ND Brussels / 13-14 October 2016 / Brussels, Belgium

Programme

Programme

ND Brussels, Elia’s 20th Networking Days, is designed to facilitate the professional and business development of language service providers from across Europe and with European business interests.
Featuring six tracks across two days, ND Brussels has a strong programme to provide the inspiration, learning, knowledge and insights to motivate and provide the skills to attendees to bring their business to the next level. In honour of our 20th edition, we are expanding our scope to include a Focus on Europe, the European Union and Public Institutions:
Day 1 tracks
  • Experiences
  • Business management
  • People
Day 2 tracks
  • Business tools
  • Technology
  • Europe, the EU and Public Institutions
For an overview of the full programme as a table, please click here.

All sessions|Experiences Track|Business Management Track|People Track

Business tools Track|Technology Track|Europe, the EU and Public Institutions Track

Day 1
13 October 2016

Welcome to ND Brussels

Welcome to ND Brussels, Elia’s 20th Networking Days. Elia is honoured to have Rytis Martikonis, the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT), welcome us to Brussels. Attend this...
Read MoreRead more
10:10 - 10:30

Coffee break

Experiences

A localisation journey – how the past can shape the future

This session will provide a very personal account of a career in localisation that spans countries and continents, as well as offer insights from life on both the client and...
Read MoreRead more
Business Management

Looking for partnership opportunities across the ocean

It’s an interesting time to be a language company. On the one hand, globalisation is creating more opportunities for all of us while at the same time generating more challenges...
Read MoreRead more
People

WORKSHOP: From Manager to Leader – develop your leadership skills (part 1)

Note: There are a limited number of places available in this two-session workshop. Places will be reserved on a first come, first-served basis. We recommend this workshop to managers of growing companies....
Read MoreRead more
11:40 - 12:15

Coffee break

People

WORKSHOP: From Manager to Leader – develop your leadership skills (part 2)

Note: There are a limited number of places available in this two-session workshop. Places will be reserved on a first come, first-served basis. We recommend this workshop to managers of growing companies....
Read MoreRead more
Business Management

Continuous delivery for the financial sector: on time is late, early is on time

This session will review the changes in customer expectations and how continuous delivery is becoming the norm, with a special focus on the financial sector. Financial institutions are under pressure...
Read MoreRead more
Experiences

Happiness – our world begins and ends in our mind

Let yourself be carried away for a while to explore the essence of life. What are we really seeking in life? Susanne Eifler is going to answer this question together...
Read MoreRead more
13:25 - 14:45

Lunch

KEYNOTE: Strategic decision-making – making the most of our brain for better choices

According to recent research, an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Even when limiting that number to purposeful business decision-making, small business owners are still faced with...
Read MoreRead more
15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

Experiences

Diversifying from within – a case study

Growth and sustainability are the ultimate goals for any business. Considering the big competition that is taking place among language service companies and the economic recession hitting the world, some...
Read MoreRead more
Business Management

Technology sound bites

This is an opportunity for technology providers to showcase new or advanced functionality and how the technology’s features can help your company become more efficient and ultimately improve your company’s bottom...
Read MoreRead more
People

Best recruitment practices from around the world

Drawing on her long experience in hiring for small and large companies, Inger will share the smartest selection practices in the business including the psychology of involving the right people...
Read MoreRead more
18:30 - 20:30

Networking cocktail

Day 2
14 October 2016
10:00 - 10:20

Coffee break

Business Tools

Smart Sampling: same quality, fewer checks

Smart Sampling is a lean methodology to optimise your QA process. Given price and time pressure, it is not always realistic to review an entire deliverable before delivery. However, a...
Read MoreRead more
Europe, the EU and Public Institutions

Unleashing the potential of public sector opportunities in Europe

Nearly 20% of the European Gross Domestic Product is a result of public procurement procedures, whatever the business sector, whatever the country and whatever the territorial level, national or local....
Read MoreRead more

Your roadmap to drive a successful TMS adoption

It’s not uncommon to hear of failed Translation Management System (TMS) implementations, given the myriad elements and root causes that must be addressed to ensure a seamless transition to the...
Read MoreRead more
11:30 - 12:05

Coffee break

Business Tools

Customer analytics – your power tool to make ‘em stick

Customer analytics is a process in which data about customers and their behaviour is used to drive business strategy. For language service companies to grow successfully, it is important to...
Read MoreRead more
Technology

