AGENTS

EuroAsia Workshop

Why does the education industry need a Greater Middle East & Central Asia focused Agent workshop?

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

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

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

Agents from which countries can apply to EuroAsia Workshop?

Who are the organizers and sponsors?

Which universities, colleges and language schools are attending?

Expected schools which may participate in EuroAsia Workshop (Participated past IEFT events)

Programme

Pre-Arrange Your Meetings

Why should an agency attend the Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focus EuroAsia Agent Workshop in Turkey?

Venue

Local Attractions That May Interest You

How to Get a Turkish Visa

EuroAsia Workshop

  • Let’s Meet where the Continents Meet.
  • Connect with the International & Regional Focused Educators
  • 100+ Educators expected
  • 3 nights complimentary accommodation at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus or another luxury hotel nearby (1 person on FB single room)
  • Bosphorus boat trip and entertainment
  • Fam trip to Turkish Universities in Istanbul
  • Istanbul city tours

Why does the education 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 region

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 programs, 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 Asian 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 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 and 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 GME 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 and Central Asia?

The student market in the Greater Middle East and Central Asia (Gulf Region,Central and Northern Africa) consists of 15-20% of the whole global market. We cannot underestimate this in 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 East and 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; high-quality international educators and service providers. The educators we invite to EuroAsia Agent workshop come from 25 different countries from all over the world. Our aim is to allow you to get the maximum benefit of doing business with them face to face during the workshop and also in the IEFT fairs, which will be held on October 28, 29 2017. Both events are set to provide you with great advantages.

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

  • B2B meetings with the highest quality international educators
  • Free 3 nights full board accommodation at 5 star hotels
  • Social activities and networking
  • Amazing Bosphorus boat tour
  • Istanbul city tours
  • University campus visits
  • Opportunity to visit International Education Fairs of Turkey (IEFT)

As strong players in the overseas education sector for 16 years and sharing a similar tradition, culture and background as you, we clearly understand your feelings, business needs, demands and aims. We are very happy to announce that our Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focus EuroAsia Workshop, aimed at student recruitment agents directors, managers and management teams in EuroAsia, will provide you with an impressively convenient way to establish, maintain and reinforce your business links with the highest quality international educators and service providers in a single trip free of charge.

This will also open doors for you to the top 100 - 150 universities, colleges and language schools from all around the world. You’ll have the chance to do business effectively and efficiently face-to-face with top quality universities, colleges and language schools giving global services, allowing you to develop worldwide partnerships and promote your brand within the international education industry.

The workshop is not the only event we provide for you, you will also have another great chance to visit the International Education Fairs of Turkey (IEFT) immediately after the agent workshop in order to meet more representatives from international schools (high schools, language schools, universities, consulates…) at their booths. Turkey’s IEFT Exhibition hosts over 150 institutions professionally from around 25 different countries with over 20,000 prospective students visiting each event.

Added to this, we can give you the peace of mind that all the participating schools you’ll meet, provide high-quality services to the students who attend their institutions.

Agents from which countries can apply to EuroAsia Workshop?

We invite all high-quality agents who have been successfully recruiting students not only from the Greater Middle East and Central Asian regions, but all other Muslim countries and regions, from Morocco to Indonesia, India to Mali… Here are the sample allocations for each country at EuroAsia Workshop. Please book your space as soon as possible.

Country No. of Agents
Afghanistan 3
Algeria 2
Azerbaijan 7
Bahrain 2
Bangladesh 6
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2
Egypt 4
India 8
Indonesia 3
Iran 10
Iraq 3
Jordan 3
Kazakhstan 7
Kosovo 2
Kuwait 5
Kyrgyzstan 2
Lebanon 4
Libya 4
Country No. of Agents
Malaysia 5
Mali 2
Morocco 3
Nigeria 8
Oman 2
Pakistan 8
Palestine 2
Russia(Autonomous Regions) 4
Saudi Arabia 8
Senegal 2
Tajikistan 3
Tunusia 3
Turkey 15
Turkmenistan 3
UAE 4
Uzbekistan 3
Qatar 3

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, YADAB 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 in the same week as the Euroasia Agents 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.

YEDAB offers you a one year free membership to take advantage of its benefits. For more information, please visit: www.yedab.org.tr

   

Which universities, colleges and language schools are attending?

With 20 years of experience in this field, we strongly believe that we are have the professionalism to host an excellent and effective educational agent workshop focused on GME and CA. Thanks to many years of cooperation at IEFT Fairs, we have long-standing business relations with our participating schools. We have succeeded in strengthening our business bonds with a wide range of participant schools which provide top-quality education services to their own target group.

