CONFERENCE 2006

ASSOCIATION OF TRANSLATION COMPANIES 
30th Anniversary
1976 - 2006 

CONFERENCE 2006 

BUILDING STRONG MARKETS FOR TRANSLATIONS 
- making links & seizing opportunities 
Thursday 21st September 2006 
School of Oriental & African Studies University of London

 

SPEAKERS' NOTES 

9.30 - 10.00      Registration and coffee 

10.00 - 10.05    Introduction for the day
Liz Robertson, Chairman-elect Association of Translation Companies 

10.05 - 10.35    A global review of the translation market place
Renato S Benitatto, Founder Common Sense Advisory 

10.35 - 11.00    Growing a translation business from zero to international player 
Sarah Schuh, General Manager, Aquent 

11.00 - 11.25    Exploiting the Internet to develop a virtual translation company 
Jack Waley-Cohen, Operations Director, Lingo24 

11.25 - 11.35    Panel discussion and questions

11.35 - 11.50    Mid morning coffee break / Exhibition & Translators' Wall of Fame and networking 

11.50 - 12.15    On your marks get set GO! What can the London and UK translation community learn from Athens when the Olympics come to town? 
Penny Marinou, President Hellenic Association of Translation Companies & CEO Litterae, Athens 

12.15 - 12.20    Questions

12.20 - 12.45    Developing the role of the translation project manager 
Claire Ingram, Production Director, Wordbank 

12.45 - 1.10      Developing tomorrow's project managers - academic learning meets work-base practice 
Chus Fernandez, Salford University 

1.10 - 1.15       Panel discussion

1.15 - 2.15       Lunch, Exhibition and Translators' Wall of Fame and networking

2.15 - 3.00       Parallel workshops

Workshop 1:    Implementing the new translation services standard - launch of the BSI implementation guide 
Liz Robertson, Chair UK's CEN Mirror Group and Chris Cox, author BSI implementation guide 

Workshop 2:    LTC launch new product designed to make translation providers more efficient and generate more profits 
Adriane Rinsche, Managing Director, Language Technology Centre 

Workshop 3:    To Pre-DTP or not to Pre-DTP: that is the question - preparing documents for translation for use with TM tools Juliet Macan, Senior Founder Partner, IC Doc, Bologna, Italy 

Workshop 4:    Providing web-based solutions for the Mid-Cap organisation & optimising document management for a dispersed workforce 
Patrick Eve, Managing Director, TranslateMedia 

Workshop 5:    Overcoming technical difficulties in dealing with Asian languages 
Don Shin, CEO, 1-STOP Translation USA 

Workshop 6:    Server Technology and the LSP: Increasing Efficiency or Adding Customer Value? 
Keith Laska, Vice President, SDL Desktop Technology


3.00 - 3.15       Tea break/Exhibition and Translators' Wall of Fame and networking

3.15 - 3.40       The customer is King (or Queen)! The secret of developing successful client-translation provider relationships - from the customer and TC perspectives 
Carolyn Burgess, CEO, EITI and Rose Thompson, CancerBacup 

3.40 - 3.45       Questions

3.45 - 4.10       Taking advantage of new emerging Asian language markets and winning business 
Don Shin, CEO, 1-STOP Translation USA 

4.10 - 4.15       Questions 

4.15 - 4.30       Round up from the day and conclusion
Liz Robertson, Chairman-elect Association of Translation Companies

 

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