Microtask translation workflows

Technological advances and reliable internet connections worldwide have recently given rise to phenomena such as crowdsourcing i.e. the outsourcing of tasks to an expert and/or non-expert crowd of online workers....
Read MoreRead more
Europe, the EU and Public Institutions

Love me tender: survival kit for EU and UN public tendering

The presentation will include : A short historical overview of EU tendering since 1990 (with statistics) Current trends within EU and UN institutions Introduction to TED (website) with live demo The...
Read MoreRead more
13:15 - 14:30

Lunch

PANEL: Globalisation: what the future of the future looks like

Join global pioneers and disruptors Netflix, Prezi and The Nielsen Company as they share their insights and strategies about going global and the demands on the language industry of the...
Read MoreRead more
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee break

Business Tools

How to cope with bad source text

In the authoring process, the correction of linguistic errors is often declared as ‘secondary aesthetic finishing’. That is why the quality of texts submitted for translation is mostly quite distressing....
Read MoreRead more
Technology

Measuring translation quality: from end to end (thanks to MQM)

The Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) framework, developed in the EU-funded QTLaunchPad project, provides a flexible way to develop metrics appropriate for different types of translations and tie them to requester...
Read MoreRead more
Europe, the EU and Public Institutions

EU taxonomy of skills/competences

Items to be covered in this presentation: Brief presentation of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Knowledge, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO), including why ESCO? What does the European Commission want...
Read MoreRead more
20:00

Networking dinner

Day 1
13 October 2016

Welcome to ND Brussels

Welcome to ND Brussels, Elia’s 20th Networking Days. Elia is honoured to have Rytis Martikonis, the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT), welcome us to Brussels. Attend this...
Read MoreRead more
10:10 - 10:30

Coffee break

Experiences

A localisation journey – how the past can shape the future

This session will provide a very personal account of a career in localisation that spans countries and continents, as well as offer insights from life on both the client and...
Read MoreRead more
11:40 - 12:15

Coffee break

Experiences

Happiness – our world begins and ends in our mind

Let yourself be carried away for a while to explore the essence of life. What are we really seeking in life? Susanne Eifler is going to answer this question together...
Read MoreRead more
13:25 - 14:45

Lunch

KEYNOTE: Strategic decision-making – making the most of our brain for better choices

According to recent research, an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Even when limiting that number to purposeful business decision-making, small business owners are still faced with...
Read MoreRead more
15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

Experiences

Diversifying from within – a case study

Growth and sustainability are the ultimate goals for any business. Considering the big competition that is taking place among language service companies and the economic recession hitting the world, some...
Read MoreRead more
18:30 - 20:30

Networking cocktail

Day 1
13 October 2016

Welcome to ND Brussels

Welcome to ND Brussels, Elia’s 20th Networking Days. Elia is honoured to have Rytis Martikonis, the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT), welcome us to Brussels. Attend this...
Read MoreRead more
10:10 - 10:30

Coffee break

Business Management

Looking for partnership opportunities across the ocean

It’s an interesting time to be a language company. On the one hand, globalisation is creating more opportunities for all of us while at the same time generating more challenges...
Read MoreRead more
11:40 - 12:15

Coffee break

Business Management

Continuous delivery for the financial sector: on time is late, early is on time

This session will review the changes in customer expectations and how continuous delivery is becoming the norm, with a special focus on the financial sector. Financial institutions are under pressure...
Read MoreRead more
13:25 - 14:45

Lunch

KEYNOTE: Strategic decision-making – making the most of our brain for better choices

According to recent research, an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Even when limiting that number to purposeful business decision-making, small business owners are still faced with...
Read MoreRead more
15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

Business Management

Technology sound bites

This is an opportunity for technology providers to showcase new or advanced functionality and how the technology’s features can help your company become more efficient and ultimately improve your company’s bottom...
Read MoreRead more
18:30 - 20:30

Networking cocktail

Day 1
13 October 2016

Welcome to ND Brussels

Welcome to ND Brussels, Elia’s 20th Networking Days. Elia is honoured to have Rytis Martikonis, the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT), welcome us to Brussels. Attend this...
Read MoreRead more
10:10 - 10:30

Coffee break

People

WORKSHOP: From Manager to Leader – develop your leadership skills (part 1)

