March 7, 2018 – Cologne Across LSP Day For Translation Companies

Look forward to a day full of ideas, tips, and news.

You will have many opportunities to engage in exchange and meet existing and prospective users as well the Across team personally.

Registration March 7, 2018

Exciting Information

Get the latest news from the development and best practices for your translation processes.

Technology Insight

The technology sessions will take you deeper into the world of Across and give you valuable impulses for your work.

Networking the Easy Way

Meet other Across users during the networking breaks and the boat tour.

Meet Across Partners

See the solutions of our technology partners in the exhibition area and in the partner sessions.


Im MediaPark 7
50670 Köln

Boat Tour with Dinner
on March 7, 2018

In the evening, you will again have the opportunity to participate in our popular boat tour together with the participants of the Across user conference. We invite you for a pleasant evening on the Rhine River with good food, beverages, and conversations.

All conference participants are invited to join in free of charge (2 persons/company).

Participation is free of charge.


8:45 a.m.

Registration and welcome coffee

9:15 a.m.


with Eva Tönnesmann and Gerd Janiszewski

10:00 a.m.

Preview Across v7

Presentation – by Christian Weih

10:45 a.m.

Networking break

11:15 a.m.

All aboard!
…for the journey towards smooth collaboration

Interactive presentation – with Frank Erven

12 noon


1:15 p.m.

Getting over the post-lunch dip

Wake-up session

1:50 p.m.

Translation risks – a Cinderella subject?

Presentation – by Angelika Ottmann and Dr. Carmen Canfora, Die RisikoScouts


How does Pure Neural® Machine Translation support translation departments and business operations?

Partner session – with Stéphanie Labroue, SYSTRAN

Room 315

Tagged XML Expedition
How you can process XML more effectively with suitable DSTs.

Technology session Across Language Server – with Björn Fitzner

Room 314
2:35 p.m.

Networking break

3:00 p.m.

Across, what else?
From a free, "exotic" tool in 2012 to a major one for Avalon in 2018.

User report – with Răzvan Costache, AVALON MEDIA srl


Merging AI into Machine Translation to boost translation quality

Partner session – with Tony O’Dowd,

Room 315

How you can determine performance potential and efficiency boosts with a few checks.

Technology session Across Language Server – with Lissa Sum and Christian Heinrich

Room 314
3:55 p.m.

Setting the Supply Chain up for Success with Across
A Case Study in Building an Engaged Freelancer Pool

User report – with Frederique Froment-Kelleghan, Welocalize Ltd.


Automated process with Across
Review in the perfect layout for the markets

Partner session – with Marc Mittag, MittagQI

Room 315

Key Figures at a Glance
How you can determine key figures with the help of the Cockpit and remain organized in the Dashboard.

Technology session Across Language Server – with Stefan Diessner

Room 314
4:45 p.m.

Raffle and goodbye

5:15 p.m.



Visit our partners in the exhibition area and learn more about their solutions in the partner sessions.


KantanMT is a global leader in Machine Translation solutions. Our clients use KantanMT to translate billions of words in over 100 language combinations, creating new reveue opportunities in International markets. The KantanMT platform is used to customise, improve and deploy both statistical and neural MT systems and is used by some of the world's largest organisations.


SYSTRAN is transforming the way global organizations meet the challenges of communicating globally via advanced and secured machine translation technology. With a new generation of engines that combine Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence, SYSTRAN provides significant productivity gains in areas such as collaboration, content production, customer support, electronic investigation, e-commerce.


MittagQI – translate5

MittagQI focuses on software development and consulting for translation processes. The company's most important product is the web-based review tool translate5, whose visualReview enables reviews in a perfect layout. Additionally, we offer individual process automation and portals. Our outstanding knowledge of Across and crossAPI enables us to automate as effectively as possible.


Organizational Details Directions, Hotels, Boat Tour

KOMED im MediaPark GmbH
Im MediaPark 7
50670 Köln


By Train (S-Bahn)

From Cologne/Bonn Airport approx. 30 min

From Cologne Main Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof) approx. 15 min

  • All trains on track 11 go to Cologne Hansaring
  • walk to Mediapark – approx. 8 min.

Timetable Information KVB

By Car

Enter "Maybachstrasse 10" in your satnav and follow the signs to the "Mediapark" parking garage in order to get to KOMED.

underground garage - Parkhaus Zentral (PZ)

By Taxi

Taxi Hotline Cologne: +49 221 2882

Boat Tour on March 7

Where do we start?

Terminal 5, directly below Cologne Cathedral
Map – walk from main railway station


In the evening, free shuttle busses organized by Across Systems will pick up groups of 30 from the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, stop at the Azimut Hotel, and continue to the Mediapark, the location of the NH Hotel and Motel One.


06:45 p.m.
07:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.

Recommended Hotels

Motel One Köln-Mediapark
Am Kümpchenshof 2
50670 Köln

More Hotels close by the KOMED

Alternatively, you can book a hotel close to Cologne Cathedral, from where our boat tour will start.
Due to an exhibition that will take place in Cologne at the same time, we recommend booking hotel rooms early enough.