ALC in Partnership with MSP Wins Gold in the Convention Promotion Package Category in Association TRENDS 2012 All-Media Contest

Rockville, MD (December 12, 2012) — The Association of Language Companies (ALC) in partnership with Management Solutions Plus, Inc. (MSP) has been honored with a gold award in the Convention Promotion Package category in Association TRENDS' 2012 All-Media Contest. Their ALC UNConference13 entry was one of more than 420 entries in the association publications contest.

"We are honored and delighted that the ALC UNConference promo received the Gold award for best Convention Promotion," stated Craig Buckstein, ALC President. This achievement gives our association additional visibility to capture our target audience through engaging content and masterful delivery. We are ecstatic to be partnered with MSP's creative team and look forward to future collaborations to better deliver our message."

"MSP is extremely fortunate to work with client associations like ALC. Their encouragement and support allowed us to explore new ways to convey the 'not business as usual' theme to promote this conference, said MSP's President Beth Palys, FASAE, CAE. "I am so proud of our staff for once again stepping up to the plate and creating 'out of the box' solutions to meet our client association needs."

The TRENDS All Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations, recognizing the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2012 competition included more than 420 entries in 22 categories of association communications.

ALC and MSP will be honored at the 34th Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held February 15, 2013 at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC. Their winning entry will be on display at the event, along with the other winners. As well as being honored at the Salute to Association Excellence, this year's All-Media Contest winners will be featured in the January issue of TRENDS, and online.

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) is a national trade association representing businesses that provide translation, interpretation, localization, and language training services. The association was founded to deliver timely information and tools to members to ensure that every company delivers the highest quality translation and interpretation.

Management Solutions Plus, Inc. (MSP) is a full-service accredited association management company (AMCi). The company offers full-service association management, meetings management, and marketing and consulting services to associations and non-profits requiring a cost-effective management model.

Association TRENDS is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, spotlighting the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations.

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