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. At each IEFT event, we have around over 100 international universities, colleges, high schools and universities attending from over 25 countries. We expect most of them to also participate in EuroAsia Agent Workshop.

Expected schools which may participate in EuroAsia Workshop (Participated past IEFT events)

INTERNATIONAL
Sprachcaffe /GEOS Languages PLUS
Kaplan International English
LAL Language Center
Embassy CES
St. Giles International
LSI Language Studies International
Eurocenters
EC English Language Centre
The Language Gallery
Study Group – International Study Centre
OHC English and Sol Camps
Oxford International
Navitas
Glion Institute of Higher Education
International Language School of Canada
FLS International
Student Management Group - High School Programs in U.S. And Canada
Oscars International
ESCP Europe Business School
Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches
USA
Indiana University, Intensive English Program
State University of New York, Oswego
University of San Diego, English Language Academy
California Language Academy
University of California, Irvine
Alamo College
St. Cloud State University
Talk International
Bellevue College
NYU School of Engineering
ETS TOEFL and GRE
Binghampton University, State University of New York
New York Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
INTO USA
Central Washington University
California Polytechnic State University
Kent State University
New York Institute of Technology
Northeastern University, Graduate School of Business
San Francisco State University
State University of New York at Fredonia
St. Cloud State University
Trine University, University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of California Davis, Irvine
Westcliff University
Ohlone College
AUSTRALIA
Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)
Australian National University College
Charles Sturt University Study Centres
Flinders International Study Centre
International Language School of Canada
Network Australia Group
Study Group
Taylors College
The University of Sydney
The University of Western Australia
University of Wollongong
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
International University of Sarajevo
FRANCE
ESCP Europe Business School
IESEG School of Management
SPEOS Paris London Photographic School
GREECE
International Hellenic University
IRELAND
Atlas Language School
CES ( Centre of English Studies )
Emarald Cultural Institute
Griffith College
JAMIACA
University College of Caribbean
MALAYSIA
Asia Pasific University of Technology
Education Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
NEW ZEALAND
AUT University
College of Natural Health and Homeopathy
Massey University
Taylors College Auckland
The University of Auckland
POLAND
Collegium Civitas
Jagiellonian University
Kozminski University
Lazarski University
Lodz Film School
Lodz Medical University
Lodz University of Technology
Maritime University of Szczecin
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Poznan University of Economics and Business
Poznan University of Technology
University of Social Sciences and Humanities-Swps
University of Warsaw
Vincent Pol University
Warsaw University of Technology
Wroclaw University of Technology
SPAIN
Eserp Business School
European University Business School
IE University
SWEEDEN
Chalmers University of Technology
Jönköping University
Lund University
UK
Bucks New University
David Game College
Birmingham City University
University of Southampton
London School of Commerce
Coventry University
De Montfort University
Oxford Brookes University
University of East Anglia
University of Greenwich
University of Reading
University of Westminster
London United Education
Kingsley School
Learn English / LILA Liverpool
Shane Global Language Center
ESCP Europe Business School
CANADA
Georgian College
Vancouver Film School
Sprott Shaw Language College (SSLC)
ILAC – Internatonal Language Academy of Canada
Bodwell High School
Royal Crown Academic School
Niagara College
Senaca College
Upper Madison College
UMC High School
Bodwell High School
Braemar College
Durham College
Pickering College
Saint Lawrence College
English School of Canada
International House Vancouver
University of New Brunswick
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Windsor, University of Windsor
University of Winnipeg
University Canada West
Trent University
SAIT Polytechnic
Laurentian University
Capilano University
AUSTRIA
Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs GmbH
Fachhochschule Salzburg GmbH
FH OÖ Management GmbH
IMC Fachhochschule Krems GmbH
MCI Management Center Innsbruck - Die
Sprachenzentrum Universität Wien
University of Applied Sciences Upper
Unternehmerische Hochs
BULGARIA
Technical University of Sofia
GERMANY
ESCP Europe Business School
LSI - Language Studies International
Sprachcaffe/Geos Languages PLUS
HUNGARY
Central European University
University of Debrecen
ITALY
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Florence University of the Arts
NABA Donus Academy
Prontoitalia Educazione/Milano, Polimoda
Scuola Politecnica Di Design SPD
LITHUNIA
Kaunas University of Technology
Mykolas Romeris University
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Vilnius University
MALTA
BELS Malta
Chamber College
EC English Language Centres
Eurocentres
LAL Language Centres
LSI ( Language Studies International )
Sprachcaffe/Geos Languages PLUS
NORTHERN CYPRUS
Northern Cyprus Universities are quite popular with
GME and CA agents. So, we expect around 5
universities from NC
SCOTLAND
University of Strathclyde
SOUTH AFRICA
EC English Language Centres
Eurocentres
LAL Language Centres
Sprachcaffe/Geos Languages PLUS
SWITZERLAND
BHMS Business and Hotel Management School
César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
Hotel Institute Montreux
HTMI Hotel and Tourism Management Institute
Switzerland
IHTTI School Of Hotel Management
Swiss Education Academy
Swiss Education Group
Swiss Hotel Management School
TURKEY
We also expect around 15 - 20 Turkish
Universities to join EuroAsia Agent Workshop
UKRAINE
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Programme

