The speaking engagement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding struck between the EUATC and the Moscow Translation Club (MTC), which has given an undertaking to form a Russia-wide association for translation companies.
Speaking about the meeting and future plans to forge stronger links with the Russian translation company sector, Heike Leinhäuser said: “The EUATC has been very happy to support our Russian colleagues seeking to form a countrywide national association by providing them with our step-by-step guide to forming an association. We do not under estimate some of the obstacles that face our Russian colleagues, but I am certain about the benefits that a national association representing the interests of LSPs will bring the sector.”
Unsurprisingly, the topic which Heike Leinhäuser spoke about at the conference focussed on the important role a national association can play for Russian LSPs locally and internationally.
“My hope is that a new Russian association of translation companies will soon be formed and that the EUATC can welcome it into our association,” concluded Heike.