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Slator Localization Events and Conferences Information

Attend the language industry’s leading localization conferences and events with the SlatorCon series. Network with, and learn from, language industry leaders and large corporate buyers to grow your career and business. Discuss the latest developments in the localization industry including revenue drivers, funding and mergers, enterprise buyer case studies and advancements in AI, machine translation and content localization.

Slator is Focused On Providing the Best Localization Resources

SlatorCon localization events are built for the maximum return on your time and investment. In-person conference agendas are packed with engaging 20-minute TED-style presentations by industry leaders and experts across language services, technology, procurement, academia and finance. Online SlatorCon Remote presentations have a larger audience worldwide that also includes decision influencers.

Every facet of SlatorCon is focused on providing you with the best and most up-to-date information on the global language industry. Every localization event and conference Slator hosts is carefully curated to offer the relevant industry topics and executive networking opportunities to help you achieve your business objectives.

The information we provide at our translation and localization conferences is relevant to all areas of the localization industry. Topics range from industry operating models and revenue growth drivers, to large buyer case studies, funding and M&A, and the latest language technology developments.

SlatorCon experts answer the big questions for senior industry leaders at our translation events. Do you grow organically or by M&A? Do you consolidate vendors or not? How is new technology impacting the industry? What trends do business owners need to be aware of as the language industry moves into automation?

Get the answers to these vital questions and more by attending a SlatorCon language conference on a regular basis. Not only will you receive critical business information, you will make valuable industry contacts that can help you expand your capabilities into the future.

The SlatorCon series is like no other localization event in the language industry. Successfully launched in London, New York and Zurich in 2017, and expanded to Tokyo and San Francisco in 2018 and Amsterdam in 2019, SlatorCon engages senior language industry executives worldwide at least three times a year. In 2020, with the Covid-19 pandemic suspending in-person localization conferences globally, Slator launched the SlatorCon Remote conference series with regular online events.

The first online conference, A 2020 Look at the Global Language Industry on May 14th, featured panelists from TransPerfect, memoQ and Slator who dialed in from Europe, North America, and Asia to discuss updates on the language industry as the world shuttered to weather the pandemic. This exclusive event was only open to buyers of the Slator 2020 Language Industry Market Report and subscribers to Slator’s Strategy and Research Packages.

Our second online conference, SlatorCon Remote July 2020, took place on July 9th and offered a packed agenda with insights on media and game localization, transcreation, private equity, the value of language skills, web localization, Covid-19 impact assessment, and more. CEOs speaking at this localization event included Stuart Green from Zoo Digital, Ed Bussey from Quill, Ann Carlisle from Chartered Institute of Linguistics (CIOL) and Balazs Benedeck from Easyling.

The third SlatorCon Remote December 2020 took place on December 3rd. C-Suite executives from language service and translation agencies, corporate buyers and procurement, venture capital and private equity, and researchers met online and discussed the language industry issues that matter most. Speakers included Benjamin du Fraysseix, President, and Olivier Marcheteau, CEO at Acolad Group, Bob Willans, CEO at XTM International, Balazs Kis, Co-CEO at memoQ, Jack Welde, CEO at Smartling and Alex Katsambas, Head of Linguistic Services at Farfetch.

On May 13th we hosted the fourth SlatorCon Remote May 2021 and the Speakers included Darin Goble, VP, Solutions at Welocalize, Wayne Bourland, Director of Translation at Dell, Valerie Petit, Senior Localization Manager at Korn Ferry, Yair Tal, CEO at BLEND, Giulia Greco, Localization Programs Lead at Shopify, Liat Karpel Gurwicz, Head of eCommerce Marketing at Wix.com, and Mary Anne Henselmann, Senior Director, Translation Management Services at ADP.

The fifth SlatorCon Remote September 2021 took place on September 8th. The Speakers included Joshua Gould, Chief Executive Officer at thebigword Group, Francesca Di Marco, Internationalization Lead at Pinterest, Bryan Forrester, CEO at Boostlingo, Sarkhan Lyutfaliev, Global Director of Localization at Riot Games, Fardad Zabetian, Co-Founder & CEO at KUDO, Chris Reynolds, Executive VP and GM, Worldwide Localization and Fulfillment at Deluxe and Tom Livne, CEO & Founder at Verbit.

On December 1st we hosted the sixth SlatorCon Remote December 2021 and the Speakers included Roeland Hofkens, Chief Product & Technology Officer at LanguageWire, Oddmund Braaten, COO & Board Member at Interprefy, Virpal Singh, CEO and Founder at DigitalTolk, Gene Schriver, CEO at GLOBO, Rachel Carruthers, Head of Internationalisation & Localisation at Canva, Matt Madderra, Director of Web Solutions at Mouser Electronics, Hameed Afssari, Language Quality & Localization Operation Manager at Uber and Carrie Fischer, Globalization Services Manager at Subway.

