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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



Who can attend UETF?

UETF is open to all translators, interpreters and communications professionals in finance, regardless of experience (although most attendees will have worked in the field for several years). Beginners are welcome, too, but your working languages must include French and English (Note that speakers can opt for French or English, and no interpreting is provided).


Do I need to be an SFT member to attend?

Absolutely not. Everyone is welcome—although members of SFT and sister associations (ITI, CBTI, BDÜ and other FIT member associations) get a special discount.


Is there an early-bird rate?

Yes. If you register before May 22, 2023, you qualify for our early-bird rate. Visit the SFT website for more information (full three days or one-day passes).


Are special rates available for students?

Yes. The organizers are happy to offer a special reduction for up to five translation students (or academics). To apply, send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.including (1) proof that you are a student on a Masters of Translation or equivalent course of study ; (2) a CV; and (3) a letter explaining why you deserve a bourse.


How do I register and pay?

All registrations must be made via the SFT website. You can pay by bank transfer or by check (in euros, drawn on a French bank).

Note: VAT-registered attendees from outside France as well as all business professionals attending from a non-EU country qualify for the non-VAT price.


Does UETF qualify for financing by France’s FIF-PL training fund?

Yes, if you are a freelance professional (professionnel libéral) based in France and have paid your professional training tax. In this case, apply directly to FIF-PL. Note that FIF-PL refunds are limited to the annual ceiling for translation professionals, and that they apply only to registration (i.e., do not cover food, accommodation or transport). For more information, visit the FIF-PL website.


Where will UETF 2023 be held?

This year’s session will take place at the European Investment Bank at 

98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer
L-2950 Luxembourg

EIB supports green mobility and public transport. While the bank is unable to offer parking places to all UETF participants, carparks on the outskirts of the city along all major thoroughfares offer free 24-hour parking (€10 a day as of the 25th hour).

They include:

  • Bouillon — 2442 places
  • Luxembourg Sud A — 831 places
  • Luxembourg Sud B
  • Kockelscheuer — 567 places
  • Stade de Luxembourg — 600 places. 

Carparks and P+R (Luxembourg city (

A modern tram (line T1) links the EIB site to Luxembourg's city center in around 10 minutes and will get you to the train station in about 20 minutes: board trams marked "Direction Lycée Bouneweg" at the Rout Bréck-Pafendall stop at the entrance to the EIB site. Trams leave every four or five minutes. There are also several bus lines.

Note that public transport in Luxembourg is free (in second class only for trains). 

Use this app to plan your journey: 

What do I need to bring with me?

If you have a laptop or mobile device, you might find it useful to take notes, download documents, work on workshop and slam texts (and track your email!).

We also urge participants to bring examples of their work for display on a special portfolio table — Vois-là Mon Travail. This is important. What better way to connect with expert colleagues for cross-revision and joint projects? (What better way to convince buyers present that they need you?) Be sure to anonymize work that is not in the public domain, or get prior authorization from your customers.

UETF is an ideal venue for networking, so be sure to bring your business cards, too.


What should I do if I’m late or have to leave early?

We understand that problems can arise. Ideally, you’ll contact one of the organizers to let them know. You’ll find their contact information in the Practical Information PDF posted on the UETF Attendees’ page.

We advise that you read SFT Service’s internal by-laws (Règlement intérieur) before arriving. You will find them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


What is a translation slam?

It’s a sort of “duel” between two translators. To reap the full benefits, it makes sense to prepare your own version in advance, too. For more information, click here. We are currently finalizing our slam texts and will send them to all registered participants soon.


How do I find out more about UETF?

  • Follow SFT Services on Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Follow SFT on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for updates.
  • For general information and logistics, contact the organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • For registration, payment and cancellations, contact Lorena Sorel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Visit our Previous Editions page.


How do I register for the social events?

You can register for social events (in particular the Pot de (re)trouvailles on Sunday night and the Gala dinner on Tuesday) via your Digiforma account (login and password required). PLEASE NOTE that the dinner on Tuesday is not included in your registration fee. For more information, visit the Social Events pages.


What is your cancellation policy?

All registrations are final; refunds are only available to attendees who provide a valid reason for cancellation (e.g., physician’s note) no fewer than 10 days before the first day of the course. There will be no refunds in other cases, although you may send someone else in your place if you inform SFT Services.


Is there Wi-Fi at the venue?

Yes. You'll receive a password when you arrive.