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Inbound Trade Mission with Japanese Education Agencies

IN COLLABORATION WITH

Build Valuable Relationships with Decision-Makers From Top Japanese Agencies

Japan ranked as Languages Canada members' top student source country in 2021! While this was a direct result of members being open for business and welcoming international students, it was also partly due to competing study destinations being completely closed to inbound travel. Canada has the potential to remain a top destination for Japanese students but to build on 2021's success, partner relationships need to be nurtured.

With this goal in mind, in November 2022, Languages Canada will host 30 Japanese education agents in one of the most awe-inspiring natural landscapes on the planet: Whistler, BC!

Japan has continued sending students to Canada despite huge challenges. This inbound trade mission will be a unique opportunity to show Japanese agents that their students are more than welcome in Canada, to strengthen long-standing partnerships, to create new and rewarding relationships, and to ensure agents feel motivated to keep Canada top of mind.

WHY ATTEND?

  • $2,500 IN SUBSIDY FOR PARTICIPATING MEMBERS
  • Conduct B2B meetings and network with decision-makers from 30 high-quality, pre-selected Japanese agency representatives in an intimate, small-scale setting;
  • Build market presence and brand-awareness with key players in the industry;
  • Attend side activities in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and have a true Canadian west coast mountain experience;
  • More opportunities for off-site networking and trust-building with agents.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Recruitment, screening, and selection of education agencies;

  • Partial cost of flights from Japan to Canada for 30 agents;
  • Cost of hotel rooms for 4 nights for 30 agents while in Canada;
  • 5-star meeting venue with Internet included;
  • 30 one-on-one meetings with agencies from Japan;
  • All meals, refreshments, and networking receptions during the 2 days of B2Bs;
  • Transfer from Vancouver downtown hotel by private coach for exclusive opening reception cocktail in Whistler;
  • Evening welcome reception in Whistler with the entire group;
  • Complete event management, including B2B meeting scheduling;
  • A participant handbook including detailed agency profiles;
  • Access to additional agent contacts from waitlist (if applicable).

Price does not include domestic airfare, accommodation, or meals (other than those served on the two days of B2Bs) for Canadian participants.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

NOVEMBER 2022

Arrival in Vancouver.
Free day to settle in and adjust to Pacific Time.

Education agents and Canadian institutions will leave Vancouver on two chartered coach buses taking the group on the beautiful Sea-to-Sky road up to Whistler.

Day 1 of B2Bs. Meet with 15 Japanese agents.

Day 2 of B2Bs. Meet with 15 Japanese agents.

Additional free time to spend with agents in the morning before they board their bus back to Vancouver.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Welcome to Vancouver! Enjoy a free evening in B.C.’s metropolis. A modern, glittering city that seems built into, and built up from, some of the most awe-inspiring natural landscapes on the planet. It is a gathering place for people of many backgrounds where the ocean, forest and mountains converge. Every corner is touched by immaculate beauty, each meal elevated by a world-class culinary scene and everyone you meet eager to share their passion for a life made extraordinary just by being here.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Education agents and Canadian institutions will leave Vancouver on two chartered coach busses taking the group on the beautiful Sea-to-Sky road up to Whistler.

Upon arrival at the resort town, participants will have a free afternoon to settle in. Whistler is a year-round leisure destination nestled in the Coast Mountains 120km north of Vancouver, BC. Whistler Resort provides a true Canadian west coast mountain experience and offers a wide selection of restaurants, bars, spas, boutiques, and activities from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports.

In the evening, a welcome reception will be offered to the whole group. Get ready for a full week of activities, B2Bs, presentations, and site visits!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Take part in 15 pre-arranged B2B meetings with top Japanese agencies. 

Full program includes:

  • Presentation
  • Morning coffee break
  • Lunch buffet
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • Cocktail reception

Free evening for additional leisure activities, dinner and informal networking opportunities.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Take part in 15 pre-arranged B2B meetings with top Japanese agencies.

Full program includes:

  • Presentation
  • Morning coffee break
  • Lunch buffet
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • Cocktail reception

Free evening for additional leisure activities, dinner and informal networking opportunities.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

It’s time to wrap things up in Whistler. Enjoy the morning to spend additional time with Japanese agents before they board the bus back to Vancouver for a full 2 days of campus visits.

Act Fast to Take Advantage of Early-Bird Pricing!

ALL MEMBERS
Whistler Inbound Trade Mission

Main Representative

Early-Bird Rate*
$6,350

(a value of $211 per agent meeting in a small-scale and intimate setting!)

*Early-bird rate valid until July 27, 2022

Regular rate of $6900 applies as of July 27.

Second  Representative

$985

VANCOUVER MEMBERS
Host Japanese Agents on Campus

On November 24 and 25, following the main event in Whistler, Languages Canada will bring the group of participating Japanese agents on a tour of Vancouver campuses.

8 one-hour campus visits are available for Vancouver-based member programs who purchase the Whistler event
(4 visits each day).

Vancouver Campus Visit

$1,400

Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Price does not include domestic airfare, accommodation, or meals
(other than those served on the two days of B2Bs) for Canadian participants.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the Languages Canada 2022 Inbound Trade Mission with Japanese education agencies, please contact us.

Event Sponsorship + B2B Schedule

Includes handbook and registration website advertising, individual table and evening reception recognition

+

Personal B2B schedule

Rate:
$6,900

Only 2 slots available. Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Sponsorship Only

Includes handbook and registration website advertising, individual table and evening reception recognition.

Rate:
$4,500

2022 Inbound Trade Mission with Japanese Education Agencies

Network with decision-makers from Japanese education agencies in Whistler!