EUATC 2015 Annual conference in Lisbon 23 – 24 April 2015
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS & DEADLINE REMINDER
The deadline to submit paper proposals for the EUATC annual conference taking place in Lisbon is fast approaching. The conference committee will start looking at all submissions that have come in via the paper submission portal immediately after the deadline closes midnight GMT on Monday, 15th December.
The conference committee is looking for paper proposals in the following topic areas: 1. MANAGEMENT TOPICS – Optimal HR structure of a LSP: In-house team, project management, Support functions (sales, IT). In-house versus outsourcing. Bringing in management talent from outside the industry – Recruitment policies – how to recruit excellent project managers Technology from the management perspective: Different solutions: integration; ROI; cloud or local? Software: buy or build? – How to prepare a company to integrate machine translation (MT) in a human translation environment – LSPs doing business together – opportunities, pitfalls – Finances for LSPs: managing growth and profitability; access to investment capital -Time management for LSPs: practical tips. In all instances we are particularly looking for case studies
2. SALES-RELATED TOPICS – Selling on and for the web: from CRM, to SEO and Social Media Marketing. – The new trend of Service Design. Are we selling services or products? Can we design services as products? – New markets, new opportunities, innovative solutions – Defining and selling the right mix of human and machine translation – opportunities, pitfalls. -Choosing the right sales methodology (as proposed by various consultants and sales training companies). – Overview on the existing online marketplaces for corporate translation services. 3. MASTER CLASSES The committee is seeking trainers who can lead master classes (up to three hours) look at the following areas. – Sales: How do I define my own unique selling proposition (USP) – Management: Outlook management for Translation Business Executives – Sales: Flash training on doing a translation sales pitch – Technology: Machine Translation Integration
The committee is also happy to receive proposals for shorter workshops (45 minutes long).
To submit your paper, Master Class or workshop proposal complete the online form by clicking HERE. Deadline reminders: Paper submissions: 15th December 2014 (strict deadline)
Notification of paper decision: 15 January, 2015
Final version of accepted papers due: 28 February, 2015 4. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The EUATC annual conference is an ideal platform for commercial partners to use to present their products andservices. Click HERE to download all the sponsorship opportunities.
EARLY-BIRD BOOKING IS OPEN
Early-bird booking for T-UPDATE, the EUATC annual update on the translation industry, is now open! Early-bird prices will remain in force until 28th February 2015. Don’t wait till the last minute click HERE to register now!
With very best wishes Geoffrey Bowden Secretary EUATC