Team BC Southeast Asia Mission (Philippines/Indonesia/Vietnam)

Date: Sep 30, 2017 — Oct 16, 2017
Format: Education Fair
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: Southeast Asia
City: Manila, Jakarta and Surabaya, Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City


Dates: Sept 30–Oct 16, 2017
Locations: Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam
Cities: Manila (Philippines), Jakarta and Surabaya (Indonesia), Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Cost: Non-paid
Deadline: Expression of interest for participating in BC Value-Added Events and BC Branding at Fairs: August 21, 2017
Please see deadlines below for fair registration.

Target Audience: K-12 schools and districts, EQA-designated post-secondary institutions and language schools


In support of BC’s International Education sector, BCCIE is pleased to announce a coordinated Team BC SE Asia Mission to the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam, September 30  to October 16, 2017. This initiative follows two successful Team BC missions on which relationships were established and strategic linkages pursued with education agents and networks, schools, universities, institutions, and with both provincial and national agencies. The working itinerary includes fairs and value-added activities in established and emerging markets in six cities: Manila, Surabaya, Jakarta, Danang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Background

With a population exceeding 600 million, ASEAN nations represent approximately 9% of the global population. Its 10 nation state members are making a concerted effort to create a regional trading bloc that would create the world’s third largest market (after China and India) and that has captured the attention of Canada amongst other trading nations. Of primary interest to the BC education sector are the growing economies and middle classes (aspiring to more and better than indigenous education systems can yet provide) and the large and youthful markets of Vietnam (population 90 million; median age 27), Indonesia (250 m: 27.9) and the Philippines (96 m; 22.7). Each in its own way presents opportunity for increased and varied engagement with the BC education sector and for the measured and diverse growth of international student numbers to BC.


BCCIE will be working closely with the Canadian Embassy and federal trade commissioners to offer exceptional recruitment, partnership building and networking events for all educational sectors participating in the Team BC SE Asia Mission.

Key objectives

  • To profile BC schools and institutions
  • To create a BC Zone at some EduCanada Fairs
  • To raise awareness of BC quality education and to increase opportunities for student recruitment in SE Asian countries
  • To raise awareness of the great potential for education partnership, exchange, joint research, investment and recruitment between BC and SE Asian countries
  • To offer value-added engagement in different cities through site visits, strategic partner introductions, information receptions and agent networking sessions.

Proposed value-added events will include Canadian Pavilions, agent events, institutional visits, education roundtables, receptions and orientation and partnership development meetings and networking. There is no additional charge to participate in these initiatives but BC institutions must RSVP for all events. Please refer to the draft SE Asia Mission agenda, which includes Team BC events. 

Registration for EduCanada Fairs

In addition to this Team BC Mission to SE Asia, BC institutions may be interested in participating in the Study in Canada Fairs. Registration for the EduCanada Fairs and federal government side events are available below and are the responsibility of individual institutions.

  • Registration form for the Philippines: The registration deadline is August 30, 2017.
  • Registration form for Indonesia: The registration deadline is September 8, 2017.
  • Registration form for Vietnam: The registration deadline is September 8, 2017. Institutions are encouraged to register early as fairs in Vietnam have become fully subscribed in the past.

Working Itinerary
The BC value-added events will include Canadian Pavilions, agent events, institutional visits, seminars, receptions, site visits, B2B partnership development meetings and networking opportunities. 

Date & Time


BC value-added events*

Oct. 4; 12–13:00 p.m.


Study in BC Luncheon

Oct. 7; 9:30–10:30 a.m.


Study in BC seminar

Oct. 8; 9:30–10:30 a.m.


Study in BC seminar

Oct. 11; 13:30–14:30 p.m. 

Danang Study in BC Networking Reception

Oct. 13; 18:30–20:00 p.m. 

Hanoi Study in BC Networking Reception

Oct. 16; 18:30–20:00 p.m.

Ho Chi Minh City

Study in BC Networking Reception

*BC events will vary for each location but may include agent meetings, receptions and orientation, site visits and partnership development meetings and networking. Note: This is a draft schedule; times of events may change due to venue availability.

For questions or clarification please contact