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Event Calendar

Coming events

Focus on Executives

19 October 2020 - 20 October 2020

Focus on Executives

Online event

We would like to invite you to a special online event for Focus on Executives consisting of two topical webinars and a networking hour that will take over the original dates of the in-person event in October 2020. Registration will be available shortly.

Focus on Project Management

18 November 2020 - 10 December 2020

Focus on Project Management

Online, replacing in-person event. Intensive 3 hours of rich content per day, twice a week.

The 5th edition of Elia’s Focus on Project Management goes virtual for the first time in November/December 2020 to accommodate any requirements. Join the language industry’s only event dedicated to sharpening the skills and mindset of today’s agile PMs that need to work in a fast-paced, challenging and competitive landscape.

 

Together 2021

24 February 2021 - 26 February 2021

Together 2021

Online, replacing in-person event.

Together is Elia’s initiative dedicated to bringing together freelance language professionals and language service companies for constructive dialogue and mutual growth. Our aim is to provide a unique venue for all stakeholders in the language industry to openly discuss how to improve relationships and efficiency.

This event is for anybody who believes in the power and possibilities of strong relationships between freelance language professionals and language companies.

Focus on Executives

06 May 2021 - 07 May 2021

Focus on Executives

Rhodes, Greece

In-person event, rescheduled from 2020

The 5th edition of Elia’s Focus on Executives brings industry leaders together in a relaxed atmosphere to enable sharing of knowledge, peer-to-peer networking and the opportunity to openly discuss business challenges in a dedicated forum, with expert moderators leading the discussion.

Networking Days

30 September 2021 - 01 October 2021

Networking Days

St. Petersburg, Russia

In-person event, rescheduled from 2020

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, we are postponing ND to early October 2021. Rescheduling the event will enable us to provide the experience that our attendees expect and deserve in a safe environment. We remain excited to host you next year and will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the coming weeks.

Networking Days is Elia’s flagship event, created with the aim of bringing together member companies and wider language industry stakeholders for learning and knowledge-sharing with a strong emphasis on networking with peers. The strong programme offers workshops, panel discussions and sessions with topics covering diverse areas of language industry business and service offerings. Networking Days is an unmissable opportunity for language industry professionals to address a range of business challenges over two days as well as exchange viewpoints and socialise with peers. Join us at ND to learn, share, network and enjoy!

Focus on Project Management

02 December 2021 - 03 December 2021

Focus on Project Management

Manchester, UK

In-person event, rescheduled from 2020

The sixth edition of Elia’s Focus on Project Management is calling industry project and production managers in Manchester for a two-day event to learn and develop practical skills, try out new approaches, cultivate their mindset and help them become a truly unstoppable force for their companies.

2020

Together 2020

27 February 2020 - 28 February 2020

Together 2020

Milan, Italy

Together is a two-day event that brings together professionals from across the industry for an open dialogue on industry trends, to learn mutually-relevant new approaches, to update technical skills and, ultimately, serve our end clients better. Most importantly, it’s a friendly, collaborative environment in which to develop lasting relationships.

2019

Together 2019

21 February 2019 - 22 February 2019

Together 2019

Barcelona, Spain

Together is Elia’s initiative dedicated to bringing together freelance language professionals and language service companies for constructive dialogue and mutual growth. Our aim is to provide a unique venue for all stakeholders in the language industry to openly discuss how to improve relationships and efficiency.

The focus for 2019 is Mastering Digital Transformation and features 2 tracks – Specialisation and Trends & Technology.

This event is for anybody who believes in the power and possibilities of strong relationships between freelance language professionals and language companies.

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

09 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The 4th edition of ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives brings industry leaders together in a relaxed atmosphere to enable sharing of knowledge, peer-to-peer networking and the opportunity to openly discuss business challenges in a dedicated forum, with expert moderators leading the discussion.

Networking Days - The Hague

03 October 2019 - 04 October 2019

Networking Days – The Hague

The Hague, The Netherlands

If it matters to your language service company, it’s sure to be on the agenda at ND The Hague, Elia’s 23rd Networking Days:

    • Networking
    • Relationship building
    • Open peer-to-peer discussion
    • That management skill you need to update
    • The tech partner with the answer to your digital prayers
    • That industry expert whose predictions are always spot-on

Over two days in The Hague, language service companies and industry experts will share solutions and inspiration on a diverse range of issues facing our sector.

Don’t miss it!

Focus on Project Management

05 December 2019 - 06 December 2019

Focus on Project Management

Hamburg, Germany

Elia’s Focus on Project Management, – is calling industry project and production managers to the second-largest city in Germany for a two-day event to learn and develop practical skills, try out new approaches, cultivate their mindset and help them become a truly unstoppable force for their companies.

2018

Together 2018

22 February 2018 - 23 February 2018

Together 2018

Athens, Greece

Together is Elia’s initiative dedicated to bringing together freelance language professionals and language service companies for constructive dialogue and mutual growth. Our aim is to provide a unique venue for all stakeholders in the language industry to openly discuss how to improve relationships and efficiency.

The focus for 2018 is Specialise to Excel and features three tracks – Specialisation, Trends and Technology – and builds on the success of the two previous Together events (February 2016 and February 2017) which focused on Communicating for Success and Developing our Connections.

This event is for anybody who believes in the power and possibilities of strong relationships between freelance language professionals and language companies.

