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GALA Hosts Annual Meeting, Negotiations Workshop and Member Activities in Seattle

Tuesday, 9 October, 2007

Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) and its members to figure prominently at Localization World

Seattle, WA, USA -- The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), an international non-profit association that encourages local communication as an indispensable component to a global strategy, will host several activities for localization business owners, founders and entrepreneurs attending the upcoming Localization World conference.

Building on the success of nine previous conferences, Localization World comes to Seattle from 17 - 19 October, with pre-conference sessions on 15 - 16 October. On the first pre-conference day, GALA will host a valuable negotiations and sales workshop for language technology and service providers. On the second pre-conference day, GALA will oversee a mergers and acquisition session, which is back after the popular M&A session at Localization World in Berlin. "Mergers and Acquisitions Uncovered: How to Succeed at Integration," will take place 16 October, 1:30 - 3:30PM. Registrations for the GALA sessions and the conference can be made at http://www.localizationworld.com/lwseattle2007/registration.htm.

GALA also will hold its annual meeting during the conference, carrying along a tradition from past Localization World conferences. Representatives from many of GALA's more than 260 member companies will attend the meeting, which will take place on 16 October. Details about the GALA 2010 plan will be presented, and four newly elected board members will be announced. Other topics will include an update on current activities, membership and finances as well as interaction and input from members on future activities.

GALA, a long-time supporter of Localization World, also will host a group exhibit at the conference. The exhibit will feature six GALA member companies: Braahmam Net Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Human Science Co. Ltd., iDisc Information Technologies, SL, JBI Localization, Jonathan Golan Business Translations, and RusLoc, Ltd. In addition to showing the latest in services and technologies at their exhibits, the GALA members will host "Passport to Localization," a new program that encourages attendees to answer trivia questions and win prizes.

With a theme of Local Language First!, Localization World will include developers, practitioners, and corporate and institutional users who will discuss the world of translation and localization. The program's three concurrent tracks contain information and discussion about linguistic assets with case studies from a wide range of applications.

About GALA
GALA is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation companies, localization service providers, globalization consultants, internationalization specialists and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service, and innovation in helping clients reach global markets. For more information about GALA visit www.gala-global.org