About us

Translation Forum Russia is the most ambitious and reaching event in the language industry in Russia and across the former Soviet Union countries. It has been held annually since 2009. Hundreds of professionals from different parts of the world, including freelance and in-house translators and interpreters, producers of CAT tools and other translation-related software, and company managers, get together every year to share best practices and improve standards for language service provision.


The conference is universal in scope and covers all the players on the market: translation suppliers and customers, managers of translation agencies and translation departments, company managers, freelance and in-house translators and interpreters, teachers and trainers, producers of CAT tools and other translation-related software, translators’ associations, government bodies, and publishers. Thematic sections are organized for each group, as well as round table and panel discussions, master classes with prominent translators, and many opportunities for discussion in interactive non-conference format.

The general goals

of the conference are to strengthen the professional community, to improve collaboration, to share knowledge of new tools and methods, and to promote the best interests of both practitioners and schools of translation and interpreting alike.
We invite you to join us in implementing this important mission. We value the expertise of our participants and appreciate input from the international community, as well as Russian professionals. This year, the conference will focus on the new challenges faced by the industry and new ways to address them.

TFR History

2010 – Ekaterinburg: 320 attendees representing 60 cities and 20 countries;
2011 – St.Petersburg: 450 attendees representing 62 Russian cities and 16 countries;
2012 – Kazan: 520 attendees representing 18 countries;
2013 – Sochi, Roza Khutor: 300 attendees representing 15 countries;
2014 – Ekaterinburg: 350 attendees representing 59 cities and 15 countries;
2015 – Moscow, ‘Radisson Royal’: 378 attendees representing 50 cities and 18 countries;
2016 – Astrakhan, Park Inn Hotel: 250 attendees representing 35 cities and 12 countries;
2017  Ufa, Congress Hall: 313 attendees representing cities and 12 countries;
2018 – Ekaterinburg, Ramada Yekaterinburg Hotel&Spa: 435 attendees representing 47 cities and 22 countries.

4 reasons to register for TFR 2019

The latest analytics and market overview
Industry leaders and experts will speak about the latest trends in the translation services market. Traditionally, all companies have the opportunity to express themselves.

New tools and new technologies
We are proud that the leading software manufacturers for the linguistic industry choose TFR for the premiere presentations of their products. And the audience has the opportunity to select the most useful and innovative software for translators.

The most intensive networking
Forum gave impetus to the development of professional communities in social networks. The forum is valuable for live discussions and debates, new and useful acquaintances, meetings with colleagues.

100 events within the forum
So many speeches, presentations, workshops, networking sessions, plenary sessions, panel discussions, round tables will be held in four streams during the three days of the conference.