Brazil has a population of over 200 million and boasts the world’s 6th largest economy - the largest in Latin America.
Over 32,000 Brazilian students study abroad at tertiary level annually, with many more going overseas for short-term language courses. Although the economy in Brazil has not been at its strongest in recent times, the intention, expectation, desire and importance of studying abroad and has never been more prevalent.
FPP has been organizing student fairs in Brazil semi-annually since 2001. The fairs have grown to become the largest in terms of exhibitor numbers and cities visited per year, and are renowned for attracting high-quality students. FPP’s events in Brazil are now the only fairs supported by BELTA, (Brazilian Educational & Language Travel Association), with all major government organisations also attending to promote education in their respective countries.
Buy 3 cities in Brazil, get a 4th free
Buy 4 cities in Brazil, get a 5th and 6th free
|Location||Date||Early Bird Rate||Standard Rate|
High School Visit
|March 9, 2017||$ 390 USD||$ 490 USD|
|Campinas||March 9, 2017||$ 2,430 USD||$ 2,700 USD|
|Sao Paulo||March 11 & 12, 2017||$ 3,780 USD||$ 4,200 USD|
High School Visit
|March 13, 2017||$ 790 USD||$ 890 USD|
High School Visit
|March 14, 2017||$ 390 USD||$ 490 USD|
|Brasília||March 14, 2017||$ 2,430 USD||$ 2,700 USD|
High School Visit
|March 16, 2017||$ 390 USD||$ 490 USD|
|Curitiba||March 16, 2017||$ 2,430 USD||$ 2,700 USD|
|Porto Alegre||March 18, 2017||$ 2,430 USD||$ 2,700 USD|
|Rio de Janeiro||March 19, 2017||$ 2,700 USD||$ 3,000 USD|
|Rio de Janeiro
High School Visit
|March 19, 2017||$ 690 USD||$ 790 USD|
Buy 3 events in Brazil, get a 4th free
Buy 6 events in Brazil, get a 7th and 8th free
Early Bird Rate: To December 31, 2016
Standard Rate: From January 1, 2017
$120 USD per day of fair
Sponsorship of the student badge - available for one exhibitor.
Sponsorship of student registration confirmation email (logo and link). Available for three sponsors.
Statistics from March 2016 fairs.
* More than one choice is allowed
|31 - 40||12.2|
|24 - 30||29.6|
|19 - 23||27.5|
|16 - 18||16.1|
|Rio de Janeiro||1,409|
|Certificate Diploma Courses||21.7|
|Vocational career Technical Programs||20.7|
Over 32,000 Brazilian students study abroad at tertiary level annually, with many more going overseas for short-term language courses. Although the economy in Brazil has not been at its strongest in recent times, the intention, expectation, desire and importance of studying abroad has never been more prevalent.
The Brazilian government has introduced a set of measures with the aim of improving the country’s educational performance. This includes directing 10% of the country’s GDP to education. Another initiative launched is the ‘English Without Boarders’ programme, which is supporting university students by improving the quality of English taught in schools. The number of students attending private schools has increased in recent years, as parents ensure that their child is receiving a high level of education and can learn in small class sizes with better quality facilities.
Although Brazil boasts 11 of the top 30 universities in the entire region, a relatively small proportion of Brazilian students have access to quality higher education. This is partially due to the number of public universities not meeting demand, with now over 70% of students in post-secondary education enrolled at private institutions. Brazilian students are well-aware that the best chances of furthering their education are more likely to be found abroad.
Studying abroad and international travel are as much a part of the Brazilian culture as samba or the sport of futebol. With Brazil very prominent on the global stage following the hosting of the 2014 World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Olympics, the desire and intention for Brazilian students to study and travel abroad is stronger than ever before.
The city of Campinas has the second highest level of connectivity in the country, and is the fourth largest banking centre. Campinas is recognised as the country’s capital of science, technology and innovation, and is located in the state of São Paulo; the most populous, wealthy and industrialized Brazilian state.
