Members News

AALC attends GALA Conference in Istanbul

The AALC was strongly represented last week at GALA’s annual Language of Business Conference in Istanbul by President Tea Dietterich, Secretary Adrienne Meakin, and Board Member George Bisas.

The trio represented Australia at the conference and enjoyed extensive networking opportunities among our global peers, discussing every aspect of the language services industry and soaking up the infectious energy and enthusiasm of other conference attendees.

See photos below including with GALA’s Chairman, Robert Etches.

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Localization World Conference

Localization World is coming to Bangkok, 24-26 February and AALC has arranged for our members to receive a 10% discount on the full conference fees. Localization World is the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and global website management.
The conference will be held at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel.
There will be sessions for people new to the industry as well as seasoned professionals.
More information may be found at:

WA company celebrates milestone

Translators International, the West Perth based company founded by Jerzy Brodzki, is celebrating its 30th year providing language services.

The mining and resources industry has played a big part in the success of Translators International and Jerzy has up to 160 translators and linguists available to help him meet its demands

Apart from the commercial work, Translators International assists WA Government instrumentalities involved in commerce, trade and tourism.

Jerzy says his office is the only one in  WA offering full simultaneous conference equipment. This means that business people visiting Perth and conference organisers do not have to bring technical equipment with them.

“Perhaps the major development in our profession during my time in business has been the establishment of the Australasian Association of Language Companies,” Jerzy said.

“It is a privilege and pleasure for me to be elected vice president of this new organisation.

“I am confident that those of us who are founding members will enjoy the benefits of the unification of language companies.” “We are enjoying our 30thanniversary and we foresee a bright future with the AALC,” Jerzy said.

2M wins National Multicultural Marketing Award in Sydney

2M Language Services has won in the Export Category of the 2013 National Multicultural Marketing Awards at the Gala Presentation in Sydney. 2M’s Christiane Roll, Director of Sales, accepted the award on behalf of the company: “A great honour to be amongst these top Australian organisations who have shown most creative and successful multicultural marketing initiatives. We are humbled to receive this award!”

Each year, the Awards celebrate the accomplishments of businesses and organisations that have successfully implemented marketing initiatives that engage our multicultural population, and encourage and reward the efforts of those that focus on the cultural diversity of Australia in their overall marketing strategies.

2M won the Export Category for a large project involving dubbing of security videos for U.S. giant Dupont into PNG Pidgin and a variety of other Asian languages, including voice-over production, script translations and adaptations.

The awards aim to:

  • highlight the responsibility of public sector managers to cater to the needs of the whole community and to fully inform all people about their services and activities;
  • promote the advantages for commercial managers of marketing their product or service to every potential client or customer;
  • stimulate creativity in marketing to a culturally diverse society;
  • recognise work of a high marketing standard so as to inspire marketers who are not yet meeting the challenges of a culturally diverse society and do not enjoy the benefits of this market;
  • promote a more equitable representation of our diversity as a nation through mass media marketing channels.

The Dupont security video in PNG Pidgin can be watched at:

About 2M Language Services:

2M Language Services, founded in 1999, is one of Australia’s leading language service providers. The company translates into 150+ languages (that includes indigenous languages as well as complex languages such as PNG Pidgin), and also offers conference interpreting, website localisation and multilingual media & apps, voice over and subtitle production, cross-cultural training and export marketing to corporate clients worldwide.  2M’s HQ is in Brisbane and the company has offices in the capital cities of Australia, as well as an overseas office in Paris.