Last week, we hosted Missions (agent workshops) in Madrid and Rome. These were the first in-person QE events in over two years and brought together 25 different QE/QED schools with around 50 agents from all over Europe.
19 QE schools from 5 countries (Ireland, Malta, USA, Canada and the UK) took part in Madrid, whilst 17 from 4 countries (Ireland, Malta, USA and the UK) took part in Rome. 11 QE schools attended both events.
In a slight change to the traditional format, delegates enjoyed a full morning of meetings with existing and new partners before afternoon activities designed to further build relationships between QE schools and agents after what has been a challenging two years for our industry.
We were thrilled to be able to return to Madrid and Rome and reunite some of our schools with a wonderful range of agencies from all over Europe. It was our 9th Mission to Madrid and our 8th Mission to Rome. Across the two events, we welcomed agents from all over Spain and Italy, as well as Hungary, France and a representative from the Baltic Council. The timing was perfect as many of our schools were looking to work towards a busy summer and we’re delighted with the feedback from both the schools and the agents who attended. We’re now very much looking forward to our next in-person events!
Feedback from agents
“I have to say that attending the QE workshop is always a great honor, first of all. This is because it is an event restricted to only a few selected agencies, of which I am happy to be, combined with the fact of interacting with schools selected for their quality. The organization is outstanding, you are always excellent! great job, guys!” CREWATIVE, Italy
“Quality English school education group in my opinion has the best quality of the school in all the part of the world. All of them are professionals, prepared, available, high quality of programmes and new programmes to offer for different age of students.” Language and Training Workshop - Language Store, Italy
“The size of the event gives you the opportunity to spend enough time with all the participants.” Lingue nel Mondo, Italy
“We had a great time in the afternoon activity and had the chance to interact with more people. It was a good idea and a good chance to work as a team.” Centro de idiomas, University of Valladolid, Spain
“It was great to meet again with schools with which we have a long-standing professional relationship and to meet with other schools with which I never contacted in the past” . CLUB IVY, Spain.
Feedback from schools
“The quality of the agents and the level of organization was excellent”. Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Ireland
“I enjoyed everything, to be honest. So good to be back.” Living Learning English, UK
“It brought all members together and pushed us into communication outside our comfort zone”. Bury Language School, UK
“Such a great group of experienced and quality agents there, plus a really nice group of QE schools and friends made it a really wonderful first workshop after these Covid years. Extremely professionally organised and fronted by QE as usual too - great job by them once again and always a pleasure to work with them!” ELC Bristol, UK
We look very much forward to seeing schools and agents at our QE Missions later this year. Dates and destinations will be announced soon.