Elia ND Focus days for executives

The two-day Networking Days for Executives event organized by Elia – European Language Industry Association – was held recently (21-22 April) in the splendid setting of Majorca’s Cap Formentor.

We were thrilled to take part in an event which gave us the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues operating on different markets. Each with their own specific characteristics, but all sharing the same passion for their work.

A highly innovative format centred on “Business Strategies” and “Mergers & Acquisitions” facilitated an in-depth discussion of the problems, risks and very real choices facing language service providers today. As well as exchanging opinions and ideas at the various round tables, participants were also given plenty of time and opportunity to talk to each other and network.

On the second day of the event, the results of an interesting survey – “2016 Language Industry Survey” – carried out by Elia, European Master’s in Translation, EUATC, GALA and LIND, were presented.

The survey provides those of us working in the industry with a useful tool to help us analyse translation market trends (particularly in Europe) and reflect on our own business strategy.

All good things come to an end, and after a stimulating two days in which we made new friends and acquaintances, we returned home enriched, and ready to take on fresh challenges with renewed energy.