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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!

Raisa McNab
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Translation Companies

Summit Speaker Jonathan Bowring

Summit Speaker Mark Daley

Summit Speaker Doug Lawrence

Summit Speaker Mireia San Jose Baeta


What is Summit 2019 made of? Community, conversation, business.

Networking Reception
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


Plenary Session

Time Room Title Speaker
10.30-10.45 Plenary



Macro level look at M&A

Dominic Graham De Montrose (Deloitte)

M&A: selling your business

David Garcia-Gonzales (GoLocalise)
Guy Bartlett (Business Buyers Club)
12.00-12.30 Plenary




13.30-14.00 Plenary

Buying local

Doug Lawrence (Selling Translations)

Buying local case studies

Alun Gruffydd (Bla Translation)
Corinne Smith (ITL)
Phil Tennent (Marsolutions)
14.30-15.00 Plenary

Panel discussion and Q&A



15.45-16.15 Plenary

Battling late payments

Neil Cowley (Small Business Commissioner’s Office)

Setting up shop overseas

Nihat Arkan (thebigword)

Breakout Sessions

Time Room Title Speaker
13:30-15:00 Admiral's House Room 2 M&A Roundtable David Garcia-Gonzales (GoLocalise)
Guy Bartlett (Business Buyers Club)
15:45-16:30 Admiral's House Room 3 Intelligent Technology: how it can benefit Language Service providers for telephone Interpreting. A non-technical talk about technology Sue Quelch (Miton)
Anna Ware (Clear Voice)

Time Room Title Speaker
09.30-10.15 Plenary

Automation, MT and AI in global news monitoring

Judy King (Innovations Director, BBC Monitoring)

AI in innovation

Sarah Rench (EY)


11.30-12.30 Plenary

Preparing for the unprepared: how to trade post-brexit

Raisa McNab


13.30-14.15 Plenary

Hiring and motivation of staff (hint: it’s not all about money)

Jonathan Bowring (Riversight)

Transforming an LSP through better sales practices

Jessica Rathke (Localisation Sales & Marketing)
Elizabeth Gomez (Accu Solution Services)


15.30-16.00 Plenary

The ATC and You

Raisa McNab
Ruth Partington

ATC Language Industry Survey 2019

Raisa McNab
Ruth Partington

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


Full Summit

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)

Ticket £95.00 +VAT


*ATC Association Partner Members: EUATC, GALA, ELIA, TiNA

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation of attendance at Summit

If you are unable to attend the event and need to cancel a booking, let us know in advance and in writing by email to

For cancellations up until six weeks prior to the event, a full refund will be given
For cancellations up until four weeks prior to the event, a 50% refund will be given
For cancellations up until 7 days prior to the event, a 25% refund will be given
For cancellations seven days prior to the event, or for failure to attend the conference, no refund will be given

Thank you to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Networking Reception sponsors

Sponsored Sessions

This year, the ATC is taking Summit partnerships to another level of engagement and interaction! Sponsored sessions will be taking place in the Admiral’s House on Thursday 19 September.


15:45 – 16:30 Miton Systems
16:30 – 17:00 TBC

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


ATC Summit 2019 takes you to historic Greenwich.

Arrive by boat on the Thames past London’s landmarks. Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour at the National Maritime Museum, and stand on the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory, where east meets west, and where world time begins.

Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site at the heart of the British Empire in its heyday. Don’t miss the newly re-opened Painted Hall, a spectacular 18th century baroque masterpiece!

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.

Cutty Sark

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.

Awards categories

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.

Awards Dinner

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:

DeVere Devonport House
King William Walk, East Greenwich
London SE10 9JW

£165.00 per night per room (incl. breakfast and VAT)
Please quote the block code CJAS180119 when making reservations to:
0208 269 5400

Crowne Plaza London – Docklands
Royal Victoria Dock
Western Gateway
London E16 1AL
0207 055 2000

Premier Inn London Greenwich
43-81 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich
London SE10 8JL
0871 527 9208

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