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Globalization and Localization Association Announces First GALA CEO Forum

Thursday, 18 November, 2010

Exclusive Event for Leaders of LSPs


Seattle, Washington, USA (18 November 2010) – The Globalization and Localization Association has created the first GALA CEO Forum exclusively for presidents, CEOs and owners of GALA member companies. The Forum, to be held 27 March 2011 as a precursor to GALA 2011 in Lisbon, will be moderated by GALA board member and co-owner of Moravia Worldwide, Arturo Quintero.


The GALA CEO Forum is designed to give leaders of GALA member companies a chance to put aside daily pressures for one day in order to work with peers to address real company issues and discover workable solutions. The structure of the Forum requires that each participant come prepared to present and discuss one problem he or she faces as a leader of a language services or tools company. Channeling the collective knowledge of the small group of leaders, the goal is to share, debate and resolve each issue for the benefit of each leader in attendance.


“As a leader of a language service provider, I know how exhilarating—and exhausting—the job can be,” said Quintero. “Often we toil alone, and sometimes everyday pressures get in the way of strategic planning and long-term solutions. The GALA CEO Forum is a chance to set all of that aside, sit around the table with other leaders addressing similar issues, and come away ready to face new challenges.”


The full-day event will include a meet-and-greet session, lunch, and cocktails at the end of the day. Space is very limited. See the GALA 2011 website for more information.


The GALA CEO Forum is a precursor to GALA’s third annual Language of Business conference, GALA 2011, 28 – 30 March in Lisbon. The conference will bring together the community of professionals involved in global content delivery. This community consists of all parties charged with transforming original content (software code, website content, product information, technical documentation, marketing materials, and more) into translated and localized content for consumption by people around the world. Attendees will include localization and internationalization project managers, language technology providers, and professionals from multiple and single language service companies.


Early registration discounts for GALA 2011 are available through 31 January at www.gala-global.org/conference. Special hotel offers for the conference hotel are available through 14 January.


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.


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