ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2008

ASSOCIATION OF TRANSLATION COMPANIES 
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2008 
“Survive and prosper in the tough times - strategies for the translation industry” 
25th September 2008 
Confederation of British Industry Headquarters, London

SPEAKERS' NOTES - LINKS BELOW

9.30 - 10.00   Registration and coffee 

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


Session 1: IT’S THE ECONOMY – STUPID! 
Session chair: Liz Robertson, Chair ATC 
10.05 -10.30   Open forum panel – CRUNCH TIME! 2009 is coming, how are LSPs preparing for it?
Led by Keith Laska, Vice-President, SDL Trados Technology with other leading players to be announced
10.30 -10.50   Inflation everywhere – except in our pricing. Does it matter and what can we do about it? 
Doug Lawrence, Amicus TransTec, the ATC’s preferred training provider 
10.50 -11.15   Translator's price and training: quality indicators? 
Giselle Sanchez, Managing Director, Media Langues, Paris 
11.15 - 11.25   Panel discussion and questions 
11.25 -11.45   Mid morning coffee break / Exhibition & Translators' Wall of Fame and networking 


Session 2: IT’S STILL THE ECONOMY – STUPID! 
Session chair: Henry Clough, Vice-chairman ATC 

11.45 - 12.10   Reducing the cost and pain of paying translators 
Joe Patterson and Stuart Perry, Baydonhill, the ATC’s preferred Foreign Exchange advisors
12.10 - 12.35   Managing growth in a translation business 
Shawn Khorassani, Sales and Business Development Director, Prestige Network for Translation
12.35 - 1.00   Selling a translation business – the do’s and don’ts
Dave Rebbettes, Sales Director, BCMS Corporate
1.00 – 1.10   Panel discussion 
1.10 - 2.15   Lunch, Exhibition and Translators' Wall of Fame and networking 
2.15 – 3.00   WORKSHOP SESSIONS 

Workshop 1 Designers v Translators – marriages made in heaven or recipe for divorce? 
Bernard Silver, Chairman & CEO, UPS Translations 

Workshop 2 Web site clinic – diagnosing for success 
Nigel T Packer, MD, Business for Business

Workshop 3 Project management – 10 things you need to know 
Levent Yildizgoren, MD TTC Language Services
 

Workshop 4 Face the future confidently with LTC Worx 
Adriane Rinsche, Managing Director, LTC

Workshop 5 SDL LSP Partner Programme – how it can help you 
Keith Laska, Vice-President, SDL Trados Technology 

Workshop 6 XTRF Management System for translation companies integrated with a CAT tool - how to work more efficiently and in conformity with ISO 9001 and EN15038 
Andrzej Nedoma, Director Lido-Lang Technical Translations
3.00 - 3.15   Tea break/Exhibition and Translators' Wall of Fame and networking


Session 3: MARKETING TRANSLATIONS – DIFFERENT APPROACHES 
Session chair: Doug Lawrence, MD, Amicus TransTec, the ATC’s preferred training provider 
3.15 - 3.40   Getting your web site to work for you - selling more translations 
Nigel T Packer, MD, Business for Business
3.40 - 4.05   Networking to market translations
Heather White, Partner, Magic of Networking
4.05 - 4.10   Panel discussion and questions 


Session 4: INDUSTRY AND UNIVERSITIES WORKING FOR FUTURE PROSPERITY 
Session chair: Lord Dearing, Government Advisor

4.10 - 4.35   National Network for Translation 
Professor Christina Schaeffner, Professor of Translation Studies, Aston University and Anne Marie Graham, CILT the National Centre for Languages
4.35- 4.40   Panel discussion and questions 


Session 5: PUBLIC SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES AND SUPPORT 
Session chair: Liz Robertson, Chairman ATC

4.40 - 5.05   What the UK government is doing for to help generate demand for professionally produced translations
Joanne Alexander- Sefre, Consultant, UK Trade & Investment Export Communications Review
5.05 - 5.30   Tendering for EC projects – making sense of the process 
Klaus Arhend, Directorate General for Translation, European Commission
5.30 - 5.40   Questions
5.40 - 5.45   Round up from the day and conclusion 
Liz Robertson, Chairman, Association of Translation Companies
      The Association of Translation Companies is grateful for the support of its main sponsors: 



PLATINUM SPONSOR 

sdl
GOLD SPONSOR

ttc
SILVER SPONSOR



      This programme may be subject to change. Delegates will be informed, wherever possible in advance, should changes be necessary

 

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