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The corona virus pandemic is weighing on us all now – personally and professionally. The LocWorld team is well and we hope you are, also.
Regarding LocWorld42 in Berlin, we are in negotiations with our conference venue, the InterContinental Berlin, and are forced to wait for further developments in Germany before we can make a definitive announcement. Meanwhile, we are investigating opportunities for a virtual and safely-distant way to get together, network and learn. We promise to let you know more as soon as we can. We ask for your patience and understanding.
1703, 2020

The Secrets Behind Crafting a Compelling Conference Program

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Front Page, LocWorld Blog|

How is the LocWorld program drawn up? From more than 120 proposals to around 30 sessions in five parallel tracks – how do we go about that? The LocWorld conference program process always starts with a Call for Papers (CFP) to encourage submissions from leading language industry experts and all the different stakeholders to ensure [...]

901, 2020

LocWorld41: Three Things (Still) Plaguing Localization Managers

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Front Page, LocWorld Blog, LocWorld41|

The team at Wordbank had a great time attending LocWorld 41 in San Jose and hearing firsthand how top companies are approaching the conference’s theme of “Go Global, Be Global.” Throughout the conference, client-side presenters discussed challenges that are all too familiar to veteran localization professionals. You know the saying: the more things change, the more [...]

1612, 2019

Insights from LocWorld41, Silicon Valley

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: Front Page, LocWorld Blog, LocWorld41|

This year’s US LocWorld event was held in the world’s technology and innovation hub, Silicon Valley. With up to 10 different tracks and over 30 presentations, not to mention the preconference sessions, the event was jam-packed with localization insights for global companies, LSPs both large and small, and everyone in between. Read on to discover [...]

512, 2019

LocWorld41 Silicon Valley: Nimdzi Conference Report

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Front Page, LocWorld Blog, LocWorld41|Tags: , , , , |

November 6-8, LocWorld returned to Silicon Valley for the sixth time since the conference series first launched in 2003. Given the theme of the 2019 conferences — Go Global, Be Global! — the location was particularly apt. Against the backdrop of the world’s most famous fonts of innovation, localization professionals gathered to discuss some of [...]

2110, 2019

Bigger, Better, Faster!

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: LocWorld Blog, LocWorld41|

LocWorld22 London in 2013 was the first time Daniel and Alex ran a workshop themed “Localization for Startups”. Over six years, the workshop has transformed from a half-day to full-day experience, and has received very positive feedback. This allowed the organizers to evolve the content and enjoy the privilege of bringing together ever-curious localization minds [...]

2609, 2019

Localization and Globalization Frameworks: The forest through the trees

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: LocWorld Blog, LocWorld41|Tags: , , |

I first realized localization was a career when I began doing it. That same year I attended my first LocWorld with the help of the LocWorld organizers and committee. My employer was unwilling to pay, so I found a sponsor to pay for the LocWorld fees I could not afford. At my second LocWorld, Bill [...]

510, 2017

Meet our keynote speaker at #LocWorld35 – Erica Orange

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: LocWorld Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Erica, you are our keynote in Silicon Valley. How would you introduce yourself to our audience? I’m a futurist. I reflect on short and long-term trends and I focus on the changes that will reshape the future. What can our audience expect from your presentation? I’m going to try to un-trap their minds and teach [...]

2701, 2017

Meet our keynote speaker at #LocWorld33, Jeffrey Towson

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: LocWorld Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Jeffrey, you are our keynote speaker at LocWorld in Shenzhen. How would you like to introduce yourself to our audience? I’m a professor at Beijing University, and an expert on how Chinese consumers and competitors are disrupting global markets. I don’t know foreign policy, I don’t know politics, but I know that the entire Asian [...]

2609, 2016

Meet our keynote speaker at #LocWorld32, Donald Cooper, MBA, CSP, HoF

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: LocWorld Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Donald, your topic at LocWorld in Montreal is ‘The Business of Language...and the Language of Business...how to engage global customers, profitably!’ What will be a few of the key takeaways? I’m fascinated by the connection between language and culture. It is impossible to understand one without the other. We become what we speak. Your LocWorld [...]

2305, 2016

Meet our keynote speaker – #LocWorld31

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: LocWorld Blog|

Meet our keynote speaker at #LocWorld31, Paul O´Dea, CEO and cofounder of  Select Strategies    You are our keynote speaker in Dublin, how does it feel to speak to our audience? I’m very excited! It’s a rare opportunity to talk to entrepreneurs, especially in owner run businesses, and larger companies at the same time. It’s [...]

1104, 2016

Meet our keynote speaker – #LocWorld30

By |April 11th, 2016|Categories: LocWorld Blog, LocWorld30|Tags: , , , , |

Meet our keynote speaker at #LocWorld30, Rochelle Kopp, Founder and Managing Principal of Japan Intercultural Consulting Rochelle, how does it feel to speak for the localization industry? Over the years I’ve had the chance to meet quite a few people involved in the localization industry, and it has always been fascinating talking with them. I have [...]

1902, 2016

How to Make Your Brand “Big in Japan”

By |February 19th, 2016|Categories: LocWorld Blog|

Guest post by Libor Safar, Marketing Director at Moravia. Things are easy when you’re big in Japan… or so go the lyrics of the 1984 hit from the German band Alphaville (remember, anyone?). The same holds true for enterprises. Yet achieving success in the Japanese market does not come easily, as many global companies have [...]

211, 2015

What Should You Localize?

By |November 2nd, 2015|Categories: LocWorld Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Guest post by: Don DePalma, Chief Strategist and Founder, CSA Research International markets represent major revenue opportunities around the world, but most companies support just a fraction of the languages they need to reach prospective customers. CSA Research’s data shows that global marketers need 14 specific languages to reach 90% of the world’s online opportunity. Those [...]

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