The PIE Live: Europe

We are really excited to be bringing The PIE Live back to The Brewery in 2023 on 28-29th March. 

Our two-day, in-person event will enable you to build your knowledge and network with organisations across Europe.

An intimate event of 500 people, where you can network in a manageable way to get maximum value out of the connections you make. Return to your desk armed with new resources and contacts, and enough energy to be able to follow up on them straight away.

The PIE Live is a physical realisation of The PIE’s sector expertise and global community - we are a leading, independent, global media platform for the international education industry. We bring a unique mix of industry professionals together, spanning higher ed, vocational training, student counselling and advising, ed tech and service providers.

Our sessions are dynamic and engaging - max session length 45 mins, max 30 mins panel discussions before we take audience questions via the Slido app. The expo area is central to the event layout, to ensure exhibitors, delegates and speakers have multiple opportunities to meet and chat in a relaxed environment.

The PIE Live Europe will feature a staple of all our events - our Student Roundtable - where locally based international students talk freely to delegates about their experiences. We develop the debate about future trends and challenges ahead, and will be showcasing the amazing work being done by the sector. 

Our Call for Speakers is NOW OPEN!

We are inviting proposals from speakers for the following session types:

- Panel discussion (50 minutes, 4 speakers plus host) - Insight Accelerator (15 minutes presentation/talk followed by 15 minutes audience questions)

- Your own proposed format Please find below more information on our session themes.

You can submit your proposal on the link button below. Deadline: 16 December 2022

Programme highlights


This year we will be streaming additional content, interviews and breaking news live from The PIE Live, via our ‘behind the scenes’ studio.

> International student recruitment

What are the latest pain points and how can you manage them? We look at hot topics such as the admissions overload, visa processing issues, fraud, sustainability, life-long learning, collaborating with K12 schools and English language providers, and the new wave of dependents.

> How to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion in International 

Explore emerging markets, what investing in them means for your international operation. Plus, we discuss scholarships, refugees and accessibility.

> Working successfully offshore

An increasing number of institutions are looking overseas in order to expand their international operations and reach via TNE. How can you best achieve this and manage the associated risks in doing so?

> Marketing to Gen Z & Gen Alpha

Explore the latest in marketing to Gen Z and Gen Alpha, lifelong, professional and vocational learners, and discover what you need to do differently to successfully attract these students to your institution.

> Europe

How is Europe evolving its international education offer? What are the new destinations that are attracting international students? Hear the latest in policy developments from key European markets, plus we explore partnerships, the Turing scheme and Erasmus.

> The student voice

Meet international students from a range of institutions across the UK and learn directly from them, to help improve what you are delivering for your own students.

> Professional development

Join our interactive workshops to stimulate fresh thinking about how to develop your own leadership style, strategy and brand, and hear the latest from the job market across the sector.

Wonderful event with great networking and re-connecting opportunities! 

Katja Lamping Director of Student Recruitment University College London