Keynote Speaker

ISO International Committee Manager of ISO’s TC37/SC2 and International Chair of ISO's TC37/SC5

Maryse is President of BG Communications International Inc., a leading translation services provider headquartered in Montréal, Canada. She is recognized for being a pioneer in translation standardization and for championing the advancement of women in business. She currently serves as International Committee Manager of ISO’s TC37/SC2 and International Chair of ISO's TC37/SC5. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Canada's national Language Industry Association (AILIA) and, in 2019, was nominated by AILIA to sit on the Industry Advisory Committee on Neural Machine Translation. Maryse also sits on the Translation Programming Committee at McGill University with a view to shape curricula and course content to align with market demands.


Maryse supports various community organizations such as the MADA Community Centre and is a member of institutions such as Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and the Réseau des femmes d'affaires du Québec. She has been a member of the Women Presidents' Organization since 2007 and WBE Canada since 2009. Most recently, she was nominated to the Supplier Advisory Committee within WBE Canada in 2019 and was elected its Chair in 2020. With 25 years of experience as a successful business owner, this powerhouse draws energy and passion from her family and enjoys spending time with her three sons.

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President, MATA

Ana Popova Manasievska, MATA President since 2020 and MATA member since 2013. Bachelor degree in Macedonian and English language, Masters degree in conference interpreting, freelance translator and interpreter.

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