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10:00 - 14:00 CET

10:00 Opening remarks, Ms. Ana Popova Manasievska, MATA President  


PART 1: On the road to the EU 


10:15 – 10:30 Mr. Nikola Dimitrov, Vice President of the Government of North Macedonia, Secretariat for European Affairs


10:30 – 10:45 Ambassador David Geer, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to North Macedonia 


10:45 – 11:45 Ms. Merit Ene Ilja, Director in DG Translation, European Commission, Brussels  
“Translating for the EU”


11:45 - 12:15 Mr. Javier Hernandez Saseta, Head of the Unit for Multilingualism and Knowledge Development, DG Interpretation, European Commission, Brussels "Conference interpreting for the EU institutions”


12:15 – 12:30 Prof. Dr.  Milan Damjanovski, Head, Master Studies on Conference Interpreting, Faculty of Philology, University “St. Cyril and Methodius” 
“Brief presentation of the Master studies in conference interpreting”

12:30 – 13:00 Ms. Sladjana Angelova, Head, Unit for Revision and Terminology, Secretariat of European Affairs 
“Challenges during the preparation of the national version of the European acquis


13:00-14:00 DISCUSSION 
Moderator: Lukrecija Maljkovic Atanasovska, PhD, Coordinator, MATA Conference Interpretation Work Group

Coffee and Magazines


14:00 - 15:00 CET

A quick break to get refreshed for the afternoon session.



15:00 - 17:45 CET

PАRТ 2:  Our profession and the future   

15:00-15:30 Mr. Renato Beninatto, CEO, Nimdzi Insights
“Trends, patterns, forecasts and reality in the language industry”

15:30- 16:10 Mr. Doug Lawrence, Independent Translation Expert, Lecturer on the Aston University MA in Translation and the University of Warwick e-Business degree 
“The influence and the influencers in translation” 

16:10 – 16:45 Ms. Esther Bond, Research Director, Slator
“The translation and localization industry in 2020”

16:45 – 17:45 DISCUSSION 
Moderator: Ms. Hristina Dojčinova Koceva, Member, MATA Conference Committee



17:45 PM

17:45 Closing remarks, Ms. Ana Popova Manasievska, MATA President 

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