European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference & Exhibition 2018

Date: September 11-14, 2018
Venue: Palais des Expositions et des Congrès (Palexpo)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Sector: Education

EAIE aims to encourage greater cooperation between institutions, to enrich and support international programmes, activities and exchanges, and to promote the value of international education across the region and beyond. For EAIE 2018, we are offering the following activities which can be booked online

Canada/United Kingdom networking session

September 10, 2018, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm – WTO (to be confirmed)
Representatives from EduCanada brand eligible institutions are invited to participate in a networking event on the margins of EAIE. Join us for a speed dating and networking session designed to foster connections between United Kingdom and Canadian institutions.

Canada/Switzerland networking session

September 11, 2018, 9:30 am to 11:30 am – Permanent Mission of Canada.
Representatives from EduCanada brand eligible institutions are invited to participate in a networking event on the margins of EAIE. Join us for a speed dating and networking session designed to foster connections between Swiss and Canadian institutions.

Market Intelligence Briefing: Opportunities for Canadian Institutions in Europe

September 11, 2018, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Permanent Mission of Canada.
Canadian Trade Commissioners from France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom will share information on opportunities on their respective education markets during a luncheon, hosted by the Scotiabank and Guard.me International Insurance.

Meet the trade commissioners one-on-one

September 11, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Permanent Mission of Canada
September 12, 2018 (Various timeslots available)  – EduCanada Booth, (Palexpo)
Meet the Canadian trade commissioners from France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Explore how they can assist you in identifying opportunities in their respective markets. Let them facilitate introductions.

B2Bs with the trade commissioner’s foreign delegations

September 12 – 14, 2018 (Various timeslots available) – EduCanada Booth, (Palexpo)
In advance of the event, our Trade Commissioners from France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom will facilitate meetings with members of their delegations. Appointments required – please request meetings online.


Why your organization should participate:

  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Meet academic or research entities
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Export Café (individual meetings with Trade Commissioners from different international markets)
  • Networking event
  • Pavilion/exhibit

The Trade Commissioners from Canada's missions in France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom that specialize in the education sector can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations. Contact Joëlle Timma-Toupé for more information.