“Strategic Partnerships for Growth and Future Success”

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London

      09.30   –   10.00       Registration and coffee

      10.00   –   10.05       Introduction for the day Liz Robertson, Chairman of the

                                    Association of Translation Companies


Setting the context


10.05   –   10.25       The Language Industry in the UK and beyond

                              Dr Adriane Rinsche, Managing Director, Language

                              Technology Centre


10.25   –   10.30       Questions from the floor


Good people and learning partnerships



10.30   –   10.50       Making a success of academic partnerships

                              Professor Christina Schäffner, Professor of Translation,

                              Aston University and Doug Lawrence, Amicus Transtec Consultant

10.50   –   11.15       The secret of recruiting and retaining good translation

                              company staff Julia Barnett, HRConsultant, Performance HR


11.15   –   11.40        Forming a partnership with an outside training consultant

                              to support the development and retention of your

                              translation company’s staff Sophie Moore, Director,

                              Comtec Translations and Doug Lawrence, Amicus



11.40   –   12.00       Mid-morning coffee break, exhibition and networking


Working with third parties


      12.00   –   12.20       A marriage made in heaven – making the relationship between the freelancer                                     and translation work

p;            Heidi Kerschl – freelance translator

      12.20   –   12.40       Can translation companies work cooperatively? “Yes we

                                    can!”  Cate Avery, Director The Peer Group

      12.40    –    1.05       “Howdy partner!” says Larry Gould, Chief Executive,


      1.05    –    1.25       Trade only – the case for teaming up with a specialist 

                                   exclusive industry supplier Jesper Sandberg, Managing Director,

                                   Sandberg Translation Partners

      1.25     –   1.35       Discussion panel


1.35     –   2.35       Lunch, exhibition and networking




  • Crowdsourcing translators and accrediting them – challenging the

    traditional methods of approving outside suppliers – Jonathan Potter, Interpreting Product Manager, thebigword

  • Enabling partnerships and collaboration with technology. This workshop demonstrates how LTC Worx, the cutting edge business management solution for multilingual processes can facilitate strategic partnerships


  • Tender is the night – giving yourself the best opportunity to win tenders – Rebecca Warwick, Jason Forsythe, Consultants, J & AB Limited


  • Managing risks in projectsLevent Yildizgoren, MD, TTC Language Services


  • SDL LSP Partner Programme – Argyro Kyriakidou, SLD, Marketing Programs Manager

  • The latest analysis of troublesome issues and weaknesses in the daily operation of translation companies – what are TCs looking to improve when installing a Translation Management system? – Tomasz Mroz, Sales Director, XTRF Translation Management Systems

  • Workflow Automation, or how to generate profits 24/7 without increasing payroll – Benoit Desjardins, Beetext Inc


3.15     –     3.30       Afternoon tea, exhibition and networking


All you need are friends

3.30    –     3.50        Working with a public relations consultancy to drive sales

                              Anna Bastek, Marketing Director Wolfestone

                              Translation, Roy Allkin, Director, Wolfestone



3.50     –     4.10       Can membership of a Chamber of Commerce help your

                              translation business? Josie Rogers, London Chamber

                              of Commerce


4.10     –     4.30       It can be lonely at the top –mentoring to support the

                              beleaguered TC owner or managerAnne Rigg, Director,

                              Derived Knowledge


4.30     –     4.40       Panel discussion


The Technology Brains’ Trust


4.40     –     5.10       Panel technology experts set out how they are partnering

                              the industry and their vision for future developments – an

                              interactive session Representatives from SDL, Agile Web

                              Solutions, Star, Plunet, Wordfast, Lidolang, Beetext


5.10     –     5.15       Summing up the day – Liz Roberton, Chairman,

                              Association of Translation Companies


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