ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management / 13-14 September 2018

Pre-conference Focus on Technology


Pre-conference Focus on Technology

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Get the right tools for the job!

How could you streamline your work using the latest technology? There’s a vast range of tools aimed at project managers in our industry, so it’s not always easy to figure out what would work best for you. That’s why we created the Pre-conference Technology Day at ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management. It’s your opportunity to hear about the latest technology solutions on the market and, most importantly, understand how they could make your daily life easier.

We’ve hand-picked some of the industry’s top technology providers to join us in Porto and give you a preview of a range of tools offering solutions for almost every aspect of your work, from managing workflows to creating translation memories to invoicing and more. Plus, you’ll get hands-on experience and the chance to chat to the experts, making it so much easier to implement your new-found tech knowledge back at the office.

By investing a few hours in attending the Pre-conference Technology Day, you and your company are sure to reap some serious efficiency rewards for the future. We look forward to seeing you there!

Participating companies


In this session memoQ will provide demo and advanced training on:

Technology demo 1

  • Easy TM building and reference material management through LiveDocs

Technology demo 2

  • Versions control and source text updates

Advanced training

  • Translation workflow optimization through Project Templates (managing translation workflow from the quotation until the project is delivered)
  • Managing complex file formats (filter configurations)
  • Auto-translation rules and other productivity boosters

For more information about memoQ, please click here.



The Martial Art of Translation Management
The Project Management Dojo for Plunet Newcomers and Users

Technology demo

  • Part one – The Sparring Session – Getting started with Plunet (suitable for all project managers who are not familiar with Plunet yet)
    Includes: essential basics, e.g. job & vendor management, easy workflow creation, business & production reporting, etc.

Advanced training

  • Part two –  The Black Belt Session – All the special project management moves,  all the short cuts to more efficiency (Plunet users only)
    Includes: advanced workflow automation for project managers, tips & tricks for more efficiency and finally an exclusive Q&A session on the latest Plunet version

Send us your favourite Plunet questions to blackbelt@plunet.com

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

For more information about Plunet, please click here.

Peggy Grafe is Head of Implementation at Plunet in Berlin. Since 2009 Peggy has advised language service providers and in-house translation departments on successful enterprise software implementation and translation project management. At this year’s ELIA for PMs the “Ms. Miyagi” of Plunet will show you the special “Crane Kicks” for more efficiency and process automation.

SDL Trados

Technology Demo

Our Business Consultant Fleur Schut will showcase SDL Trados Studio 2019 and SDL Trados GroupShare. Be one of the first to see our new version live and in action.

Don’t worry though; you won’t miss out if you want to take a look at a second demo because we will repeating the session.

Advanced Training

Our Business Consultant Fleur Schut will give a training session on the use of SDL Trados GroupShare 2017 and SDL Trados Studio 2019, at an intermediate level.

She will cover a variety of topics, revolving around the theme of project management:

  • Creation of Project Templates
  • Understanding File Types
  • Project Creation from the web
  • Job Assignment
  • Live progress tracking
  • Online Editor
  • Adding new source files
  • Mid-project updates
  • QA Verification Checks
  • Extending Product Features with apps from the SDL App store

For more information about SDL Trados, please click here.

Fleur Schut is working as a Business Consultant for SDL’s Language Technologies Division, after having worked for TRADOS for many years. She has a university background in translation (University of Groningen – Netherlands, and Institut Supérieur des Traducteurs et Interprètes in Brussels – Belgium). Her experience as a freelance translator provides a real added value when it comes to understanding the daily challenges of any language service provider.

STAR Group – Star Portugal

In this session we will provide demo and advanced training on:

Technology demo

Process Automation in a nutshell with STAR CLM

STAR CLM is a professional project management and automation platform for all participants. We’ll show you how efficiently STAR CLM supports you from the very first translation project and how easy the next steps of optimization and automation are. And action!

Advanced training

Project management with STAR CLM: First steps and beyond

We’ll go into details:

  • Smooth start with easy manual job creation and management with LUIS (intelligent workflow bricks)
  • Fast forward with rapid template creation on the job
  • Oops! What to do in case of… Smart project manager interactions
  • Getting the customer to participate in reviews

For more information about Star Group, please click here.

Birgit M. Hoppe started her >20 years in language technology as a translation manager, passing through CAT support/training then moving into process design and consulting. As Business Development Manager at STAR Group, she covers the entire area of Corporate Language Management in order to achieve customer-oriented and efficient processes.



The first part of the afternoon features simultaneous demonstrations by all technology providers, repeated twice to give attendees the chance to see a total of two technology solutions. Advanced training takes place following the coffee break.

13:15-13:30   Welcome coffee

13:30-14:00   Technology demo

14:00-14:30   Technology demo

14:30-15:00   Coffee break

15:00-17:30   Advanced training

Please note that each participating company will have their own room for you to learn about essential tools to improve productivity and support your clients’ needs more effectively.


To sign up

There is no charge to attend the Pre-conference Focus on Technology and meet with leading tech providers.

Simply let us know that you plan to attend when you register for ND Focus  Elia’s focus on Project Management or register here and reserve your place for your preferred tool training.

Spaces are limited, and priority will be given to attendees of ND Focus  Elia’s focus on Project Management.



The Pre-conference Focus on Technology session venue is:

Crowne Plaza Porto

Avenida da Boavista
1466 Porto
4100-114 Portugal
Tel. +351-22-6072500
E-mail: opocp.info@ihg.com

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