ATC ANNUAL CONFERENCE
THE 2017 LANGUAGE INDUSTRY SUMMIT
CALL FOR PAPERS

The ATC organising committee is seeking paper submissions looking at aspects of five distinct strands for the plenary sessions. These are:

STRAND ONE: Technology 2.0 - breakthroughs designed to increase productivity, enhance quality and profitability. Papers might look at tackling such areas as:
- Neural
- AI
- MT
- CAT tools
- Cloud
- AV translation, gadgets and speech technology

STRAND TWO: Marketing in a changing environment. Papers might cover such topics as:
- Understanding your customers and building long-term customer loyalty
- Standing out from the crowd
- Sales and marketing techniques that work
- Using social media to build your brand and drive sales
 
STRAND THREE: Growing a sustainable language business
- Driving growth through mergers and acquisitions
- Overcoming cultural differences post a merger or acquisition
- Taking the natural path to growth – the pros and cons
- Opening satellite offices in lower-cost economies to achieve growth
- Consolidation philosophy – enhancing relationships with existing
  customers and up-selling services while avoiding the HR problems that can      
  come with a larger workforce
- Measuring what you do through KPIs to help you track your company’s      
  performance

STRAND FOUR: People and relationships. Papers might look at:
- How to build a successful team and avoid cliques and office politics
- Secrets of developing productive relationships with your supply chain and
  customers

STRAND FIVE: Quality is good for business. Papers might look at:
- ISO developments and its impact on the language industry
- Transitioning from EN15038 to ISO 17100
- Does ISO 9001 still have relevance
- Leveraging ISO to boost your marketing

MASTER CLASSES: The organising committee is also seeking outline proposals for master classes to be delivered in the morning of the first day of the Summit.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PAPERS: Midnight GMT, Wednesday, 26th April

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