QE announces agent workshops for 2018
Quality English and sister college brand Quality Education have announced a series of agent missions in Asia and Europe for 2018, and are also welcoming agents to the annual QE conference for the first time this November.

The Asia leg of 2018 QE missions will encompass events in Korea and Japan in March (20th and 22nd respectively); October 2018 events will see QE schools visit agents in Russia (2nd) and Turkey (4th); and the regular end-of-year European roadshow of missions will take in Poland (8th November), Spain (12th) and Italy (14th).


"We consider various factors when deciding on the destinations for our missions, including: feedback from our licensed schools and colleges; market trends; agent feedback; and other industry events," said Jonathan Swindell, Chief Executive of Quality English/Quality Education to StudyTravel Magazine.


Regarding the Asia missions, he commented, "Our events in Seoul and Tokyo will be the second QE Missions to these cities following previous successful events. Japan is a good source market for many of our established schools, whilst for others it could prove to be a good time to explore the market and build new relationships with agents. Korea is a logical second stop for our East Asian missions next year, and holds potential for a wide range of course types."


Jonathan added that the Russian market was re-emerging and that 2018 was a good time to visit, and that missions to Warsaw and Istanbul in 2016 were very productive.


"As for the European markets, we have enjoyed strong relationships with agents in Spain and Italy for a long time and so it is fitting that Milan will be the 100th QE mission, which will mark the end of our 15th year."


Meanwhile, in November 2017 QE will be incorporating an agent workshop into its annual conference event, being held in Malta from November 23-24.


"We decided to include an agent workshop at the event to bring together agents from all over the world to meet with QE schools and QED colleges and to find out how they share the same values and principles of providing high-quality teaching and services to students. The event promises to be highly productive for both schools and agents whilst the beautiful setting of Malta will be conducive to an enjoyable few days at the end of November."


See the Quality English website for a full list of its agent workshops and events, and the StudyTravel calendar for an overview of all industry events.



By Matthew Knott

News Editor