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What an immensely gratifying month this last one has been! From merely a dream of getting all the stakeholders of our industry on one platform to starting the association and to now having successfully organised, Samvād, our first ever annual conference. It has been one amazing journey and I cannot thank each one of you enough for all the support. We could not have done this without each of our members and well-wishers.
Apart from the fact that we received an overwhelming response with nearly 150 registrations with a record 85% attending a session at one single point in time, it was also encouraging to see the demographics of the attendees that came from all across India, Europe and the Americas. We were also very happy to have received the support of our partner Associations in FICCI-ILIA, EUATC, GALA and the India Chapter of the Women in Localisation. Support also came in the form of our sponsors. A heartfelt thank you to our title sponsor Reverie Language Technologies and our silver sponsor Fidel Technologies and all the premium sponsors – BITS Language Technologies, Brahmaam, Crystal Hues and Rian and also our Exhibitors – Arth Shikshan, EUATC, FICCI-ILIA, LinguaSol, Media Wen, Native Ninja, Nihon Global, Translation Panacea and Women in Localisation. Such support speaks volumes of the trust stakeholders are willing to put in our Association.
I can assure you that we are only getting started and there is so much passion and enthusiasm in the team to create a bigger impact for the betterment of our industry and those who constitute it. And that will surely happen, over time, as we continue to grow financially and have more members come on board. Until then, I would like to urge each one of you to help spread the word about the association and the work we are doing and motivate more freelancers and language services companies to become members. This little help will go a long way in strengthening our cause.
The new month will bring newer activities and events and I hope all of you can spare some time to be a part of those. I am looking forward to your support. In the meantime, do take care of yourself and your families and stay safe. Happy reading and happy CITLoBing.