MCBC’s Executive Director Brian Turlington to moderate panel discussion on ‘Language Capital of the World’ at Global California Conference

The Monterey County Business Coucil is pleased to sponsor  the 12th Annual Global California Conference scheduled for March 24 at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (BCM).the-language-capital-of-the-world-86220726
This year’s Global California Conference will focus on the trade and inves
tment opportunities that exist between the California business community and the 21 countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Additional discussions on the pros and cons of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and its 12 signatory countries will also be discussed.

MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington will be moderating a panel session at 11:15 a.m. on the “Language Capital of the World – It’s All Here in Monterey County.”
Monterey County is considered to be the “language capital” of the world and the Monterey County Business Council (MCBC) has trademarked all of Monterey County as “Language Capital of the World” because this region hosts some of the globe’s leading military and educational language institutions as well as a myriad of private sector companies that provide cross-cultural training, interpretation, translation, localization and globalization services.

There are over 30 different languages spoken throughout the Pacific Rim and the delivery of timely translation, interpretation services and website localization services combined with knowledge of the cultural norms of different countries is paramount for successful trade and investment with the APEC countries.

This panel will feature leading public and private sector organizations that are part of the Monterey County community demonstrating the unique language-based services that are available for all to compete successfully in the Pacific Rim. Participants are as follows:

Brian Turlington – Moderator
Executive Director, Monterey County Business Council, View Bio.

Renee Jourdenais
Dean, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, Middlebury Institute of International Studies. View Bio

Lisa Donohoe 
Academic Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist for Custom Language Services, Middlebury Institute of International Studies.  View Bio

Stephan Lins
CEO, Medialocate, Inc. View Bio.

Dave Bethea
Vice President of Marketing and Sales Operations, LanguageLine Solutions. View Bio.

Valeska van Vliet 
Site Operations Manager, Moravia IT, LLC. View Bio.

See a complete list of Global California Conference speakers here. Visit the Conference website for more information and to get tickets.


March 24, 2016