Localization World
Program Schedule
Program Draft as of March 13, 2007

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

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Preconference Day Program (March 20)
Program for Day One (March 21)
Program for Day Two (March 22)


Day One: Wednesday, March 21

Session topic color codes:
Localization Business
Translation Automation Standards
Localization Process
Industries Out of Asia

7:30

Registration. Exhibits Open

8:30

Plenary 1: Starting Ten Factories in China in Ten Years
Host:
Kim Harris
Speaker: Fred Kao, vice president, Magna

9:30 Break. Exhibits Open
10:00
-
11:00
   
A1: GB18030 Compliance and Certification
Moderator: Stephen Ryan
Speakers: Dirk Meyer, Adobe; Willem Stoeller, Welocalize
 
B1: Different Local Business Practices: China, Japan, and Korea
Moderator: Ulrich Henes
Speakers: Sung Cho, Jonckers; Aki Ito, TOIN; James Wei, Beijing E-C Translation
11:00

Break. Exhibits Open

11:30
-
12:30
 
A2: Localization M&A 2007 – Where Do I Fit? (GALA, vendors only)
Moderator: André Pellet
Speakers:
Matthias Caesar, Locatech; Daniel Carter, consultant; Mike Kidd, Proz.com
 
B2: Localization Community Development – A Look Within and Out of China
Host: Donna Parrish
Speaker: Shirley Yeng, Beijing E-C Translation
12:30
-
2:00

Lunch. Exhibits Open
Vendor Presentations:
12:30-1:15: SDL International: Introducing SDL TRADOS 2007 and SDL MultiTerm 2007
1:15-2:00: Lionbridge Technologies: Localization 2.0

2:00
-
3:00
   
A3: West Meets East: The Business Challenges and Considerations to Meet Asian Localization Needs in New Markets
Host: Clio Schils
Speaker: Kimberly Riley, Boston Scientific
   
B3: Localization Challenges at Schaeffler
Moderator: Ulrich Henes
Speaker: Tao Li, Schaeffler (China)

3:00

Break. Exhibits Open
3:30
-
4:30
   
A4: In and Out of Asia – The Vendor Perspective
Moderator: Matthias Caesar
Speakers: Chris Grebisz, Welocalize; Arturo Quintero, Moravia; Michael Sank, TransPerfect/Translations.com

4:45

Plenary 2: Labor Out of Asia
Host:
Jaap van der Meer
Speaker: Satish Maripuri, COO, Lionbridge Technologies
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Go to the Preconference Day Program (March 20)

Day Two: Thursday, March 22

Session topic color codes:
Localization Business
Translation Automation Standards
Localization Process
Industries Out of Asia

8:30
Exhibits Open
9:00-10:00
10:00 Break. Exhibits Open
10:30
-
11:30
 
A5: Optimize Your Localization Process with Online Worldwide Collaboration
Moderator: Jaap van der Meer
Speakers: Henry Huang, SynerGlobal Solutions; Eric Silberstein, Idiom
   
B5: Production Cost Rationalization in Asia
Moderator: Sung Cho
Speakers: Shi Li, Hisoft; Ben Wang, Beyondsoft
11:30 Break. Exhibits Open
12:00-1:00
 
A6: Tips for Successful In-country Review
Host :
Kim Harris
Speakers: Aki Ito, TOIN; SuJeong Lee, E4NET; James Wei, Beijing E-C Translation

   
B6: MT Challenges for CCJK
Moderator:
Jaap van der Meer
Speakers: Masaru Kawahara, TOIN; Maosong Sun, Tsinghua University; Kirti Vashee, Language Weaver; Anthony Wong, CCID
1:00-2:30
Lunch. Exhibits Open
Vendor Presentations:
1:00-1:45: SDL International: Introducing SDL TRADOS Certification
1:45-2:30: PASS Engineering: Software Localization Using PASSOLO, an Introduction
1:45-2:30: Introduction to GALA
2:30-3:30
   
 
B7: East Meets West – The Challenge Cuts Both Ways
Moderator: Aki Ito
Speakers: Gordon Husbands, Wordbank; Maggie Wu, HP; Shirley Yeng Beijing E-C Translation; Shen Yi TOIN
3:30
Break. Exhibits Open
4:00-4:45
Plenary 4: Can’t Read, Won’t Buy: Why Language Matters
Host: Donna Parrish
Speakers: Don DePalma, Renato Beninatto, Common Sense Advisory
  Prize awards, organized by GALA

 

End of conference

Go to the Preconference Day Program (March 20)
Go to the Program for Day One (March 21)

Preconference: Tuesday, March 20

8:00
Conference Registration opens
   
GALA registration and refreshments
 
9:00
WS3: Medical Round Table
Clients Only
Clio Schils, The Localization Institute
12:00
Lunch Break 12:00 - 1:30
1:30

WS1: TAUS: Hands-on Translation Automation (continued)

WS3: Medical Round Table (continued)
Clients and Vendors
Clio Schils, The Localization Institute
WS2: The Application of Standards and Models in Localization
Joyce Liu, Willem Stoeller, Welocalize

7:00 - 9:00 PM Opening reception, Everbright Center Ballroom Foyer and Cafe Bar area

Localization World Taxonomy

The organizers of Localization World have developed a localization taxonomy to help active participants as well as first-time visitors find their way around the world of localization. Issues are classified in three broad topics: Functions, Industries and Geographies. This classification is used both in the Localization World Network — where it will help you identify fellow travelers and network with others who share your interests — as well as in the Localization World program where each session is "tracked" according to the taxonomy.


Localization World 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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The Localization Institute, an independent organization providing quality resources, training, seminars and conferences on localization, internationalization and international business development.
MultiLingual Computing, Inc., publisher of MultiLingual, the magazine about localization, internationalization, translation and the tools and technology for those processes.

Localization World is produced in cooperation with

The Globalization and Localization Association, a fully representative nonprofit international industry association for the translation, internationalization, localization and globalization industry.

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