E.g., 08/09/2020
E.g., 08/09/2020
Free for GALA Members
$75.00 for Non-Members


In our third GALA Special Session, we’ll address the topics weighing on many peoples’ minds during this global crisis. How can you ensure operations continue while also planning for an uncertain future? What should you be doing now to address risks, maintain productivity, and recover quickly when things stabilize? How do you make sure that resiliency, and not catastrophe, is the defining feature of your organization?

Gary Muddyman

Gary founded Conversis in 2003. Prior to that, he spent 16 years working for HSBC Asset Finance UK Ltd, one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, before spending 2 years as Director of Operations at K International, a boutique translation business. He is an advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages and is a regular speaker on all aspects of commercial globalization. He was previously Chair of GALA, as well as sitting on the advisory boards of The Rosetta Foundation and Translators without Borders.

Britta Aagaard

Chief Business Officer at the Semantix Group, responsible for the Business Area of Language Solutions, covering all products and services but Interpreting. The enthusiastic leader of a passionate team of language professionals, technology experts and innovative minds. Semantix is the leading player in the Nordics and is constantly expanding its own comfort zone, trying harder and achieving more. Building on great people who firmly believe in communication and technology as an important contribution to our modern world.

Jiri Stejskal

Dr. Jiri Stejskal is the President & CEO of CETRA Language Solutions. Headquartered in Pennsylvania and with offices in California, Ireland, Germany, and Korea, CETRA serves institutional and corporate clients around the world. Jiri is a past President of the American Translators Association and past Vice President of the International Federation of Translators. Follow Jiri @cetrainc.

Kimon Fountoukidis

Originally born in NYC, I've been living in Krakow, Poland for over 25 years. I am an entrepreneur at heart and have the most fun in business when I am doing new things. I started Argos Multilingual in 1996 and so after over 20 years I feel like I have earned the title "Industry Veteran."