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  1. lbrandon, Europe of 25: New Challenges in the European Expansion

Message 1: Europe of 25: New Challenges in the European Expansion

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 13:15:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: lbrandon <>
Subject: Europe of 25: New Challenges in the European Expansion

Europe of 25: New Challenges in the European Expansion 
Short Title: Europe of 25 

Date: 28-May-2004 - 28-May-2004
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact: Laura Brandon
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

The Globalization and Localization Association is hosting a one-day
seminar, "The Europe of 25: New Challenges in the European
Expansion," to discuss critical issues related to the expansion of
the European Union. Key industry experts will consider the impact of
the expansion on economic, legal, socioeconomic, marketing, linguistic
and financial fronts. Speakers will cover topics such as marketing to
diverse communities, complying with new regulations and meeting the
language needs of new members.

08:30-09:00 Welcome 
09:00-09:40 Political Overview: When the EU Expands, What Does It Mean
to Me?
09:45-10:30 Sociological Impact: Weaving a New Multicultural Fabric
for Europe's Capital
10:30-11:00 Break 
11:00-11:40 Linguistic Issues: Meeting the Market Language Needs of
the New Member States
11:45-12:30 Commerce: Commerce Complexities Between the
Have-Euro and Have-Not States
12:30-14:00 Lunch 
14:00-14:40 Marketing: ''Marketing to a Community of Diverse
14:45-15:30 Legal & Regulatory: Business As Usual While Regulators
Look Over Your Shoulder
15:30-16:00 Break 
16:00-16:40 Education: Educating Europeans for Business and Government
16:45-17:25 Technology & Product Development: Real World Enterprise
17:30-17:45 Summary: Expanding Horizons for the New Europe

For persons who plan to attend the Localization World Conference, GALA
is chartering a bus to travel from Brussels to Bonn on the evening of
Monday, June 28. There is no additional cost to ''Europe of 25''
attendees for this.
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