News and events
SwissGlobal sends its congratulations to swiss export
Congratulations to swiss export on its 45th anniversary! We were also at the celebrations at swiss export’s 2018 summer party, which was held in Zurich on 30 August. We’d like to express our heartfelt thanks for inviting us to the successful celebration, which was filled with lots of cultural and culinary highlights. SwissGlobal is also especially grateful to the association for the valuable and professional services it has been providing its members and partners with for the last 45 years – fully in line with its motto, “Passion for Performance”. We wish swiss export all the best and every success for the future, and look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship.
Digitalisation and inspiration at SuisseEMEX 2018
After two days at the exhibition, 14,000 visitors and lots of inspiring discussions on our business sofa, we’d like to thank all our guests and participants for their interest in and commitment to SuisseEMEX! We found out first hand the direction that digitalisation is taking in marketing communication at Switzerland’s biggest marketing exhibition.
Couldn’t make it along? We’d be delighted to arrange a personal meeting to advise you on how you can achieve consistent quality in your multilingual communication, even with multi-providership, reduce lead times, optimise your costs on a sustained basis, and much more besides. Contact us!
SwissGlobal now a member of swiss export
SwissGlobal became a member of swiss export in August 2018. The cross-sector business association has been championing Swiss companies engaged in foreign trade since 1973. swiss export provides its members with consulting services, a broad range of training opportunities and themed events in an effort to enhance its members' competitiveness and create better political and economic conditions. SwissGlobal is proud to be part of this network and looks forward to working with the other members.
SwissGlobal now a member of procure.ch
Our motivation at all times is to find out what our clients' needs are and to meet these needs. To achieve this objective, however, it is also increasingly important to intrinsically understand the procurement system and its processes. It is only when we meet the needs of operational and strategic procurement that we can be seen as a sustainable partner. For this reason, SwissGlobal has been a member of procure.ch since July 2018. This national professional association for procurement and supply management has an extensive network in the business and scientific communities and provides its members with high-quality information and training. We look forward to a successful collaboration and exciting events.
Happy Birthday, SwissGlobal!
Two years of SwissGlobal – Two years of top quality. Apart from the delicious ice cream cake, our best birthday present was the one we gave ourselves: our new website. We have revised our Internet presence and made it more interactive for visitors. Now the website is like new again and we look forward to hearing your feedback. But enough said, take a look for yourself!
SwissGlobal at SuisseEMEX 2018
It is almost that time of year again. On 28 & 29 August, the largest event in the Swiss marketing industry, SuisseEMEX 2018, will be held at the Messe Zürich exhibition centre. The fair, featuring 500 exhibitors and showcasing the latest trends and innovations, will attract some 14,000 visitors. SwissGlobal will also be there and invites you to drop by and relax for a while on our business sofa. We look forward to sharing a cup of coffee with you and enjoying a stimulating conversation. Come and see us! Click here to contact us.
ISO 9001 surveillance audit – a complete success!
SwissGlobal has passed the surveillance audit for ISO 9001:2015 with a clean bill of health. Just as with our language services, we also ensure our quality management meets the highest standards – guaranteed and certified. We take the greatest care to maintain and continually improve our translation services. All of our efforts are focused on ensuring our clients benefit from certified processes and customised solutions over the long term.
EU Parliament and SwissGlobal in dialogue
Quality and outsourcing: Is it possible to outsource services and still maintain the highest level of quality? In our research paper for the European Parliament Directorate-General for Translation and in conjunction with the IT Conference 2017, Christine Kamer Diehl and Daniel Prontera examine whether this balancing act is possible in the highly competitive translation sector. Read the entire paper here: Download.
SwissGlobal sponsors lawyers conference: “Women as leaders in the law”
SwissGlobal sponsored the 7th Future of Lawyers conference in Geneva on 25 January 2018. This networking event was organised by the Foreign Lawyers Section of the Geneva Bar Association. The motto for this year was “Women as leaders in the law”. Internationally active lawyers along with other experts shared their experiences and contributions on the subject of promoting women in management roles. Matthias Trümpy (CEO) and Eduard van Grunsven (Regional Director Western Switzerland/Benelux) participated on behalf of SwissGlobal.
SwissGlobal industry partner of the ZHAW
SwissGlobal has been an industry partner of the IUED Institute of Translation and Interpreting at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences since January 2018. The collaboration focuses primarily on support for young translators and linguists. We look forward to a long-term and fruitful partnership and the stimulating exchange of ongoing developments as well as industry knowledge centring on translation practice.
Doing Business in Switzerland Guide available now
The wait is over – the Doing Business in Switzerland Guide is now available (also as a brochure or an app). The guide contains not only fascinating interviews but also a wealth of valuable information about Switzerland as a place of business. This makes it an indispensable aid for everyone who is planning to set up a business in Switzerland. Experienced industry specialists explain the best way to successfully enter the Swiss market. Read more here: www.Switzerland.DoingBusinessGuide.co.uk
SwissGlobal now a member of EAMT
SwissGlobal became a member of the EAMT (European Association for Machine Translation), a Swiss non-profit organisation, in January 2018. The EAMT has been supporting the ever-growing community of researchers, developers and users of machine translation since 1991. The EAMT is the European branch of the IAMT (International Association for Machine Translation). Together, they organise workshops and conferences on a regular basis. SwissGlobal is looking forward to an exciting and fruitful collaboration.
SwissGlobal member of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
Since November 2017, SwissGlobal has been a member of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, an independent nonprofit organisation with over 500 members promoting bilateral business relations between Switzerland and the UK.
