Perth to host global education conference in 2023

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Perth will host the 15th annual ICEF Australia and New Zealand conference in 2023, attracting upward of 300 delegates from across the globe.

Business Events Perth partnering with Study Perth and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, meant the bid garnered support from over 16 education and student affairs organisations nationally.

The support of 26 Western Australia education providers who attended this years ICEF Australia and New Zealand conference in Adelaide has contributed immensely to the decision for Perth.

Minister for international education Hon David Templeman said the bid win directly reflects WA’s leading environment for international education.

“With our world-class universities, strong economy, wealth of job opportunities and desirable lifestyle, Western Australia is a study destination like no other,” he said.

“We have long welcomed students from across the globe to our State, so this is a great opportunity for our world-class education facilities to get in-front of international education agencies and discuss our capability to support incoming students with employment opportunities, real-world skills and career outcomes.”

Study Perth CEO Derryn Belford says the ICEF Australia and New Zealand conference is a fantastic opportunity for Western Australia’s education facilities.

“With so much recent investment in our state’s education sector, including the current development of the Edith Cowan University City campus, we want to provide the best possible opportunities for students from around the world to experience living, studying and working in Western Australia,” Belford said.

Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin said the win is a step in the right direction for the recovery of the business event industry.

“The ICEF ANZA 2023 conference is the perfect platform to showcase the strength of our State’s international education sector and hands-on student services, on the global stage,” Martin said.

“Not only will this trade conference support the business event industry in Perth, it will also help to diversify the State’s economy through the ongoing benefits of hosting quality student recruitment agencies from around the world attracting future students to Western Australia.”