Who we are

Elia is committed to providing a forum for exchange,
fostering the development of business relationships with fellow members and
other related international organizations, and promoting the concept of
ethics and quality standards through the industry.



The results are in!

The membership has come out in force and voted for the candidates that they would like to see lead Elia into the future.

All of the votes have now been tallied, and we are honoured to introduce the newly elected Elia Directors.

Congratulations to all of the candidates who put themselves forward to actively develop the association for the benefit of the membership.
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Registration opens soon!

In just a matter of days we will open registration for the first ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management, to be held in Barcelona on 1-2 December 2016.

This is the industry’s first event dedicated to translation and localisation project management, with a unique format that addresses the vital skills needed to manage projects successfully and create a competitive edge.

The benefits of attending include building and refining your skills so you can work smarter Read more


Get your PM tips published!

We are looking for contributors for The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs, due to be launched at the inaugural ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management, the industry’s first event dedicated to enhancing and developing project management skills.

The handbook complements the skills and techniques attendees will acquire at the event and serve as a handy reference guide for effective project management.

If you are an Elia member and have project management best practice, solutions, checklists,  Read more


You’ve helped us bridge the talent gap

Thank you to the 600+ language professionals and company owners/partners who completed the Elia Exchange survey, exceeding our target.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated and will help further develop the Elia Exchange programme and build a stronger future for the language industry.

The responses will be analysed and the survey results will be available in mid-October. Soon we will announce the lucky person who won the free Together voucher. Read more


Newest Elia Members

Born from six European LSPs, today Elia has more than 200 members distributed all over the world. 
We welcome our newest members:





United Arab Emirates









ST Communications



South Africa

ALPHA prijevodi




Orange Translations



Hong Kong

8 reasons
why you should join Elia


The European Language Industry Association is the premier trade association for the European language services industry.


Elia is based in Europe and all activities focus on supporting business of its
Europe-based member companies — from a European-centric point of view.


Elia is a great way to begin to explore the larger world of the language industry.


Over 185 companies have already joined the association and new ones apply for membership each week.


It is the place to find business partners, mentors, providers, and friends.


Take advantage of organizational and marketing value through knowledge-sharing, education, group discounts and facilitating business relationships.



Increase the visibility of your company with the member listing and other Elia services.


Take full advantage of Elia's Networking Days, one of the
highest rated industry events.


2016 Annual sponsors

Thank you to our annual sponsors for supporting Elia events and initiatives.




Elia Associate members

Visit the following Leading Companies in the Language Industry
and Elia Associate members.

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