Localization Management Virtual Round Table

Monday, November 8 – Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Each session lasts for 2 hours and will take place from 12:00pm – 2:00pm CDT on all three days.

Presented In: English

The Localization Management Round Table is a unique event giving localization managers on the client side the opportunity to discuss new developments and exchange experiences on improving speed, quality, operational efficiencies, and strategy. This virtual round table provides a safe environment for open discussion among attendees to engage and learn under the leadership of experienced localization managers from major global brands. 

Event Description

The Localization Management Round Table is back again, this time virtually to provide a forum for localization managers on the client side with 3+ years of experience.  Karen Combe (recently retired from PTC and instructor of The Localization Management Master Class) moderates the round table with contributions from our seasoned advisory board members.    


By joining this round table, you will:

  • Develop actionable ideas for improving your localization operation
  • Learn about new localization models 
  • Discuss industry best practices for vendor management 
  • Discover innovative strategies for managing your team
  • Make valuable connections with industry peers


This round table is for:

  • Localization managers with at least 3 years of experience


Please note:

The Localization Management Round Table is reserved for client companies only.  Vendor registrations will be canceled.

The Round Table’s success depends on people being willing to share information and experiences freely. To encourage that, the sessions are not recorded or republished and no formal minutes or records are kept. Attendees are free to keep their own notes.


Discussion of localization prices and details of vendor contracts is not permitted.

The complete round table agenda will be published here on Tuesday, September 28th. Please check back to see the speakers and topics that will be a part of the round table program.


Event Fees


Advisory Board

  • Karen Combe

    Karen Combe

    Karen Combe recently retired from her position as Vice President of Localization at PTC, where she was responsible for product localization as well as for localization support for PTCU, Technical Support, and Marketing. She is the instructor for the Localization Management Master Class. Karen has been a member of the GILT Leaders Forum, a community of peers in the localization industry, since its inception. Previously, Karen was Senior Vice President at International Language Engineering, where she managed Client Services, Sales and Marketing. Karen holds a B.A in Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley and a post-graduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She served in the Peace Corps in Senegal and in International Voluntary Services in Algeria. In addition, Karen worked for 8 years on a ranch in northwestern Colorado training horses and looking after a large herd of cattle. 

  • Francesca Di Marco (Pinterest)

    Francesca Di Marco

    Francesca Di Marco is the Internationalization Manager at Pinterest, where she leads the localization and global development program for product and marketing.  She is passionate about enabling teams to achieve global scale by integrating processes and strategies, and by bridging gaps across functions and regional offices.  Francesca is a lifelong language nerd, and a former lecturer on the History of Japan at Stanford University, the UK and Italy.  In her spare time she makes documentaries.


  • Daniel Sullivan (Shopify)

    Daniel Sullivan

    Daniel Sullivan is the head of international content at Shopify where he leads the organization of a platform and team dedicated to global multilingual content development. In a previous life, Daniel was a humanities academic in Japanese literature at Stanford University, where he received an MA and completed candidacy requirements for a doctorate, before ultimately abandoning the ivory tower for a more thrilling adventure in enterprise localization.


Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy:


The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this Round Table if there are less than 10 registrants.

Your registration fee is not refundable. It is, however, transferable to a colleague, if we receive written notice prior to the start of the event. If we have to cancel a round table due to minimal enrollment, your registration fees will be fully refunded.

The Localization Management Round Table is reserved for client companies only.  Vendor registrations will be canceled.



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