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main translation trends 2020

The translation sector is very dynamic So, new trends are appearing all the time. So let’s have a look at the top five trends of the translation industry in 2020.   The first trend of the translation industry The first global trend, and the most visible one, is the increasing number of internet users who don’t speak English. Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, Cantonese, and Portuguese are all now complementing the more established internet languages of English, German, French, and Russian....

Nordic Translation Industry Forum

Nordic Translation Industry Forum (NTIF) 2019 in Gothenburg During the seven years it has been running, the NTIF conference has taken place in all the Nordic countries, including faraway Iceland. This time, conference participants were invited to Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden. Although promoted as a forum for language industry representatives from the Nordic and Baltic countries, the conference caught my attention too.  I was not the only person from Central and Eastern Europe to...

tekom fair

Everything about technical communication in Stuttgart   Topic of the conference Tekom stands for technical communication. It’s the largest professional association for technical communication in Europe – at least that’s what they say on their website. But for me, the fair they organise is not only about technical matters. It’s also about the companies which operate in the localisation and translation business, and about networking with fantastic people during the event and then having fun after it closes...

audio show in Warsaw

Audio Video Show in Warsaw: heaven for audiophiles This time, I’d like to tell you about a trade fair which has nothing to do with my translation business but which is instead related to one of my favourite hobbies – listening to music. Consider this for a moment. If you had a spare half a million euro, would you rather buy a new apartment or splash out on a high-end audio system? If you thought about the...

Meet Central Europe Conference

Meeting Central Europe and Inspiring Vendor Managers in Prague Here I am, continuing with my favourite business trips and attending conferences. This time, I was at Meet Central Europe, a conference whose name has nothing to do with the translation industry. Luckily, I spotted it by chance on Facebook when one from my friends showed an interest in going there and, as it turned out, the event was great and very useful for freelancers and translation...