You’ll be able to benefit from 25 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with qualified educators and service providers, as well as other student recruitment agents. These appointments are 25 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 international educators & service providers.

The Agent Workshop program also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, refreshment breaks, social networking events and family trips. And it is all free of charge for all attending agents.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Arrival in Istanbul and free time or optional
events for participants coming earlier
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
09:00 - 11:30 University Tour (TBA)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:30 University Tour (TBA)
Friday, October 27, 2017
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 10:40 Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
10:40 - 11:00 Refreshment break
11:00 - 12:40 Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:40 Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
15:40 - 16:00 Refreshment break
16:00 - 17:25 Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes)
17:25 - 17:35 Coffee Break
17:35 - 18:50 Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes)
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner event
Saturday, October 28, 2017
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00 Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 - 10:40 Business meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
10:45 - 12:00 Business meetings (3 x 25 minutes)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
14:30 - 20:00 Free time (You can continue your
meetings visiting at IEFT booths)
20.00 - 24:00 Boat cruise and dinner at Bosphorus
Sunday, October 29, 2017 (Optional)
07:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 15:00 Istanbul tour

Pre-Arrange Your Meetings

You’ll be able to arrange meetings with international educators and service providers beforehand via Marcom eSchedule PRO Online meeting booking system, which provides participants with a pre-scheduling service for up to 25 meetings. This means you’ll know exactly who you’ll be meeting with & when before you arrive in Turkey.

Why should an agency attend the Greater Middle East & Central Asia Focus EuroAsia Agent Workshop in Turkey?

  • Taste delicious authentic Turkish cuisine in its homeland
  • Meet friendly and welcoming people
  • Experience real Turkish traditions
  • Explore a country with close traditions and a similar cultural heritage
  • Enjoy a 3-night stay at Hilton Bosphorus or another of Istanbul’s luxury hotels in the safest part of the city.
  • Take advantage of meeting over 100 top-quality universities, colleges and language schools from around the region.
  • Visit IEFT Fairs right after the EuroAsia Agent Workshop in order to meet more school representatives.
  • Participate in relevant events taking place immediately before and after IEFT Istanbul Student Recruitment Fair.
  • Network with over 15-20 Turkish universities and attend their campus tours.
  • Join in with fun social activities.
  • And more importantly all of the above are COMPLIMENTARY!

Venue

You will have the great opportunity to enjoy a 3-night stay at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, or another of Istanbul’s most prestigious and comfortable hotels nearby free of charge. 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.

Local Attractions That May Interest You

  • Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square (13 minutes by foot)
  • The Grand Bazaar (31 minutes by bus)
  • The Blue Mosque (35 minutes by bus and tram)
  • Hagia Sophia (37 minutes by bus and tram)
  • Topkapı Palace (38 minutes by bus and tram)
  • The Basilica Cistern (35 minutes by bus and tram)
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museums (38 minutes by bus, tram and foot)
  • Süleymaniye Mosque (35 minutes by bus and foot)
  • The Spice Bazaar (28 minutes by bus and foot)
  • Dolmabahçe Palace (19 minutes by bus and foot)
  • Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (37 minutes by bus and tram)
  • Yedikule Fortress (55 minutes by bus and foot)
  • Galata Tower (22 minute by bus and foot)
  • Maiden’s Tower (49 minutes by bus and boat)

How to Get a Turkish Visa

Turkey is an easy access to visit for the people from other countries since Turkish visa is much easier to be issued comparing to the USA, UK, Europe and many other countries. Some countries do not even need to issue any visa to enter Turkey. Even more, we will be happy to help and consult you to get your visa. If you need a visa issued, please contact us.



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