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?

Past Participants in 1st EuroAsia Workshop (October 2017)

Past Participants in 32th IEFT Fair in October 2017 (Expected schools in EuroAsia)

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
  • 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 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, 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 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.

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

Past Participants in 32th IEFT Fair in October 2017 (Expected schools in EuroAsia)

INTERNATIONAL
EC English Language Centres
Embassy English Dil Okulu
Henley & Partners
Hult International Business School
Kaplan International English
LAL Language Center
LSI - Language Studies International
OHC English and Sol Camps
Sprachcaffe/Geos Languages PLUS
USA
Binghamton University - State University of
New York (SUNY)
Cleveland State University
Colorado State University
Connec ME Education
EC Higher Education
FLS International
Full Sail University
Highline College
Idyllwild Arts Academy
INTO GLOBAL
Kent State University
Learning House International
Marshall University
Monroe College
Michigan Technological University -
English Language Institute
Oregon State University
Oxford International
Rivermont Collegiate
Saint Louis University
Student Management Group -
High School Programs in USA
St. Cloud State University
Stony Brook University
Talk International
The University of Tulsa
Trine University
University at Buffalo, The State
University of New York
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida
Webster University /
University of Concordia Chiago
Washington State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
AUSTRALIA
Hawthorn English Melbourne /
University of Melbourne
International Language School of Canada
International House Sydney
University of Wollongong
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina
IRELAND
Direct English
Education in Ireland
MALAYSIA
Education Malaysia - Cyberjaya University
College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)
Education Malaysia - Asia Pacific
University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Education Malaysia - Universiti Putra
Malaysia (UPM)
Education Malaysia - MAHSA University
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
POLAND
WSB Universities Poland
SPAIN
ESERP Business School
EU Business School
SEPIE ( Spanish Service for the
Internationalization of Education)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
HOLLAND
Study Group (Holland)
HUNGARY
Central European University
KOREA
Korean Embassy
MALTA
ICTQ Malta Language of School
MONTENEGRO
Knightsbridge Schools International
Montenegro
SWEDEN
Jönköping University
Lund University
Malmö University
SWITZERLAND
Glion Institute of Higher Education / Les Roches
HTMI Hotel and Tourism Management
Institute Switzerland
IMI - International Management
Institute Switzerland
Swiss Education Group
UK
Bellerbys College
Bede's Summer School
BPP University
Bournemouth University
Brunel University London
Connec ME Education
Coventry University
D'Overbreck's College
De Montfort University
INTO GLOBAL
London School of Commerce
Manchester Metropolitan University
Middlesex University
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford English Academy
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford International
Plymouth University
Roehampton University /
Northumbria University
St Giles International
Study Group (UK)
Durham University
The Language Gallery
The Mill Hill International School
Queen Ethelburga's College
University of Bolton
University of East London
University of Essex
University of Liverpool -
English Language Centre
University of Sussex
University of Reading
University of Westminster, London
University of the West of Scotland
CANADA
Centennial College
Capilano University
College Platon
Crestwood Preparatory College
Fieldstone School
Georgian College
ILAC - International Language
Academy of Canada
International Language School of Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Niagara College
Oxford International
Red River College
Sprott Shaw Language College (SSLC)
Student Management Group -
High School Programs in U.S. And Canada
St Giles International
St. Lawrence College
University of Victoria
English Language Center
Upper Madison College -
UMC High School
Vancouver Film School
VGC International College Vancouver
BULGARIA
Technical University - Sofia
CHINA
ICN Business School Nancy - Metz-
Nürnberg - Chengdu
CZECH REPUBLIC
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
FRANCE
ICN Business School Nancy -
Metz- Nürnberg - Chengdu
IESEG School of Management
FINLAND
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
GEORGIA
New Vision University
GERMAN
ICN Business School Nancy -
Metz- Nürnberg - Chengdu
ITALY
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
IED-Istıtuto Europeo di Design
Naba - Domus Academy Milan
Prontoitalia Milano
KAZAKISTAN
Nazarbayev University
SCOTLAND
University of the West of Scotland
SOUTH AFRICA
Oxford English Academy
TURKEY
Prontoitalia Milano

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.

Monday, March 26, 2018
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 27, 2018
08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 12:40 Business Meetings
12:40 - 14:00 Open Buffet Lunch
14:00 - 18:50 Business Meetings
19:00 Free time
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 12:40 Business Meetings
12:40 - 14:00 Open buffet Lunch
14:00 - 18:50 Business Meetings
20:00 - 22:00 Hosted Dinner

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 click Visa Information For Foreigners and e-visa.



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