LISA – Localization Industry Standards Association


Becoming a global enterprise is one of the most important challenges that your organization will ever face. There is no one right way to do it, but you should not have to reinvent the wheel. Founded in 1990, LISA is the leading international forum for organizations doing business globally. It has distilled the right ways and wrong ways of supporting international customers, products and services over the last fifteen years from more than 500 corporate members, public & private institutions, government ministries and trade organizations. You can now leverage this invaluable expertise?available nowhere else?in the form of clear guidelines, best practice and standards to enable your organization to deliver on its international objectives.

LISA – partners and affiliate groups include the International Organization for Standardization (ISO Liaison Category A Members of TC 37 and TC 46), The World Bank, OASIS, IDEAlliance, AIIM, The Advisory Council (TAC), CSBTS, MII (China), Feng Sheng Alliance, Russoft, ?TTEC, the Japan Technical Communicators Association, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the European Union, the Canadian Translation Bureau, TermNet, the American Translators Association (ATA), IWIPS, F?d?ration Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT), Termium, JETRO, the Institute of Translating and Interpreting (ITI), IT
Ukraine, The Unicode Consortium, OpenI18N, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, Yamagata Company and other professional and trade organizations.
LISA – members and co-founders include some of the largest and best-known companies in the world, including Adobe, Avaya, Cisco Systems, CLS Communication, EMC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Fuji Xerox, Micro-soft, Oracle, Nokia, Logitech, SAP, Standard Chartered Bank, FileNet, LionBridge Technologies, Lucent, Sun Microsystems, WH&P, Philips Medical Systems, Rockwell Automation, Coca-Cola Enterprises, McDonald?s Corporation, Huawei Technologies, PerkinElmer, Medtronic, Yamagata, SDL International, Xerox Corporation and Canon Research, among others.


It will shorten your learning curve through its community of organizations and experts who have overcome the same challenges that you are facing, and who are willing to share the benefits of their experience –
It will help you to cut the costs of going global through open standards for international business processes and for language-related procedures.
It will support you in achieving faster ‘time to profits’ through access to research and information for building your strategic global business plans.
Access to LISA Globalization Consultants who can help your company globalize in the right way.
Participation in a network of peers who are dealing with the same issues that you face, every day.
Access to LISA publications that provide the ‘best practice’ data you need to formulate strategies and plans.
Access to business forums and technical skills workshops in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and emerging markets.
Access to over fifteen years of industry know-how andresearch with the online LISA archives.
Access to the Globalization Insider (LISA?s monthly newsletter), industry podcasts and blogs.
Ability to post press releases, company events, curriculum vitae (CVs), and job postings on the LISA website, attracting over fifteen million hits per year.


Sponsor membership (?13,300): For organizations with $10,000,000 or more in annual revenue
Corporate membership (?3,000): Full membership in LISA
Introductory membership (?1,500): A more basic category for smaller companies and those new to LISA and/or globalization
Non-profit, educational, or individual (?425): Our most affordable membership is intended for non-profit and educational organizations and individuals (limits apply to individual membership)

Contact Information

LISA – Localization Industry Standards Association:
Domaine en Pra?l CH-1323 Romainm?tier – Switzerland
Tel: +41 24 453 2310
Fax: +41 24 453 2312

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