The annual conference of the Association of Estonian Translation Companies
When: 19-20 October in Tallinn
Where: Tallinn, Estonia
Theme: The life cycle of the LSP

The conference will focus on the life cycle of the LSP

Like all creatures, the common European Translation Agency has a distinct and identifiable life cycle. Its evolution can be followed stage by stage - from the conjunction of factors resulting in its birth, through its uncertain first steps and struggle for survival to the spreading of its wings, maturity and ultimate demise. In and of itself this progression is not unusual, but certain features make the life cycle of the Translation Agency unique - and it is these features that we will be looking at in this year's programme.

The pre-conference day will focus on Baltic and regional cooperation

On the first day, there will be a Baltic roundtable and a short workshop. The aim of this meeting is to sit together with LSPs from all over the Baltic and neighbouring region, to discuss the market situation and future cooperation possibilities. We will focus on topics like the Baltic translation market and regional cooperation platforms.

Management Board members

  • Inge Rätsep

    Inge Rätsep

    Interlex OÜ, juhatuse liige / member of the board

    Inge has been active in the field of translation since 1999. She is the owner and management board member of Interlex Translations. Inge studied Estonian language and literature at the University of Tartu, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in media and public relations. She initiated the founding of the Association of Estonian Translation Companies. In addition to the management board of ETBL, Inge has also been a member of the management board of EUATC (European Union Association of Translation Companies) since 2015. Throughout her career in the area of translation she has stood for the development of the Estonian translation market, written articles on translation in the media and appeared at conferences in Estonia and abroad.

  • Kristiina Püttsepp

    Kristiina Püttsepp

    Luisa Tõlkebüroo OÜ, juhatuse liige / member of the board

    Kristiina joined Luisa Translation Agency 23 years ago and is one of its managers and shareholders. Luisa was one of the founders of the Association of Estonian Translation Companies. This is the third time Kristiina has been a member of the association’s management board. She has also been involved in the running of the four conferences organised by the association. Kristiina is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tartu. Since 2016 she has dedicated herself to coach and supervisor studies at the International Coaching and Supervision Institute in Tallinn in addition to her work at Luisa.

  • Kerli Visso

    Kerli Visso


    Kerli is an Estonian philologist, but she has also studied economics and IT. Kerli has been active in translation/localization world for more than 10 years since she joined Tilde in 2007. Here, in addition to being a long-time project manager, she has also been engaged in sales and worked as an editor. In the past few years, Kerli has been a senior project manager which includes also helping and coaching other project managers, recruiting, and advising the managing director on issues of importance to the company.