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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Staying

Pullman Liverpool Hotel

Pullman Liverpool Hotel

This 4* Hotel is one of the most stylish hotels in the city. Just a 30 second walk from the venue and with plenty of parking adjacent, join us for pre or post show dinner or drinks in Marco Pierre White’s world renowned Wheeler’s of St. James’s Restaurant.

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Eat & Drink

Wheeler's

Wheeler's

Wheeler's of St. James's Liverpool is now open at Kings Dock next to the Arena and Convention Centre. Wheeler's reputation has been built on seafood, however the menu offers a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes that make it accessible to all.

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MOJO

MOJO

Combining New York City dive style chic with great liquor, home-made classic American food and Rock n’ Roll from the last six decades - MOJO offers a slick, high octane environment with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Panam Restaurant and Bar

Panam Restaurant and Bar

A contemporary bar and restaurant at Britannia Pavilion The Royal Albert Dock, opposite the venue. Panam serves fabulous modern British and European cuisine with great service in plush surroundings catering for tables of 2 to 100+

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Shopping

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

Located by the city’s iconic waterfront, Liverpool ONE is one of Europe's leading retail and leisure destinations. With more than 170 stores, bars and restaurants, a 14 screen cinema and even a park, you’ll always have a fun packed day here.

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City Central Shopping

City Central Shopping

The beating heart of Liverpool’s retail scene, just minutes away from the venue, City Central Shopping comprises five shopping centres, two hotels, two theatres and more than 400 shops, so there’s something for everyone and every budget.

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Attractions

British Music Experience

British Music Experience

The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles and Bowie to Adele, Oasis and The X Factor.

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Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

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.

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