Think Global Awards announces shortlist, awards to be granted in April


Earlier this week, the Think Global Awards announced their shortlist of individuals and companies for the awards ceremony’s fifth year.

The Dublin-based awards organization is a sister brand to the Think Global Forum, and was first developed in 2018 to honor professionals and companies with strong global success. Among the 16 different awards to be offered are Language Industry Person of the Year, Brand of the Year, as well as several other awards honoring companies who have achieved global acclaim. In addition to the Think Global Forum, the awards are supported by VTQ Magazine, VistaTalks, and Vistatec, a language service provider (LSP) specializing in globalization and localization.

“Vistatec are delighted to continue our title sponsorship of The Think Global Awards,” said Tom Murray, the CEO of Vistatec. “It has been a pleasure to be part of the successful growth of the awards, and we wish all of the shortlisted companies the very best of luck.”

The shortlist was released on Feb. 14, and the awards’ final recipients will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony on April 20, and will be hosted by Declan Brennan. This year, the award’s organizers adopted the theme “Reimagining Culture” to tie the awards together, in an effort to “spotlight the dramatic changes in our work life and how we interact with each other.”

The shortlist for each of the 16 awards can be viewed at the official Think Global Awards website. The following individuals were shortlisted for the Language Industry Person of the Year Award:

  • Ana Vehar
  • Lucio Bagnulo
  • Lyena Solomon
  • Martiño Prada Diaz

“The Language Industry Person of the Year Award looks for individuals who have shown outstanding leadership, understanding, and innovation in the language and localization industry,” the awards’ organization wrote in a recent blog post. “The judges looked for individuals who consistently delivered results, innovated, and led their organizations to global success through their localization strategies.”

Three brands were shortlisted for the “Brand of the Year” award: Balsam Brands, Secret Street Tours, and Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Ireland. Other companies shortlisted include Lion People Global (for the “Professional Services” award) and Sony (for the “Process Automation” award).

“We were delighted to see so many organizations, from start-ups to global companies, enter the latest awards,” said Simon Hodgkins, the founder of the Think Global Awards. “It is inspiring to see so many companies have not only survived but have thrived.”

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Andrew Warner
Andrew Warner is a writer from Sacramento. He received his B.A. in linguistics and English from UCLA and is currently working toward an M.A. in applied linguistics at Columbia University. His writing has been published in Language Magazine, Sactown Magazine, and The Takeout.

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