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ALTO Newsletter July 2016
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July 2016



In This Issue

Leaders' and Mid-managers' event in London
ALTO Conference San Francisco 2016 - highlights
The ALTO- Deloitte benchmarking survey 2015 
New members Q1 & Q2 2016
Berlin event schedule and registration

Welcome to new ALTO members! 

Please contact and welcome our new members who have recently signed up for membership with the association:

ESL Education Group
Hokkaido Japanese Language School
Yalea Languages

Berlin event 2016

Watch out for the slightly different schedule we have this year in Berlin! ALTO will organise a networking drinks reception on Saturday, 29th October for members and their invited guests who are interested in joining the association.

The Sunday programme on 30th October will begin with the AGM and Election of Board members, followed by a professional development session on Intercultural communication/ Negotiation techniques. 

As part of the ICEF Berlin seminar programme we have asked for a slot to introduce the ALTO Standard guidelines and benefits to a wider audience. The presentation will also showcase the web-tool which will serve as a platform implementing the main guidelines of the Standard available to ALTO member agents, member schools and their non-member partner agents.  

Read more and register


ALTO double event London 2016 - registration is open

Our professional development sessions series continues on 5th September in London with 2 parallel sessions held at the Hilton Metropole hotel. Leaders and decision makers will have a full day programme starting with Risk Management in the morning and Presentation skills in the afternoon, while Mid-managers can benefit from the Presentation skills seminar in the morning. Please note that there are the two different event pages, both open to registration:

Leaders and Decision makers
full day session

Mid-managers, Leaders of tomorrow
morning session
Risk management by Professor Maurits van Rooijen
+ Fearless communication by Michael Comyn
Taking risks is a necessary part of business: organisations must take risks in order to grow. It is also very important for a business to control the degree of risk that it exposes itself to.
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Fearless communication by Michael Comyn 
This course equips you with the tools to speak confidently in a structured and effective manner and is an excellent foundation for high level presentations at conferences and trade shows.
Read more and register

**Note!** This year's London event is held at the Hilton Metropole (StudyWorld hotel)

The ALTO- Deloitte Language Travel Industry Survey 2015
- the report

  ALTO has commissioned a world-wide industry data collection exercise, which was project managed by Deloitte in order to assure the complete confidentiality, impartiality and professionalism that a top four Professional Service company can bring.

The ALTO- Deloitte Language Travel Industry Survey report is a very important tool for ALTO in its aim to improve the international profile of the language travel industry within the global economy. It also helps organisations of all sizes to find ways of aligning themselves to the national and international industry benchmarks outlined in the report and thus creating more professional and more profitable businesses that benefit the industry as a whole.  

The second annual report is now published and available to the public (summary version). The full report with country supplements is circulated to the ALTO membership and those organisations that supported the data collection. They have been contacted directly by Deloitte. The 3rd annual survey's data collection will open soon, sing up for the project here!  

Read our report on the ALTO Conference San Francisco 2016

ALTO held its annual conference in San Francisco this year with high profile keynote speakers and opportunities for the leaders of the industry to get together and exchange ideas during the round table and panel sessions. The 2-day event was also designed to maximise the networking potential of having prominent industry players in the same room during the Speed Dating and the less formal social events. According to participants the conference was hugely beneficial for both agent and school participants and some quoted the event as “the best industry conference I have ever attended”. Read more

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