Oct 2024
Networking Days 2024
1-2 October 2024 | Berlin, Germany

About ND 2024

Welcome to Networking Days (ND), the flagship event that marked the inception of ELIA back in 2007. Designed to bring together key decision makers and innovators from your companies, ND24 maintains its position as a market-leading event and a catalyst for learning, knowledge-sharing, and networking. In our continuous pursuit to enhance the event experience, we introduced an exciting transformation two years ago, adopting a fresh “un-conference style” approach that fosters even greater exchange and interaction.

The revamped structure of ND offers a dynamic blend of Keynote presentation, engaging discussion groups, and a vibrant community, all geared towards facilitating 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!


ND24 will include 4 roundtable sessions where you choose the group you want to sit with, but all groups discuss the same topic for the duration of the session. However, as each topic consists of various sub-topics, the groups may take very different paths in their discussions. 

The topics are:

1. AI – A tale of fear and chance
    How to move from AI hype to AI hands-on

2. You have the talent, what else could you do with it?
    How to pivot your business model

3. The bait must please the fish and not the fisherman
    How to use the modern sales and marketing techniques and methodologies

4. Co-create – The new M&A?
    How to benefit from co-creation and collaboration? Does it always have to be M&A?

  • 30 Sep
    Day 1
  • 1 Oct
    Day 2
  • 2 Oct
    Day 3
  • Pre-Conference Day
18:30 – 19:30  
Welcome drinks


  • Conference Day 1
09:00 – 09:30  
Open registration

09:30 – 09:50  
Event opening and ELIA Board introduction

09:50 – 10:20  
Can collaboration with AI really empower LSPs?

The dynamic between language professionals and artificial intelligence Show more...(AI) has transformed dramatically, shifting from mockery to denial – and eventually to fear. As state-of-the-art AI tools increasingly produce superior texts and translations, many language service providers (LSPs) are left wondering about their future role. In this keynote, I will discuss how recent improvements in AI’s capabilities and accessibility offer a prime opportunity for LSPs to innovate their services and escape the cycle of diminishing returns on word pricing. Additionally, this evolution presents a pivotal moment to transform the current workflows that often devalue linguists, making a case for a more humane and integrated approach in the industry.

Samuel Läubli - Keynote photo
Samuel Läubli - Keynote
Supertext x Textshuttle
10:20 – 10:45  
Group discussions and Q&A about the keynote

10:45 – 11:15  
Coffee break

11:15 – 11:25  
Introduction to the discussion group format and to Topic 1

11:25 – 12:45  
AI - A tale of fear and chance

Group discussions on how to move from AI hype to AI hands-on

12:45 – 14:00  
Buffet lunch

14:00 – 14:10  
Introduction to Topic 2

14:10 – 15:30  
You have the talent, what else could you do with it?

Group discussions on what it takes to pivot your business model

15:30 – 16:00  
Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30  
Wrap up of Day 1 and introduction to the self-organised networking session

16:30 – 18:00  
Self-organised networking session

20:00 – 00:00  
Networking dinner

The Frannz Club (25' walking distance from the hotel)

  • Conference Day 2
09:30 – 09:45  
ELIA update

09:45 – 09:55  
Introduction to Topic 3

09:55 – 10:45  
The bait must please the fish and not the fisherman

Group discussions on modern sales and marketing techniques and methodologies

10:45 – 11:15  
Coffee break

11:15 – 11:25  
Introduction to Topic 4

11:25 – 12:35  
Co-create - The new M&A?

Group discussions on co-creation and collaboration - does it always have to be M&A?

12:35 – 13:50  
Buffet lunch

13:50 – 14:30  
Wrap up panel: What now?

14:30 – 15:00  
Group discussions and Q&A about the panel

15:00 – 15:30  
Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00  
Event closing

16:30 – 18:30  
Berlin City Treasure Hunt


Samuel Läubli
Supertext x Textshuttle
Samuel Läubli

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.


The 4 star superior hotel Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is located in the immediate vicinity of Alexanderplatz and the Volkspark Friedrichshain and combines modern design and historic architecture.

For attendees of ELIA’s Networking Days 2024, we have agreed special rates.
We recommend that you book your room as early as possible, as the hotel will release all rooms by 20/8/2024. After this date, rooms will be subject to availability.

To book your room at the venue, please click the following link, choose the hotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz, and add the booking code: ND24. The room prices are per room and night, including the applicable VAT, all service charges and breakfast. Please note that the price does not include mandatory city tax, which is being paid at the hotel reception upon check-in.

€149 Single / Comfort
€169 Double / Comfort

Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Otto-Braun-Straße 90, 10249 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 7554300 reservations.berlin@leonardo-hotels.com Visit Website

Social Events

Don’t miss our networking events at ND 2024, where you can mix & mingle with fellow attendees, in inimitable ELIA style. Sign up during registration to secure your spot!

Networking Dinner

Tuesday 1 October | 20:00-24:00
The Frannz Club
The cost for the buffet dinner is €68 per person (attendees & guests).

If you wish to sign up, please confirm during registration. You are welcome to bring any guest(s) and seats are limited.

Explore Berlin

Wednesday 2 October | 16:30 – 18:30
City Treasure Hunt
Organised by Gemino

If you wish to sign up, please confirm during registration.


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