The seventh SlatorCon Remote March 2022 took place on March 16th in a expanded 2-part conference provided sessions timed for delegates in Australia/Asia and Americas/Europe. The Speakers included Grant Straker, Co-Founder & CEO at Straker Translations, Alphie Larrieu, Head of Localization at Astro, Dion Wiggins, CTO at Omniscien Technologies, Tea Dietterich, CEO & Founder at 2M Language Services, Dieter Runge, Co-Founder, VP Marketing and Global Business Development at Boostlingo, Melanie Heighway, Manager, Product Localization Team at Atlassian, Richard Roocroft, Global Head, Strategic Alliances at Interprefy, Junichi Hayashi, President at Simul International, Marco Cailao, Regional General Manager at Encore Event Technologies Asia, Cyril Drabinsky, CEO at Deluxe Entertainment Services, Laura Fernández, COO at Supertext, Nina Sattler-Hovdar, Founder and Owner of Transcreation Experts Analyst, Lindsay Hong, COO at Locaria, Sunil Kulkarni, President, Fidel Technologies, Mandar Inamdar, COO at Fidel Softech, Nic McMahon, CEO, United Language Group, Caiming Xiong, VP of AI Research at Salesforce, Pascale Tremblay, Director of Localization at Gap, Theresa Heim-stohler, Senior Operations Manager, Localization at Nike, Jonathan Turpin, Localization Team Lead at Esri and Mark Hjerpe, VP of Global Revenue at Intento.

On June 29th we hosted the eighth SlatorCon Remote June 2022 with the following Speakers: Marco Trombetti, Co-Founder & CEO at Translated and Pi Campus, Petra Angeli, Vice President, Products at Acolad Group, Deepan Patel, Senior Solution Architect at Memsource, Bruno Herrmann, Executive Consultant, Strategic Advisor in Digital Globalization and Localization, Rebecca Jonsson, Ph.D., Chief Product Officer and Sahar Salama, Chief Customer Excellence Officer at Tarjama, Mark Howorth, President at Iyuno-SDI Group, Andrew Aherne, VP Distribution Operations at The Walt Disney Company, Monica Foresi, Director, Global Localization Quality at Expedia Group, Chi-Wei Chang, Head of Localization at Asana, Giulia Tarditi, Manager, Global Experience at Qualtrics and Melisa Sukman Epand, Director of Social Strategy & Localization at Payoneer.

On September 21st we hosted the ninth SlatorCon Remote September 2022, for which we had Stuart Green, CEO at ZOO Digital Group, Manuel Herranz, CEO and Amando Estela, CTO at Pangeanic, Sarah Presch, Director, International SEO at Argos Multilingual, and Digital Marketing Lecturer at the University of Strasbourg, Simon Golding, Senior Digital Marketing Consultant at SocialSEO, Erin Wynn, Company People and Customer Officer, and Brennan Smith, VP of Talent at Welocalize, Gary Lefman, Senior Globalization Architect at Cisco, Conchita Laguardia, Senior Technical Program Manager – Localization Specialist at Citrix, Adam Bittlingmayer, CEO and Co-Founder at ModelFront, Tony O’Dowd, Chief Architect at KantanMT.com, and Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, Director-General for Interpretation at the European Commission.

On December 7th we hosted SlatorCon Remote December 2022, and had an amazing speakers line up: Bryan Murphy, CEO at Smartling, Blanca Pinero-Canovas, Director, Language and Documentation Services Division at the World Trade Organization, Konstantin Savenkov, Co-Founder and CEO at Intento, Simon Constable​, SVP, Global Language Services at Visual Data, Scott McCarthy, VP, Head of Dubbing at DreamWorks Animation, Manel Carreras, COO at EVA Group, Elizabeth McCullough, Senior Director of Linguistic Validation Operations at RWS Group, Michael Rosman, VP Corporate Strategy at Verbit, Tatiana González-Cestari, Director of Language Service Advocacy at UpHealth, Danielle Meder, Director of Organizational Quality and Partner Support for Martti by UpHealth, and Rakan Al Hassan, COO at Ureed and Head of Products at Tarjama.

At SlatorCon Remote March 2023 we had the following Speakers sharing critical insights and covering the latest research findings and trends, and the technologies affecting and transforming the language industry: Volker Steinbiss, Managing Director at AppTek, Konstantin Savenkov, Co-Founder and CEO at Intento, Véronique Özkaya, CEO at Argos Multilingual, Tugdual Delisle, Managing Director at Lionbridge Games, Marie Amigues, Founder & CEO at Altagram, Konstantinos Chatzitheodorou, Head of Machine Learning at Pangeanic, Martin Xiao, Senior Technical Localization Program Manager at VMware, Jon Ritzdorf, Sr. Manager, Global Content Solutions at Procore, Chris Dell, Senior Director Content at booking.com, and Jose Palomares, Director of Localization at Coupa.

On June 14th we hosted SlatorCon Remote June 2023, offering a packed agenda with insights on the market in 2023 and beyond, the high growth industry verticals, and more. We had the following language leaders and professionals speaking and contributing: Marco Assis, CEO at Propio Language Services, Subhabrata Debnath, Co-Founder & CTO at NeuralGarage, Richard Pavlovskiy, Co-founder at Blanc Technologies, Anton Dvorkovich, CEO & Founder at Dubformer, Genevieve D’Acquisto, Global Program Manager at RWS Group, Aki Hayashi, Senior Manager, Globalization Program Management at Dell Technologies, Alex Coope, Director of Globalization Deployment at ServiceNow, Céline Daley, VP Customer Success at DeepL, Wilma Ritter, Head of Language Centre and Marco Studer, Translation Technologist, Project Manager & German Translator at FIFA, and Olga Hergül, Global Content and Localization Program Manager at Sişecam.

On October 4th we returned to Zurich for SlatorCon Zurich 2023, for our first in-person conference after SlatorCon Amsterdam 2019.

Visit the SlatorCon Coverage page for our editors articles on SlatorCon presentations and panel discussions.

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