The Eaquals Annual International Conference 2022 will be held this year in Venice, Italy, from 28-30 April, and Avallain will proudly join the exclusive lineup of plenary speakers, with the participation of our own Max Bondi, Head of Product Management. Max will take the stage and discuss ways to ensure resilience and flexibility by transitioning to a truly digitally native school.

For more than ten years, Max has worked extensively with ELT and educational publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, National Geographic
Learning | Cengage, and Santillana Richmond to deliver some of the industry’s most trusted digital solutions, used by millions of learners every day. Now, he is focused on bringing these innovations to the institutional market.

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a renewed urgency to engage effectively with digital solutions. And yet, all too often, technology brings complexity. Max will explore ways of simplifying: bringing together self-authored and published language courses, virtual classes, apps, messaging, analytics, e-commerce, and other key features of a successful digital programme in one impactful experience.

During the session, Max will introduce Avallain Author, our powerful online authoring tool, as well as Avallain Magnet, the all-in-one learning management system. Both solutions, fully integrated with each other, bring together powerful features honed for language training, enabling the delivery of truly interactive and engaging online courses. Max will also be joined by Chris Moore, MD of Specialist Language Courses, who will discuss how these solutions have helped his institution to extend its digital offering.

The Eaquals conference traditionally provides a rich programme for centre owners, directors, academic managers, teacher trainers as well as researchers and teachers alike. The 2022 conference programme will cover five main themes:

  • Language teacher and learning
  • Course design, CEFR & assessment
  • Staff development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Business & Marketing

“Technology has a crucial role to play in delivering powerful learning experiences, but too often this is done without focusing on the core engagement with the learner. How do you harness technological innovation without the technology getting in the way? How do you embed this in an organisation without succumbing to the destructive power of digital disruption? This is the problem that Avallain Magnet solves. I look forward to a lively discussion with a set of influential practitioners the like of which only Eaquals can bring together” said Max Bondi, Head of Product Management at Avallain.


Want to attend Max Bondi’s presentation?

Make sure to come to Spazio 3 at 2:00 PM CEST, Saturday 30 April, at the NH Venezia Laguna Palace in Mestre, Venice, where the Eaquals Annual International 2022 conference will be held.


Fancy a more personal conversation?

Max Bondi ( and Ignatz Heinz (, our President and Co-Founder, are just an email away if you would like to meet them and chat during the conference.


About Eaquals

Eaquals is an international non-profit membership association. Founded in 1991, we are independent of any commercial group and exist solely to serve the interests of language learners and the language education profession.


About Avallain

Founded in 2002, Avallain is an award-winning Swiss EdTEch and eLearning solutions provider that works with leading premium brands worldwide. The company’s mission is to unlock human potential through innovative technology-enhanced education and to enable businesses and organisations to create highly interactive e-Learning content solutions. Co-founders and EdTech pioneers Ursula Suter and Ignatz Heinz lead the international Avallain team, which spans five continents and has staff members from over 14 countries. The company is an active participant in the UN Global Compact and aims to advance the SDGs by maintaining a zero-carbon footprint and contributing to positive social change in Sub-Saharan Africa through the Avallain Foundation.


Daniel Seuling
Head of Marketing & Sales