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32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Welcome to the Official Information Channel for the Berlin event.

All official information will be updated here so please check back often.

Program Schedule


A sneak peek at the program. Subject to change



You can register and pay onsite:

  • IATEFL member – £249.00
  • Associates member £269.00 (with promo code from Associate)
  • Non-member – £319.00


Map & Floor plan


The room layout and building map.


The App


Introducing how to use the app.


Download the app and install it here.  

then use search word “besig”.

Installing the App


For your convenience, here is a video with the link to install our conference app for PC.

Here is a video with the link to install our conference app for phone or tablet.

Hotel info

 As the venue is a convention center, there is no official hotel for this event. BESIG will not arrange any hotel discounts so please refer to your favorite booking site for accommodation information.

Promo code for IATEFL Associates 


We are once again offering a special rate for members of teaching organizations who are also IATEFL Associates.


Please contact [email protected] if your Association is interested in this offer and you will be sent the promo code. Please do not advertise this code on your website. Your members should register as non-members and enter the promo code to pay a fee of 269GBP. If the correct promo code is not added at the point of registration then the full amount will be charged and no refund will be given. Please note that if your members are also IATEFL members they should register as IATEFL members (and not enter the promo code) to get even more of a discount!


To see the list of associates, click here.

Speaker reminder notes 

Please remember your adapters.

Make sure that you bring your power supply, travel adapter if needed and your laptop to HDMI or VGA adapter for the projector. All rooms are equipped with AC power, projector, screen, speakers and a HDMI or VGA input for the projector. We can not guarantee that an adapter will be available for your laptop at the time you need it. Should you have any questions, contact us at [email protected].

Speaker slide template


Please feel free use any or all of the attached templates for your presentation. Both 4:3 and 16:9 templates are here. If you are being simulcast or recorded, you must include the “DISCLAIMER” slide as your first slide.


back to basics template 4:3

back to basics template 16:9


Should you have any questions, contact us at [email protected]



IATEFL BESIG’s annual conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of the international business English teaching community in the world, with unrivaled opportunities to network and connect with key players. If you are interested in sponsorship or advertising opportunities, please contact our Administration and Sponsorship Coordinator at [email protected].

Transportation info


It only takes half an hour by S-Bahn to get from Alexanderplatz in central Berlin to Adlershof. The main road here is Rudower Chaussee, and the tram running along it connects the university campus, the Technology Park and even a new residential area, further linking the areas to either side of the railway. For Berlin travel info, including a very efficient journey planner, go to https://www.bvg.de/en
(Public transport in Berlin: timetable information, traffic reports, apps, online tickets & BVG news)


Restaurant info


There are over 20 eateries and restaurants in the area for your meals. Here is a list of restaurants in Adlershof from Trip Advisor: Restaurant List

Map of Adlershof Restaurants

We are very excited to announce that the 32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference will take place at Wista conventions Adlershof, Berlin, Germany from 9.00am on Friday, 11 October to 2.00pm Sunday, 13 October 2019.

Last year in Iasi, we explored the frontiers of business English, with over 80 talks and workshops on coaching, technology, management, soft skills, intercultural communication and innovative teaching methods. This year we’re going back to basics and investigate which tried and tested methods have stood the test of time and which innovative practices have become fundamental concepts in business English in recent years.

The conference will also include a GISIG strand on tackling global challenges such as sustainability, climate change and inclusion in the business English classroom.

Our venue is Wista conventions in Berlin Adlershof. With seven elegant and fully-equipped conference rooms, a state-of-the-art plenary room and a generous exhibition area, Wista conventions can welcome maximum 450 participants.

More information on the venue can be found here: WISTA Conventions Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin

Here are some useful sites to help plan your journey:

Disclaimer: This list was compiled by our volunteers and is provided for general information purposes only. BESIG has no liability for the accuracy of the information and cannot be held liable for any third-party claims or losses of any damages.

Some hotel info in Berlin Adlershof area here.

And here is the link to the tourist website https://www.visitberlin.de/en
(Berlin’s official travel website)



October 11, 2019
October 13, 2019


Evan Frendo, IATEFL BESIG Joint Coordinator
Dana Poklepovic, IATEFL BESIG Joint Coordinator