It's been a busy few weeks in Export Education, both here and overseas. Please take a few minutes to catch up on the latest news.
August 5-6, Christchurch Convention Centre
Our annual International Education Conference is the place to be and with less then six weeks to go places are filling up fast. As well as industry and government representatives, several leading education agents are attending this year, so don’t miss this chance to network.
This year’s Conference has a wealth of diverse speakers. In addition to updates from the Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education and Mr Nigel Bickle, Deputy Chief Executive Immigration at the Department of Labour, you’ll also hear from Mr Michael Jones, Chief Technology Associate, Google Corporation; Honourable Bruce Baird will be presenting an Overview of the Australian Situation; Corin Dan, host of TVNZ's dedicated business programme NZI Business and Tim Rogers, well-known International Education Consultant from the UK.
Among our many workshops and breakout sessions you’ll learn about compatibility of qualifications in NZ and Ireland, the impact of the recent economic downturn on the Chinese, Korean and Japanese markets and find out what’s happening in each sector with an in-depth panel discussion. We’ll also have a number of Education New Zealand’s offshore staff and Thai New Zealand Specialist Agents there for the both days. Click HERE to see the draft programme and list of the agents.
This year’s social programme is bigger then ever. On Wednesday 4th there will be an informal networking function where participants from the Naric Tertiary Admissions workshops and the Conference will get to meet and mingle. This will be a great chance for those who are attending Conference for the first time to introduce themselves, or anyone who wishes to meet some colleagues on a smaller scale.
Things really kick into gear on Thursday night will the main Industry Dinner. Being held at the Christchurch Convention Centre, this year is shaping up to be a fantastic night. There will be dinner and dancing with a live band, as so many of you have enjoyed at previous conferences.
Then to wrap everything up after the final sessions on Friday we will hold a small closing function, this will be the perfect chance to catch-up with people you may have missed in the hustle and bustle of the two days. A number of our speakers and sponsors will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
There’s something for everyone this year so click HERE to register. The Education New Zealand International Education Conference will be held at the Christchurch Convention Centre, August 5th – 6th.
First Annual Education Agent Awards
Alongside the International Education Excellence Awards, Education New Zealand is running the inaugural Education Agent Awards. The winning agent will receive a trip to New Zealand to attend the 2010 New Zealand International Education Conference, as well as a short sight-seeing trip.
In 2010 nominations are open for agents who represent the Vietnamese market. Preference may be given to accredited New Zealand Specialist Agents.
Education New Zealand is now accepting nominations from all Code of Practice signatory institutions. Please use the form HERE to vote for the Vietnamese agent you want to be acknowledged for top performance.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
International Education Excellence Awards Deadline
The International Education Excellence Awards are always a highlight of our annual conference. They recognise the hard work our members have put into their institutions and services over the past year.
If you know someone who deserves recognition for their efforts (and it could even be yourself), you have until Friday, July 16 to nominate him or her for an award in one of these categories:
• The Excellence in Marketing Award
• The Excellence in Student Support Award
• The Innovation in International Programme Award
Education New Zealand held two functions on Tuesday 15th June as part of Education Week at the Shanghai World Expo; a formal sit down lunch for agents with special guest Hon Anne Tolley and a larger cocktail function for agents and industry, attended by Hon Steven Joyce.
We were thrilled to host 32 of New Zealand’s top performing education agents from around China, many of which are New Zealand Specialist Agents, alongside industry leaders and officials. Agents were also given a VIP guided tour around the New Zealand Pavilion and other Expo highlights. 546,700 visitors entered the Expo site on the day; the Expo Bureau confirmed that this figure broke all previous attendance records. Thanks to all who attended and made the New Zealand Education promotions such a success. More photos are available online HERE.
Over 7,000 international education professionals from around the world attended NAFSA's 62nd Annual Conference & Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, May 30-June 4, 2010.
Education New Zealand facilitated a New Zealand Universities pavilion at the expo, coordinated by our US representative Nigel Morris; all eight New Zealand universities participated in the event. Feedback from NZ representatives indicated that interest in New Zealand educational opportunities was high and a number of new connections were established.
The New Zealand booth also ran a gift basket draw, which was won by a delegate from the University of Kansas.
