IEFT EuroAsia Workshop - Fall 2017

26 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

The EuroAsia Agent Workshop will be organized on 26-28th October, 2017 by IEFT (International Education Fairs of Turkey) and YEDAB (Turkish Association of Study Abroad Counselors). It will take place at Mesrutiyet Cad. in Istanbul, Turkey.

IEFT hosts the leading student recruitment fair in Turkey, welcoming nearly 20,000 Turkish students to each of the semi-annual fairs.  Throughout the past 11 years, the International Education Fair of Turkey has grown to become the largest education exhibition in both Turkey and the Middle-East, with universities from more than 30 countries attending every year.

Reasons to Attend

The workshop will attract approximately 100 top universities, colleges, language schools and high schools from all over the world. There will also be over 200 carefully selected, well-known and long established student recruitment agencies from Greater Middle East and Central Asia. The workshop will provide an impressively convenient occasion for you to establish, maintain and reinforce your business links with your agent partners in a single trip.

There will be opportunities to also attend the IEFT fair. The Fair focuses solely on the Turkish Market, and therefore has built a reputation with students throughout the country through strong marketing and promotion of the IEFT events, and excellent relationships with local high schools, universities, language schools and Turkish agents. The Fall 2016 event welcomed over 300 exhibitors representing over 150 institutions from 25 different countries.

Market Overview

Turkey is a quickly-developing country, with the youngest population ratio in Europe and a clear market for overseas education. Turkey has a long history of placing great value in education and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Each year sees approximately 1.65 million Turkish students compete for only 529,000 entrance positions in post secondary institution.

  • 2.5 million students are currently studying in the Turkish Higher Education System
  • There are 141 State Universities, and 53 Private Universities in Turkey
  • 1.5 million students will be seeking undergraduate Education in August
  • 800,000 students will be placed in undergraduate programs in Turkey
  • 100,000 undergraduate students will seek education abroad
  • 2 million undergraduate and graduate are currently looking for overseas education opportunities.
Fair Outline

Fair students are from very respected universities and high schools of Turkey. The international education fairs in Turkey are also visited by a number of young and experienced professionals looking for education opportunities abroad. The Fair has a professional and hands-on approach to meeting the needs of our participating institutions, and also to bringing the highest quality Turkish students to its fairs. The Fair is committed to making the recruitment process both successful and enjoyable for both participants and students.

Students attending the exhibition are looking for education all over the world. While the UK and the USA continue to dominate student interest, they are looking more and more towards programs in Canada, Europe and Asia.

The workshop will enable agents to build on their business connections whilst also giving opportunities for attendees to attend the Fair to meet their recruitment needs. 

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at the workshop, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included a standard

Workshop participation includes the chance to hold 25 pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings with quality student recruitment agents, other educators and service providers.
These appointments are 20 minutes long allowing you to promote your brand and create new business relationships.

Also included: breakfast, lunch and dinner, refreshment breaks, social networking functions and familiarization trips.


IEFT EuroAsia Workshop (Istanbul) 26-28/10/17

Please select your exhibition space first



26 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

Venue address:

Mesrutiyet Cad.
Aslihan Pasaji K:5
No:10 Beyoglu



Event Date Time
Day 1 - IEFT fair (optional) 26/10/17 13.00-19.00
Day 2 - IEFT EuroAsia Workshop (Day 1) 27/10/17

08.00-9.00 Registration and welcome reception

09.00-18.50 Meetings with lunch + 3 coffee breaks

19.30-22.00 Dinner Event

Day 3 - IEFT EuroAsia Workshop (Day 2) 28/10/17

08.00-9.00 Registration and welcome reception

09.00-13.00 Business meetings + lunch break

10.00-18.00 IEFT fairs

20.00-24.00 Boat Cruise and dinner on Bosphorus



This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Secondary education
  • Language learning

    This event will attract approximately 100 top Universities, colleges, language schools and high schools from all over the world. 


    Visitors are targeted by:

    • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
    • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
    • Local / National Press

    Visiting Agents

    Formal activities are planned for participants to meet agents who have been invited by invitation to attend the fair.

    Visitors expected to attend:

    • 155 in Istanbul

    These visitors are expected to look for:

    *All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

    There will also be over 200 carefully selected, well-known and long established student recruitment agencies from Greater Middle East and Central Asia. The workshop will provide an impressively convenient occasion for you to establish, maintain and reinforce your business links with your agent partners in a single trip.


    Who should attend:
    • Education agencies

    Past exhibitor numbers:

    • Data coming soon for Istanbul

    Past exhibitor statistics:


    Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

    Applying For Visas

    EU passport holders may require a visa to enter Turkey and you will need a passport. Please check with your local Consulate or Embassy. You might need to apply for a tourist or business visa, although the latter may take much more time to arrange. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

    National Languages


    National Currency

    Turkish lira (TRY)


    Hilton Istanbul Hotel*****
    Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Harbiye
    Tel: +90 212 315 6000

    Hotel Lamartine****
    Lamartin Caddesi, 25, Taksim
    Tel: +90 212 254 62 70 PBX

    Konak Hotel****
    Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 75, Taksim
    Tel: +90 212 225 82 50

    Nippon Hotel Istanbul
    Topçu Caddesi No: 6, Taksim
    Tel: +90 212 313 33 00


    Sheraton Hotel, Ankara
    Noktalı Sokak, Kavaklıdere, 06700
    Tel: +90 312 457 6000


    Hilton Hotel, Izmir
    Gazi Osmanpasa Bulvari No 7, 35210
    Tel: +90 232 497 6060

    *The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.


    Candidates were motivated and with good professional and academic skills. The organisation was great, and the team very responsive to feedback.

    Pilar Vicente

    Thank you every so much for your amazing help and support during the IEFT fairs. I truly enjoyed it.  So far this is the best organized fair that I’ve been to. Everything was great. The fair was extra busy and I met really interesting and potential students. I wanted to thank you for all your help and hospitality – it was an amazing experience and I love Turkey even more now!

    Jelena Culum
    Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College, UK