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Aruba College Fair

Renaissance Convention Center
4th & 5th of November, 2016
10:00 - 18:00

My Future, My Decision

About us

The Aruba College Fair Foundation (ACFF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2002 with the aim of bringing the world of college, university and vocational school representatives to all Aruban students.

The first Aruba College Fair took place in the year 2000 as a project from and under the auspices of the Minister of Education, Mrs. Mary S.F. Wever-Laclé. The project received much accolades from the community in general, but also and in particular from the students and their parents. Minister Wever-Laclé decided that Aruba College Fair (ACF) must become a recurring event as it brought valuable information to the students seeking a higher education and it gave them a venue in which they were able to ask the educational institution’s representatives questions on the school itself, the city, the courses, possible career prospectives, student life, and the list goes on. To remove this very important event from any political affiliation, Minister Wever-Laclé placed it in the hands of private individuals, hence, the birth of Aruba College Fair Foundation.

ACFF’s board members are all professionals in different fields. They operate as fully committed volunteers in their free time to organise this event.

Click here to view the current board members of the ACFF

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Students

Aruba College Fair (ACF) is an event that was initiated because of YOU. We had YOU in our minds when we designed the concept, and we keep YOU in our minds when thinking of how we can improve the Fair in the future. If you have any comments or suggestions, your feedback is always welcome.

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Who is attending the college fair?

Please click here to view the colleges/businesses that are attending the college fair. As more institutions register, the page will be updated.

Student Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the next Aruba College Fair take place?
Aruba College Fair takes place every other year. The next Aruba College Fair will take place on Friday and Saturday, 4 & 5 November 2016 at the Renaissance Convention Center from 10:00 – 18:00.

For whom is Aruba College Fair?
The Aruba College Fair is for anybody and everybody seeking a higher education: EPB, MAVO, HAVO and VWO students looking to start higher education at MBO, HBO and WO levels; EPI students looking to continue their higher education; UA students wishing to continue their studies or transfer abroad; working people looking to upgrade themselves.

Which colleges and universities will be at the Fair?
At every college fair, different institutions participate. We will update the participating exhibitors page regularly with those institutions that have confirmed participation. As the Fair date nears, the complete list of participating colleges and universities will be available.

Click here for more FAQs

Exhibitors

Fair Date

Aruba College Fair takes place every two years in the fall. ACF 2016 will take place on 4 and 5 November 2016 at the Renaissance Convention Center. To register as an exhibitor, please fill out this form and email it back to us at info@arubacollegefair.com or arubacollegefairfoundation@gmail.com.

Fair Program

ACF opens its door for the students on Friday morning at 10:00 and remains open until 18:00. ACF reopens the following morning (Saturday) at 10:00 and remains open until 18:00. ACF does not close for lunch on neither day so, as an exhibitor, you are free to decide when to take a break. We do request, however, that you leave a note to inform the students when you will return.

On Thursday evening, the 3rd of November, Aruba College Fair Foundation will host an informal Meet-n-Greet for all exhibitors from 18:00 – 20:00 at Mi Dudu. If you require transportation as an international exhibitor, please let us know. A designated bus will pick you up at your hotel.

Booth Set-up

Exhibitors have the opportunity to set up their booths on Friday morning, commencing at 07:00. If the Fair venue was unoccupied the evening before, set-up may be possible then. ACFF will not know this until well near the Fair date.

Booth specifications and services

boothEach booth has a 3 X 2.4 X 3 m (10 X 8 X 10 feet) aluminum frame. The side and back “walls” of the booth are drapes, thus, heavy posters or other decorative accessories will not hold. Exhibitors may use the top bar of the frame to hang items. In each booth, there will be a 2.4m (8 ft) long table, two chairs, one garbage bin. See image.

All booths include electrical outlets and wi-fi internet service. Items/services for the booth that need to be requested explicitly:

  • extra chairs, tables, etc.
  • TV/VCR/DVD (a rental fee will apply)

regular_125v-power-outletElectricity: If you intend use electricity within your booth, please let us know so that we can make sure it is connected. Electricity use in Aruba is 110 V for a regular power outlet, as shown. Please bring your own power outlet adapters should your electrical equipment have other prongs. We do not t provide extension cords, but highly recommend you bring your own.

ACF Layout

Click this link to download or view the ACF booth layout of our event in 2014. ACFF cannot guarantee the same layout for any future event or any exhibitor a specific booth location in advance. The layout of the venue is dependent on the number of registrations and booths. Special requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.

Exhibitors will receive the venue layout and their individual booth assignment within two weeks prior to the Fair date.

Shipping Info

Click this link to go to the shipping information page.

Accommodation

The Renaissance Resort & Casino, ACF’s host venue, provides our exhibitors with special accommodation rates. Exhibitors must book directly with the hotel at +297-523-6165 or reservations@arubarenaissance.com. Mention “Aruba College Fair” to get these special rates:

For max. 2 persons per room:
Renaissance Resort: US$ 149 + 23.74% tax + US$ 3.50 levy per night.

Other Fairs in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Curaçao: 9 & 10 November (studieberoepenmarkt@gmail.com)
St. Maarten: 7 November (sxmcareerstudyfair@gmail.com)
Bonaire: 2 November ( studyfairbonaire@gmail.com)

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Fundraising

The Aruba College Fair Foundation hosts an annual exclusive Crème de la Crème Fundraising Gala in order to raise the necessary funds to cover some of its expenses for the college fair.

For more information please click here