São Paulo is the capital city of the state of São Paulo, and is the main financial centre of Brazil. The city is not only the largest in Brazil but also the largest in all of South America, and has one of the top 10 largest metropolitan areas in the world. São Paulo is a global city with strong influences in commerce, finance, entertainment and the arts.
Brasilia is a planned city and the capital of Brazil. It is one of the newest capital cities in the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Strong service sectors including communications, banking and finance reflect the city’s status as a governmental centre. Brasilia is a fast growing city and has a population of almost 3 million.
Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the entire Southern Hemisphere and is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful urban centres. The city is the second largest in Brazil, and the third largest in the whole of South America.
Curitiba is the capital city of the state of Paraná and is one of the fastest growing cities in Brazil, with a population that has increased by 300% in the last 30 years. The city has become an important commercial and industrial centre.
Porto Alegre is the capital city of Rio Grand do Sul, the southernmost Brazilian state which shares borders with Argentina and Uruguay. Porto Alegre is one of the most important cultural, economic and political centres of Brazil.
Belo Horizonte was Brazil’s first planned city, and is now the 6th most populous in the country. It’s been judged as offering the best quality of life in Latin America, and ranked in the top 10 cities in Latin America to conduct business. It is the capital and commercial centre of Minas Gerais, with high activity in banking, commerce and administration.
Recife is the capital city of the state of Pernambuco in North-eastern Brazil, and is the centre of an area, which includes several industrial towns. The city has been called the ‘Venice of Brazil’ owing to the large number of waterways and numerous bridges that connect the city.
"FPP brings a lot of people from different cities from around the world. People coming here are really interested to go abroad, they have already read about the schools they come and ask specific questions."
"I do FPP fairs so I can speak directly with the students and get an idea of what they are looking for and what the market is. The quality of students is excellent and I think that is very important because you do meet a lot of people at these fairs. But they’re very well screened so we definitely get bookings through it - that’s why I am here."
Southern Lakes English College (New Zealand)
"We’ve been attending FPP events in different countries for more than 3 years now. It is a great opportunity for us to meet quality students. They have a tool (the app) to do the follow-up online which is very helpful so we can keep in touch with the students."
Oxford International Education Group (United Kingdom, Canada, USA)
"The Middle East fairs were really great. The way it was organized, the team, quality of students, and most importantly the app. It was a great experience."
Sarah El Gohary
New York Institute of Technology (USA)
"I've been attending FPP fairs for about eight years, and I'm very happy to say that the quality of the students has definitely improved. I was just in Mexico with FPP, now in Brazil, and I'm doing Spain, Italy and Ireland with FPP. Then next month, we'll be doing the fairs in Colombia and Panama as well."
George Brown College (Canada)
"I would like to thank you for all the support and help you gave me during these 2 days. It has been a great pleasure to get to know you and the team. The fair was well-organized and the quality of leads was great. I actually enjoyed talking to many students and can't wait to join the next year's event."
TIAS School for Business and Society (Netherlands)
"I would like to thank you for the fairs. Everything went so well, and I already have one student enrolled for my February in take."
Carla Casas Palagos
Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (Spain)
"In terms of customer service, you are top notch and above anyone in the industry. You must be very proud on the work you guys did … keep it up."
Aviation Maintenance Institute (USA)
"Around 2004, 2005 we were looking to come into the South American market and my former colleague recommended that we try FPP. We get exposure and good students. I have seen FPP grow to the success that they are nowadays."
TAFE Western Australia (Australia)
"We have been participating in FPP’s fairs for about 4 years now, and participate in all their regions (Latin America, Mexico, Middle East, Asia, Europe, India) and we have had a great turn around. Every fair season for us FPP is a must. I love how user friendly their online portal is. We are able to get students (leads) that match our profile, upload the leads that we collected at fairs and even send them email blasts from the portal. I would definitely recommend FPP to any university that wants great and qualified leads."
Full Sail University (USA)
"We’ve had a lot of interest. The level and quality of the students has been amazing and the organisation of the fair and the app has been great. I like that you can write down information about them and rate them, and I can follow up with the students afterwards. It has been very helpful."
