GALA Supports Leading Industry Conference: Localization World Barcelona and More
Seattle, Washington, USA The Spring 2006 Localization World Conference, produced by MultiLingual Computing and the Localization Institute in cooperation with GALA, the Globalization and Localization Association, is being held in Barcelona, May 30 to June 1. Alongside this conference, several other industry events have emerged to create a montage of valuable localization and translation education and networking opportunities.
Localization World is the premiere conference for the globalization and localization industry. May's conference is anticipating over 500 attendees from 30 different countries. This year's program will cover a wide range of issues in the world of translation and localization and will focus on the theme of "working together, the old and yet new trend of industry collaboration."
"Localization World has become the reference event for the translation and localization industry. The unique structure of the event guarantees value for every attendee, and the careful selection of speakers balances innovation with education. It is a must for the experienced professional and the newcomer to the industry," stated Renato Beninatto, Partner of Common Sense Advisory.
Surrounding the conference are several other industry events. GALA, the membership organization which has fast become the industry's largest, has organized a day-long training workshop through ESIC Business & Marketing School, the leading private marketing institution in Spain. Held on May 29, the workshop will focus on successfully selling localization and translation services. GALA will also host a member meeting as well as a networking dinner for members. The meeting will concentrate on interaction among members as well as input on key issues for the association.
Meanwhile, on May 30, The Institute of Localization Professionals (TILP), will host workshops on terminology management and advanced localization automation techniques.
Following a successful summit in Berlin, Germany in December 2005, LSGB, the Language Standards for Global Business, will host a second summit May 29-30 entitled "Language Standards: Involving the Stakeholders." The Barcelona LSGB meeting will focus on requirements and input from all the constituencies concerned with language standards and quality specifications.
Aki Ito, GALA board chair and Localization World Program Committee Member feels that "these events come at a time when our industry is flourishing. The fact that there are so many localization events surrounding this conference is a sign that Localization World has developed into the cornerstone of industry events worldwide."
For more information and to register for Localization World Barcelona, visit www.localizationworld.com.
For information and to register for GALA's Selling Services workshop, visit www.gala-global.org.
For information and to register for the LSGB summit, go to www.internationalization-conference.org.
GALA is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation agencies, 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. Visit www.gala-global.org.