The Canada Partnership Forum 2019 took place in Vancouver, from April 19th to 24th. We had the honour of receiving 190 higher education focused recruitment agents from 30 different countries, for 4 days of exceptional networking, fun, mingling, and the development of stronger ties between the representatives of the highest educational institutes in Canada.
“ILAC has always been a pioneer in university and college pathways, sending students to higher education programs after the language program with ILAC, so we thought it was a natural extension to create the Canada Partnership Forum and provide our agents with an opportunity to create meaningful interactions and partnerships of their own,” said Ilan Cohen, ILAC’s Founder and Co-President.
With over 1,300 one-on-one meetings, 70+ seminars, and thousands of unforgettable memories, we had the pleasure of uniting and being the point of contact between our partners and the 85+ representatives from various recognized universities and colleges that attended the forum.
For some, the Canada Partnership Forum was also a rewarding experience that will help them introduce their higher education institutions to students around the world. “I’ve met with a number of agents from different countries and I’m having very good quality conversations. It’s good to find a partner that has students who are interested in what you have to offer, and that’s what I’m finding really helpful about this event,” said Paula Thiessen from Lakehead University.
Look at the highlights of the event and relive it with us!
Welcome Reception at ILAC’s Campus
The Canada Partnership Forum 2019 began! Partners enjoyed a welcome reception dinner at ILAC WHB Campus, sponsored by Douglas College. It was a great opportunity for participants to network with leaders of the education industry from more than 30 countries, as well as to get to know one of our boutique campuses. Over the course of the event, participants came together to network, learn, and build meaningful connections.
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Meetings and Seminars
The first day of meetings started with a delicious breakfast and an introduction to ILAC’s sales team, representing over 10 prominent markets around the world. Throughout the day, 80+ representatives from Canadian colleges and universities, industry leaders, and 190+ partners from 30 different countries engaged in one-on-one meetings and joined industry relevant seminars. Lunch was sponsored by St. George’s University and the refreshment breaks were sponsored by Sheridan Institute.
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Dinner and Campus Tour at LaSalle College
LaSalle College in Vancouver opened its doors to welcome our partners for an exciting Campus Tour and a gourmet dinner reception. Our partners had the opportunity to explore LaSalle’s newly renovated campus with guided tours while learning more about programs offered, facilities and services.
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Masquerade Gala Dinner
Cheers to a successful event! Partners and service providers had a special night at the Masquerade Gala Dinner sponsored by Georgian College & Lakehead University. The Waterview Special Events in Vancouver was the perfect venue for guests to have a fun time filled with entertainment, surprise performances, and mouth-watering meals.
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Networking Trip to Whistler
The adventure begins! After CPF Vancouver, our partners enjoyed a two-day trip to Whistler, one of the best ski destinations in the world. Part of the group chose to have an adventurous day skiing or snowboarding while others enjoyed a relaxing day at the Scandinave Spa. The program also included an Immigration Seminar with Barrister David Orman and a Panel of Thought Leaders. The dinner reception at “Caramba Restaurant” was sponsored by CIBC and the dinner party at GLC Whistler was sponsored by Asia Pacific Education.
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The next CPF event in Canada will be held in Toronto from April 24 till May 1st, 2020. For more information, please visit: www.ilac.com/cpf2020