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CENTURIES LONG HISTORY AND BREATHTAKING NATURAL BEAUTY
The Conference was a resounding success!
Thank you to the speakers and sponsors for all their support and work, and to all attendees for their restless energy and good mood, that largely contributed to make this 6th international event memorable.
Welcome to the web site of the 2009 international event, the 6th Proz.com International Conference in Ohrid, Macedonia, to be held from 2-5 July, 2009, organized jointly by ProZ.com and Hristina Dojcinova, supported by the Congress Service Center Skopje, leading Macedonian translation company.
After the successful organization of the 5th ProZ International
Conference which took place in Budapest in 2007, Proz.com members have the opportunity to convene again at the international level in the ancient city of Ohrid, Macedonia, a small historic country with extensive culture, situated in South East Europe.
The echo of the history of biblical Macedonia has its deepest resonance in Ohrid - the city-museum of ancient Macedonian and European spiritual and cultural tradition. As a UNESCO world heritage city, Ohrid is rich in archaeological sites, old city architecture and the 365 churches – one for every day of the year.
Ohrid is a famous conference venue and has recently hosted top level political events, such as the NATO EAPC Security Forum in 2007, the UNESCO World Conference on Dialogue Among Religions and Civilizations in 2007, the Summit of Presidents of CEU countries in 2008, to mention but a few.
For some useful information on Macedonia, please see the Venue tab!
The 6th Proz.com International Conference will take place at the Metropol Lake Resort. The Metropol Lake Resort is situated in the most beautiful part of the east coast of Lake Ohrid, with the lake view on one side, and mountain view on the other side.
The resort consists of three hotels:
· Hotel Metropol
· Hotel Bellevue
· Hotel Tourist
The entire room capacity of the three hotels which are adjacent to one another is nearly 400 double rooms, in addition to the standard and deluxe suites.
Additional information about the Metropol Lake Resort as well as a photo gallery can be found at: http://www.metropol-ohrid.com/
Conference fees and packages
Several options are available:
The All-inclusive package includes : conference attendance, your accommodation for Friday night and Saturday night at the Metropol Lake resort (in a double room) with 2 breakfasts, Friday night opening dinner, Saturday lunch, Gala dinner, Sunday lunch and transportation from the Skopje Airport to Ohrid and from Ohrid to Skopje.
The Conference-only package includes: conference attendance, Friday night opening dinner, Saturday lunch, Gala Dinner and Sunday Lunch. It does not include transportation.
The Spouse/Extra Person package is here if you wish to come with your family, a friend, etc. This package includes full accomodation per extra person for Friday night and Saturday night (nights and meals, either in the same room as you or in another double room), Friday night opening dinner, Gala Dinner and Transportation. It excludes Conference attendance.
Please note that if you want to come with an extra person who will attend the Conference, you have to create a ProZ.com account to register and pay for this person. All Conference attendees have to be accounted for on the page. This does not apply for the spouse package - only if you're coming with someone who will attend the sessions as a regular attendee.
One-day passes are now available - Saturday only OR Sunday only. These passes include your conference attendance for one-day only, the coffee breaks and 1 lunch. They do not include transportation and Gala Dinner.
Please note that none of the packages include your travel costs to Skopje.
The item 'Transportation' refers to the bus shuttle that we have organized to pick you up at Skopje airport and bring you to the Metropol Lake Resort in Ohrid - and back. Shuttles timetables will be created once we have more details about your flights schedule. Please check the conference forum for more details and updates.
You can book extra nights if you wish (excluding Friday and Saturday, since those are the nights included in the All-inclusive package). Please note that it's your responsibility to call the hotel and make your reservation, even if you purchased an all-inclusive package. For more information on nights and reservations, please see the 'Accommodation and social' tab. Thank you!
Early-bird: May 2nd
Regular: June 23rd
Last-minute: July 1st
All prices include VAT
Displayed prices reflect the EUR/USD exchange rate as at March 5th, 2009
Sponsorship and advertising:
Such an audience is an excellent target group to advertise your product or service. All participants are high profile translators, interpreters or language industry actors.
For sponsorship and advertising opportunities please contact Florencia Vita, Advertising and Sponsorship Coordinator at ProZ.com. We can offer you a wide range of packages and opportunities tailored to your business and your needs. Do not hesitate - Visit the sponsors area!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009 is assumed to be the arrival date for those participants who wish to attend the TRADOS training session – beginner level reserved for Thursday, 2 July 2009
- Thursday, 2 July 2009 -
Arrival of participants
12:00 – 18:00 TRADOS TRAINING SESSION (beginner level)
For more information on this training session please click here
Thursday is assumed to be the arrival date for those participants who wish to attend the TRADOS training session – advanced level reserved for Friday, 3 July 2009. A bus tour from Skopje Airport via Skopje Center will be taking the participants to Ohrid to the Metropol Lake resort
- Friday, 3 July 2009 -
09:00 – 16:00 TRADOS TRAINING SESSION (advanced level)
For more information on this training session please click here
Arrival of participants and continuous registration
The registration desk will be set up in the hotel Metropol lobby
Bus tours from Skopje Airport via Skopje Center will be taking the participants to Ohrid to the Metropol Lake resort: The bus tour schedule will be decided upon after the attendants’ flight info has been received
18:00 Coffee will be served in the lobby of hotel Metropol
START OF OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
18:30 Opening of the conference (Metropol Hotel Conference Hall Labino)
Welcoming address - organizer Hristina Dojčinova
Welcoming address - ProZ representatives
Dinner will be served at the Hotel Metropol Restaurant
Conference opening powwow (Location TBD). Possibility to go out in Ohrid after the powwow
- Saturday, 4 July 2009 -
09:00 –18:15 Sessions
18:15-20:30 Sponsors presentations time
21:00 -03:00 Gala Dinner: buffet dinner with live music and Macedonian folk dance ensemble
- Sunday, 5 July 2009 -
09:00 – 12:30 Sessions
12:30: Closing lunch
14:00: Closing of the conference
Possibility then of going sightseeing in Ohrid, guided walking tours, lake boat tours – several offers will be provided for the participants who are interested, and groups will be formed on the spot
Departure of participants - bus tours from Hotel Metropol to Skopje airport at three different times of the day, depending upon the departure schedule of the participants
For more information on social events, see the "Accommodation and Social" tab!
Come to Ohrid and do not miss the excellent opportunity to network, share and create bonds in an exquisite setting - and to celebrate with us ProZ.com's 10th Anniversary!