Note: There are a limited number of places available in this two-session workshop. Places will be reserved on a first come, first-served basis. We recommend this workshop to managers of growing companies....
Read MoreRead more
11:40 - 12:15

Coffee break

People

WORKSHOP: From Manager to Leader – develop your leadership skills (part 2)

Note: There are a limited number of places available in this two-session workshop. Places will be reserved on a first come, first-served basis. We recommend this workshop to managers of growing companies....
Read MoreRead more
13:25 - 14:45

Lunch

KEYNOTE: Strategic decision-making – making the most of our brain for better choices

According to recent research, an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Even when limiting that number to purposeful business decision-making, small business owners are still faced with...
Read MoreRead more
15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

People

Best recruitment practices from around the world

Drawing on her long experience in hiring for small and large companies, Inger will share the smartest selection practices in the business including the psychology of involving the right people...
Read MoreRead more
18:30 - 20:30

Networking cocktail

Day 1
14 October 2016
10:00 - 10:20

Coffee break

Business Tools

Smart Sampling: same quality, fewer checks

Smart Sampling is a lean methodology to optimise your QA process. Given price and time pressure, it is not always realistic to review an entire deliverable before delivery. However, a...
Read MoreRead more

Your roadmap to drive a successful TMS adoption

It’s not uncommon to hear of failed Translation Management System (TMS) implementations, given the myriad elements and root causes that must be addressed to ensure a seamless transition to the...
Read MoreRead more
11:30 - 12:05

Coffee break

Business Tools

Customer analytics – your power tool to make ‘em stick

Customer analytics is a process in which data about customers and their behaviour is used to drive business strategy. For language service companies to grow successfully, it is important to...
Read MoreRead more
13:15 - 14:30

Lunch

PANEL: Globalisation: what the future of the future looks like

Join global pioneers and disruptors Netflix, Prezi and The Nielsen Company as they share their insights and strategies about going global and the demands on the language industry of the...
Read MoreRead more
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee break

Business Tools

How to cope with bad source text

In the authoring process, the correction of linguistic errors is often declared as ‘secondary aesthetic finishing’. That is why the quality of texts submitted for translation is mostly quite distressing....
Read MoreRead more
20:00

Networking dinner

Day 1
14 October 2016
10:00 - 10:20

Coffee break

Your roadmap to drive a successful TMS adoption

It’s not uncommon to hear of failed Translation Management System (TMS) implementations, given the myriad elements and root causes that must be addressed to ensure a seamless transition to the...
Read MoreRead more
11:30 - 12:05

Coffee break

Technology

Microtask translation workflows

Technological advances and reliable internet connections worldwide have recently given rise to phenomena such as crowdsourcing i.e. the outsourcing of tasks to an expert and/or non-expert crowd of online workers....
Read MoreRead more
13:15 - 14:30

Lunch

PANEL: Globalisation: what the future of the future looks like

Join global pioneers and disruptors Netflix, Prezi and The Nielsen Company as they share their insights and strategies about going global and the demands on the language industry of the...
Read MoreRead more
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee break

Technology

Measuring translation quality: from end to end (thanks to MQM)

The Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) framework, developed in the EU-funded QTLaunchPad project, provides a flexible way to develop metrics appropriate for different types of translations and tie them to requester...
Read MoreRead more
20:00

Networking dinner

Day 1
14 October 2016
10:00 - 10:20

Coffee break

Europe, the EU and Public Institutions

Unleashing the potential of public sector opportunities in Europe

Nearly 20% of the European Gross Domestic Product is a result of public procurement procedures, whatever the business sector, whatever the country and whatever the territorial level, national or local....
Read MoreRead more
11:30 - 12:05

Coffee break

Europe, the EU and Public Institutions

Love me tender: survival kit for EU and UN public tendering

The presentation will include : A short historical overview of EU tendering since 1990 (with statistics) Current trends within EU and UN institutions Introduction to TED (website) with live demo The...
Read MoreRead more
13:15 - 14:30

Lunch

PANEL: Globalisation: what the future of the future looks like

Join global pioneers and disruptors Netflix, Prezi and The Nielsen Company as they share their insights and strategies about going global and the demands on the language industry of the...
Read MoreRead more
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee break

Europe, the EU and Public Institutions

EU taxonomy of skills/competences

Items to be covered in this presentation: Brief presentation of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Knowledge, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO), including why ESCO? What does the European Commission want...
Read MoreRead more
20:00

Networking dinner