in 1st EuroAsia Workshop (October 2017)

INTERNATIONAL
Embassy English
Kaplan International English
LSI - Language Studies International
OHC English and Sol Camps
Oxford International
Sprachcaffe/Geos Languages
PLUS
State University of New York (SUNY)
St Giles International
Study Group
USA
College of the Desert
FLS International
Full Sail University
Kent State University
Rivermont Collegiate
Trine University
Virginia Commonwealth University
IRELAND
Marketing English in Ireland
MALAYSIA
Education Malaysia
Mahsa University
POLAND
WSB Universities in Poland
SPAIN
AIP Languages
HUNGARY
Duna College
University of Debrecen
MALTA
ICTQ Malta Language of School
NORTHERN CYPRUS
Eastern Mediterranean University
SWITZERLAND
HTMI Hotel and Tourism Management Institute
Switzerland
UK
Bellerby's College
De Montfort University
GoBritanya
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford English Academy
QA Higher Education
Queen Ethelburga's College
Regent Language Training
The Language Gallery
The Mount, Mill Hill International School
The Stay Academy - TSA English
University of the West Scotland
CANADA
Capilano University
Centennial College
College Platon
Crestwood Preparatory College
ILAC - International Language Academy of
Canada
International Language School of
Canada - ILSC
St. Lawrence College
University of Victoria - English Language
Center
TURKEY
Beykent University
Dogus University
Istanbul Gelisim University
Koc University
Nisantasi University
Sabancı University
Siirt University
Uludag University
Yasar University

How do we pre-screen the agents?

With 20 years of experience in this field, we strongly believe that we have the professionalism to serve this business properly. Moreover, our strong political bonds and cultural similarities give us the magnificent power to be able to do business efficiently and effectively with the majority of international educators and recruitment agents in the regions of the Middle East and Central Asia. Besides this, we already have a strong profile of international educators in the global arena and recruitment agents in the GME and CA numbering enough to organize an event for both of them in the magnificent city of Istanbul.

The target agents are carefully screened in terms of their years of experience, reputation, the quality of the services they provide to their clients (references), attractiveness in terms of marketing, and the amount of business they generate per year. We also consider some new agents by observing their development in the market via their websites and checking their participation at educational events.

The selection process

When our team invites a potential agent to the EuroAsia Workshop, they consider the following key information in order to provide you with a high-quality service;

  • You will be able to take advantage of an opportunity to meet over 200 big players in the international educational agency industry from the GME and CA.
  • Company background (year of establishment, numberof branch offices, contact details, employee information)
  • Detailed official registration circumstances
  • Number of students served per year
  • Four references from school partnerships who have strong business relationships with the agent
  • Detailed information on promotional and marketing strategies
  • Marketing and promotional materials
  • Accreditation by a relevant unit
  • Signed terms and conditions in compliance with EuroAsia Workshop and YEDAB standards

Programme for Educators & Providers

You will have the chance to hold 37 pre-scheduled one-one business meeting with quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers. These appointments are 20 minutes long, allowing you to take full advantage of a chance to increase your brand visibility, maintain your existing business relationship and meet new prospective agents. The Agent Workshop programme also includes welcome coffee, lunch and dinner, refreshment breaks, social networking functions and familiarization trips.

Monday, March 4, 2019
08:00 Registration at Hilton Bosphorus Hotel Lobby
09:00 - 18:00 Fam trip for Turkish Universities
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception for EuroAsia Workshop participants
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 13:00 Business Meetings
13:00 - 14:00 Open Buffet Lunch
14:00 - 18:40 Business Meetings
19:30 Boat Tour with hosted dinner
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 13:00 Business Meetings
13:00 - 14:00 Open buffet Lunch
14:00 - 15:40 Business Meetings

Pre-arranging your meetings

You’ll be able to arrange meetings with quality student recruitment agents beforehand via Marcom eSchedule PRO Online meeting booking system, which provides participants with a pre-scheduling service for up to 37 meetings. This means you’ll know exactly who you’ll be meeting with before you arrive in Turkey.

Why should schools attend the Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focused Agent Workshop in Turkey?

Come along and be welcomed by our warm country if you want to:

  • Take advantage of the chance to meet around 200 top quality Eurasian agents focused on the Greater Middle East & Central Asian regions
  • Take part in focused B2B meetings and networking
  • Use the benefits of this cost effective event by recruiting and connecting simultaneously in one place
  • Network with over 10 Turkish universities and attend their campus tours
  • Join all-inclusive and fun social activities
  • Taste delicious authentic Turkish cuisine in its homeland
  • Meet friendly and welcoming people
  • Experience real Turkish traditions
  • Visit somewhere with a similar culture to yours
  • Enjoy a 3-night stay in 5 star hotels, a luxury hotel in the safest part of the city with the special rates.

What Type of Schools and Institutes can attend the EuroAsia Agent Workshop ?

We welcome the schools and institutes offering;

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes
  • Foundation and A Level Programmes
  • 2 Years Community Colleges and TAFE Institutes
  • Language Courses
  • Summer Schools and Camp Programmes
  • High School
  • GMAT, SAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL Preparation
  • Executive Programmes
  • Pre-Masters / Pre-MBA
  • Certificate and Diploma Programmes
  • Internship and Co-Op Programmes
  • Exchange Programmes
  • Scholarship Offices
  • Countries Educational Attaches and Promotion Offices
  • Embassies and Consulates
  • Organizations Offering Language and Aptitude Tests

Venue

You will have the great opportunity to enjoy a 3 nights stay at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, or another of Istanbul’s most prestigious and comfortable hotels nearby with the special rates. The Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, gardens, a day spa, and seven restaurants offering a range of local and international cuisine. Additionally, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities make the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus a fantastic choice for this event. As you’ll be in the heart of Istanbul (just a short walk from important attractions such as Taksim Square and Nişantaşı), you’ll have great access to transport links too.

Registration

Regular Prices End: from December 15, 2018
Workshop in Total per Person: $2,900
Additional Representative: $1,900
Accompanying Person: $100
Sponsor Table: $4,900
Accommodation at Hilton / per night: $150
Early Bird Prices End: December 14, 2018
Workshop in Total per Person: $2,500
Additional Representative: $1,600
Accompanying Person: $85
Sponsor Table: $4,150
Accommodation at Hilton / per night : $150

The Package Includes

Prior to the Workshop:

  • Online registration
  • A copy of the Agent catalog
  • Access to Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting scheduling system
  • Business to Business meetings  (36 slots)
  • Meeting Area (Table Setup)
  • Welcome Coffee and Refreshment Breaks during workshop days
  • Welcome Reception and EuroAsia Bosphorus Boat Tour*
  • Open Buffet Lunch during workshop days

Additional Services:

  • Hotel Accommodation with special rates
  • Optional Istanbul Tour

* Please note the boat tour will be organized on March 5, 2019
** Please contact us via schools@euroasiaworkshop.com for bookings and additional informaiton.

Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities

If you require any detailed information about marketing and/or sponsorship for the events, please contact us via educators@euroasiaworkshop.com (advertisements using any relevant marketing materials). Due to these materials being limited, these are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to give a seminar at IEFT Fairs, please email info@euroasiaworkshop.com



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