Need Ideas: "Indian Pavilion" in Europe - Milestone in the History of Indian Technical Communication
Here's an announcement and request. We need your ideas. Please chime
in with your ideas and suggestions.
On behalf of the TWIN team of volunteers, I'm pleased to let you know that we're playing an active role this year at the tcworld conference organized by Europe's largest association tekom (www.tekom.de). For information about tekom, see http://tekom.de/index_neu.jsp?.
The tcworld conference is perhaps one of the biggest technical communication conferences in the world. When it comes to trade fairs related to technical communication, it's probably the biggest. See
Look at the following stats:
Last year, when TWIN set up a booth in the Associations World section of this conference, 2110 delegates participated in the conference and 1019 visitors participated in the trade fair. So it's over 3000! The
trade fair showcases documentation tools, language solutions, documentation services offered by companies, translation and terminology trends, and so on. One of the exhibitors at the trade fair last year showcased a wonderful simulation of a Formula 1 racing cars! That's the kind of quality and standard you can expect to see at the tcworld conference.
What we (TWIN) did year was a humble start. This year, we are working with tekom to set up an **Indian Pavilion" at the tcworld conference. For this pavilion, we have 9*4 meter **free** space to set up booths
and organize activities. We may offer traditional (Indian) tea, snacks, and so on. Maybe we can have someone from our writing community to perform a dance or something at the cultural evening.
Apart from the fun stuff, the conference promises a plethora of opportunities for networking and learning. Some of the tool webinars you attended this year were introduced to us at the tcworld conference. In addition, quite a few speakers from India are presenting different topics at this conference. You will hear more about this soon. Needless to say, technical writing companies (both doc companies and training companies) will benefit from this event significantly. They will get business leads (up to them!) by showcasing their services and offerings to an emerging market. This is also a great opportunity for Indian technical writers and doc managers to learn about German and European cultures, doc practices, and expectations.
Now what we need from you:
a) If your company is interested in setting up a booth at the trade fair, please email Akash (email@example.com) or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) off-list.
b) Also, let us know If you are interested in attending this 3-day conference in November to be held in Wiesbaden, Germany.
c) Please share your ideas and suggestions about the first-ever Indian Pavilion (what to showcase, what to do, and so on) with everyone.
TWIN is an open forum, so feel free to add comments on this blog entry.