ELIA's Networking Days Istanbul
ND Istanbul - It was a great success
The combination of a great program, fabulous location and superb local member support created the best Networking Days we've ever held. Over 110 persons participated in a very useful and memorable event.
For example, the Google keynote and subsequent session drew a large crowd wanting to know more about Google Translate, how it works and what it will mean for the future, Doug Lawrence's Sales workshop was sold-out, there was great, honest discussion that took place during the tools session, a small but extremely satisfied crowd listened to the nuances of Taxation in Europe, and everyone learned more about doing business in Turkey.
But, the event wasn't only about workshops and sessions. Networking opportunities abounded and everyone took part in the Networking Cocktail and was astounded by the view of
Unfortunately, the attendees won't just remember the event for the excellent speakers and new contacts. The eruption and ensuing cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull provided a once in a lifetime travel story as almost all the airports in Europe were closed for several days. Beginning Saturday evening (16 April), after the sightseeing tour of Istanbul ended, the hotel lobby was full of people talking, consulting each other and the hotel about the latest information, cancellations, possible travel options and if it was possible to extend their hotel reservations.
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Pictures from the event have been posted on the ELIA Facebook Group page.
(more) Tools of the Trade: There is more to the business of translation than just CAT tools
ELIA is very pleased to announce Networking Days Istanbul to be held 15-17 April 2010. This will be the eighth Networking Days organized by ELIA and one of the best. The program features three tracks with four sessions each day, providing both the in-depth, applicable know-how of ELIA's characteristic full-day workshops and informative introductions to topics, products and services less familiar during the fifteen thought-provoking sessions.
ND Istanbul's six tracks over the first two days offer a unique opportunity to:
As suggested by the title of this biannual signature ELIA event, the three days are not only about session and workshops. The program is filled with both organized and informal time to network. Extra time is built into the daily schedule to provide attendees the time to meet and continue conversations begun over breaks and lunch. Thursday evening will feature the ELIA Networking Cocktail and an optional dinner is available on the Friday. For Saturday's program, the group will depart in the morning for a great opportunity to get to know each other while taking in the sights of Istanbul during a guided tour of the incredibly enchanting city. Don't miss it!
For more additional information about the most of the sessions and workshops visit the program page.
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