The University of Melbourne (Australia)
"I have to tell you that I've been back and forth with some families I met on the road show who are planning to visit this summer AND I had two gents fly out and spend all last week here on campus who I met at the London fair and applied the next day. They loved it here and will start this September. Can't have much more immediate results than that!"
Bishop's University (Canada)
"We've been doing FPP's Student Fairs for three years now. We started doing Brazil with three cities, then five cities, now we're doing six cities. We've been in Vietnam, in India, in UAE with FPP. This is a great platform for student recruitment. FPP is very professional."
University of Johannesburg (South Africa)
"I have been doing FPP fairs for two years. I do them because they are really well-organised fairs, good quality students, communication with the staff before, during and after if fantastic and for me it is an extremely good recruitment tool."
The University of Sydney (Australia)
"I've been working in the education market for more than a decade. It's been a pleasure, as it usually is, for me and the university to be at FPP events. I'm really a faithful customer, after years with the British Council and the University of Bristol ... coming to the events and leaving happy, and coming back to the next event and the next year. So it's been really great."
University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
"I had a very good experience at the FPP fairs and was pleased to speak with more than 500 students during the conference with whom I was able to exchange information about our various programs. Of course only time will tell as to their ultimate interest in or financial feasibility to apply to NKU, but I was encouraged by the numbers, and I found the staff to be very professional and helpful."
Northern Kentucky University (USA)
"Thank you for all your efforts in organising the Road Show. It was a very unique and enriching experience for me and I'm sure that NU would love to participate in future events such as this."
Nagoya University (Japan)
"I felt that I should let you know how happy I am with the whole event. To be honest I am not sure I have ever attended such a productive fair. Both the quantity and quality of the students was outstanding. I have met almost no student, out of the hundreds I spoke to, who didn't have the profile, the motivation and the interest for my programs."
"This is our third time participating in the FPP fairs, and we're absolutely delighted with the turnout. Each year, we've gone from strength to strength. The expertise that FPP has brought with them to organise a fantastic venue, a wonderful location, and really high quality students has been fantastic. We can see just how much business our education providers are doing here. We're absolutely delighted this year, as we have been with previous years, and we look forward to continuing our work with FPP."
Education New Zealand (New Zealand)
"I am delighted to inform you that both fairs went really well for British Council IELTS. We engaged with more than a 100 potential clients in Madrid and in Barcelona the same. Please count on with us for next year on all your fairs!"
British Council (United Kingdom)
"I wanted to personally thank you for all the support you and your team provided during all of our events. The logistics and presentation level was absolutely marvelous, we had no problem with anything during the time of each fair in each city. We really enjoyed every fair, it has been quite an experience for all of us. We have reported everything to our colleagues and superiors, including the ministries ... it’s safe to say it has not been our last cooperation with FPP."
Centre for International Cooperation (Czech Republic)
"The fairs in every city were excellent, I only heard praise! Organization, quality and number of visitors, coffee break... all very good! Congratulations!"
Silvia Bauer Fernandes
"It's great. There's good energy. The fair was full yesterday, it's full again today. It's very exciting. We're looking forward to the rest of the fairs."
Education in Ireland (Ireland)
"We engaged with more than 200 potential clients in Madrid and Barcelona. Please count on with us for next year on all your fairs!"
British Council (UK)
"FPP is not only the best education fair organizer, but is also an important strategic partner for us. They clearly prioritise customer satisfaction and since we first met them 12 years ago, they have constantly outdone themselves in organizing and managing education fairs.
Since 2014 we have been hiring FPP to organize our own event - AC EXPO - the largest education fair in Brazil for students willing to go to Australian and New Zealand. It has been a real pleasure to work with them and the results have been incontestable. I have no doubt that education providers may accomplish very good ROI after an FPP fair."
Australian Centre (Brazil, Colombia, Australia)
"We have been working with FPP for 8 years. It has been really good working with them, the organisation and quality of students is very good. We recommend FPP and EDUEXPOS."
Hello Study (Brazil & Australia)
"We’ve been doing FPP for the past four and a half years, because of the quality of students. The number of applications that are converting are really good. It is part of our marketing plan every year now."
Australian Option (Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, China)