ND Focus – Elia's focus on Sales & Marketing
6-7 July 2017 / Geneva, Switzerland

The industry’s first event dedicated to sales and marketing skills, to expand your customer base and boost your profits.


ND Bucharest
12-13 October 2017 / Bucharest, Romania

Elia's 21st Networking Days, our flagship event where language service companies gain the skills to grow and maximise their business. Registration opens soon. Stay tuned for updates!


ND Focus – Elia's focus on Project Management
7-8 December / Prague, Czech Republic

The second edition of the only event to develop and enhance essential language industry project management skills, to deliver projects successfully and create a competitive edge.


ND Focus – Elia's networking days for Executives
4-5 May 2017 / Chania, Greece

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Crete for a wonderful two days of discussion and 'blue sky thinking'. Next year we will be in Sicily and we look forward to seeing you there!

Membership benefits

Everything we do is designed around the needs and priorities of language service companies and the prosperity and growth of the industry.

By connecting with stakeholders worldwide and listening to language service companies, our goal is to be the industry body that supports your business every step of the way. Elia creates an environment of open dialogue for all, where members connect, exchange and form partnerships with companies that have a business focus on Europe, acquire and develop skills, and for representation of the sector to the EU and other bodies.

“Besides being able to connect and find partners, we acquired an insight into best practices and, as a result, upgraded and improved our processes which yielded a 90% growth or our turnover in 2015. We have gained a lot by becoming an Elia member.”

Gregor Medvešček
Head of Sales and Marketing, Translat

“My business has grown 40% in the last 3 years of coming to Elia conferences.”

Tea Dietterich
CEO, 2M Language Services

How Elia membership will help you reach your goals
Professional development for all

Every member of your team – from the CEO to project managers to marketers– is able to share challenges and ideas, find solutions, develop new skills and access the latest knowledge with our programme of events. Since day one, Elia has been the place to share, inspire and get inspired.

The best in industry networking

Elia is well known for hosting friendly gatherings of industry professionals that boost partnerships across Europe and beyond. But it doesn’t end there: Elia members can exchange views with peers on Elia Synergy, our online members’ platform, or connect and collaborate with other industry stakeholders via the Elia Exchange and Elia Engage initiatives, all year round.

Visibility for you and your company

Get closer to your target market by taking advantage of special rates for exhibiting and attending industry conferences. Be recognised for your thought leadership by speaking at events or contributing to publications such as The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs. You could even stand for election to the Elia Board for ultimate industry visibility!

Be in the know, have the tools to grow

Future-proof your business by accessing up-to-date industry research, and boost quality and productivity by getting hands-on experience with the latest technology from leading tool providers, many of whom are Elia Associate Members. At our events, you’ll hear real-world case studies that your team can adopt or adapt plus the wisdom of experts from both inside and outside the language industry.

Contribute to a stronger industry

If you’re committed to best practice, Elia helps you to walk the talk. You could join the Board of Directors and be part of the association’s governance, sign up to a committee and help plan and develop one of our events and initiatives, contribute to industry best practice by joining Elia Engage, or play a part in shaping tomorrow’s language professionals through our Elia Exchange partnership with academia.

Make your voice heard

How could we make the language industry stronger? We listen to members’ views through our various initiatives and the research we carry out and we work hard to represent the industry in EU forums such as LIND-Web, EMT (European Master’s in Translation), Translating Europe Forum, etc.

Full Member
Associate Member
Elia Exchange Member
Elia Engage Member
Elia logo use
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Member listing on Elia websites

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Preferential Member rates on Elia
conference registration*
Elia Synergy access
Elia Exchange Forum access
Elia Exchange Online Forum access
Tools special prices and offers
Access to industry survey results
Special rates on sponsorship
Be a member of event or other
initiative Committee
Be featured in Elia publications
and newsletter
Representation in EU programmes
Vote for and join the Board of Directors

*Elia Full and Associate Members and Elia Exchange Academic Members receive a 17-22% on event registration (varies according to the event), and Elia Engage Members receive a 10% discount on Together registration

Questions about membership? Contact:

Deppy Nikolaidou
Membership and Relationships Manager

+30 6944 348437 in Athens, Greece
Skype: d_nikolaidou

Special rates to exhibit at tekom fair

Don’t miss this opportunity to exhibit your company at the world’s largest event for technical communication, the tcworld Conference and accompanying tekom fair, 24-26 October 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Elia Members are eligible for a reduced fee to exhibit. Simply indicate that you are an Elia Member on the Stand Application for Exhibitors.

If you were an exhibitor at last year’s tekom fair, you have the option of booking the floor space you had in 2016 or receive priority booking if you submit your application to exhibit by 24 March 2017.

Elia will have a booth in the Associations World area.

For more information and to apply to exhibit, go to the tekom fair website.

Rates for Elia Members

€260 for Row Area booth (open on 1 side)
€285 for Corner Area booth (open on 2 sides)
€300 for Head Area booth (open on 3 sides)
€320 for Island Area booth (open on 4 sides)

Prices are per square meter for floor space only (without any equipment) for three days and do not include 19% VAT.

  • Registration deadline: 24 March 2017
    After this date the floor planning will be set by the organiser. Registrations after this date are still possible provided floor spaces are still available.
  • All exhibitors registering after 29 May 2017 will unfortunately not appear in the printed conference programme.
  • Admission: By the beginning of May 2017, you will receive confirmation of admission to the tekom fair with stand number and other details.

If you would like more information and to find out about sponsorship or advertising opportunities, please contact the sales team:

Kathrin Sözen at +49 711 65704 57
Denise Müller at +49 711 65704 52

Software discounts


Memsource offers Elia Members a 60-day free trial and 1-hour online training in Shared Jobs and Instant Quotes features. MLVs, SLVs and end clients can work in a single, integrated environment in Memsource Cloud. Real-time TM updates, terminology and job progress are shared across the entire team, while other information, including the names of translators, is kept strictly confidential. This approach provides a very powerful feature set for MLVs and SLVs looking to streamline their translation process. Please find more information in Elia Synergy or contact Memsource.


Elia Members receive a special discount on memoQ server. As a #SaveWithELIA add-on, Kilgray is offering three free hours of consultation and implementation services. 

Year-round offer for Elia Members
Elia Members are entitled to a special discount on memoQ server. The level of the discount is calculated based on the size of the memoQ server.

#SaveWithELIA promotion
In addition to a special discount on memoQ server, Elia members may receive 3 free hours of consultation with the memoQ Professional Services team to help you implement memoQ into your workflow, and optimise your processes even further. 

To take advantage of this offer, please e-mail sales@kilgray.com and include the following coupon code: memoQserver_ELIA2016.


SDL would like to offer 25% discount on SDL Professional and Freelance licenses to all Elia Members. Please contact your SDL account manager to discuss this offer www.translationzone.com/contact

XTRF Translation Management Systems

20% discount on licence rental for the first 6 months. Supplier Terms & Conditions apply.

XTRF provides an online platform for translation project management and automation, which results in faster delivery times, up to 70% lower project management costs and efficient translator management. Currently XTRF is used by over 1600 translation project managers world-wide.

6 reasons why joining Elia helps you get ahead


Build stronger business relationships by joining a trusted community of peers


Enhance your visibility and reputation through networking and thought leadership


Upskill every member of your team with our year-round event programme


Future-proof your business with access to the latest research and technology


Contribute to a stronger industry by developing best practice and joining forces in training tomorrow’s professionals


Make your voice heard through Elia’s work to represent the industry