Theme and Tracks
The New Basics: Success and Sustainability in Today’s Language Industry
The focus of GALA 2017 will be applicable, evidence-based business practices that enable us to thrive in the new industry landscape.
For years, we’ve been talking about change, disruption, and innovation. Buzzwords like millennials, Industry 4.0, the start-up economy, or zero marginal cost society keep us up at night and make us wonder about the impacts on the industry and our companies. Change, whether small or radical, is constant, and we wish to find ways not just to survive, but to thrive.
At GALA 2017 Amsterdam, we’ll focus on the fundamental principles, strategies, and technologies – the “new basics” – that make for successful, sustainable organizations in today’s global language industry. With a goal of providing advanced-level practical skills and information, we will present sessions in the following tracks:
- Language technology
- Executive leadership and operations
- think! Interpreting
- Buyer/client-side focus
- Sales and marketing strategies for language serivce companies