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Organization Profile

Organization Overview

Globalization and Localization Association


4000 NE 41st St., Suite 201
Seattle, Washington 98105
United States

Telephone: +1 (206) 494-4686
Website: www.gala-global.org

Organization Overview

Who are we?

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a global, non-profit trade association for the language industry. As a membership organization, we support our member companies and the language sector by creating communities, championing standards, sharing knowledge, and advancing technology.

What do we do?

GALA's vision is to be the voice for the language industry and the resource for the language enterprise. We support our members and the language industry by creating communities, championing standards, sharing knowledge, and advancing technology.

  • GALA is a worldwide, independent community for the professional business of translation, localization, and interpreting.
  • We offer a non-biased platform for information-sharing and collaboration, training and professional development.
  • GALA publications, online training, events, and other networking and development programs help language professionals improve individual and organizational performance to meet the demands of multilingual markets.
  • We create and support open, non-proprietary efforts to expand and strengthen the language industry through standards, projects, and initiatives with other organizations and institutions.
  • GALA actively promotes translation, localization, and interpreting as essential to global business. Our outreach educates the general business community about the enormous benefits that the language enterprise brings to global business.
  • GALA advocates for the importance of the translation, localization, and interpreting to policymakers, educators, and governments.
  • We promote our member companies to the global business community.


Who are our members?

GALA members are companies and organizations around the world that:

  • provide language services, including translation, localization, interpreting, globalization, internationalization, and more;
  • develop language technology and software tools in areas such as translation, analytics, terminology, workflow, and others;
  • use language, translation, localization, and interpreting services and technologies to reach their global audiences and markets;
  • provide research and language education, training, and professional development;
  • offer consulting to improve the language enterprise.



Organization Type

Association, Non-profit, Govt.


The GALA 2019 Event App

Delegates love connecting through GALA’s event app, with an adoption rate last year of 90%. As part of our commitment to strengthening our member...

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The New GALA 5 Year Roadmap

For the past 9 months, GALA staff and leadership have been conducting strategic planning exercises and working to define GALA’s goals and priorities...

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Annual Member Survey Results

As part of a comprehensive strategic planning process, GALA conducted its annual member survey in Q4 2018 to gather feedback on key questions related...

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Videos & Downloads

GALA Roadmap and Strategic Priorities

Over the past several months, the board and staff of GALA have been conducting strategic planning exercises. We have analyzed our internal and...

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Toward Common Specifications for Translation APIs

Call to Action: Join Translation API Working Groups Now! A lack of standards poses a challenge to interoperability and requires big...

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Introduction to Best Practices in Data-driven Globalization

The translation and localization sector is faced with the challenge of gathering, analyzing, and validating data to support go-to-market strategies...

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Press Releases

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GALA Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

Seattle, Washington, USA (19 November 2018) – Members of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) have elected four industry...

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