Business. Community. Evolution.
Come and recharge your business
On 19-20 September 2019, we’ll be at the heart of Greenwich Mean Time, at the historic Royal Naval College on the banks of the River Thames in London.
Our Summit programme includes a look at the accelerating M&A trends within and outside the language services industry. The use of automation, AI and MT in innovation and as an enabler of global communications are other topics that I’m really looking forward to. Alongside the main programme, we continue our Small Business initiative, with focused, business-led sessions and case studies for building your business.
We’re also planning a whole new concept for technology and partner showcases, ditching the traditional tools demos.
The venue’s amazing, the company’s great, the programme not to be missed.
See you there!
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Translation Companies
What is Summit 2019 made of? Community, conversation, business.
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Arrive by boat past London’s iconic landmarks and soak in the atmosphere of historic Greenwich. Pre-Summit drinks will be served on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at DeVere Devonport House, at the foot of Greenwich Park.
Summit Day One
Thursday 19 September
New perspectives on old challenges; recharge your business batteries; discover fresh opportunities
- M&A trends and roundtable
- Setting up shop overseas
- Building business locally
- Late payments
Summit Awards Dinner
Thursday 19 September 2019
Celebrate our industry and its outstanding companies, individuals and achievements at our Summit Awards. Dinner is served aboard the iconic Cutty Sark; come and dance the night away with a classic disco DJ-ed by ATC’s resident DJ, Vice-Chair Dan Peachey; truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Summit Day Two
Friday 20 September
Innovation and the human capital
Join the conversation and be part of the ATC community.
Engage. Share. Grow.
- AI and MT in innovation
- Excellence through specialisation
- Hiring and motivation of staff
- Sales ethos on a low budget
- ATC Language Industry Survey 2019
|10.45-11.30||Macro level look at M&A||Dominic Graham De Montrose (Deloitte)|
|11.30-12.30||M&A: selling your business||David Garcia-Gonzales (GoLocalise)
Guy Bartlett (Business Buyers Club)
|13.30-14.15||Plenary||Buying local||Doug Lawrence (Selling Translations)|
|14.15-15.00||Buying local case studies||Alun Gruffydd (Bla Translation)
Corinne Smith (ITL)
Ruth Partington (RP Translate)
|15.30-16.00||Plenary||Battling late payments||Neil Cowley (Small Business Commissioner’s Office)|
|16.00-17.00||Setting up shop overseas||Mark Daley (thebigword)|
|09.30-10.15||Plenary||Automation, MT and AI in global news monitoring||Judy King (Innovations Director, BBC Monitoring)|
|10.15-11.00||AI in innovation||Sarah Rench (EY)|
|11.30-12.30||Plenary||Excellence through specialisation||Romina Franceschina (Hogarth Worldwide)
Lindsay Hong (Locaria)
|13.30-14.15||Plenary||Hiring and motivation of staff (hint: it’s not all about money)||Jonathan Bowring (Riversight)|
|14.15-15.00||Transforming an LSP through better sales practices||Jessica Rathke (Localisation Sales & Marketing)
Elizabeth Gomez (Accu Solution Services)
|15.30-16.00||Plenary||What’s cooking at the ATC?||Raisa McNab
|16.00-17.00||ATC Language Industry Survey 2019||Raisa McNab
Can you afford to miss it?
- Early Bird until 30 June 2019
- Full Summit or One Day rates
- Pre-Summit Drinks Reception Wednesday 18 September 2019
- Awards Dinner Thursday 19 September 2019
|Category||Early bird (until 30/6)||Full rate|
|ATC Members||£400.00 +VAT||£425.00 +VAT|
|ATC Partners Members*||£425.00 +VAT||£475.00 +VAT|
|Non-members||£450.00 +VAT||£500.00 +VAT|
One Day rate (Thursday 19 September or Friday 20 September)
|Category||Early bird (until 30/6)||Full rate|
|ATC Members||£200.00 +VAT||£225.00 +VAT|
|ATC Partners Members*||£225.00 +VAT||£250.00 +VAT|
|Non-members||£235.00 +VAT||£275.00 +VAT|
Gala and Awards Dinner (Thursday 19 September)
*ATC Association Partner Members: EUATC, GALA, ELIA, TiNA
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
This year, the ATC is taking Summit partnerships to another level of engagement and interaction!
The ATC Language Industry Summit offers great opportunities for your organisation to showcase the latest solutions and services you offer, raise your profile among our peers, meet and discuss with your target audience or present your latest technological innovations.
If you wish to partner the ATC and take part in the 2019 Language Industry Summit, please browse through our Sponsorship Opportunities below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Royal Naval College
Queen Mary Undercroft and Admiral’s House
The Summit will be taking place in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in the Queen Mary Undercroft and Admiral’s House.
Take a virtual tour around the old-world elegance of the Queen Mary Undercroft to get a feel for the Summit venue, and the maritime glory of the Admiral’s House where our Summit breakout rooms are situated.
Summit Awards and Gala Dinner are aboard the iconic Cutty Sark, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine on a historic sailing ship on Thursday 19 September 2019.
DeVere Devonport House
Pre-Summit drinks will be served on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at De Vere Devonport House, at the foot of Greenwich Park.
2019 Language Industry Awards
The ATC’s Language Industry Awards celebrate the operational excellence of ATC member companies and the language industry professionals behind them.
Showcase your dedication to quality, focus and innovation. Tell the world what achievements make you and your team special.
You deserve it, your team deserves it, and your clients and peers deserve to hear about it.
Company of the Year
What makes your company stand out from the competition? Celebrate your growth, technological advances, innovation and results.
New Member of the Year
Have you joined the ATC in the past two years? This Award is just for you!
Project Management Team of the Year
What project showcases the best in your team, and puts them head and shoulders above the rest?
Project Manager of the Year
A good project manager is worth their weight in gold. Who in your team has demonstrated superb project management skills and dedication?
Sales Person of the Year
Put the spotlight on excellence in sales performance and the new business your sales person of the year has won for you.
Translator of the Year
Celebrate the linguists without whom there would be no language services industry: your in-house translators and freelancers. Who has it all, meets deadlines, goes the extra mile, is versatile and demonstrates a high level of expertise.
Eichner Distinguished Service Award
The ATC Council awards the Eichner Distinguished Service Award to the individual who in the course of their career has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the language services industry.
The 2019 Language Industry Awards will be celebrated this year at an exclusive gala dinner aboard the iconic sailing ship Cutty Sark, 19 September.
Toast the Award nominees and winners, enjoy great company and raise money for our favourite charity, Translators Without Borders.
Classic disco tunes are played by the ATC’s very own resident DJ, Vice-Chair Dan Peachey, don’t miss it!
Where to stay?
We have identified a wide range of hotels in terms of quality, rates and location to ensure an enjoyable stay in Greenwich. We strongly advise you to secure your accommodation as soon as possible to ensure availability by selecting one the following hotels: