International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
IATEFL Conference and Exhibition
Almost 2,600 delegates from across 109 countries gathered for the 47th annual International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language conference and exhibition.
The IATEFL event involved 500 working sessions which used 19 session rooms in ACC Liverpool and five in the nearby Jury’s Inn Hotel. A total of 15 hotels in the city hosted the delegates.
It brought together teachers and teacher trainers with course providers, publishers and authors in the English language world.
An ELT Resources Exhibition featured more than 50 exhibitors who included publishers, course providers, book sellers and exam boards.
IATEFL Executive Officer Glenda Smart worked with ACC Liverpool, the city’s transportation services and Liverpool Convention Bureau to plan the event.
Glenda said: “ACC Liverpool proved very delegate-friendly and everything went very smoothly.”
The programme outside of the conference and exhibition included an official welcome reception, an awards evening, a poetry event, quizzes and music sessions.
Delegates were also able to take part in walking tours in the city and visits to nearby Chester and Port Sunlight.
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Liverpool is a vibrant, modern city, proud of its rich heritage and renowned for its friendly people. Visit Liverpool and enjoy everything it has to offer. Here is just a sample of what's available.
Pullman Liverpool Hotel
This 4* Hotel is one of the most stylish hotels in the city. Just a 30 second walk from the venue, join us for pre or post show dinner or drinks in the elegant and cosmopolitan Dukes Restaurant and Bar.Visit website
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower is a 4 star hotel located within walking distance of the venue, in the ideal location for your visit to Liverpool. The hotel is perfectly placed to show you the vibrant city and boasts superb views over the Liver Buildings and River Mersey.Visit website
Chaophraya and Palm Sugar Lounge (Thai)
Chaophraya and Palm Sugar Lounge are conveniently located in Liverpool ONE, just across from the venue. Chaophraya and Palm Sugar serve authentic Thai cuisine and cocktails.Visit website
From high street favourites to high end boutiques Liverpool ONE offers a shopping experience unlike any other. Enjoy dinner on the restaurant lined Leisure Terrace overlooking Chavasse Park or maybe drinks in Browns or WOW Bar.Visit website
The Wheel of Liverpool
Located on site, the imposing Wheel of Liverpool has 42 fully enclosed and air-conditioned capsules, which offer riders breathtaking views of the city, the Welsh mountains and – of course - the World Heritage Site waterfront.Visit website
From high street favourites to high-end boutiques, your
fabulous shopping experience is a short stroll from
the venue. Stores open until 8pm weekdays, so
there’s plenty of time to hit the shops.