Focus on Executives / 19-20 October 2020

The third edition of
ND Focus – Elia's networking days for Executives

3-4 May 2018 / Catania, Sicily

COVID -19 has created a new world. Some businesses have thrived, some survived and some perished. Opportunities have been created and challenges have been plentiful.

We would like to invite you to a special online event for Focus on Executives consisting of two topical webinars that will take place on Monday 19 October and Tuesday 20 October. 

Our speakers, Ian Windle and Véronique Özkaya will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that COVID -19 has thrown up in the areas they will be covering in their workshops at the in-person 2021 Focus on Executives event.

During the two webinars Ian and Véronique will be sharing some tools, tips and resources that you will be able to download and use in your businesses immediately.

We would like to open the floor to you to help us shape our discussions. What challenges and opportunities have you encountered during this year?  What opportunities have you pursued or thought of pursuing? We welcome any questions you might have for Véronique and Ian and you will have the opportunity to send the speakers your questions once you have registered.

The Webinars

Monday, 19 October / 16:00-17:15 CET


Tuesday, 20 October / 16:00-17:15 CET

Topics Topics

Dealing with external factors
Véronique Özkaya

 Leading People and Teams through Covid-19
Ian Windle
Vision and Strategy in a Covid–19 world
Ian Windle

Customer retention and innovation
Véronique Özkaya

“Happy hour” – Open discussion with beer/wine (Monday 19/10, 17:15-18:15 CET)

Who should attend?

This event was created for senior language industry Executives doing business in Europe and beyond who are committed to creating a stronger future for their company, including:

Owners of language service companies of any size

General Managers and Managing Directors

Senior-level decision-makers such as

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior Vice President

The benefits of attending

For you

  • Build and refine your leadership skills
  • Become part of an exclusive group of industry leaders
  • Gain actionable insights and reflect on the latest industry thinking and trends
  • Network with the best industry minds and peers
  • Drive the discussions shaping the future of the language industry

For your company

  • Make your organisation more competitive for the future
  • Gain new ideas and discover new strategic concepts and imperatives
  • Understand your company’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Increase your company’s strength by leading through best practice
  • Develop existing partnerships and create new ones

This is what CEOs have said about the previous edition of the event

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives has the right size, has the right mix of attendees, and all the networking opportunities of other conferences to share experiences and knowledge with people who on the whole have the same goal as me, I really enjoyed it.

De Giacomi Leonardo
CEO • DG Translations LLC

I have been in sales whole of my life and still attended the customer acquisition and growth strategies track. I’ve loved every second of it because we worked in groups and analysed different aspects of sales and marketing. I brought home a lot of knowledge and motivation for the days to come. Priceless knowledge and networking of beautiful people is what you’ll get at these events.

Gregor Rosulnik

I participated twice already, both in Catania in 2018 and in Dubrovnik in 2019
The events were well planned, great people and fantastic content.
I learnt a lot and had a super team of professionals to consult with. We all share the same issues, problems, challenges and the brainstorming was great. The event is not too large such as other language industry events, so there is plenty of room to build personal relationships.In addition I had real opportunities to do business. I highly recommend.

Mikhal Heffer
CEO • Lichi Translations

Meet the Committee

Clio Schils

Committee Chair