Dispatch From GALA San Diego 2022

SlatorPod #115 - Dispatch from GALA 2022

In this week’s episode, Slator’s very own Andrew Smart joins us from sunny San Diego for a report on what took place at GALA 2022 and to discuss the language industry news of the week.

Florian talks about how RWS’ shares jumped after Baring Private Equity Asia confirmed that it is in the “preliminary stages of considering a possible offer” to take over the Super Agency. This announcement comes a month after RWS unveiled its new strategy at the LSP’s Capital Markets Event.

Meanwhile, ZOO Digital beats its full-year guidance. The media localization provider now expects FY22 revenues to be at least USD 70m, up USD 5m from the previous estimate, and an increase of 78% compared to the prior year. This announcement comes as streaming providers compete with each other for subscriptions, launching in new territories around the world.

Andrew shares his impressions after he and Slator Staff Writer, Seyma Albarino, attended GALA 2022, one of the first, bigger, in-person language industry events this year. He highlights the tech-focused agenda, with a presentation from Interprefy on how lower price points can open up new markets for interpreting. Also in the lineup: remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI), integrating automation, and big data in machine translation.