Attend BP15 for free!

In a bid to make attending the conference even more attractive, now you have a chance to be there for free.

Yes, for free.  All you need to do is to write an essay about your translation business – and be the best at it.



To enter the contest, write an essay between 250 and 300 words.  Write about what you did in the past year – or what you plan to do in the coming year – to boost your translation business.  Don’t include any details that can be used to identify you.

There are no other constraints. Use your imagination and writing skills.   And don’t forget to give it a title.


You need to purchase a ticket to BP15 to be able to enter the contest.  If you already purchased a ticket, you’re still eligible.   If you purchase your ticket after the submission deadline, you will not be eligible to enter the contest. BP15 speakers are not eligible.


The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 31 March (midnight CET).  The essay should be written in English in a Word file and sent as an attachment to an email to

Make sure the subject line says ‘BP15 for free’.

Selection process

All essays will be published on this website anonymously. These will be up for voting for a limited period of time (probably a week).  Voting will be conducted in a way to filter out multiple votes cast by the same person.  More details on the voting process will be announced later.


The first prize goes to the essay entry that collects the highest number of votes.

The first prize is free attendance at the conference, including three networking dinners (a value of €350 at early bird prices).

If you paid for the conference and the three dinners, you simply get a full refund.  If you paid for the conference and less than three dinners, you get a full refund of what you already paid, plus you’ll get to attend all three dinners.

If you cannot participate at any of the dinners, there will be no cash compensation.

The amount refunded will be the amount you actually paid at the time of purchasing the ticket.

Two runners-up will get a refund of  €100 each.

Winners will get their refund only after the conference, by 15 May, 2015.


Prizes are not transferable.

Also, if you win any of the prizes but fail to show up at the conference, you will lose your prize.


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Payment by TransferWise

There’s a new and cheap way of sending money abroad – by a service called TransferWise.  Created by the people who gave the world Skype, and backed by Richard Branson of Virgin fame, TransferWise also won numerous awards in the business startup scene.

The best part of sending money through TransferWise is that neither the sender nor the recipient loses anything on exchange rates: essentially they are using mid-market exchange rates. Also, their fees are minimal: only 0.5%.

The only catch is that transfers work only when a currency exchange is involved.  Since our bank account in Croatia is denominated in EUR, this solution does not work from any EUR-based bank account.  The good thing is the method works for a large variety of other currencies: BGN, CHF, CZK, DKK, GBP, GEL, HUF, NOK, PLN, RON, SEK, TRY, USD.

To be honest, I haven’t tested the process, but given all the 5 star ratings, there shouldn’t be any problem.   Anyway, let’s see how the process works.


1.  First open the Registration page.  You will notice that all amounts are lower than originally announced. In fact, all prices are now reduced by 2.5% during the early bird period.  Select the items you wish to purchase.  After pressing Continue you will be redirected to a “Wire transer” page.   Soon you will receive an automated email with the total EUR amount and its HRK equivalent.

If your account is denominated in any of currencies listed above, you can use TransferWise.  In all other cases please use a regular bank transfer. This automated email also includes the correct bank account details that you will also need for TransferWise.


2.  Open TransferWise and press Get Started.

First you will need to state the amount you would like to send.  Please enter the amount you received in the email into the lower Receive field, and check “The recipient needs a specific amount of EUR“.  The amount you will send in your currency will be automatically calculated.


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3.  In the following step you will need to enter your own details.   Please note if you pay from a business account, you will need to add additional details such as your VAT number.


4.  Then you will need to provide the recipient’s details.   Make sure you type ‘BB Mezzofanti Bt’ as the recipient’s name.

Please select “Send money to a bank account“.

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Next you will need to provide the recipient’s bank account (IBAN format) and the bank’s SWIFT/BIC code. You can find these in the automated email, or can copy these details from here. In the last field please enter BP15 plus your name.  No diacritical marks are allowed.

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5.  In the following step you will need to provide your bank account details.  Hover over the question mark to see an explanation.


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6.  In the last few steps you can confirm the accuracy of all information provided, then you can upload money from your account.    Please send us a screenshot when you’re done with the payment. (


7.  Now you can complete your registration.  Please follow the link in the automated email.  You will be able to provide your invoicing details, upload your attendee profile, etc.  (For best results, please use a square photo of at least 300 x 300 pixels, but of a maximum size of 1 MB.)

Once you submit this second form, you’ll receive another automated email with a link to your invoice.


That’s it – the whole process should take less than 15 minutes, with the added benefit of saving big time on transfer costs.

Basic sponsorship package

We offer a basic sponsorship package for attendees who wish to reach all other attendees with their services.

Priced at €250 (incl. VAT), the package serves two purposes:  you can reach all attendees of the conference, and you can contribute to the costs of video recording.


The sponsorship package includes:

– placing an insert (flyer / business card) in the conference bag

– placing your name/logo on the Sponsors page with a link to your website

– mentioning your name as a sponsor in the printed conference booklet

– sponsor status shown on your attendee profile


Please note that the package does not include the production of your flyers / business cards.  All printed material must reach the conference organizer by Friday, 24 April, 2015.


You can purchase the sponsorship package on the main registration page.  (Starting noon, 5 January, 2015.)

Contact us for more advanced sponsorship packages.