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Think Global Forum NYC

It was all about Ireland and the United States when the Think Global Forum returned to New York City on May 20th. The event was hosted by Vistatec in partnership with Enterprise Ireland at the Irish Consulate on Park Avenue. Many esteemed guests and forum executives from some of the world’s premiere companies and organizations were in attendance.

Think Global Forum was honored that Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, attended the event and opened the forum by discussing the growth of globalization and the Irish economy. “…Ireland has been transformed because our economy has undergone a dramatic overhaul. We have now become of one the most open economies in the world” he said .

Vistatec attendees included Unn Villius, CSO, Jill Goldsberry, Director of Sales, and Priscillia Charles, Communications Director, Think Global Forum.

“I was very impressed with the guest speakers at the Think Global Forum New York. I found the diverse range of topics discussed; e-commerce localization, outsourcing the entire localization program, etc. fascinating. It was also a pleasure to spend time and learn from so many seasoned executives” commented Goldsberry.

When speaking on eCommerce localization, Yuka Kurihara (Director of Globalization, Pitney Bowes) stated that “Global eCommerce really presents a great opportunity for all size businesses, but you can only be successful if you really take the localization and globalization requirements seriously”.

Amongst the guest speakers was also Jeff Marques (Senior Program Manager, Globalization, Adobe), who gave  an insightful presentation on outsourcing localization “Synergize the entire thing. Make your vendor part of the team” said Marques.

Enterprise Ireland (EI) is a long-standing partner and supporter of Vistatec. As an organization within the Irish government, EI is in charge of promoting the development and growth of Irish businesses in world markets. Representing the organization was Hannah Webb, Senior Vice President, Business and Consumer Services, Talent Management and BPO, Enterprise Ireland.

“The Think Global Forums hosted by Vistatec are an excellent way to bring together industry leaders to discuss the future of business. When I attended the forum in NYC this spring, I was very impressed with the quality of the speakers and the content. It’s refreshing to attend an event that highlights key topics like e-commerce or partnering and then encourages open discussion of the themes and challenges brought to light. The level of expertise in the room was significant and the attendees were so engaged in the conversation whether they were in retail, finance, or technology. I’m definitely looking forward to the next TGF!” said Webb when asked about her experience at the event.

Following the presentations, a private reception and dinner was enjoyed by the guests who continued to network discuss the themes of the day.

Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural Think Global Forum NYC Event. A special thanks to Enterprise Ireland for co-sponsoring as well as Daniel Mulhall and the Irish Consulate for hosting. We appreciate your support and looks forward to continuing a wonderful partnership.

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a community of global individuals including  forum participants, industry experts, speakers and Forum Executives. The  Think Global Forum is designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of Technology, Travel, Manufacturing, Life  Sciences, Retail, eCommerce and a growing number of sectors around the world. The forum offers keen insights into the here and now and, most  importantly, the future.

To learn more or to join the Think Global Forum, please visit

About Vistatec

We have been helping some of the world’s most iconic brands to optimize their global commercial potential since 1997. Vistatec is one of the world’s leading global content solutions providers. HQ in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Mountain View, California, USA.

To learn more about Vistatec please visit:

Awards Shortlist Announced

Awards Shortlist Announced

Think Global Forum Awards Shortlist Announced

March 15, 2019 | Dublin, Ireland / Mountain View, California.

Think Global Forum Awards have announced this year’s shortlisted applicants. The judging panel – made up of leading professionals from a broad array of industries – carried out a meticulous review of every entry across 12 award categories and has presented their findings to the award committee.

The importance of connecting with a global audience effectively and efficiently is critical in today’s marketplace. The awards are a way to recognize achievements in this area and to promote the awareness of thinking globally for individuals, communities, start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, global brands and large-scale international organizations.

All categories and shortlisted applicants are listed below.

Brand of the Year

NetApp Globalization
Samsung STEM
Samsung India


The Worldly Marketer Podcast
Women in Localization
PWN Global


IKEA Advertising 
Greenpeace Canada

Language Industry Person of the Year

Michele Carlson
Maria Scheibengraf

Localization Recognition

Rotary International
CA Technologies

Going Global

Sage Advice


WIA Technologies
Retro Digital


XTM International
Survey Monkey


American Express Global Bus 
Lonely Planet Travel News Daily

Life Sciences

Integrated DNA

Retail & eCommerce



Alps Electrics
Zimmer Bio

Congratulations to all shortlisted companies and individuals! The winners will be announced at this year’s ceremonies, hosted at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, Ireland and the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in Menlo Park, California, USA, on April 3, 2019.

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a body of industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of products and services around the world. With a strong interest in all things localization the forum is made up of industry thought leaders who can offer keen insights into the here and now and, most importantly, the future. For more information please visit:

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Communications Director, Think Global Forum

Think Global Awards

Think Global Awards

Think Global Awards Update

Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum.

“Firstly, let me start with a big thank you. Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to submit an entry to this year’s Think Global Awards. We are absolutely delighted with the amount of responses and interest that you have shown in this years awards program. The awards this year cover everything from brand and advertising to thinking globally and also cover a number of industry sectors. We have a brand of the year award, a community award, an advertising award, a language industry person of the year award. We focus on localization, companies that are going global and also for the first time this year we have a dedicated startup award.

Our industry sectors cover technology, travel, life sciences, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and the awards submissions are truly outstanding this year. We have people from all over the world, individuals, companies, global brands, small startups and some really fascinating submissions for the various awards categories.

We are so looking forward to announcing the shortlist and also the winners, who will all be announced on March 6, 2019. We will be hosting awards events both in the US and also in Europe, so stay tuned to all things Think Global Forum and all things Think Global Awards for more details. Thank you.”

Think Global Awards Application Deadline Extended

Think Global Awards Application Deadline Extended

Think Global Awards Application Deadline Extended

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. December 19, 2018

For Immediate Release

The Think Global Awards application deadline has been extended from December 20, 2018, to January 15, 2019.

The competition, running across 12 different categories, from Community to Start-Up Award, will reward successful brands, projects, and individuals across the globe.

The full list of the awards includes:

  • Brand of the Year Award

  • Community Award

  • Advertising Award (Digital, Online & Traditional)

  • Language Industry Person of the Year Award (Individual)

  • Localization Recognition Award (Company/Team)

  • Going Global Award

  • Start-Up Award

  • Technology Award

  • Travel Award

  • Life Sciences Award

  • Retail & eCommerce Award

  • Manufacturing Award

A judging panel of leading professionals from various industries will select the winners, and the awards will be announced at events taking place in Europe and the United States in March 2019.

The awards are open for entries at

Media Contact

Priscillia Charles
Communications Director, Think Global Forum