Language Industry Leadership at GALA2014 Istanbul

Energised and inspired 2M CEO Tea Dietterich returned a couple of days ago from the GALA Language of Business Conference in Istanbul. Tea attends every year the GALA conference which brings together the industry’s thought-leaders, innovators and influencers. It’s a very open and collaborative environment where innovation is driven through candid discussions and debates about the opportunities and challenges facing our industry. Growth is fostered for individuals and for the industry as a whole.

“The exchange with other members of the translation and localization community, including providers of language services, managers of global content, and language technology developers is priceless and facilitate high-value networking and peer-to-peer learning”, so Tea Dietterich upon her return.

“I learn about the latest technology developments, optimised workflow and latest trends in our industry and have the opportunity to shape the course of the industry together with my talented colleagues. Then I bring the information about the new industry developments back to Australia to implement. The first years, I was awed by so much international talent but this year I realise we have also a lot of value to add from Australia”. As President of the AALC (Australasian Association of Language Companies), Tea was proud to have several of her fellow AALC Board Members with her this time and ensure that Australasia made a lasting impression on hopefully many of the conference delegates.

Tea Dietterich presented this year herself on “Localising into Rare and Emerging Languages” where she even played Aboriginal audio files produced for the Department of Human Services as well as a voice over production in Tok Pisin (PNG Pidgin) for Dupont in the US.

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is the world’s largest trade association for the language industry. As a non-profit organization, GALA provides resources, education, advocacy, and research for thousands of global companies.

Next on Tea’s industry conference list is the ELIA ND Conference in Riga end of April organised by the European Language Industry Association.