FAQ

Who can attend UETF?

UETF is open to all translators and communications professionals in finance, regardless of experience (although most attendees will have worked in the field for several years). Beginners are welcome, too. However your working languages must include French and English (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 15, 2018, 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 bankcard 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 2018 be held?

This year’s session will take place in BNP Paribas Fortis’s Auditorium Chancellerie, Rue de la Chancellerie 1, 1000 Bruxelles. We are grateful for their support.

The auditorium is a few hundred meters from Brussels Central train station, and is easily accessible by metro, tram and bus.

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 (and track your email!).

We also urge participants to bring examples of their work for display on a special Vois-là Mon Travail table. 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 registering. You will find them on the UETF Attendees page.

What is a translation slam?

It’s a sort of “duel” between two translators. For more information, click here.

How do I find out more about UETF?

  • Follow SFT on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for updates.
  • Visit the UETF 2018 page on the SFT website.
  • 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 the Previous Editions page.

How do I register for the social events?

You can register for social events (in particular the Welcome Reception and the Gala dinner) on the UETF Attendees page (login and password required). PLEASE NOTE that the dinner on Thursday 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.

I've signed up to the Attendees Page, but haven't yet received a confirmation email. Why?

All registrations must be processed by an admin. While we aim to respond to all requests as quickly as possible, if you do not receive confirmation of your registration within 24 hours, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Is there Wifi at the venue?

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