BESIG: 36th IATEFL BESIG annual conference

Join IATEFL Business English SIG for their 36th IATEFL BESIG annual conference which will be taking place face-to-face in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are excited to return to Germany for the 36th IATEFL BESIG annual conference and once again to be in Stuttgart, the city “where business meets the future”.

This year's conference theme is ‘Business Intelligence’, which plays on the buzz surrounding Artificial Intelligence.

We will explore the role of business English training in developing and enhancing intelligence in the workplace. Topics will include: business English training in the age of digital transformation, remote work and discourse communities, evaluating learning impact and the role of business English in promoting positive social change and sustainable practices.

Come discover and help shape the future of business English at the SpOrt Stuttgart, Fritz-Walter-Weg 19, 70372 Stuttgart.


We have two fantastic plenary speakers lined up for you. On Friday 3 November, Clarice Chan, will be speaking on 'How can existing research help business English practitioners with needs analysis and course design' whilst our Saturday 4 November plenary speaker, Mike Hogan, will be talking about, 'The need for agility, creativity and innovation (in our clients and in ourselves)'

Download the full programme here

Find out more, including things to do in Stuttgart and how to book discounted accommodation, via the IATEFL BESIG website

IATEFL members need to login before registering for this event in order to receive the member discount.

Non members wishing to register for this event must hold a user account with us. If you don't already have a user account then create one by clicking 'Login' at the top left of the screen, then select “create new account”. This is free and is quick and easy to do.

Booking fees will increase to the standard rate for those delegates who book but do not pay by the earlybird deadline.

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event
Business English


03/11/2023 - 14:00 until 05/11/2023 - 15:00 UK time


SpOrt Stuttgart, Fritz-Walter-Weg 19, 70372 Stuttgart


All registered and paid attendees will receive a certificate for this event.

Online registration is now closed. You can still register and pay on the day of the conference using cash or debit/credit card.

IATEFL Members standard fee £275.00 / €325.00
Non-members standard fee £350.00 / €420.00