The Association of Language Services of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALSLA), which is to be known as ‘Juntos’ – meaning ‘Together’ in both Spanish and Portuguese – was formed with the support of the EUATC.
Charles Campbell, who has been an active board member of another of the EUATC’s strategic partners, Asociacion Argentina de Servicios Linguisticos (AASL), has been closely involved in the formation of Juntos, said:
“Juntos, the Association of Language Companies of Latin America and the Caribbean, is pleased to announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with the European Union Association of Translation Companies.
“We look forward to working together on a number of common goals and building a highly constructive relationship. EUATC is a leading association in the translation, interpreting and localization industry, at Juntos we believe we have lots to learn from partnering with EUTAC.”
Commenting, Heike Leinhäuser, President of the EUATC said:
“The language business is global and has always prioritised collaboration with other like-minded groups. For this reason we were so pleased to have been approached more than a year ago by María José Alberto, President AASL, who shared her dream of forming a South American and Caribbean entity to represent the interests of language service companies in the region. We shared our guide to forming an association and I hope that this proved helpful in accelerating the project.”
The new association has received expressions of interest from more than 60 LSCs in the region and will shortly stage an online Town Hall Meeting to take the new association forward.