Celestone Co-organizes the Localization Forum of XVIII FIT World Congress

Mr. Wang Chen, minister of the State Council Information Office and director of the congress organizing committee addresses the opening ceremony.

On August 4-7, 2008, Celestone, China’s leading market localization company, co-organized the high-end localization forum of XVIII FIT World Congress together with several localization companies in China.

The XVIII FIT World Congress was held in Shanghai, China by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) and the Translators Association of China (TAC). About 1,500 experts and scholars from over 70 countries and regions made a 4-day discussion on the topic of
Translation and Cultural Diversity.

The FIT World Congress is held every three years, and this is the first time for the FIT World Congress to be convened in Asia. It is composed of four plenary sessions and 88 parallel sessions focusing on translation and culture, translation and education as well as translation and economy.

Celestone co-organized the high-end forum themed Localization: Driving Your Business
towards Globalization
with other localization companies. As one of the focuses of the Congress, it is by far the largest, highest-grade professional conference of Chinese localization industry, and a collective debut of Chinese localization enterprises in the world.

As one of the organizers of this forum, Celestone designed guest speech, guest discussion and audience interaction in the Evaluation of Localization Providers and Quality Standard. Besides, Celestone invited localization clients and providers including SAP, Intel, Hisoft and SynerGlobal to discuss industrial concerns and shares views and experience in the evaluation of localization providers and quality control standard.

Celestone has gained high praise from industrial peers as its novel, unique organizing style helps enhance the understanding and communication of foreign and domestic attendees, and show the competitiveness and image of Chinese localization industry.

Celestone also attracts many clients and peers with its exhibition of corporate image and success stories on the spot, and won wide recognition with the marketing localization strategy.

More importantly, this high-end forum is the first large-scale industrial conference since the Translation Localization Service Committee of TAC was founded. Its success symbolizes that the Translation Localization Service Committee of TAC has made sound development with the effort of leading localization corporations such as Celestone, LionBridge, HiSoft and Chuangsi Zhihui. With the participation of experts, foreign and domestic customers and translators, this forum promotes the development of localization industry, enhances the understanding and cooperation between localization enterprises and customers, and strengthens the communication among foreign and domestic enterprises, thus setting a milestone for the rapid growth of Chinese localization industry.