Localization Management Round Table – Argentina
- Promote a better understanding of localization management issues and priorities for Language Services Providers in South America
- Create a channel of open communication for senior managers and owners of LPSs to discuss specific issues of localization management
- Discuss the dynamics of the localization activities on vendor side
- Peer-to-peer exchange of ideas
- Sharing of experiences
- Frank and free discussions of issues confronting the industry
- Evaluation of recent developments
What happens at the Round Table?
Most Round Table attendees will be senior managers or owners of LSPs in South America. As a result, presentations and discussions deal with advanced topics. The format of the Localization Management Round Table relies on short presentations, some of them impromptu, followed by extensive discussions involving as many attendees as possible.
An initial agenda (see below) has been developed based on the results of a survey of South American LSPs. Willem Stoeller, a 24-year industry veteran, will chair this Round Table.
To ensure that topics for the Round Table are as relevant as possible to those participating, we are keeping an open session on the last day of the event. The topics for this open session will be determined by the attendees, who will be able to contribute their proposed topics throughout the event.
The Round Table’s success depends on people being willing to share information and experiences freely. To encourage that, no formal minutes or records are kept or published. Attendees are free to keep their own notes.
Discussion of localization prices and details of vendor contracts is not permitted.
The upcoming Localization Management Round Table will be held on April 28-29, 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Dorrego 450 Rosario Argentina.
2017 Localization Management Round Table Agenda – Rosario
|Day 1 (Friday, April 28th)|
|12:00 – 13:00||Registration Open|
|13:00 – 14:30||Session 1: Project Management
|14:30 – 14:45||Break|
|14:45 – 16:00||Session 2: Workflow automation|
|16:00 – 16:15||Break|
|16:15 – 17:30||Session 3: Agile Development and the impact on localization|
|17:30 – 19:00||Break|
|19:00 – 21:00||Dinner|
|Day 2 (Saturday, April 29th)|
|8:00 – 8:30||Breakfast|
|8:30 – 10:00||Session 4: Metrics and KPIs
|10:00 – 10:15||Break|
|10:15 – 11:45||Session 5: Contracts and Service Level Agreements|
|11:45 – 12:45||Lunch|
|12:45 – 14:15||Session 6: Cost and benefit of standards|
|14:15 – 14:30||Break|
|14:30 – 16:00||Session 7: Open Session|
Fee for the 2017 Localization Management Round Table – Rosario :
- Single Registration $950 USD
- Group Registration (2 or more from same company registering together) – $800 USD / person
To prevent currency exchange confusion – all fees are in US Dollars.
Are you interested in attending the Rosario, Argentina offerings (Either The Localization Project Management Certification, the Quality Management using TAUS DQF, or the Localization Management Round Table) with a group from your company? Mix-and-Match group discount is available! As long as 2 or more individuals from the same organization attend any of the events – the group discount will apply. One want to attend the certification and the other the Round Table? Discount applies. Two of you want to attend the Quality Management? Discount Applies. Email Jill Nellis for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Full Registration Fee Includes:
- Catered meals during event: Dinner at intimate, local restaurant on the night of Friday, April 28, and catered breakfast and lunch on Saturday, April 29.
- (Details of the meals will be published closer to the event – all food and beverage costs will be covered by the organizers with no additional charge to attendees.)
Round Table Moderators
Willem Stoeller has over 20 years of experience in translation, localization and internationalization of marketing materials, software products and web content. Currently his focus is on project and quality management and localization strategy/processes improvement. Willem is a representative of TAUS and is also very involved with the Project Management Institute where he is a board member of the Portland chapter. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem. He is a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and he is also the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and the Quality Management in Translation Certification Programs.
With nearly 10 years of experience in the localization industry and a BA in Human Resources, Virginia Choco now serves as Operations Manager at RoundTable Studio, a leading translation and localization company specialized in Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese languages. For over the past 5 years, Virginia has been hiring, leading and developing sizable production teams including project managers, localization engineers, technology, audio and DTP specialists, as well as overseeing all production and operation related activities within the company, establishing and developing processes targeted to ensure exceptional service delivery on a diverse array of customer needs and requirements.
Maria Gabriela Morales – BIO COMING SOON!
Virginia Minhondo – BIO COMING SOON!
Angélica Perez – BIO COMING SOON!