The Moscow Translation Club (MTC) held its 8th meeting on the New Year’s eve

A large-scale meeting of the Moscow Translation CLub (MTC-8) took place on December 8, 2017. The meeting of managers and employees of the Russia’s leading translation companies took place shortly before the oncoming New Year’s holidays so it enjoyed an atmosphere of a bright and colorful pre-New Year festive event in the five-star Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel in the city center.

MTC-8 became one of the largest and most representative meetings in the Club’s history: the activities arranged by the MTC were attended by over 100 people.

Traditionally, the final meeting in the year was devoted to summarizing joint efforts of translation and technology companies in 2017, as well as to the most important trends in the linguistic industry and their impact on the market as a whole. The event also featured a special official part devoted to the first awards in the history of the MTC, given for the most remarkable and outstanding achievements in the departing year.

Taking into account the number of checked-in participants and the diversity of the reports presented, the organizers split the event into 2 branches: general and technological ones. Each guest or participant was offered to pick out the most interesting reports, to their liking. The speakers of the major branch were Konstantin Josseliani (Janus Worldwide) with his report “Potentials of Joint Work with Academic Institutions”, Mark Lesun from Google, with his online course on the basics of localization, Konstantin Dranch with his presentation “Marketing tools of translation companies in the Russian Federation and abroad”, and many others. On the other hand, the technological branch included representatives from Амберит, ABBYY LS/Traktat, Smartcat, Memsource, Across and XTM. A significant part of the technological section was hosted by the golden sponsor of MTC-8, T-Service, in the form of a lightning tournament.

At the end of the official part of the program, the participants of the meeting were invited to the ceremony where awards in various nominations were given, to summarize the year of 2017. The awards were given to Janus Worldwide as the Company of the Year, T-Service’s representative Svetlana Svetova for the Most Notable Contribution to Promotion and Implementation of Technologies, as well as Vitaly Bashaev (Unitech Information System) and Vadim Sdobnikov (N.A. Dobrolyubov Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod) for the Best Extended Education Project and as the Most Active Advocate of Academic Education, respectively.

After the closing remarks delivered by the MTC’s members, the event was continued by an entertaining program and a festive dinner with music.

The Moscow Translation Club (MTC) was founded in 2014. The concept of the club is joint activities of the leading translation market players aimed at development and perfection of the translation industry in Russia. The members of the club and participants of its regular meetings are translation companies of the Russian Federation, representatives of specialized academic institutions from across the country, translators and representatives of business customers.

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