Virtual Education Fairs

You are cordially invited to participate in our upcoming Virtual Education Fairs (VEF) in countries from around the world. Each VEF is limited to six appropriately accredited U.S. Private High Schools, Boarding Schools, and 4-year Colleges and Universities. The most reputable and best performing agents from targeted markets will visit the U.S. Consulates or Embassies in each country listed to listen and watch the presentations of the schools participating in the fairs. Using web conferencing technology, your school will be able to conduct a 10-minute presentation via PowerPoint to an audience of no less than 10 of the top agents during the fair. Please note that the majority of educational institutions, which participated in our 2016 and 2017 virtual education fairs with Taiwan, SE Europe, China, India, the Philippines, and several other countries, reported increases in student enrollments from the countries as a result of the events.

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Hong Kong – Thursday, June 28th

You are cordially invited to participate in our upcoming Virtual Education Fair (VEF) in Hong Kong.  The VEF is limited to six appropriately accredited U.S. Community Colleges. The most reputable and best performing agents from targeted market will visit the American Consulate General in Hong Kong to listen and watch the presentations of the schools participating in the fair. Using web conferencing technology, your school will be able to conduct a 10-minute presentation via PowerPoint to an audience of no less than 10 of the top agents during the fair.

Please note the following important information for this virtual education fair:

  • The participation fee is $710.
  • VEF is limited to 6 accredited schools
  • VEF are expected to last 90 minutes
  • You can dial-in and log-in from home or office
  • Training will be provided in advance to those who have never done a webinar
  • You may send your marketing materials in advance to our office overseas for distribution to the agents
  • Prior to the VEF, participating schools will receive a “Welcome Kit” which will include contact information and detailed profiles on each of the agents.
  • The VEF will be recorded for future reference by the agents and each participating school

For more information please contact:

Steven Garrett
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service – Houston
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
steven.garrett@trade.gov

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Other Upcoming VEFs…

Country

Date

Participants

Contact

Hong Kong

June 2018

Community Colleges

Steven.garrett@trade.gov

Vietnam

June/July 2018

Boarding Schools

Kristi.wiggins@trade.gov

India

Fall 2018

Higher Ed

Amy.freedman@trade.gov

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Please note the following important information for each virtual education fair:

  • The participation fee varies per VEF.
  • VEFs are limited to 6 appropriately accredited schools
  • VEFs are expected to last 90 minutes
  • You can dial-in and log-in from home or office
  • Training will be provided in advance to those who have never done a webinar
  • You may send your marketing materials in advance to our offices overseas for distribution to the agents
  • Prior to the VEF, participating schools will receive a “Welcome Kit” which will include contact information and detailed profiles on each of the agents.
  • The VEFs will be recorded for future reference by the agents and each participating school

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If there is a country/region that you are interested in that is not listed above, please let us know.

For more information on any of these virtual fairs, or to be added to a list for specific events, please contact:

Ms. Gabriela Zelaya
Education Team Leader
U.S. Commercial Service – San Jose, CA
gabriela.zelaya@trade.gov


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