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It was confirmed at the recent FITUR fair that Alicante will host the 2016 FEDELE Annual Meeting, the great professional event for Spanish as a Foreign Language which brings together agents from all over the world and the people in charge of schools of Spanish in Spain.
An agreement signed between the Valencia Tourist Board, the Alicante Town Council and the Costa Blanca Tourist Board – three institutions from local, provincial and regional government – indicates that they will be giving their support to the organisation of the event and enabling it to be its usual success.
The FEDELE Annual Meeting is a professional encounter of an immersive nature at which agents offering language courses abroad can get to know at first-hand the offer available at FEDELE schools, the social and cultural context of the schools and their destinations.
FEDELE Annual Meetings also contain a wide-ranging programme of visits to places of interest with the aim of providing an opportunity for networking and for exchanging experiences. At the end of the event there is a series of visits to other nearby places that also offer courses of Spanish language and culture.
Image copyright: Fèlix González.
As we´ve already announced on this blog, the next FEDELE Annual Meeting will take place in just a few weeks time in Cádiz. This is the most long-standing Spanish as a Foreign Language event in Spain. It brings together agencies offering Study Abroad programmes and FEDELE member schools to look for new business partnerships and to review and comment on the current situation of Spanish as a Foreign Language.
Prior to the FEDELE Annual Meeting, the FEDELE Annual Convention will take place, also in Cádiz. Schools will discuss organisational matters concerning the Federation and other regional organisations and relationships with other institutions.
At the convention, the annual work plan of FEDELE will also be drawn up. This meeting will take place on Sunday, 27th September from 12 o´clock midday to 7pm.
The same evening there will be a guided tour of the city and later a welcoming drinks party in the Casa de Iberoamérica where the schools’ representatives will be able to meet the agents.
On Monday 28th September the appointments with the agencies and the member schools will begin in the form of a workshop. In the evening there will be a boat-trip and dinner at the Castillo de San Marcos in El Puerto de Santa María.
Appointments with the agents will continue during the morning of the 29th September. In the afternoon there will be visits to the local schools that are taking part in the event. Marketing activities will be held at the Hotel Parador Atlántico where the participants will also be staying. This is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in the city.
Image copyright: Gerry Balding.
During the last weeks of 2014, following the usual selection process, Cádiz was chosen as the venue for the next FEDELE Annual Meeting – the big annual event that brings together FEDELE member schools and agencies from many different countries which offer language courses abroad.
It must be remembered that the FEDELE Annual Meeting is the most long-established international meeting in the Spanish as a Foreign Language sector and that it has become a reference point throughout the world for the Spanish language industry.
During the congress, professionals from the sector will be presented with good business opportunities at the same time as being able to gauge the mood of the market. And as always ocurrs at these events, as well as the appointments between schools and agents there will be an extensive programme of cultural visits which will enable participants to see for themselves what Cádiz has to offer tourists.
The Andalusian Government, through Turismo Andaluz, and the Diputación de Cádiz, through the Patronato Provincial de Turismo, Cádiz city council and the local chamber of commerce will all be giving their support to the Cádiz FEDELE schools for the setting up of this event.
FEDELE will be responsible for the organisation of the event with the help of the Asociación de Español en Andalucía and the FEDELE member schools.
Hope to see you in Cádiz this autumn!
Copyright cover image: José Ramón.