The Northern Territory has been chosen to host one of the region’s largest events for education, work, youth and student travel in 2019.
Deputy Chief Executive Sibylle Brautigam said the International Consultants Education Fairs – Australia New Zealand Agents (ICEF-ANZA) Workshop is the key business to business trade fair for the sector, connecting international education provider’s recruitment agents, work and travel professionals, and service providers.
“Hosting next year’s event is a great opportunity to promote the Northern Territory as a study and study tour destination and initiate potential commercial opportunities for education providers and local businesses” Brautigam said.
This year’s event, hosted in New Zealand, was attended by more than 400 people from up to 300 organisations.
The event will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre in the Waterfront Precinct.
There are more than 2400 international students from over 68 different nationalities currently studying in the Northern Territory and international education and training contributed $88 million to the Northern Territory economy in 2016-17.
Following the 2018 ICEF-ANZA workshop a joint familiarisation tour for recruitment agents is now underway, hosted by the SA and NT Governments as part of the SA/NT Strategic Partnership Agreement.
Agents from Australia, Nepal, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, Japan and Nigeria will tour educational facilities in Adelaide and Darwin.
The familiarisation tours supports the collaboration of joint international trade missions and furthering the promotion of international education.
International education is identified as a priority growth sector in the Economic Development Framework.