GALA features SDL interview with SwissGlobal
SwissGlobal thanks the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) for sharing the interview by SDL Senior Marketing Executive Fiona Merwood with Marie-Odile Domzalski (freelance translator) and Mark Cheetham (COO at SwissGlobal Language Services AG) on their website. We are very pleased and appreciate that GALA, as a global organisation, also attaches great importance to a good and solid working relationship between freelancers and LSPs.
SwissGlobal at Elia’s ND Bucharest
Bine ati venit in Romania! SwissGlobal Language Services AG visited ND Bucharest, Elia’s 21st Networking Days from 12-13 October 2017. After two interesting and exciting days of networking and presentations, Matthias Trümpy, our CEO, joined fellow participants for a sightseeing tour. Thanks to Elia for organising this great event!
International Translation Day
The 71st United Nations General Assembly officially declared 30 September to be International Translation Day. This day is dedicated to professional translators, interpreters and terminologists all over the world and is celebrated on the feast of St. Jerome, the forefather and patron saint of translators. This year’s theme is Translation and Diversity.
SwissGlobal certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015
Two milestones at one blow: In June 2017, SwissGlobal passed both certification audits for ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems) and ISO 17100:2015 (translation services) with flying colours. This makes SwissGlobal one of the select few Swiss language service providers certified to both these ISO standards. Our mission is to achieve the best results for our clients in a sustainable way. SwissGlobal equals quality, security and confidentiality – guaranteed and certified!
SwissGlobal active in the Zurich Airport Region
SwissGlobal has been an active member of the Zurich Airport Region – Economic Network and Location Development association since April 2017. The association’s primary goal is to foster the strengths of this dynamic, number one business location in the airport region for everyone's benefit. To accomplish this, the economic network connects more than 450 decision-makers from the world of business and politics and brings together over 300 companies, 10 cities and municipalities, as well as 12 associations under one umbrella.
SwissGlobal a sponsor of Translators without Borders
SwissGlobal has been a sponsor of Translator without Borders since May 2017. The independent non-profit organization active worldwide has been operating in crisis zones for more than 20 years and supports humanitarian aid organizations by providing translations. Day after day, more than 3,000 volunteer native-tongue translators and interpreters help overcome language barriers in order to save lives. In addition to linguistic know-how, it is intercultural understanding that plays a decisive role in the success of the translations.
SwissGlobal at the EUATC conference in Berlin
From 20-21 April, SwissGlobal will participate in the 12th annual conference of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC) in Berlin. The EUATC is an umbrella body for national associations of translation companies throughout Europe, without being limited to the EU. The EUATC provides a united voice for language services companies and promotes the highest standards of quality and business practice. This year's conferences is a key opportunity to hear about the latest trends in the fast moving LSP market environment and to meet the newest providers in person. Our COO, Mark Cheetham, will be representing SwissGlobal at the EUATC conference.
SwissGlobal at the GALA conference 2017 in Amsterdam
SwissGlobal participated in the international GALA conference held in Amsterdam from 26-29 March 2017. The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a global, non-profit trade association for the language industry and its annual conferences provide an excellent networking platform. This year’s conference focused on the fundamental principles, strategies, and technologies – the “new basics” – that make for successful, sustainable organizations in today’s global language industry. Our Head of Quality Management, Christine Kamer Diehl, represented SwissGlobal at the GALA conference.
SDL: Interview with SwissGlobal
Mark Cheetham, our COO, and Marie-Odile Domzalski, a freelance translator for the Swiss market, were interviewed for the SDL TranslationZoneBlog on 22 March 2017. The two have enjoyed a successful collaboration for the past five years and talked to Fiona Merwood, Senior Marketing Executive at SDL, about challenges, technological solutions, and common experiences in the translation sector. SDL has been our technology partner for translation software since the foundation of SwissGlobal.
SwissGlobal at the KMU SWISS FORUM
SwissGlobal participated in the KMU SWISS FORUM held at the Congress- and Business Center Trafo in Baden on 23 March 2017. This networking platform was created 15 years ago, and this year’s motto was “Change – the steady constant”. Successful individuals from various sectors – including the president of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard, and actor Anatole Taubmann – shared their experiences and thoughts on the topic, with Hugo Bigi acting as moderator. Our CEO, Matthias Trümpy, and Head of Quality Management, Christine Kamer Diehl, represented SwissGlobal at the KMU SWISS FORUM.
SwissGlobal at the Swiss Digital Finance Conference
On March 23 2017, SwissGlobal participated in the 5th Swiss Digital Finance Conference in Rotkreuz. This annual event is hosted by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and offers a platform to present and discuss trends and new technologies in the financial sector. Some of this year's main topics were digital transformation, new payment systems, and regulatory aspects. In addition to its other vertical markets, SwissGlobal specialises in providing language services for the financial sector and is always keen to gain a first-hand look at the latest industry developments. Our COO, Mark Cheetham, represented SwissGlobal at the conference.
SwissGlobal at CIUTI FORUM 2017
The topic for this year’s forum was Short- and Longterm Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Language Professions. Our Head of Quality Management, Christine Kamer Diehl, represented SwissGlobal as a keynote speaker.
Slator reports SwissGlobal launch
A team of executives under the leadership of Matthias Trümpy have launched SwissGlobal Language Services AG. CEO Trümpy sees an opening for SwissGlobal in regulated industries, such as financial, legal, and pharmaceutical, which tend to have high quality and confidentiality expectations. Data security is the essence of SwissGlobal’s message to the market with Trümpy promising customer content will be securely hosted and managed in Switzerland.