box1For this year’s conference, we wanted to have something special for our attendees.

The idea of the prize draw serves a double purpose: it is a thank you for all those professionals who spared no expense to join us in this conference and it also keeps the audience in the room until the grand prize is announced. Furthermore, the numbers that are going to be drawn will be the ones printed on the badges you will receive upon registration.

Usually, many people don’t bother to wear their badge on the second day of the conference, partly because it is inconvenient, and partly because they will have met all the contacts they expected to meet on day 1. However, in order to take networking a step further, I believe it is important to keep your badge for the whole duration of the conference.

Thus, the idea of the prize draw came to be: random badge numbers will be drawn at the end of the conference on Sunday 28 June around 3 p.m.: those people who need to catch a plane or an early ride home might have to leave the conference early, but really, if you can stay, you will be eligible to win fabulous prizes. Let’s face it: who doesn’t like to win something?

The grand prize this year is a free licence of SDL Trados Studio Freelance Plus 2015 which is a very very valuable and useful prize indeed! You will notice that it will be the 2015 version that is just coming hot off the press and that will be available for purchase officially from July 2015 onwards!

Other prizes include: a 12 month subscription to MYOB Essential Accounting Solution, valued at $276; a $30 voucher from Unity books; a prize pack of books from Gecko Press; five signed copies of a book by Stathis Gauntlett; a 12 month subscription to the Macquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus Online valued at $44.99 and more…

Don’t forget that your registration package will be filled with useful vouchers and gifts from various targeted sponsors and that you have access to a 12 month subscription to the Multilingual magazine just by registering for the conference…