Plunet Summit 2018! The TMS event of the year is back!

After the fantastic success of the first Plunet user conference in 2017, Plunet is already planning the next big TMS event: On May 24-25 2018, over 150 Plunet customers will meet to network and share their knowledge in Berlin.

The Plunet Summit is the event of the year for all translation agencies and language services that use Plunet solutions or are interested in TMS technologies and strategies. The Summit will take place at the beautiful Spreespeicher again, one of the most outstanding locations in the heart of the German capital. Read more

Summa Linguae implements Plunet

Summa Linguae implements Plunet in pursue of synergies with its group partners and thus strengthens global presence

In September 2016 Summa Linguae joined forces with India-based Mayflower Language Services from Bangalore, making it its first international alliance and at the same time marking a first industry M&A transaction in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Soon after, in December 2016 the company acquired 60% of shares in Romanian translation agency Certitude, as of then now known as Summa Linguae Romania Read more

Plunet Summit 2017 – a successful start!

Plunet Summit 2017 – a successful start! 150 participants met to share their experiences and knowledge about Plunet and translation management.

On June 1-2, 2017, the first international Plunet user conference, the “Plunet Summit”, took place in Berlin. Over two intriguing days, 150 customers, technology partners and Plunet experts shared their experiences and ways of working, with a focus on Plunet and successful translation management Read more

ONLINE TRAINING BY L10N NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA

L10N Sales & Marketing provides sales training and consulting services to help translation sales professionals improve sales performance and increase revenues.  Rather than off-the-shelf, generic sales training they provide industry-specific sales & marketing curriculum that can be adapted to meet your sales team’s exact needs. 

Notice of AALC AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the AALC Inc.

The Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Association of Language Companies Inc. will be held in Melbourne on Tuesday 25th October, 2016.  Venue details will be confirmed in due course.

Following the AGM, AALC members are invited to attend a networking dinner with the AALC Board Members.  An invitation will be forwarded to all members shortly.

To register to attend the AGM, please visit the following Eventbrite links:

AALC AGM – 3-5pm, Tues 25th October

Networking Drinks – 5-7pm, Tues 25th October

 

 

 

 

 

AUSIT National Mini-conference, National AGM and Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture

AUSIT National Mini-conference,
National AGM and Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture

PD Points Day 1: 40 (full day) PD Points Day 2: 10
The AUSIT National Mini-conference, to be held in conjunction with the AUSIT National AGM, aims to provide a forum for practitioners and scholars to explore important issues in translation and interpreting. The theme for 2016 is Translation and Interpreting: Practice, Research and Publics.
This year, AUSIT is focusing efforts on raising public awareness of the translating and interpreting profession. The theme of this mini-conference, Practice, Research and Publics, offers participants a forum to present on issues related to practice, research and translation and interpreting in the public space.
For more information please visit the Conference website or email us at natminiconf@ausit.org

Annual ALC (U.S. Association of Language Companies) Conference in San Diego, CA

AALC President Tea Dietterich attended the Annual ALC (U.S. Association of Language Companies) Conference in San Diego, CA last week. Tea was joined by AALC Secretary Karen Hodgson and AALC members Adrienne Meakin from Lote Marketing and Liz Seymour from NZTC. It was a great opportunity to catch up with AALC Associate members Plunet, Kilgray memoQ, XTM International and SDL and to learn from our international peers and colleagues about latest language technology developments, listen to presentations on Sales & Marketing strategies, Budget & Business Strategies, HR Issue and  and an array of other pertinent industry news. Thanks to our sister organisation ALC in the U.S. for the warm welcome and  hope to see you Down Under one day.
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AAL President Tea Dietterich mingles with Anu Carnegie-Brown, Managing Director at STP and Jesper Sandberg, Executive Chairman of STP

AALC Roundtable Online, Tuesday 7th June 2016
Project Management Tools – build or buy?

AALC Members will be able to download the recorded webinar and related documents after the event.
Date: Tue 7th June, 2016 Time: 4pm AEDT Cost: Free attendance for all

The AALC ROUNDTABLE ONLINE is a regular AALC signature webinar bringing thought leaders in the language service industry in Australia and New Zealand together to discuss pertinent industry developments and issues.  Discussions will be based on key areas within this topic, which will be familiar to all in the industry:

This roundtable will discuss how language companies are using software tools to assist with project management and the various approaches available for obtaining or developing project management systems.  Topics will include:

  • Project management systems – what’s included? Workflow, client and supplier information, quotes, invoicing?
  • What are the most common approaches to these systems for language companies?
  • Popular project management systems for the language industry
  • Examples of language companies developing their own software tools or systems internally – pros and cons.

Non-members are invited to register, with attendance being free to all for the Roundtable Online.  Members and associate members have free and guaranteed access to all our live webinars, webinar recordings and wide range of other membership benefits, including free AALC events and reduced rates on industry products through the AALC market place.

Please register online to confirm your attendance. Access details for the webinar will be emailed to you once you have registered.

Information about the webinar can also be found on the AALC website.

New Code of Conduct for AALC members

Recognising that our members represent a wide range of economic, personal and professional interests in a very varied, multicultural and international industry, the AALC has developed a Code of Conduct for its members, reflecting input from members, stakeholders and other industry associations.  The aim of this Code is to present a level playing field in which the AALC can bring the many aspects of the industry together, so we can grow our industry together for the benefit of all parties involved.

The Code must be a living document, both in its application as well as future development. It is my personal hope that all members subscribe to the Code, and that it may become a standard framework for interaction throughout our industry. I invite you to join me in adopting this Code, and continue to further the objectives of our association.

You can view the AALC Code of Conduct on its dedicated webpage, or download a pdf copy.

The AALC would like to take this opportunity to also refer to the AUSIT Code of Ethics, which is recognised as setting the standards for ethical conduct of interpreters and translators in Australia and New Zealand.

AALC Roundtable Online, Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Service Level Agreements & Conflict Resolution

AALC Members can now download the recorded webinar and related documents.
Log in on the side bar, or consider joining the AALC
Date: Wed 6th Apr, 2016 Time: 5pm AEDT Cost: Free attendance for all

Service level agreements & conflict resolution

The AALC ROUNDTABLE ONLINE is a regular AALC signature webinar bringing thought leaders in the language service industry in Australia and New Zealand together to discuss pertinent industry developments and issues.

Discussions will be based on pertinent areas within this topic, which will be familiar to all in the industry:

  • Provide an overview of service level agreements (SLA) the benefits and issues of having SLA’s.
  • What should a SLA include?
  • Examples of SLA’s.
  • SLA wording usually dictate quality standards – how is quality defined?
  • How to resolve disputes and prevent them from occurring.
  • What measurements should be included in SLA’s.

Non-members are invited to register, with attendance being free to all for the Roundtable Online.  Members and associate members have free and guaranteed access to all our webinars and wide range of other membership benefits, including free AALC events and reduced rates on industry products through the AALC market place.