What is GALA?
The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) serves an international community of organizations and individuals that enable communication and business across languages and cultures. GALA’s mission is to help our members succeed and to drive our industry’s development by building professional communities, sharing knowledge, and advancing best practices in the globalization sector.
What do we do?
GALA delivers programs, resources, and events that help our members understand and serve local markets worldwide. We offer a non-biased platform for information-sharing and collaboration and we build connections between industry stakeholders. GALA creates and supports initiatives that advance localization and globalization best practices and raises awareness about the value our sector brings to global business.
Who are our members?
GALA’s members are organizations that communicate across languages and cultures. They deliver a diversity of services and technologies to support global communication; they function as stewards of global brands and designers of globalization strategies. As individuals, they occupy diverse roles ranging from CEOs to software developers, translators to sales managers, interpreters to consultants, and many more.
See our complete list of GALA members.
Why is GALA valuable?
GALA’s independent, nonprofit status and its global reach make it a trustworthy source of industry information and an excellent platform for evangelizing the importance of language services. Through GALA’s programs and insightful content, individuals become more knowledgeable, organizations grow and mature, and the globalization industry makes gains in professionalism and prominence.
To be a trusted industry resource and to ensure that language, culture, and multilingual communication are indisputable priorities in global business.
To support the growth and development of our members and the globalization sector by creating communities, sharing knowledge, and promoting professionalism.
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