GALA and Localization World Announce Agreement
Seattle, USA -- The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has announced a cooperative arrangement with the producers of Localization World conferences. The upcoming Localization World San Francisco will be produced by The Localization Institute and MultiLingual Computing in cooperation with GALA. In addition to serving on the conference advisory board, GALA will hold its annual meeting at the event and organize several vendor roundtables. GALA members will also receive a discount on the conference registration and exhibit space.
"We have been very encouraged by the success of the Localization World conferences in Seattle and Bonn, so we're delighted to strengthen our cooperation with the organizers in future conferences," says Renée Sztabelski, GALA Board of Directors Vice Chair. Some 65 GALA member companies attended the Localization World Bonn conference in June, which attracted more than 330 localization professionals.
This fall's conference in San Francisco (November 15-17, 2004) will focus on how the localization process must respond to the convergence seen throughout the business world with the theme of "Convergence in the Localization World". Special emphasis will be given to customer support and issues involved in Asian localization. The conference has issued a call for papers with a deadline of August 31, 2004.
GALA is a fully representative, non-profit, international industry association for the translation, internationalization, localization, and globalization industry. The association gives members a common forum to discuss issues, create innovative solutions, promote the industry, and offer its clients unique, collaborative value.