2013-02-08 11:40:25 - GxP Language Services announced the first Tri-National Translation Conference ("TriKonf 2013") to be held on October 19th and 20th, 2013 in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), under the motto "Professionalization & Interoperability in the Translation Industry".
Kontax - GxP Language Services - Emmendingen - Germany - Emmendingen (BW, Germany) February 6th, 2013 - GxP Language Services announced the first Tri-National Translation Conference ("TriKonf 2013") to be held on October 19th and 20th, 2013 in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), right at the heart of the “Dreiländereck” where Germany, France and Switzerland meet.
The conference will be held under the motto "Professionalization & Interoperability in the Translation Industry".
"In recent times the media have constantly featured reports about so-called universal translators or what wonderful things machine translation can now do for us", explains Siegfried Armbruster, owner of GxP Language Services. "This hype is spread by groups who want to convince potential sponsors to attract even more investment in their
projects. What is overlooked again and again is the fact that qualified human translators and interpreters are still the only guarantee that linguistic content is adapted correctly and understandably into another language. With this conference, we aim to provide translators and interpreters with a platform that not just makes them familiar with the latest developments, but which also facilitates joint discussion in order to prevent too many customers being impressed by these surrealistic fantasies. When used correctly, technology can accelerate the translation process and improve its quality. Exaggerated and irresponsible use of translation technology however leads to unusable results. As long as the alleged cost reductions in the translation process have to be paid for by quality reductions in the final result, every customer should ask themselves whether they can really afford cheap(er) translations
The event will be held in German and in French for German, Swiss and French translators, but also in English for international participants. Therefore, the conference will be completely trilingual and will feature one room for each language.
A workshop day will be held the day before, on Friday 18th.
The venue chosen is exceptional – Freiburg’s famous Merchants Hall, built in the 16th century and located in front of the cathedral.
For more information, visit the conference website (available in English, German and French): trikonf.com
About GxP Language Services
GxP Language Services, based in Emmendingen, Germany, specializes in language services to the GxP industries, such as: Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Medical Devices & Healthcare IT (HIT), Healthcare industries and regulatory affairs in general. GxP provides, among others, medical translation services (e.g. clinical trials, PILs, SOPs, localization and cultural adaptation services (e.g. marketing supports such as websites, brochures, terminology support (e.g. glossary generation/maintenance, research), linguistic validation (e.g. questionnaires, informed consent forms, product information leaflets) and linguistic QA/QM processes. GxP also launched the Alexandria Project in late 2012, a virtual translation knowledge hub open to both translation buyers and providers. This virtual library offers CPD services such as live webinars, online workshop or videos as well as various types of resources such as glossaries, termbases, or e-books (upcoming).