The International Education Services (IES) conference 2018

The conference will take place in Manchester on 5th and 6th December – book today!

The International Education Services Conference takes place in Manchester on 5-6 December, providing an in-depth view into the cutting edge intelligence on the future of international student mobility to the UK. Here are just a few highlights at this year’s conference:

  • Plenary sessions with Robin Bew, Managing Director of Economist Intelligence Unit, and Simon Anholt, founder of Good Country, Nation Brands Index
  • Around the World in 60 minutes: Matt Durnin(Head of Insights and Consultancy, British Council), explores core, aspiring and peripheral recruitment markets and the opportunities they will present in the next recruitment cycle.
  • Opportunity to network and build relations with British Council staff from over 40 countries in our dedicated networking area.
  • Build relationships with British Council trained agents in our dedicated Agents Zone.
  • Gala Dinner underneath a Concorde at Manchester Airport Visitor Park.
  • The opportunity to book a short face-to-face appointment to meet British Council representatives each other by utilising Meeting Manager.

To book your place, simply register now.


Background information

International education has surged over the past two decades, emerging as a major export for many of the world’s most developed economies and the lifeblood of many education institutions. Over a million overseas students study in the UK each year and over 700,000 students are enrolled on UK HE programmes abroad.

Yet the future presents a more complex and volatile environment, with maturing markets, rising political risk and increasing competition. Institutions must ask themselves whether they should adapt to survive these challenging conditions, or reach for new heights and accept the risk of more drastic transformations.

IES conference 2018 will explore this question, focusing on the changes happening around us in markets, systems, technology and people. The event will provide solutions to futureproof international marketing strategies to ensure competitiveness in the global market place.

The conference will focus on the following core areas:

  • Strategy: Exploring how the world is changing and how we can navigate for success.
  • Innovation: Fresh approaches for connecting with international students worldwide.
  • Intelligence: Exploring external influences on international student recruitment, providing cutting-edge analysis to inform and future-proof international marketing strategies.

To book your place, simply register now.

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