Translation Forum Russia − A Place to Find New Partners in Russia and the CIS

Translation Forum Russia 2012, an international translation conference, will be held in Kazan, Russia, from 28 to 30 September 2012. The event is the largest conference of its kind in Eastern Europe, and last year the number of attendees totalled five hundred. The conference will be held in both English and Russian, and simultaneous interpreting will be provided for all sessions.

Each year the conference brings together the managers of the major language service providers in Russia and the CIS such as LogrusJanusRoid, and Exprimo. This makes TFR an ideal venue for those wishing to expand their business to new markets in Russia and the CIS, and find new partners and sub-contractors.

”We have made every effort to fill our program with as many events as possible that encourage meeting new people and informal communication, including a welcome drink, networking, coffee breaks, excursions and, last but not least, the gala night,’ says Yelena Kislova, founder of the Business Bureau of the Association of Interpreters, and a co-organizer of TFR. ”The conference is the right place to meet new business contacts. And what’s more, as the third day of the conference coincides with the industry’s holiday(Translator’s Day), we will pay particular attention to the closing part of the conference. We will have some surprises for you!”

Another reason that the conference  appeals to industry professionals is the Customer Section which was set up this year. Among those companies who have already confirmed their attendance at TFR are Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab, and TNK.

“Understanding the needs of actual customers and tendencies among them is what makes successful LSPs stand out,” says Konstantin Dranch, author of the Reputation Ranking of the top one hundred Russian LSPs ( and a member of the TFR organizing committee. “Actual customers represent the conference’s most prestigious attendees.”

Traditionally, the conference will be followed by training sessions and workshops that will interest both LSP managers and freelance translators.

The following training sessions will be held in English:

  • Jessica Rathke. How to Create a Performance-Driven Sales Team in the Translation Industry. (2 October 2012, En)
  • Doug Lawrence. Being seen on the EN-web for Russian Translation Service Providers. (1 October 2012, En)
  • Bob Donaldson. Project Management−Principles & Processes. (1 October 2012, En)
  • ProVerbum. Professional Translation: Today’s Requirements and Technologies (1-7 October 2012, individual days can be purchased, En<>Ru)


Registration Information and Contacts:

Preliminary Conference Program.

Applying to present a paper. For more information, please send an email


Please note that GALA members receive a 10% registration discount. Visit the GALA Marketplace to get the discount code.

Special offers at TFR!

This year at Translation Forum Russia, All Correct Language Solutions, one of the co-founders of TFR and an exclusive distributor of Déjà Vu X2 in the CIS, will present Déjà Vu X2 TeamServer, a new version of the server solution for LSPs and corporate translation departments, and will demonstrate the whole variety of ways in which you can use it to organize the work of a team of translators.

For details of the time and venue of the presentation, please visit or our exhibition booth at the conference.

This year, we will be offering discounts up to 20% on all versions of Deja Vu for all TFR attendees.

Please also do not miss the following events: six opportunities to win Déjà Vu X2 Professional for free, two training sessions, two product presentations, a three-day lottery, 400 CDs with a trial version of the program, and much more!

For further details, please send an email to

Conference organizers:

Allcorrect  Language Solutions


Business Bureau of the Association of Interpreters.


Originally from GALA blog

Tour choice: bus, boat or mystery adventure

Dear guests! Our tour provider offered three options for the conference participants. You can either keep your boat tour ticket or exchange it. New tours include a cozy bus tour of St.Petersburg city center (photo tour) parallel to the boat tour, and a fantastic “Mystery of the Nocturnal Castle” adventure on Saturday.

Please submit your choice in the Google form

1) Boat tour of St.Petersburg rivers and canals
Starts at 8.00pm local time on 23rd September, Friday. Departure by bus from Pribaltiyskaya parking lot, with a change for boats at the Admiralty Embankment. Each boat sits 40-50 people on a covered deck and a sundeck with warm blankets provided on demand. The tour takes 70-80 minutes. Participants return to the hotel by the same bus.

One of the boats will have an English-speaking guide.

2) Bus tour (Photo tour) of St.Petersburg city center

Starts at 8.00pm local time on 23rd September, Friday. Departure by bus from Pribaltiyskaya parking lot, total duration 150-180 minutes.

The bus will navigate the illuminated city center and make stops at important sites of interest. Participants will visit: Sphinx pier, Vasiliev Island, Petropavlovskaya fort, Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood, Anichkov bridge, Kazan and Isaak’s cathedral, the Admiralty and Nevsky prospect.

This is an excellent opportunity to visit everything without getting too cold.

3) Mystery of the Nocturnal Castle

Starts at 11.00pm on Saturday, after gala reception. Departure by bus from Pribaltiyskaya parking lot, return after 1.00am or later.

Act 1: Boat tour and a story about St.Petersburg sinister history and river traditions.
Act 2: Walk inside Petropavlovskaya fort with immersive environment and costumed actors role playing various historical scenes from 18th century till modern days.

Act 3: Drawing of Troitskiy and Dvortsoviy bridges, a panorama from an excellent vantage point.

NB! The cost of this tour is 1100 rur (29 eur), participants can either buy a ticket in addition to other tours or exchange an existing ticket with an extra payment of 500 rur (12 eur). The tour will take place only if 40 or more people sign up.

Please submit your choice in the Google form under the link below:


Preliminary program available

Please open this news item to download .xls version of the program.  Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and many presentations and roundtables will probably be moved/added in the future.

  Translation Forum Russia 2011 preliminary program EN (44.0 KiB, 805 hits)

The program includes 4 rooms designated for different audiences:

1) Interpreters and trainers

2) Staff and  freelance  translators

3) Project managers and other production company staff

4) Sales/marketing managers, CEOs, clients

The fifths room will run extra presentations that we are currently cannot  fit in the other tracks due to time restrains or topical incompatibily.

Translation Forum Russia 2011 registration open

Dear colleagues, the registration page for Translation Forum Russia 2011 has been made available today. There you can book hotel rooms and buy tickets for the evening program: a tour of St.Petersburg’s rivers and canals on the 23rd and …

Translation Forum Russia 2011 Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

Translation Forum Russia is the most prominent translation business conference conference in Russia and the CIS. Delegates from all sectors of industry attend the event, including agency managers, linguistic software developers, freelance and staff translators & interpreters, university professors and consultants.

While a new conference website is being developed, please view the following brief information:

Translation Forum Russia 2011 will be held on the 23-25 of September 2011 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. We expect over 400-600 delegates, including all major Russian LSPs, prominent translators and interpreters.

Continue reading Translation Forum Russia 2011 Announcement

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