About us

Translation Forum Russia – the largest conference of translation and localization industry. Every year, it gathers from 300 to 500 participants including the representatives of various international organizations, like EC and UN Information Centre, FIT and WIPO, and so on. The first Translation Forum was held in Ekaterinburg in 2009, and in 2010 it became Translation Forum Russia and hosted over three hundred professionals from 20 countries. Three days of TFR include active discussions, meetings of translation industry representatives where they share their experience and demonstrate new technological developments in the field. 

The conference will be useful for quite a wide audience: heads of translation agencies and translation departments, translators and interpreters on the staff and freelancers, lecturers and representatives of universities, translation software and interpretation equipment providers, unions of translators, authorities and publishing houses.

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.

TFR Mission

To be a permanent unified platform for the development of the translation sector in Russia. TFR participants exchange their professional experience, share their knowledge of new methods, ethical codes, professional standards and innovations working jointly in the direction of implementing them in everyday practice and working out necessary tools for the development of the industry market and establishment of civilized relations among its participants.

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 8 countries;
2018 — Ekaterinburg, Ramada Yekaterinburg Hotel&Spa: 435 attendees representing 47 cities and 22 countries; 
2019 — Saint Petersburg, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia: 726 attendees representing 89 cities and 32 countries;
2020 — Online: 280 attendees representing 55 cities and 16 countries.

4 reasons to register for TFR

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.