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August 21, 2008, 12:00 am
EgyptCairoIn personEnglish
Ahlan all,

Here I am in Egypt for a little while - love it BTW!!! - and it would be great to meet some fellow translators.

Let me know if you are interested in getting together and we can set up a convenient time and place.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Kind regards,
Mary



Venue & Agenda

Hello everyone,

Regarding the venue, I'll get back to you on this by the end of the week as I have few ideas but I haven't decided yet. I want to make sure the place allows us to move around and talk to each other and not be stuck at a table.

The Agenda - I've recently read "Pyramids and Nightclubs" by L.L.Wynn and somewhere in the book she mentions that at one of the conferences about Egyptology (which she attended) most of the presentations were made in English and the Arabic interpretation did not cover all of the sessions.
I'd like to hear your opinion on the subject.

And furthermore:
Have you noticed any changes related to the Arabic translation market in the last 4-5 years due to globalization? Did you change your marketing strategies as a result?

If any of you would like to bring up other subjects, please feel free to do so.
All suggestions are welcome and I'd like to underline that.

Thank you for your time.

Regards,
Mary



Location

The powwow will be held at the "Grand Hyatt Cairo" Hotel (Garden City) on August 21, 2008 - 6pm to 10pm.
All the information related to the hotel can be found here: http://www.cairo.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

The attendance is free of charge and the small buffet will include hot drinks, water and snacks.

The meeting room is located on the first floor of the hotel and it should be pretty easy to find. If you encounter any problems feel free to ask the front desk or call me; my phone number is 012-242 0301.
Please bring an ID.

Also, please edit your attendance as I am expected to confirm the final number of seats.

This should be all. Let me know if you have any questions.

I am looking forward to meeting you!

Regards,
Mary








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ProZ.com Users attending this Powwow

: organizer : photos : report : host

Interested members (47) / Confirmed: 27 / Tentative: 6
Name NoteWill Attend
Mary Stefan  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" ...  y
Xsalma elnaqqash (X)   sorry, I won't make it to the event.  n
Omar Al Ruby  \"Reporter\" i am really interseted in meeting other senior translators. I hope that we choose a public place. What about Al Azhar park. I think it is a good place. Fridays and Saturdays are the best to hold this gathering.  
Dina Ali   I am interested  
Nadia Ayoub   count me in!  y
Nabil Abdel Ahad   ...  n
Randa El Nomeir   would like to attend  y
shakespearean   Ahmed Aboserie  m
Mohammed Elebute   Mohammed Basheer Elebute  y
Omar Ali   I believe it will be a great gathering! But please set agenda so that we know what we are going to discuss! Mary, being the initiator, would you please let us know what topics to be discussed?  y
Simone Fahim   Thank you. I will do my best to attend GOD willing  m
Sahibe Alam   Interested in participating.  y
Lingo Soft   ...  y
Mohamed Gamal Elsayed Elwan Ahmed   Interested In!  
XAmir Kamal (X)   confirned  y
Ahmed Samir   Interested in getting more experience from the event  y
7assan  \"Photographer\" ...  y
Mohamed Marzouk   I would like to join  
Ingrid Thorbjørnsrud  \"Host\" Great Idea! I am looking forward to meeting you all in sweltering Cairo.   y
amrhonest   I will be there  y
khaled khalifa   KHALED KHALIFA  
Mahmoud Shams   Im in  
Hala Ahmed   Iam intrested in  y
Samah Soliman    I hope to attend  m
XSoumaya kheireldin   interested in  m
Sherif Abuzid   comnfirmed  y
Lingoworx   Interested  y
Mahmoud Moftah  \"Reporter\" whatever circumstances I may have, I will do my best to attend.  y
Amgad   Like to attend in case my schedule allows  y
melfangary   Will do my best to be there.  
A Abdullah   ALI A ABDULLAH  y
Dalia Nabil   Count me in  y
luai fathi   I would love to  y
Saleh Dardeer   I am interested in this great event  m
Noha Mostafa   I'm interested.  y
Reham 7   OK  y
XTamer Elzein (X)  \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" As usual, I'm in :)  y
XHeather Shaw   Sounds like a great place to hold the Powwow  y
Irini Abdelmassih   Interested in participating  
XNevine Bannouna  \"Reporter\" i'm really interested  
salahcruz   salah sabry  
Yasmine Mohamed   Could you please count me in  n
Xhkenawy  \"Photographer\" wonderful, would like to take part!  y
Ahmed Maher  \"Host\" It gives me pleasure to be with you.I am willing to provide you with hosting facilities.Best Wishes.  y
Zico55   I hope to attend, Saher   m
Sharif Hafez   l'll do my best to be there   
Fahd Hassanein   I am eager to attend! I hope I can make it!  y




Postings about this event


Powwow: Cairo - Egypt

Nabil Abdel Ahad
Local time: 07:25
English to Arabic
Great invitation and great event Jul 23, 2008

I am really interested, but not sure whether I can attend or not as I have a lot of work. So, could you please my dear colleagues let me know about what would you discuss and your views you may exchange. So grateful to you Mary for such great invitation. May Alah (God) the Almighty bless you and your sincere efforts. Kindest regards to you, other colleagues and every one of Proz team.

