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Localization World Shanghai: March 20-22, 2007

Building on the success of seven previous conferences, Localization World comes to Shanghai March 20-22, 2007.

The theme of this conference is: Out of Asia. As in all Localization World conferences, the program will cover a wide range of issues in the world of translation and localization. With three concurrent tracks, the program will be filled with information and discussions about Asia as well as more general topics, with case studies from a wide range of applications. People from 26 countries and a wide range of companies have registered for the conference.

Are you new to Shanghai? You may find the "Shanghai Insider Card" provided by TOIN Corporation useful. Do you have questions about the conference? Please refer to our FAQ page for answers.

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Who should attend:

Conference sessions are geared towards professionals seeking to learn about new tools, methods and business practices in the areas of localization and internationalization. Networking and mutual problem discussion opportunities will abound at the social gatherings, meals and break periods. Exhibitors will be present to provide information about their products and services to all levels of attendees.

Reservations for sponsorships and exhibit space are now being taken. Request information about these opportunities

Why attend:

  • Content. The Localization World program follows the precedent set in previous conferences, offering a variety of high-caliber presentations and panel discussions strong on content and short on sales pitches. Organized by a strong committee, the program promises to be a worthwhile assortment of sessions with valuable takeaways for the attendees.
  • Networking. Localization World is scheduled to give plenty of opportunities to gather with fellow professionals, whether it be at the exhibit area, between sessions, or at a social gathering.
  • Pricing. The conference is reasonably priced, with discounts for early registration, options for one-day attendance, and affordable accommodations.
  • Location. The main conference will take place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center.

Preconference Offerings:

In addition to the two-day main conference, there is an optional preconference day of round table discussions, hands-on workshops and focused sessions.

Hands-on Translation Automation
Machine translation (MT) is arriving in our daily operations as yet another productivity tool to help us lower the localization barrier for international business. This round table is a hands-on experience with both a rule-based and a statistical MT system. Participants will experience every step on the way to train and customize the engines, understand and discuss the metrics for quality and productivity measurement, the deployment models and the integration. The program will be run by experts in the field.
Medical Round Table
Medical Round Table
This specialized one-day medical localization roundtable will be open to clients (all day) and vendors (afternoon only). Agenda topics will focus on current issues that clients of medical, pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostics companies face in the world of translation and localization.

What people have said about previous conferences:

"I was amazed with the professionalism, the logistics and the choice of every little detail. If this industry wants to learn what "cost effectiveness" really means, they should attend at least one Localization World." — Fabiano Cid, Managing Director, Ccaps Translation and Localization

"The Localization World conference in San Francisco was both fun and informative. In just two days the core challenges and changes of localization were discussed at length." — Joe Didamo, VP Global Business Development, Moravia Worldwide

"Localization World has become the reference event for the translation and localization industry. The unique structure of the event guarantees value for every attendee, and the careful selection of speakers balances innovation with education. A must for the experienced professional and the newcomer to the industry." — Renato Beninatto, Partner, Common Sense Advisory

Localization World Program Committee:

Each Localization World conference is organized with the help of a program committee drawn from all corners of the localization community.

Program Committee
• Barbara Burbach, Hewlett-Packard
• Sung Cho, Jonckers Translations & Engineering
• Thomas Fenrich, Yahoo! Inc.
• Kim Harris, GALA, text & form GmbH
• Kaimeng Huang, Adobe
• Aki Ito, TOIN Corporation
• Wei-Tai Kwok, Ion Global
• Peijing Mo, Palm
• Arturo Quintero, Moravia
• James Wei, E-C Translation

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