BMI/THE connects you to…
High School
Counsellors

Sowing the seeds

Today, students are going abroad at younger and younger ages, whether it be to refine their language skills, experience other cultures, gain confidence and independence, or increase their chances of acceptance at a well-ranked higher education institution overseas.

This desire to explore the possibility of an international education often starts in the early teenage years when students are hungry for options and helpful advisors and guidance counsellors can steer them in the right direction.

Given that they work with students on a regular basis and see them day in and day out, secondary school counsellors have a good sense of what students need and which type of educational environment will enable each one to flourish.

This makes them an invaluable resource for international institutions who are keen to understand market demand and tap into an influential audience early in the student journey.

Networking workshops that connect you with high school counsellors and principals

For this reason, BMI/THE has developed various events exclusively aimed at the high school market, such as our International Schools Forum & Workshop and our chauffeured trips to leading international high schools held on-campus either just before or after our main student recruitment fairs.

While you can meet principals and counsellors during these high school visits, if you really want to strengthen your relationships with them, then our International Schools Forums & Workshops are your best bet. Beyond our flagship Global event in London, you have the exclusive opportunity to meet and network with K-12 leaders and advisors at regional International Schools Forum & Workshops in Africa, Latin & Central America, the Gulf and Southeast Asia, plus country-focused events such as Brazil, China and India.

These workshops help you solidify relationships via private meetings and networking functions

Conveniently timed before or after a series of recruitment events in each region, the BMI/THE International Schools Forum & Workshop gives you the opportunity to hold pre-scheduled private meetings with K-12 school counsellors and principals.

The event kicks off with a welcome reception and dinner on the evening of the first day, facilitating a relaxed environment to mingle and network with this influential audience working in top private schools that offer an international curriculum and have a track record for sending sizable numbers of students and alumni abroad.

Over the next two days, you’ll sit down to pre-arranged meetings, converse over coffee breaks, and enjoy wonderful lunches – saving time by meeting new and current K-12 partners all in one location and maximising your visit in each city.

Times Higher Education Counsellor Accreditation Programme (THE CAP)

With so much variance in international undergraduate admissions processes and requirements, our events give counsellors the chance to not only meet industry colleagues face to face, but also enhance their own knowledge and career development.

During our workshop, counsellors will also attend educational seminars which form part of Times Higher Education Counsellor Accreditation Programme (THE CAP). Consisting of 12 modules and covering a solid range of content to help improve counsellors’ daily tasks when advising students, THE CAP is a ground-breaking professional development programme to support the international school sector.

In addition to their online sessions, all attending counsellors will receive some in-person training from THE CAP during the event. Once completed, they will be among an elite cohort of school counsellors who hold a globally recognised accreditation, bolstering their career profile and thereby enhancing the reputation of their school.

Are you a counsellor? Find out how THE CAP works and apply to participate.

New counsellor resource platform supports year-round professional development

Led by a Board of Advisors and built “by counsellors, for counsellors” this one-of-a-kind platform, THE Counsellor is bursting with resources and guides to help facilitate peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

The free platform also enables counsellors to connect with colleagues around the world so they can share advice, lesson plans and best practice when it comes to advising students on university selection and career mapping.

THE Counsellor online hub provides a wealth of benefits to counsellors on a daily basis and features content such as admissions processes around the world, deadlines and requirements, funding and scholarships, managing parents, developing resilience and supporting mental health, the latest sector trends, and more.

Events in 2024 that connect you with High School Counsellors worldwide

Early bird rates end on Jul 26, 2024

London
High School Counselors, International Students

BMI’s flagship International Schools Forum & Workshop provides an exclusive opportunity for you to meet privately with senior high school counsellors from some of the best international and private high schools from across the world. *Prices exclusive of UK VAT

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Date
Price
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London
One Delegate / One Meeting Schedule

Date

Apr 29 - Apr 30

Price
USD 5,000
Event Location

London
Two Delegates/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Apr 29 - Apr 30

Price
USD 6,500
Event Location

London
Two Delegates /Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Apr 29 - Apr 30

Price
USD 7,500
Dubai
High School Counselors

This regional event gives you the unique ability to connect with influential leaders at the secondary school level across the Gulf, you'll mix and mingle with counsellors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Hold 26 meetings and network with school leaders who advise teenagers and their parents on the next steps in their academic careers.

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Date
Price
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Dubai
One Delegate/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Sep 25 - Sep 26

Price
USD 4,400
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Dubai
Two Delegates/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Sep 25 - Sep 26

Price
USD 5,500
Event Location

Dubai
Two Delegates/Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Sep 25 - Sep 26

Price
USD 7,000
Bogota, Colombia
High School Counselors

Young South Americans are heading overseas in growing numbers, and this event is where it all starts. Meet the principals and high school counsellors who inspire and encourage students in their final years of secondary school, and spend 2 days solidifying relationships with influencers from the best private and international schools in the region.

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Date
Price
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Bogotá
One Delegate/ One Meeting Schedule

Date

Oct 03 - Oct 04

Price
USD 4,400
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Bogotá
One Delegate/ Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Oct 03 - Oct 04

Price
USD 5,500
Event Location

Bogotá
Two Delegates/Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Oct 03 - Oct 04

Price
USD 7,000
Beijing, China
High School Counselors

No other event in China provides you with such a unique ability to connect with influential leaders at the secondary school level from across the country. Over two days, you’ll hold 26 meetings and network with school principals and counsellors who advise teenagers and their parents on the next steps in their academic career.

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Date
Price
Event Location

Beijing -
One Delegate/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Oct 30 - Oct 31

Price
USD 4,400
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Beijing -
Two Delegates/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Oct 30 - Oct 31

Price
USD 5,500
Event Location

Beijing -
Two Delegates/Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Oct 30 - Oct 31

Price
USD 7,000
Nairobi
High School Counselors

Introducing an exclusive opportunity to connect with influential secondary school leaders from various regions of Africa. Facilitate up to 26 meetings to strengthen relationships with high school counsellors who provide crucial guidance to students and their parents regarding the strategic pathways in their academic journeys.

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Date
Early Bird Price
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Nairobi
One Delegate/ One Meeting Schedule

Date

Nov 11 - Nov 12

Price
USD 4,400
Event Location

Nairobi
Two Delegates/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Nov 11 - Nov 12

Price
USD 5,500
Event Location

Nairobi
Two Delegates/Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Nov 11 - Nov 12

Price
USD 7,000
Goa
High School Counselors

We're proud to introduce a new event offering an exclusive opportunity to establish and reinforce connections with influential secondary school leaders from various regions of India. Hold up to 26 private meetings with high school counsellors who provide crucial guidance to students and their parents regarding the best higher education options for each student's academic journey.

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Date
Early Bird Price
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Goa
One Delegate/ One Meeting Schedule

Date

Oct 28 - Oct 29

Price
USD 4,400
Event Location

Goa
Two Delegates/One Meeting Schedule

Date

Oct 28 - Oct 29

Price
USD 5,500
Event Location

Goa
Two Delegates/Two Meeting Schedules

Date

Oct 28 - Oct 29

Price
USD 7,000

Get a customised package

BMI/THE hosts over 80 events each year in 10 countries. You can mix and match event types, dates, and cities, plus ramp up brand exposure for audiences where you need it most. We’re happy to build a bespoke plan just for you.

Learn how BMI/THE connects you to various audiences

BMI/THE connects you to people from across the recruitment spectrum – from the parents and students who are planning their study abroad experience to senior level government representatives, school principals, counsellors, university staff and agents.