It’s EPiServer Summit time!

July 22, 2014

The 2014 EPiServer North American Summit is once again upon us. This has traditionally been an EPiServer partners-only event, but this year the summit is open to clients as well. With an increase in attendees, comes the need to expand to a larger venue. This year the event will be hosted at the Chicago Swissotel on July 30th.

EPiServer in North America

episerver-summit2014 has been a breakout year for EPiServer in North America. In Europe, their home base, they are well-established as a leading CMS/eCommerce platform. EpiServer has put in a lot of effort to grow their business in North America. Their work is paying off; in my daily involvement with clients and interactive agencies, I am hearing more buzz about EPiServer than ever before. Most CMS systems in the market today are just adding or planning to add eCommerce features/support. However, EPiServer was quick to enhance its system with eCommerce functionality which has been a key differentiator. It has given EpiServer an immediate advantage over other platforms.

The Event:

The morning sessions are open to all and will provide an update on what is new with EPiServer, a client case study by Novartis, and a product demo session.

The keynotes are sure to be the highlight of each day:

  • Peter Shankman, Nailing Customer Loyalty in the era of the mobile, social, and ADHD Customer
  • Stephen Powers, Content and Commerce: The Unification of the Digital Customer Lifecycle

EPiServer partners and clients will be split up for the last two sessions before they are brought back together for the EPiServer roadmap session. Then it is off to the evening social event at ROOF on theWit, a lounge-style hotspot 27 floors above Chicago's bustling downtown.

Globalization Partners International was one of EPiServer's first US-based partners to support their clients' website localization needs. For nearly four years, we have provided our clients free of charge the GPI EPiServer Translation connector; our latest version for EPiServer v7.5 now supports EPiServer CMS and eCommerce.

For more information about EPiServer's 2014 North American Summit, including an agenda, please visit EPiServer Summit Agenda.

EPiServer Translation Connector for Website Translation

The GPI EPiServer Translation Connector is a plug-in which is installed on the client-side server. With a few clicks, content can be easily exported from the CMS, translated and then easily imported back into the CMS for publishing.

Connector Benefits:

  • Easy integration with EPiServer
  • Simple content import/export process for translation workflows
  • 24/7 secure access for your global teams to collaborate and track translation projects
  • Dashboard to view schedules, project task lists and status reports

Further GPI Resources on EPiServer Website Translation and Development

You may find the following references about website localization, globalization, development and EPiServer Localization useful:

Further Information on Localization Resources

Globalization Partners International (GPI) frequently assists customers with multilingual website design, development and deployment. GPI's suite of globalization tools can empower global companies to achieve their multilingual project goals. To learn more, please visit Translation Tools. GPI also offers a range of Translation services so consider partnering with GPI prior to localizing or translating your websites, documents or applications.

Contact GPI for more information via e-mail at, by phone at (866) 272-5874, or by requesting a free web translation quote for your project.

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Peter has over 20 years’ experience in business development within the localization industry supporting clients for documentation, software and website globalization services. He started his career in the translation industry in 1995 and over the years has worked for several leading localization service providers including LMI, Berlitz, Welocalize, GPI and Beyondsoft. Throughout his career Peter has led by example and always put his clients’ needs first to ensure client expectations are understood and successfully met. Over the years Peter has trained extensively in Solution Selling, Action Selling and Localization Sales, Testing and Project Management. Peter handles many of GPI’s global accounts helping educate clients on GPI’s comprehensive suite of globalization services and industry best practices.