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

03 May 2018 - 04 May 2018

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

Catania, Sicily

The third edition of ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives once again brings industry leaders together and provides a dedicated forum and targeted focus to openly discuss business challenges and issues and share experiences, with expert moderators leading the discussion.

Please note, as of 25 April 2018, this event is Sold Out!

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

13 September 2018 - 14 September 2018

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

Porto, Portugal

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management, is calling industry project and production managers to the very west and south of Europe for a two-day event to learn and develop practical skills, try out new approaches, cultivate their mindset and help them become a truly unstoppable force for their companies.

ND Vienna

04 October 2018 - 05 October 2018

ND Vienna

Vienna, Austria

ND Vienna is Elia’s 22nd Networking Days, our flagship event that provides 360 degree support of your language service company.

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Sales & Marketing

06 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Sales & Marketing

Malaga, Spain

Malaga, Spain

Just before the end of the year we meet again at ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Sales & Marketing to get ready for the year to come, expand our customer base and boost our profits.

2017

Together 2017

23 February 2017 - 24 February 2017

Together 2017

Berlin, Germany

Together is Elia’s initiative dedicated to bringing together freelance language professionals and language service companies for constructive dialogue and mutual growth. Our aim is to provide a unique venue for all stakeholders in the language industry to openly discuss how to improve relationships and efficiency.

The focus for 2017 is Communicating for Success and features three tracks – Relationships, Processes and Technology – and builds on the success of the first Together event (February 2016) which focused on Developing our Connections.

This event is for anybody who believes in the power and possibilities of strong relationships between freelance language professionals and language companies.

“I felt that there was a new atmosphere and a new energy at Together. It is not so much what this conference was over the two days, as its prospect for transforming our industry.”

Karen Andrews
Anglicity
United Kingdom

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

04 May 2017 - 05 May 2017

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

Chania, Greece

The second edition of ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives once again brings industry leaders together and provides a dedicated forum and targeted focus to openly discuss business challenges and issues and share experiences, with expert moderators leading the discussion.

“ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives is an innovative, extremely useful format, with all the networking opportunities of other conferences but with zero distraction as it‘s really ‘focused’ on target audience specific interests. I really enjoyed it.”

Gabriela Morales
Rosario Traducciones y Servicios S.A.
Argentina

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Sales & Marketing

06 July 2017 - 07 July 2017

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Sales & Marketing

Geneva, Switzerland

“Sales is one of the challenges almost every company in our industry struggles with. Our aim is to guide participants in finding new and creative ways to shape their sales and marketing mix and structure processes for a busy future.”

Christian Schwendy, Event Committee Chair
Gemino GmbH
Germany

ND Bucharest

12 October 2017 - 13 October 2017

ND Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

ND Bucharest is Elia’s 21st Networking Days, our flagship event where language service companies gain the skills to grow and maximise their business.

Our full programme across six tracks provides the insights and knowledge to address a range of challenges and gain new perspectives on the changing business landscape, with the added benefit of exchanging points of view with peers from around the world.

Learning, networking, sharing – and providing the keys to help you accelerate your business success. It’s what Elia does best!

“Elia plays a leading role in advancing best practices for the language industry in its region. ND Brussels (2016) was a welcome balance of learning, networking, sharing and having fun. Welocalize is pleased to be a new member, and we look forward to contributing to the ongoing conversation.”

Tuyen Ho
VP Corporate Development
Welocalize

The Call for Papers has now closed, and the Committee are working hard to develop a strong programme for 360° support of your business. Registration is due to open soon and we’ll keep you updated about developments.

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

07 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

Prague, Czech Republic

Attendees from 28 countries across 4 continents joined us in Prage for the second edition of the only industry event dedicated to developing and enhancing essential skills for translation and localisation Project Managers, to deliver projects successfully and create a competitive edge.

“ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management is the first event of its kind to be totally focused on project management. This is an opportunity that cannot be missed by anyone involved in such a fundamental role for our industry.”

Cristiana Luppi
Crestec Europe
The Netherlands

The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs

Thanks to our Full Members and Elia Engage Members who submitted their valuable tips and views for the second edition of The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs. This is distributed to attendees of ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management as a special benefit of attendance, to provide additional value to help you in your role.

Click here to read what people have said about the first edition

2016

Together 2016

11 February 2016 - 12 February 2016

Together 2016

Barcelona, Spain

Together is Elia’s event that brings together freelance language professionals and language service companies for constructive dialogue and mutual growth. The first edition was held 11-12 February in Barcelona, Spain with the theme Developing our Connections and had three tracks: Relationships, Growth and Technology.

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

21 April 2016 - 22 April 2016

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives

Mallorca, Spain

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives brings industry decision-makers together and offers a unique structured format to foster thought-provoking discussion built around an agenda. The first edition was held in Mallorca, where our focus was on Business Strategies and Mergers & Acquisitions.

ND Brussels

13 October 2016 - 14 October 2016

ND Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

ND Brussels is the 20th edition of Networking Days, Elia’s flagship even designed to facilitate professional and business development, offering a special combination of education, training, networking and enjoyment for our attendees, language companies from across Europe and with European business interests.

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

01 December 2016 - 02 December 2016

ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

Barcelona, Spain

The language industry’s only event dedicated to developing and enhancing project management skills for language service companies to manage and deliver projects successfully and create a competitive edge.