Together | 27-28 February 2020 | Milan, Italy


Elia has taken the difficult decision to cancel Together 2020 due to growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy. Following the closure of all official public services and cancellations of national and international events, Elia stands aligned with protecting the health of all parties involved in its event. More information will follow and we appreciate your patience and understanding at this time of uncertainty.

Together’s mission is simple: to strengthen our industry by bringing language service companies and independent language professionals together in a positive, collaborative environment.

We see Together as a win-win.

Launched in Barcelona in 2016, 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.

The theme for our fifth edition of Together is —most appropriately— Better Together and will feature two tracks:

  • Best Practice for Freelancers and LSPs
  • Looking Ahead: Trends and Tools

Meet the Committee

Diego Cresceri

Event Chair & Programme Committee Co-Chair
Founder & CEO
Creative Words

Carlos la Orden Tovar

Programme Committee Co-Chair

Gökhan Firat

Programme Committee
Business Development Manager
Localex LSP

Annette Schiller

Programme Committee
Chair FIT

Who should attend?

If you are committed to developing your business relationships, this event is for you. Together will be of particular interest to:

  • Translators
  • Interpreters
  • Editors
  • Post-editors
  • Proofreaders
  • Vendor Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Project Managers

Why attend?

You will…

  • Learn new skills and best practice in a hands-on setting
  • Expand and enhance your business relationships
  • Share experiences and catch up with your peers
  • Have a privileged view on the immediate and long-term  future of the industry

Your business will…

  • Develop a stronger and more profitable network
  • Maximise productivity with new tools and approaches
  • Prepare for the challenges and opportunities on the horizon
  • Contribute towards a stronger industry

We look forward to your valuable contributions and participation.

— Diego Cresceri & Carlos la Orden Tovar,
Co-Chairs of the Together Committee

Elia Together 2019 successfully helped raise awareness about the latest technological trends and innovations. Apart from engaging sessions and discussions, it provided a convenient place for freelance professionals to meet companies and technology providers and we all worked together towards better mutual understanding and dismantling piece by piece the barricade that sometimes stands between agencies and external professionals. Access to new information and networking opportunities were endless here. Well done, Elia!

Ivana Kocova, Janus Worldwide, Supplier Quality Manager

As a first time attendee, I was definitely impressed by the entire event. The organization of the conference was flawless, the sessions I attended were informative, interesting and beneficial, the people I met were positive and personable, yet there were still there to do business. I know that I made connections that will boost my business and help me professionally. I also feel like I am part of a new community. I definitely plan to attend the next conference.

Robert Johnson,, Senior language lead

I thoroughly enjoyed the Elia Together event in Barcelona. It was a perfect mix of learning, networking and the opportunity to meet with existing and new clients, as well as with technology experts. But above all, it was a fun and well-organised event with a friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend it to anyone who works in the translation industry!

Peter Willemse, Willemse Translation, Freelance translator