Industry Leaders Panel

Online selling and international education - enemies or allies?


Martijn van de Veen

Martijn van de Veen

VP, Business Development - ICEF

Nadine ILSC
ILSC (1)

Nadine Baladi

VP, Canadian Operations - ILSC Education Group

Felipe Garces

Felipe Garces

Managing Director, Extudia

Alex Argenta

Alexandre Argenta

CEO - Travelmate Intercâmbio

Elisabeth Amerigp
Amerigo (1)

Elizabeth Drake

VP, Global Marketing - Amerigo Education

Ben Delaney-1

Ben Delaney

Director of Educators Success - Edvisor

About this panel:, Airbnb, Expedia, Google Flights, Skyscanner - we’ve all seen how these do-it-yourself travel technologies have transformed the travel industry. Is it possible that the international education industry is following the same path?

Join this amazing panel of industry experts to find out! We discuss the evolution of online selling in our industry, the risks and benefits, and whether it is possible for agencies and educators to meet the needs of student future generations without damaging partnerships.

Discussion Topics


Is international education following the same trends that changed the travel industry?

The emergence of the internet “do-it-yourself” technologies completely changed the travel industry, and most trips are now “self-booked” online. Is this shift also happening in the international education industry?


How does a rise in educators selling online impact agency relationships?

Could ecommerce platforms generate competition between agencies and educators? Would this put current partnership relationships at risk? How strong is the role of the agency as an intermediary?


What are the expectations around the future of online selling?

New generations of students live in a primarily online world where immediacy and instant gratification prevails. They are used to finding exactly what they want right when they want it. How can agencies and educators adapt to the new demand trends in the industry?



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About our Speakers

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