“Strategic Partnerships for Growth and Future Success” 
Wednesday 23rd September 2009 
School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London



      09.30   -   10.00;Registration and coffee

      10.00   -   10.05;Introduction for the day Liz Robertson, Chairman of the

Association of Translation Companies


Setting the context


10.05   -   10.25       The Language Industry in the UK and beyond

                              Dr Adriane Rinsche, Managing Director, Language

                              Technology Centre 


10.25   -   10.30       Questions from the floor



Good people and learning partnerships

10.30   -   10.50       Making a success of academic partnerships

                              Professor Christina Schäffner, Professor of Translation, 
Aston University and Doug Lawrence, Amicus Transtec  Consultant


10.50   -   11.15       The secret of recruiting and retaining good translation

                              company staff Julia Barnett, HR Consultant, Performance HR


11.15   -   11.40        Forming a partnership with an outside training consultant

                              to support the development and retention of your

                              translation company’s staff Sophie Moore, Director,

                              Comtec Translations and Doug Lawrence, Amicus




11.40   -   12.00       Mid-morning coffee break, exhibition and networking


 Working with third parties


;A marriage made in heaven – making the relationship between the freelancer and translation work
                                    Heidi Kerschl – freelance translator

      12.20   -   12.40       Can translation companies work cooperatively? “Yes we

                                    can!”  Cate Avery, Director The Peer Group

      12.40    -    1.05       “Howdy partner!” says Larry Gould, Chief Executive,


      1.05    -    1.25       Trade only – the case for teaming up with a specialist 

exclusive industry supplier Jesper Sandberg, Managing Director, 
Sandberg Translation Partners

1.25     -   1.35       Discussion panel


1.35     -   2.35       Lunch, exhibition and networking




·   Crowdsourcing translators and accrediting them – challenging the
traditional methods of approving outside suppliers – Jonathan Potter, Interpreting Product Manager, thebigword

·   Enabling partnerships and collaboration with technology. This workshop demonstrates how LTC Worx, the cutting edge business management solution for multilingual processes can facilitate strategic partnerships


·   Tender is the night – giving yourself the best opportunity to win tenders – Rebecca Warwick, Jason Forsythe, Consultants, J & AB Limited

·   Managing risks in projects – Levent Yildizgoren, MD, TTC Language Services


·   SDL LSP Partner Programme – Argyro Kyriakidou, SLD, Marketing Programs Manager

·    The latest analysis of troublesome issues and weaknesses in the daily operation of translation companies - what are TCs looking to improve when installing a Translation Management system? - Tomasz Mroz, Sales Director, XTRF Translation Management Systems

·    Workflow Automation, or how to generate profits 24/7 without increasing payroll -Benoit Desjardins, Beetext Inc



3.15     -;Afternoon tea, exhibition and networking


 All you need are friends


3.30     -     3.50        Working with a public relations consultancy to drive sales

                              Anna Bastek, Marketing Director Wolfestone

                              Translation, Roy Allkin, Director, Wolfestone



3.50     -     4.10       Can membership of a Chamber of Commerce help your

                              translation business? Josie Rogers, London Chamber

                              of Commerce


4.10     -     4.30It can be lonely at the top –mentoring to support the

                              beleaguered TC owner or manager Anne Rigg, Director,

                              Derived Knowledge


4.30     -     4.40       Panel discussion


 The Technology Brains’ Trust



4.40     -     5.10       Panel technology experts set out how they are partnering

                              the industry and their vision for future developments – an

                              interactive session Representatives from SDL, Agile Web

                              Solutions, Star, Plunet, Wordfast, Lidolang, Beetext


5.10     -     5.15       Summing up the day – Liz Roberton, Chairman,

                              Association of Translation Companies

 Platinum sponsor


Gold sponsors 

Silver sponsor



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