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    To celebrate the launch of video profiles on Elia Engage, enter our contest and win free registration for Together 2019!

    Continuing the Elia Engage mission to help industry professionals make better global connections, we’re introducing video profiles to the Elia Engage website. To celebrate this launch, we’re giving away a free registration for Together 2019 to the Elia Engage Member who creates the best 30-second film to introduce themselves and their business by midnight CET on Sunday, 18 February. The winner will be decided by popular vote among Elia Engage members and Together attendees and announced in Athens on 23 February 2018.

    How to enter

    To enter the competition, simply click here and follow the instructions to upload your video, which should be no more than 30 seconds long.

    Good luck!

    Not yet a member of Elia Engage? No problem!

    It’s easy to sign up, and you’ll enjoy a whole range of benefits as well as being eligible to enter the video contest.

    Launched at Together in 2017, Elia Engage is already bringing independent and language service company professionals like Phyllis and Omer together:

    “As an independent translator, I see Elia Engage as a unique opportunity to build bridges within the fragmented language industry and to take a more active and visible role in influencing its future.”
    Phyllis Elago

    “Elia Engage gives me the opportunity to play a key role in a global team and exchange honest perspectives with a range of talented peers.”
    Omer Shani

    You can sign up to Elia Engage here.

    Meet the Elia Engage Committee

    Our newest initiative enters an important phase following the formation of its first Committee. We are proud to announce the highly respected individuals who embody the spirit of Elia Engage and will share their energy and enthusiasm to bring it to life:

    Stephen Lank, Chair

    Vice President, Translation Services, Cesco Linguistic Services
    USA

    An industry veteran, but still a translator at heart, Steve has been involved in the creation of the Elia Engage initiative and its context. He strongly believes that the agency-freelancer relationship is absolutely essential to our industry, and that trust and acknowledging one anoter’s needs acknowledge will lead to a win-win partnership. Get to know more about Steve here

    Dena Angevin

    Senior Project Manager, Language Creations
    Poland 

    Dena is an American living in Poland for many years, with experience in project management, translation, revising, proofreading and executive recruitment. She is keen to help develop a more open and mutually beneficial collaboration between freelancers and language companies. Get to know more about Dena here

    Gökhan Firat

    Operations Manager, Localex
    Turkey

    With previous experience as a translator, copy-editor, technology consultant and trainer for translation and localisation, Gökhan is a founding member of various translation-related organisations in his country, and is today a partner in a language company in Turkey. Get to know more about Gökhan here

    Carlos la Orden Tovar

    Freelance Translator, InsideLoc
    Italy

    Carlos is a long-serving industry professional with a career that spans from Information Technology to Language and Education across Europe and America. He today splits his time as a freelance Language Consultant and Localiser, Speaker and Lecture at Universidad International de la Rioja. Get to know more about Carlos here

    Roberta Tabolacci

    Freelance Translator, RT-Translations
    Italy

    Roberta is an Italian language enthusiast and travel addict specialising in creative texts, but always with a glimpse to business management and entrepreneurship. After discovering Africa’s languages and cultures, she continues to work as freelance translator and linguistic consultant in Rome. Get to know more about Roberta here

    With language service companies and independent professionals represented equally, this Committee has a keen insight into the ways in which collaboration across the industry can help to establish best practice.

    The current line-up will serve until 31 December 2018 and will initially focus on the creation of Elia Engage working groups to further develop the initiative.  

    About Elia Engage

    Elia Engage is the interactive forum from Elia where language service companies meet and join forces with independent language professionals and, together, establish best practice for enduring partnerships. Based on the aims of Elia’s annual Together event, where both parties come together for open dialogue, the ultimate goal is to better serve end clients, strengthening the industry in the process.

    Find out more about Elia Engage and sign up at elia-association.org/elia-engage.

    Elia Engage is now live!

    Elia Engage is the interactive forum from Elia for companies to meet and join forces with independent language professionals and, together, establish best practice for enduring partnerships that was announced in Berlin in February 2017. Based on the aims of Elia’s annual Together event, where both parties come together for open dialogue, the ultimate goal is to better serve end clients, strengthening the industry in the process.

    Members can promote their services on the Elia Engage website, communicate across borders, receive access to resources and services, and more. Individuals also receive a 10% discount to attend future Together events. Sign up as Founding Members before 31 May 2017 and help shape the development of Elia Engage… and influence the industry.

    Lara Millmow, Elia Managing Director, commented “After successfully establishing Together – the industry’s only conference dedicated to fostering this relationship – the next step for Elia was to create a forum for year-round networking and collaboration. We’re excited to work with Founding Members to develop the initiative for the benefit of both parties and the industry as a whole.”