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31st IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm EET

The BESIG Annual conference brings together business English teachers, teacher trainers, materials writers, and others interested in the teaching of English for business related purposes.

Our 31st IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference will take place from 16-18 November 2018 at the Hotel International, Iasi, Romania. Note that Friday is a full conference day this year.

The extended length of the event means that we will enjoy two-and-a-half days of engaging talks, workshops, debates and live lessons on a variety of business English topics.

The conference theme is:

Exploring the frontiers of business English

Click on the image below to view the conference programme.

Online registration has now closed but we will be accepting payments on the door (cash only). The conference fees are:

  • £149 / €180 / RON 925 – for IATEFL members
  • £169 / €200 / RON 1045 – for members of an IATEFL associate
  • £189 / €225 / RON 1170 – for non-IATEFL members
  • £16 / €19 / RON 100 – for the Friday evening reception (incl. food and drinks) for all delegates

If you are a local teacher (i.e. a citizen of and resident in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine or Moldova) you will qualify for the

*** special day rate of £25 / €30 / RON 155 ***

(Please note that payment in the local currency should be made using clean, unmarked notes.)

Download the onsite registration form here

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November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm


Helen Strong: Event Coordinator
Andrzej Stesik: Speakers and Proposals
Maribel Ortega: Conference Programme
Andreea Nechifor: Local Organizer, Iasi
David Koster: Sponsorship and Exhibition


Hotel International, Iasi, Romania
Iasi, Romania + Google Map
+40 332 110 070

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