Sep 2023
Networking Days 2023
28-29 September
Krakow, Poland

About ND 2023

Welcome to Networking Days (ND), the flagship event that marked the inception of ELIA back in 2007. Designed to bring together our esteemed members and industry stakeholders, ND2023 holds its place in the market and catalyses learning, knowledge-sharing, and networking. In our continuous pursuit to enhance the event experience, we embarked on an exciting transformation last year, adopting a fresh and unconventional “un-conference style” approach that fosters even greater exchange and interaction.

The revamped structure of ND offers a dynamic blend of Keynote presentations, engaging discussion groups, and a vibrant community, all geared towards fostering the sharing of valuable information and experiences amongst industry experts. It’s not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about building lasting connections that can significantly benefit YOU!

We are thrilled to present the theme for this edition of Networking Days:
Hitting the ceiling? The next step in your company’s growth journey.

Join us at ND 2023 to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of learning, sharing, networking, and, of course, having fun!


ND23 will consist of eight roundtable discussions where you choose the tables you want to sit at. During the event, you have the opportunity to engage in eight different discussions.

To view the confirmed roundtable topics chosen by all ND23 attendees, click here.

  • 27 Sep
    Day 1
  • 28 Sep
    Day 2
  • 29 Sep
    Day 3
18:30 – 19:30  
Welcome drinks

Hotel lobby bar (not a pre-paid service)

09:00 – 09:30  
Open registration & welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:50  
Event Opening and Introduction to Keynote

09:50 – 10:45  
Time for the indispensable boss to let go?

Richard Lucas is a business and social entrepreneur whose career Show more...has spanned the roles of CEO, board member, investor, teacher, mentor, TEDx event organiser, and public speaker. He says: “I’ve done nothing as successful as Google, but some of the companies I invested in, like Argos Multilingual, are among the best in the world in their sector”.

He and Kimon Fountoukidis (the Founder of Argos Multilingual) have interviewed many leading figures in the global localisation industry on their Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast on the NBN. At ND23, Richard will share his notable experience in how to build, organise and equip management teams and how to prevent the key people in your company from becoming the bottlenecks for its growth.

Richard Lucas - Keynote photo
Richard Lucas - Keynote
Business and Social Entrepreneur
10:45 – 11:15  
Coffee break

11:15 – 11:25  
Intro of the discussion & topics

11:25 – 12:45  
Topic based group discussions

12:45 – 14:00  

14:00 – 15:20  
Topic based group discussions

15:20 – 15:25  
Mini break

15:25 – 15:50  
Wrap up

16:30 – 18:15  
City tour - Old Town

Departure from the hotel lobby at 16:15, walk back to the hotel at 18:30. Show more...
We will move into the magical world of the Middle Ages and explore the route that the kings of Poland traveled each time before the coronation. Please note that a minimum of 20 participants is required.

20:00 – 00:00  
Networking dinner - 3Rybki restaurant

Departure from the hotel lobby at 19:45 to walk to the restaurant. Show more...
Click to see the full menu.

09:00 – 09:30  
Welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:45  
General info with some guiding instructions

09:45 – 10:45  
This changes everything – LangOps beyond translation

Chief Business Officer at Semantix, Britta Aagaard also serves Show more...on the board of directors of GALA and LT-Innovate and is part of the LIND Expert Group of the European Commission, with the ambition to position the language industry in the intersection of humanity and AI.

Britta has been one of the pioneers behind LangOps, a new paradigm for the language industry and multilingual AI at large. With the rapid progression of AI, now is the time to embrace the change and adopt forward-looking business strategies.

At ND23 Britta will share her perspective on LangOps and how it is not just about technology but rather a set of philosophies, practices, and tools that dramatically increase an organisation's ability to communicate with its global customer base. It changes the roles of technologies and everyone in the multilingual ecosystem, thus opening up growth opportunities for those who are ready to adapt. Britta will particularly address the future of smaller, more regional LSPs in this new LangOps ecosystem.

Britta Aagaard - Keynote photo
Britta Aagaard - Keynote
10:45 – 11:15  
Coffee break

11:15 – 12:35  
Topic based group discussions

12:35 – 13:50  

13:50 – 15:10  
Topic based group discussions

15:10 – 15:40  
Coffee break

15:40 – 16:15  
Wrap up

16:15 – 17:00  
Closing drinks

Hotel lobby bar (not a pre-paid service)

17:45 – 19:30  
City tour - Old Jewish Quarter & Podgόrze

Departure from the hotel lobby at 17:30 (tram transfer).
A journey Show more...to a world that no longer exists: the former Old Jewish Town – nowadays a district of Krakow and to Podgόrze, the area of the former ghetto. Please note that a minimum of 20 participants is required.


Britta Aagaard
Chief Business Officer
Britta Aagaard
Richard Lucas
Business and Social Entrepreneur
Richard Lucas

Who should attend?

If you’re involved in running a language service company of any size or you are in the upper management with a degree of decision making freedom, ND is organised with you in mind:

• Language service company owners and founders
• Senior Executives including CEOs, Managing Directors and General Managers
• Production staff including Operations Managers, Senior Project Managers & QA specialists
• Sales & Marketing Directors and Managers
• HR Managers, Vendor and Talent Managers
• Language industry consultants

Benefits of the programme

For you

  • Update your practical skills in multiple aspects of your role
  • Approach the future confidently, armed with the latest insights
  • Build your network and share perspectives among like-minded colleagues
  • Be inspired by your peers’ individual and company success stories

For your company

  • Identify actionable growth strategies for the present and future
  • Discover how new developments and ideas could transform your products and processes
  • Expand your network of partners and collaborators
  • Find smarter ways to work that unlock your team’s potential


Klaus Fleischmann
Kaleidoscope / Eurocom
Event Chair
Klaus Fleischmann
Anu Carnegie-Brown
Sandberg Translation
Programme Committee
Anu Carnegie-Brown


Cancellation Policy

All requests for cancellation and refunds must be received in writing; this also applies to registration substitutions. Please contact us via email.

To view the full cancellation policy and for more information about ELIA’s Event Terms & Conditions, please click here.



Vienna House by Wyndham Andel’s Krakow. The hotel is in the heart of the city and steps from Krakow Main Station, connecting you with other major Polish cities and John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (KRK). You’ll be walking distance from the famous Market Square in stunning Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Galeria Krakowska shopping mall, and the booming business district.

Vienna House Andel’s Krakow
Pawia 3, 31154 Krakow
Tel: +48 12 66 00 100 info.andels-cracow@hrg-hotels.com Visit Website

Social Events

Don’t miss our networking events at ND 2023, where you can mix & mingle with fellow attendees, in inimitable ELIA style. Sign up during registration to secure your spot!

Welcome drinks

Wed 27 September

Smok bar – Venue

Not a pre-paid service, pay at the bar only.

Networking dinner

Thu 28 September

3Rybki Hotel Stary

Click here for the menu.
€65 per person.

City guided tours

Thu 28 September
Old Town

Fri 29 September
Old Jewish Quarter
€25 per person.


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