After the shock result of the UK referendum to pull out of the European Union, social medial and news channels have been buzzing with speculation about what a Brexit might look like.
An exit vote seemed unlikely when the 2016 Language Industry Summit programme committee was developing the running order at the tail-end of 2015. Now, with the reality of the result sinking in, not to have anything about Brexit looked to be a glaring omission.
That’s been rectifed now. Firmly on the menu for the 2016 Language Industry Summit, will be an hour-long breakfast slot on day two looking at what the likely impact of a UK departure from the EU will have on the language industry.
The ATC has been quizzing its members about what they think are the top five language industry issues that UK negotiators should be taking into consideration. Now we are inviting non-members to contribute to the survey too. You can do that by clicking HERE.
The designated conference hotel
Special room rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at the St James’s Court Hotel. Click HERE to find out more.
Industry favourite Jessica Rathke of L1ON Sales & Marketing, follows up her successful ATC webinar, ‘Integrating social media into your marketing strategy to boost sales’ with a more in-depth Master Class on the opening day of the 2016 Language Industry Summit.
11 days left to submit your entries for the 2016 Language Industry Summit Awards
There are just 11 days left to submit your entries for the 2016 Language Industry Summit Awards. The award winners and runners-up will be announced at the gala dinner of the Association of Translation Companies’ annual conference in London 22/23 September.
Here’s a reminder of the award categories:
– Project Manager of the Year
– Project Management team of the Year
– Freelance translator/ Supplier of the Year
– Sales person of the Year
– Outstanding contribution to the language industry
The judging panel will only consider one nomination per person or team. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, 31st July. The judging panel will consider entries in the week-commencing Monday, 15th August and will announce the shortlisted finalists no later than Friday, 26th August.
Nominations will be restricted to a strict 500 word entry only. To make your nominations click HERE.
MEDIA PARTNER ANNOUNCED
Slator.com has come on board as one of the 2016 Language Industry Summit’s media partners. The influential platform makes business sense of the language services and technology market with news on the people and deals that shape our industry.
The platforms include the Slator.com website and bespoke events created to foster high-impact discussions with the industry’s key decision-makers. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Slator also has a presence in Singapore and Manila, the Philippines.
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2016 UK LSP benchmarking and ranking research
Last year’s inauguaral UK LSP benchmarking and ranking research established that the UK language industry market is worth in excess of £1 billion and employs around 14,000. It also: identified the UK’s top 40 players; provided data on pricing and profitability; revealed salary levels; showed revenue per employee; and provided data to allow LSPs to benchmark their performance against a wide range of data points. The 2016 survey, which is being supported by Memsource, SmartCAT and Slator.com has been launched and we are asking UK LSPs to take part in the survey. Independent researcher Konstantin Dranch will present a summary of the results at the 2016 Language Industry Summit.
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