ASSOCIATION OF TRANSLATION COMPANIES

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009

“Strategic Partnerships for Growth and Future Success”

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London

PROGRAMME
      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

                              Transtec

 

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

                       &nbs
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,

                                    thebigword

      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

 

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS 2.35  – 3.15

 

  • 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

                              Translation

                                                                                                                     

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

 

Platinum sponsor

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsor

 
 


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