September| 2020 | septembre

#AILIAWebinar #PartnersInitiative 
September Newsletter | Bulletin pour septembre

Message from the President | Mot du président

Dear AILIA members and colleagues,

I write this note to you on the last days of summer in Canada. As we wrap up the season of summer holidays we reflect on how interesting the 2020 summer has been. With pandemic restrictions, for those of us who had a chance to enjoy a bit of holidays, I bet it was different from your normal vacation to say the least.

The AILIA Board of Directors kept busy during the month of July and August. We kept on pushing forward in transforming AILIA to a digital organization, planning, organizing our online presence to support, educate, and help our members and the industry in general.

To that end, we held several interesting webinars. We have also launched an initiative of building connections and affiliations with likeminded organizations and associations locally and around the world. As a result we signed cooperation and affiliation agreements with the Argentine Association of Language Services, Women in Localization, and EUATC (European Union Association of Translation Companies). We also launched a new committee, Partnership and Affiliation, chaired by Marlie Rousseau. The purpose of the new committee is to continue extending our affiliation and partnership programs nationally and globally.

I wish you all a happy return to school for those who have kids, and please stay safe and healthy.

Best Wishes, 

Robin Ayoub, President, AILIA

Chers collègues et membres de l'AILIA,

Je vous écris en ces dernières journées chaudes de l’été au Canada. Alors que la saison estivale tire à sa fin, le moment est bien choisi de réfléchir à ce qu’elle nous a apporté d’intéressant et aux restrictions liées à la pandémie. Si vous avez eu la chance de prendre des vacances, je parie qu’elles ont été assez différentes de celles que vous prenez habituellement.

Le Conseil d’administration de l’AILIA est demeuré occupé en juillet et en août. Nous avons poursuivi la transformation de l’AILIA en organisation numérique, planifiant et organisant notre présence en ligne pour appuyer, renseigner et assister nos membres et l’industrie en général.

À cette fin, nous avons proposé plusieurs webinaires intéressants. Nous avons aussi lancé un projet de création de liens avec des organisations et des associations qui partagent nos intérêts au pays et ailleurs dans le monde, lequel projet nous a permis de conclure des ententes de coopération et d’affiliation avec l’Argentine Association of Language Services Compagnies, Women in Localization et l’Union européenne des associations des sociétés de traduction (EUATC).

De plus, nous avons formé un nouveau comité sur les partenariats et les affiliations, présidé par Marlie Rousseau, qui a pour objectif de continuer de développer nos affiliations et nos partenariats au pays et dans le monde.


Cordiales salutations,

Robin Ayoub, président, AILIA

AILIA at Work | AILIA au travail

New Partnership Between AILIA and AASL

Canada’s Language Industry Association (AILIA) and La Asociación Argentina de Servicios Lingüísticos (AASL) are delighted to announce their new partnership.

This strategic alliance will foster a culture of sharing best practice and market intelligence, as well as offering opportunities for collaboration between our respective members of both associations, said Robin Ayoub, President of AILIA.

Read more... 

AILIA Signs Partner Agreement with EUATC

AILIA is excited to announce that we have signed a partner agreement with the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC). The agreement will allow both organizations to support each other through unique cross promotional events, member discounts, and much more.

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In August of 2020, AILIA and Women in Localization signed a Partnership Agreement which allows for cross-promotion of our events and other benefits for members. We look forward to a longstanding partnership with Women in Localization and its work in advancing women in the localization industry and promoting gender diversity. 

Please check out Women in Localization's October events here. 

Industry news | Nouvelles de l'industrie

RWS Absorbs SDL – The Business Story 
In late August 2020, UK-based RWS Holdings announced that it would acquire fellow UK supplier SDL in an all-share deal that valued the latter at £809 million (US$1.07 billion). 

Find out more. 

Slator Language Industry Job Index Up Over 2 Points in September 2020
Hiring activity in the language industry continues to heat up post-Covid, as shown by the biggest jump in the Slator Language Industry Job Index (LIJI), thus far, in 2020. 

Find out more. 

Quebec giving OQLF $5 million to enforce French language charter

The money, earmarked in last March's budget, will pay for 50 additional employees, most of whom will work in the Montreal area.

Find out more. 

Member News | Nouvelles des membres

Member Alexa Translations' MT plugin being used in MemoQ 9.5. 

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EAUTC Webinar: How to Connect Contact & Translation Systems and Be More Productive

Thursday, 8th October – 16:00 – 17:00 CEST

Exchanging content between systems like Web CMS, ERP, PIM, etc. and the translation world can be quite a hassle, and is, above all, time-consuming and error prone. Project managers know this only too well, and especially fear the technical hurdles and many manual steps associated with these tedious exchange processes. In our webinar we will demonstrate how to benefit from new standards and how to connect almost any content with the translation world auto-magically.

Find out more and register here! 


For: Language Service Companies (Senior Executives)

Dates: October 19-20, 2020

Location: Online

Organizer: Elia (European Language Industry Association)


ATA 61st Conference

For: translators, interpreters, Language Service Companies, Software tool providers

Dates: 21-24 October, 2020

Location: Online 

Organizer: American Translators Association



For: Language Service Companies, Software tool providers, Localization professionals

Dates: 27-29 October, 2020

Location: Online 

Organizer: Localization World, Ltd.



For: Technical Communication professionals, software and service providers

Dates: 3-5 November, 2020

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Organizer: tekom






Membership / Adhésion

AILIA members benefit from several member advantages including free webinars, industry news, free events, and discounts on services and products. Visit our Website or contact the Membership Committee for further details.

Inscrivez-vous à l'AILIA et bénéficiez de plusieurs avantages, dont des webinaires gratuits, des nouvelles de l'industrie, des événements gratuits et des réductions sur les services et les produits. Visitez notre site web ou contactez le comité d'adhésion pour plus de détails.

Sponsorships & Advertising / Commandites et publicité

Become a part of AILIA’s sponsorship and advertising programs and give your organization an opportunity to promote and advertise to targeted markets and to network with industry Language Service Providers. As part of these programs, you receive access to members to showcase your products and represent your company through your logo on our website, in collateral, and at events. Visit our Website or contact the Sponsorship Committee for further details.

Rejoignez les programmes de commandites et publicité de l'AILIA et donnez à votre organisation l'occasion de faire de la promotion et de la publicité auprès du marché ciblé et de nouer des liens avec les fournisseurs de services linguistiques de l'industrie. Un investissement gagnant, d'accéder à nos membres, de présenter vos produits et de représenter votre entreprise par le biais de votre logo sur notre site web, dans des documents et lors d'événements. Visitez notre site web ou contactez le comité des commandites pour plus de détails.

AILIA Communications Committee

  • Andre Palaguine, Lionbridge
  • Kim Pines, Translations.CA
  • Angela West, Working Web Copy
  • Yves Tabet, Lionbridge

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