Special Event Interpretation

...they exceeded our every expectation with regard to experience, ease of planning, quality of linguists and seamless execution.
-Bob Seeburger, Sr VP Global Materials, Seagate

Event Types

Three typical types of events are: Conference/Exhibitions, Meetings/Seminars and Escort Interpreting. The table below gives the common characteristics of each and an idea of how each is managed.

Types of Events Interpreter Equipment Project Management
Conferences & Exhibitions
Large events with numerous language channels Simultaneous interpreters working in pairs for each language Full infrared transmission system with a maximum of 32 language channels On-site staff to monitor and manage the entire event
Events in different rooms at the same time Professionally trained, qualified and/or certified Easy toggle multi-channel headsets and speakers On-site staff manages equipment set up and installation
Dinner and break-out sessions Expertise with industry terminology Sound-isolation booth to separate interpreter from speaker and audience Single point of contact from beginning to end
Presentation may be recorded for future distribution   Audio/video feed recordable for future use On-site staff ensures last minute changes are accomodated
Meetings & Seminars
Medium sized event with several languages Professional interpreters with event subject matter expertise Scalable setup to suit the size and budget of the event Set up and installation advice
Multiplatform capability for webinars or video conferencing Either simultaneous interpreting for larger events or consecutive style interpreting for smaller events Whisper technology available for uninterrupted simultaneous interpretation Single point of contact from beginning to end
Ideal for focus groups, press interviews and town-hall style discussions   Audio/video feed recordable for future use Close point of contact to accommodate last minute changes
    Post product captioning service available  
Escort Interpreting
Small group of attendees with only one language interpreted Flexible interpreter assignment to suit need and budget of event Usually no equipment necessary Single point of contact from beginning to end
Ideal for tours, short meetings and business visits Pre-screened and qualified to ensure professionalism Whisper technology available for uninterrupted simultaneous interpretation Close point of contact to accommodate last minute changes
  Mobility to accommodate tours with more than one location    
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