2019 Fall Marketplace for Schools & Agents  •  4-5-6 October 2019  •  London, England
2020 Winter Marketplace for Schools & Agents  •  January 31 - February 1-2 2020  •  London, England

About the Workshop


How it works:

32 schools drawn from all corners of the USA and Canada will participate. As there is large demand for limited places, early registration is recommended.

32 educational consultants/agents representing approximately 15-20 different countries will also participate, by invitation only.

School profiles and the profiles of each educational consultant/agent will be shared with each party. This information will be released to schools only after payment of the fee to participate in the workshop.

Agents and schools are already in the high season for recruiting students for fall admission, so it is an ideal time for agents to add new schools to their portfolios with the possibility of results in six months. It takes time to build relationships, however, so realistically schools should take the long view when evaluating results.

Each school has 16 appointment slots spread over one-and-a-half days at a central London hotel. A conference room will be provided together with tables and chairs to facilitate the day's event. Tables will be allocated on registration. An electronic appointments system will be in place. The procedure will be as follows: one month before the workshop, when full fees have been paid, schools and agents alike will be provided with a full listing of participants. Appointments can then be scheduled directly by both parties.



The cost of the package for each participating school (for one delegate) includes a standard table, welcome reception, 2 dinners, 1 working lunch, and refreshments during the two days. Participation costs cover the accommodation expenses of those international consultants/agents with whom school delegates will be scheduling appointments. The package costs US$4,950.

NABSW® is also offering a literature distribution option for those schools unable to attend. This option is limited to six schools per workshop, and the fee is US$500. For more information, please contact info@nabsw-edu.com.

Additional charges:

Cancellation policy:

Once a school has submitted a registration, the cancellation policy will apply. All registrations are considered final and complete; NABSW® cannot accept "provisional" nor "unconfirmed" registrations. If payment has not been made at the time of cancellation, because of tardiness on the part of the participating school, NABSW® will bill institutions based on the following refund policy:

The NABSW® Board will consider all reasonable requests for refund, but their decision is final.


Venue:Amba Hotel Marble Arch
Website:click here
Address: Bryanston Street,
Telephone:+44 (0) 207 523 5060
Fax:+44 (0) 207 523 5080

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NABSW® Program

Please note that this schedule is provisional and subject to change

Friday 4 October, 2019

Arrival and hotel check-in

3:30pm - 4:30pmPresentation on “American/Canadian education for international consultants” in the Serpentine Room. Delivered by Nicole Biggie of St Johnsbury Academy, Vermont, USA, and Louise Di Prisco, Ashbury College, Ottawa, Canada
4pm - 6pmRegistration at Hyde Park Corner (in the hotel!)
4:45pm - 5:45pmPresentation for schools entitled “Working with educational agents in the recruitment/admissions process” delivered by Mrs Marina Khan, Director, Intellect, Almaty, Kazakhstan and Martina Wieser, Head of International Educational Consulting, Euro-Internatsberatung, Germany
6:45pmWelcome drinks in the Grill Bar
7:15pmWelcome buffet dinner in the Grill Restaurant (assigned seating)

Saturday 5 October, 2019

Venue: The Hyde Park Suite, enter by Hyde Park Corner (in the hotel!)

09:00amHall opens. Set up tables and schedule last-minute appointments.
09:30amAppointment 1
10:00amAppointment 2
10:30amAppointment 3
11:00amCoffee/refreshment break
11:30amAppointment 4
12:00pmAppointment 5
12:30pmAppointment 6
1:00pmWorking lunch in the Grill Restaurant
 Workshop resumes
2:00pmAppointment 7
2:30pmAppointment 8
3:00pmAppointment 9
3:30pmCoffee/refreshment break
4:00pmAppointment 10
4:30pmAppointment 11
5:00pmExhibition Hall closed (and secured) for the night
6:45pmDrinks and dinner in the Grill Restaurant

Sunday 6 October, 2019

09:15amHall opens. Scheduling of last minute appointments.
09:30amAppointment 12
10:00amAppointment 13
10:30amAppointment 14
11:00amAppointment 15 / Refreshments available in foyer
11:30amAppointment 16 (last appointment)
12:00pmExhibition Hall closes and workshop ends

Sunday afternoon and evening opportunities exist for school representatives to schedule interviews with any interested international students resident in the UK, and for school representatives to organize and host independent alumni receptions for families who may be resident in the UK.

Making Appointments

NABSW® has contracted the Marcom eSchedule Lite online appointment scheduling solution for this event. This online solution greatly streamlines the appointment scheduling process while giving you full control over your schedule.

In early September 2019, all participants will receive their Marcom eSchedule Lite login information. They will then be able to send appointment requests and schedule meetings with each other via the system. Prior to the workshop, participants will simply need to print the PDF version of their schedule.

Marcom eSchedule Lite is provided and supported by Marcom Connect, the leading provider of appointment scheduling solutions for events. Please visit http://www.marcom-connect.com/ for more information.