Elia has a full calendar of events to support all aspects of your business and to help you take your place in the language industry. We are constantly hard at work building and shaping our events, so please be sure to check back regularly to stay fully updated about all developments.

Event Calendar

Coming events

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

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

Save the date 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 Members (Elia Full Members and Elia Engage Members) who edited and submitted their valuable tips and views with their articles, the second edition of The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs is now under preparation. Join us in Prague to get your free copy!

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



23 February 2017 - 24 February 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
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.

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



11 February 2016 - 12 February 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.