BUILA Conference

BUILA 18th Annual Conference 2023

The Route to a Sustainable Future

SAVE THE DATE: 4 - 6 JULY

London, England

We are delighted to confirm that the highly anticipated BUILA Conference registration will open on the 31st of March 2023. This year our flagship event will take place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London on 4th July - 6th July 2023, with the BUILA Annual Conference Dinner being held on Wednesday 5th July.


About the Event

Titled, The Route to a Sustainable Future, this years Conference will explore the most vital issues impacting the UK international student recruitment sector, in particular with a focus on sustainability in all aspects of international recruitment.

The word ‘sustainable’ in the context of the Conference, has multiple meanings covering a range of different areas and current issues related to international student recruitment. These include:

  • In an environment of economic and political uncertainty, HEIs face the challenge of using creativity and innovation to develop a more efficient and sustainable international office to meet a more demanding climate.
  • International student recruitment numbers have grown rapidly over the last few years and has exceeded the Government's own target. Is this continued growth sustainable, especially in the current political environment?
  • Certain markets such as India and Nigeria have grown rapidly too, bringing benefits but also increasing challenges: accommodation, dependents, and student experience. Is the growth in these markets sustainable?
  • Is the increased volume of student applications sustainable? How can universities develop and evolve with the help of technology?
  • How do we continue to work on creating an environmentally sustainable way of recruiting international students?
  • How do we continue to build sustainable recruitment partnerships to provide stable recruitment and financial channels. Should we be considering TNE as a viable and sustainable alternative?


Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, 4 July 2023

Directors' Forum

101 Introduction to International Recruitment Training

102 Training

Agent Quality Framework Workshop

Welcome Drinks Reception

Tour of London

Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Morning Activity

Conference Day 1

Conference Dinner & Drinks Reception

Thursday, 6 July 2023

Morning Activity

Conference Day 2

Conference Ends 3:30PM


In Person and Virtual Experience

Building on the success of last year’s first ever Annual BUILA Hybrid Conference, this year the Conference will continue to be delivered in a hybrid format to provide members from all around the world the opportunity to participate.

Our digital platform will provide all attendees with the opportunity to engage, learn and network with colleagues, speakers and sponsors. We are thrilled to be expanding our reach once again to include overseas staff in this important event.

We are committed to making your experience a top priority so whether you are going to be joining us in person or virtually, we look forward to welcoming you to the number one conference in the sector.


BUILA Conference Team 2023

2023 Conference Sponsors