The English UK Fair, Italy 2017

Running from Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 October 2017, the English UK Fair, Italy, will be held in Milan, Italy, at the Hilton Hotel Milan. The event welcomes English UK members, Italian agents and high school teachers, and service providers.

English UK fairs are overseas workshops designed to raise the profile of the association and its member centres, as well as the UK ELT sector as a whole in specific, target markets.

Rather than a regional focus, the English UK Fair, Italy focuses entirely on the Italian market; Members the largest source markets for UK ELT. This allows us to respond to the Italian market specifically.

This event will follow a new format, combining an afternoon of professional development seminars for local teachers (who may lead groups of students to study English in the UK) and a one-day agency workshop with a networking event for both sets of influencers/buyers.

Unchanged from our previous fairs, however, is the unique UK ELT focus, combination of formal B2B meetings and social networking, and high standard of vetting agent delegates.

This event is open to English UK member centres, invited study abroad agents, consultants, educational tour operators, and student recruiters; and up to five exhibitors/ sponsors; and, for the first day, to Italian secondary school teachers who may lead groups to UK.

This event is being organised  in collaboration with IALCA and supported by the British Council and Trinity College London.

Why Italy? Why now?

The event is planned in response to a number of factors:

  • Western Europe remains the most important source region for ELT students in the UK
  • Italy is the biggest source market but has seen decline and needs renewed focus
  • PON funding has been confirmed for 2017 (and could continue to 2020).
  • 2017 is the first time PON funds are available to the whole country and Molise, Abruzzo and Sardinia have been recognised as 'transition' regions.
  • Milan has the highest concentration of English UK existing Italian agent connections
  • Milan is in a relatively wealthy area in a country with a tradition of annual class end of year holidays.

Programme overview

Monday 16 October


Tuesday 17 October

CPD for local teachers

15:00 | Registration 
15:30 - 18:00 | Seminars

Networking evening

18:00 - 18:45 | Networking drinks reception
18:45 - 21:30 | Buffet dinner


Agent workshop

08:15 - 10:00 | Registration for workshop
08:45 - 09:25 | Introductions
09:25 - 12:40 | B2B appointment sessions
12:40 - 13:55 | Networking lunch
13:55 - 17:10 | B2B appointment sessions

Book your place:

Click on the red participant type below to access the booking forms containing full package details.

  • Teachers: sold out

High school teachers from Milan, who apply and are accepted, may attend the programme on 16 October free of charge.

Places are strictly limited.

Download the teacher leaflet for more information.


English UK hosts agents from Italy who apply, and are accepted according to specific criteria

Download the agent leaflet for more information.

  • Educators: sold out

Full rate GBP 1300

Email us to be added to the waiting list
  • Exhibitors: sold out

Full rate GBP 1560
English UK corporate member/ subgroup rate GBP 1300

Email us to be added to the waiting list

What does the all-inclusive package include?

Agents, exhibitors and educators receive:

  • Networking drinks reception and dinner with local teachers.
  • One full day of appointments, scheduled in advance with Marcom eSchedule PRO
  • Additional networking opportunities over refreshment breaks and lunch
  • Comprehensive profiles of all participating agents and educators
  • Listing in the event handbook
  • One night's accommodation for one staff member at Hilton Milan.

Teachers receive:

  • An afternoon of CPD seminars including presentations by INDIRE  and MIUR
  • Networking drinks reception and dinner with local agents and UK educators.

If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Roz Rozidor.