The conference brings together education abroad and international student advisers, exchange program developers, university administrators and faculty members, service providers, and others for five packed days of training workshops, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and special events. Some 420 exhibitors from 100 countries participated in the expo that was associated with the conference.
An excellent full time opportunity exists within the Cluster Events team at ENZ. We are looking for a full-time Agent Relationship Manager with a great attitude and experience in export education.
This is a new role with diversity and support which offers an opportunity to work on an exciting range of projects. This role will involve travel and some weekend work.
We are looking for a person with:
- Outstanding communication and relationship management skills
- Highly organised, detail oriented and possessing good time management skills
If you are interested in moving up to the next level in export education and looking for variety in your role, please contact Prabha Ravi for a job description. All applications must be submitted before 4th July 2010.
Hello, I’m Ana Azevedo and I represent Education New Zealand in the South American market from my home base in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The last few months have been a busy period in South America!
In April, as part of the PACE South American Mission, representatives from New Zealand institutions meet 32 Colombian agents at the New Zealand Education Agent Seminar in Bogotá, and Chilean agents and 5,000 members of the public at the ‘Expo Estudios en el Extranjero’ Education Fair in Santiago. Thanks to staff from Immigration New Zealand, MFAT and MoE for their support for these events.
Following the successful April events, in May Education New Zealand ran the New Zealand Specialist Agent Training Programme in Colombia and Chile. Both countries demonstrated their growing interest in the New Zealand education market, a total of 53 agents went through the training.
While agents from Colombia and Chile were starting the process to become Specialist Agents, seven Brazilian Specialist Agents, who had completed the process in 2009, travelled to New Zealand for a familiarisation visit. After a busy week of visiting institutions and making new contacts with the industry, they travelled back to Brazil with renewed knowledge and a much stronger commitment to New Zealand.
Meanwhile, 20,000 copies of a 38 page New Zealand Education Magazine were distributed to South American education agencies. Both Portuguese and Spanish versions of the magazine were printed, promoting all education sectors and really highlighting the advantages of studying in New Zealand. Really positive feedback has been received from the main education agents, who have already contacted ENZ asking for more copies to distribute to their prospective students.
New Zealand Education Fairs, Malaysia, 1 – 8 August
Register now for the second round of New Zealand Education Fairs in Malaysia which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Penang and Petaling Jaya.
Marketing in Malaysia is particularly relevant for the tertiary sector. Universities, ITPs, Foundation Providers and Private Training Establishments are encouraged to participate. Approximately 1,200 visitors attended the New Zealand Education Fairs held in March 2010, an increase from 2009, and participants commented on how serious the enquiries were.
The number of Malaysian students coming to study in New Zealand is steadily increasing with March 2010 Immigration New Zealand statistics trending upwards. Participants of the New Zealand Education Fairs in March 2010 commented that:
"the venue worked well, the event was well advertised and detailed enquires were received", "there was a very good turn out".
New Zealand Education Fairs, Sri Lanka 18 September
The fourth annual New Zealand Education Fair has been scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday 18th September. The fair will be held in the Hilton Colombo located in the heart of the business centre, linked by walkway to Colombo’s World Trade Center. Student numbers from Sri Lanka have been gradually increasing with this year’s datashowing over 50% more first time students’ visas being approved by INZ.
Sri Lanka is a tertiary market with good opportunities and with a key group of core New Zealand Specialist Agents.
New Zealand Education Fair, Seoul, Korea, 30 & 31 October
The New Zealand Education Fair in Korea is a flagship New Zealand event. The event provides an opportunity for marketers to raise their profile, recruit students, maintain relationships and meet with active agents in the market.
In 2009 1,681 visitors pre-registered their attendance through the official fair website, and a similar number visited the fair over the two days. Korea is still our second biggest market for international students, click HERE for the latest statistics showing the trends in numbers of students studying in New Zealand from Korea.
The 2009 New Zealand Education Fair in Seoul was a huge success and we look forward to building on that outcome in 2010, click HERE to view the special E-news report on last year’s event.
For further information including registering for the events, please click HERE or for the post event report and market information please click HERE - you will need to be logged in to the site to view this page contact or please contact Rahael.
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Any secondary schools interested in the opportunities available in South Korea’s Songdo (Incheon Free Economic Zone) & Jeju (Jeju Free International Zone) may want to read NZTE’s recent report on this topic.
You can access the report HERE.
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