 

Mary Stefan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:25
Member (2006)
Italian to English
+ ...
To all Jul 24, 2008

I am thrilled there are so many translators interested.
Omar, your idea makes sense. I'll give it some thought and get back to you. Shokran aui! : )


 

Samah Soliman  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:25
English to Arabic
+ ...
Time and Place Jul 25, 2008

Dear Mary

Welcome in Egypt and thank you for your invitation, I hope to attend but it will be according to the time and place


 

Irini Abdelmassih  Identity Verified
Egypt
Member
English to Arabic
+ ...
Great idea Aug 1, 2008

Dear Mary. It is really a great idea. Please let me know the exact time and place of meeting. Kindly put into consideration that an appointment in the evening will be much better. Thanks.

 

Mary Stefan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:25
Member (2006)
Italian to English
+ ...
Time / Attendance Aug 1, 2008

Hello everyone,

As I believe that most of you would rather meet up in the evening, I think we should go for 6pm.

Please edit your attendance as I am looking for a place which can accommodate everyone comfortably.
So far 14 of you have confirmed.

Thanks a lot.


 

Tamer Elzein (X)
Local time: 07:25
English to Arabic
+ ...
My Initial Two Cents :) Aug 1, 2008

Hi Mary, Everyone,

First of all, I have no problem at all with whatever time and place you guys agree on. So wherever the majority goes, count me in -- for tallying purposes lol.

Now, the last PowWow that took place in Cairo was in Costa Coffee (the one in Abbas Al-Aqqad, Nasr City). I'm not particularly a fan of Costa, but that one is probably spacious enough for large groups. If I remember correctly, there were more than 10 people last time, and it wasn't uncomfortable.... See more
Hi Mary, Everyone,

First of all, I have no problem at all with whatever time and place you guys agree on. So wherever the majority goes, count me in -- for tallying purposes lol.

Now, the last PowWow that took place in Cairo was in Costa Coffee (the one in Abbas Al-Aqqad, Nasr City). I'm not particularly a fan of Costa, but that one is probably spacious enough for large groups. If I remember correctly, there were more than 10 people last time, and it wasn't uncomfortable.

That said, I think we can safely exclude anything in City Stars, since it's either too busy, too loud, or both. But again, I have no problem if you guys decide to go there.

I'm sorry I don't have any more suggestions, since I'm usually a late-night person. But if I come across anything with potential, I'll make sure to let you guys know about iticon_smile.gif
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Sherif Abuzid  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:25
Member (2006)
English to Arabic
+ ...
Attendance Aug 1, 2008

Hi all,

I prefer to make it in downtown, by 6pm and on Saturday or Sunday.


 

luai fathi
Egypt
Local time: 07:25
English
hi Marry Aug 1, 2008

I am interested to attend.So,
pls.let me know about the date and time and I"m willing to be there if it is not on sunday.
regards to everybody


 

Dalia Nabil
Local time: 07:25
English
+ ...
count me in Aug 3, 2008

Hi all,

Set your date, time & place and count me in. This is my first powwow and Iam eager to attend.

Dalia Nabil


 

Mary Stefan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:25
Member (2006)
Italian to English
+ ...
Date and time Aug 3, 2008

Hello again,

As mentioned above, the date is August 21, 2008. The time is set for 6pm.

I'll get back to you regarding the place as I am still weighing the possibilities.

Regards,
Mary


 

salma elnaqqash (X)
Local time: 07:25
English to Arabic
+ ...
just an idea!! Aug 4, 2008

hey all,

if u guys are planning on meeting at Costa, there is a huge one downtown, and i mention downtown because it's more centered, that's all. there is also a new one in Mossaddaq st., Duqqi. it's pretty spacious too. can't wait to see you guys and Mary, thanks a million for planning this event, I just joined Proz and i'm trying to start a career as a freelance translator, so I know this will be sooo beneficial to me. thanks again.


 

Heather Shaw  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:25
Arabic to English
+ ...
venue? agenda? Aug 12, 2008

Hi, have any decisions been made about the venue or the agenda for the Powwow?

 

Heather Shaw  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:25
Arabic to English
+ ...
Get VID'd at the Powwow Aug 18, 2008

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The purpose of confirming members' IDs is to increase mutual trust across the site, in particular among users w
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If anyone wants to have their identity verified at the powwow I will be available to do so. When your identity has been verified, a checkmark will appear in your profile signifying that your identity has been verified. Clicking on the checkmark will provide more information. Access to this information may prove useful in assessing risk when forming new online relationships.

The purpose of confirming members' IDs is to increase mutual trust across the site, in particular among users who don't know each other personally.

For more information about this please see:
http://www.proz.com/faq/qa#qa_vid_powwow

Looking forward to seeing you all at the powwow!

Heaher Shaw
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Mary Stefan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:25
Member (2006)
Italian to English
+ ...
Pictures Aug 23, 2008

Link: http://picasaweb.google.com/usenglishtranslations/ProzPowwowCairoEgyptAugust212008

The attendance will be entered in a day or two.

Thank you for coming.

Regards,
Mary


 

Nadia Ayoub  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:25
English to Arabic
+ ...
Thank you Mary! Sep 16, 2008

It was an interesting and exciting event, even though there were few of us. Mary and everyone else succeeded in making it an enlightening event. I hope to see all of you in the very near future, and I also hope to meet more colleagues in coming powwows.

 

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