As LocWorld39 in Kuala Lumpur ends, another big event in the language industry is waiting to start. Swooshing across the globe from Asia to Europe, localization professionals will be meeting again at the end of the month to participate at GALA’s 2019 annual conference, taking place in Munich March 24-27, 2019.
A jam-packed agenda has been shaping up with a main focus on the exciting yet still unsettling relationship between humans and advanced technology in the language business. Is it a friendship or a battle? Is artificial intelligence friend or foe to our business? These questions will be explored, as well as topics around project management issues, managing vendors, and language quality management.
“GALA 2019 Munich is shaping up to be the largest GALA conference ever. Delegates can look forward to three days of intense networking and professional development – quite apart from generous helpings of Weißwurst and Helles,” said Manuela Noske, Communications Manager at GALA and Women in Localization member.
For some, the conference will start with an all-day visit to romantic Neuschwanstein Castle, located near Munich. Other delegates, such as those from Latin America and Spanish-speaking markets, Egypt and Arabic-speaking markets, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia are encouraged to participate in a regional development workshop.
Agustina Pioli, Business Development Manager at Latamways and Women in Localization Social Media Chapter Liaison, is excited to attend from Argentina.
“I’ll be attending GALA Munich this year and I can’t wait to see old faces and meet new ones. GALA is a great place to learn about today’s trends and network! As the Social Media Chapter Liaison, I’ll be helping out at the Women in Localization booth so make sure you stop by and say hi!”
Check out the program here to find out what names in localization you will see on the roster and when networking opportunities take place (they are grand, for sure!).