At the end of April, Tallinn hosted translation industry specialists from all over Europe and even beyond, when the EUATC’s annual T-Update conference took place at the Radisson Blu Conference Center on April 25th and 26th. Members of the AETC were also represented in great numbers.
The keynote speakers of the conference were Gleb Maltsev and Allan Martinson. Maltsev demonstrated the art of pitching and Martinson dissected if and why the translation industry has reached its ‘investor’s dilemma’ with the coming of machine translation. Other topics covered over the two days included, among other things, the necessity and the dynamics of rebranding, the changes in the industry and its workforce, as well as the overview of the results of the extensive 2019 European Language Industry Survey. The conference also treated its participants to interactive round tables with lively discussions.
On the eve of the conference, the AETC threw a pre-conference welcome reception for guests from near and afar. The event was combined with a merry 90s themed fundraiser for Translators Without Borders on the initiative of Andrew Hickson from Ludejo. In total, almost 1,500 euros was raised for this great cause over the course of the conference.
Next year’s T-Update conference will take place in Porto, Portugal, on April 16th and 17th.
Picture from EUATC's Facebook page.