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.



Building a solid bridge together – Elia Exchange survey is open until 24 July

Bridges bring people closer. However, they need to be solid to get you where you want to be.

Elia Exchange is recognised as the most mature programme that bridges the acknowledged talent gap between graduates new to the industry and language service companies.

To bring Elia Exchange to the next stage of its development, we need your help to understand about career progression for language professionals and to get a view of employability trends in the language industry with the  Read more


How you can gain from being an Elia Director: Call for Candidates opens today!

Elia has grown considerably in recent years thanks to the commitment, dedication and leadership of the Elia Board of Directors.

This team of volunteers share their time, experience and perspectives for the benefit of Elia's development and position in the language industry.

In October 2016, the terms of four Board Members come to an end, and we are looking for candidates from Elia member companies to help steer Elia’s direction into the future.
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ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives: a sell-out success in Mallorca

ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives, Elia’s first event in the ND Focus series, targeting the unique challenges facing essential roles within language companies, was held 21-22 April 2016 in Mallorca, Spain.

This event was created specifically for senior executives who are keen to create a stronger future for their company.

The event was sold-out, with 70+ language company owners, CEOs, General Managers and Directors from Europe, Asia, South America and Africa in attendance. Read more


Save the Date for ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management

The first event dedicated to developing and enhancing project management skills in the language industry will be held 1-2 December 2016, organised by Elia.

Join us at the World Trade Center Barcelona for two days of targeted sessions and group discussions with content focused on the vital skills needed to manage and deliver projects successfully to create a competitive edge.

This event is for project and production managers and anyone serious about superlative project management. 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:














ST Communications



South Africa




Czech Republic





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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