Recharge Your Business Batteries at the ATC Language Industry Summit 2019

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There are only three weeks left until the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) Summit in Greenwich, London, on the 19th – 20th September.  The programme is set and the speakers are all fired up and ready to go, but there is still time to book your place. Don’t miss the chance to network with some of the most respected figures from the language industry, who will be sharing their tips and advice on how to recharge your business batteries and discover new opportunities.

Having spent the previous evening enjoying pre-summit drinks and soaking up the historic atmosphere of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, on Thursday the real work begins. One of the main speakers for the day is David Garcia-Gonzalez, an English and Spanish audio-visual translator turned multi-award-winning entrepreneur and business owner. He is an expert in acquiring owner-managed businesses and will be on hand to share his wisdom and experience on the accelerating M&A trends within and outside the language industry.

On Thursday evening, delegates will be able to let their hair down at an exclusive gala dinner on the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark, to celebrate the 2019 Language Industry Awards. Attendees will be toasting the award nominees and dancing the night away, whilst raising money for the charity Translators without Borders. With our own resident DJ Vice-Chair Dan Peachey in charge of the decks, it is not an event to be missed.

The Summit culminates on Friday with topics including ‘Excellence Through Specialisation’ and ‘AI In Innovation’. Judy King, Innovations Director of BBC Monitoring will be recounting the fascinating journey of automation, machine translation and artificial intelligence in the service of global news monitoring. The eagerly awaited results of the ATC Language Industry Survey 2019 will also be revealed on Friday, as we find out what the UK language service industry looks like in 2019 and where it is heading.


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The Association of Translation Companies

Representing the interests of translation companies for more than 40 years

As the language sector’s leading professional body, ATC prides itself on a forward-thinking stance dedicated to maintaining the highest possible industry standards while supporting its members to thrive and grow in the competitive global economy.  

From its beginnings as a small group of leading British translation companies in 1976, the ATC has grown to a membership of more than 150, expanding its horizons to become a worldwide association at the vanguard of the industry. The Association’s activities are guided by its council and elected officers and its stated objectives.

ATC is also a founding member of the European Union of Association of Translation Companies – a pan European grouping of translation company associations.

One of the oldest translation associations in the world, ATC has been involved in significant changes in the sector and continues to provide leading advice and support including working with legislators about matters affecting the industry.

It has been at the forefront of the development of the worldwide ISO standard, for the provision of language services, and actively promotes ISO standard adoption throughout the profession.