Translating and Conference Interpreting for a Prestigious Business Seminar
Boston, MA – Language Connections, a Boston interpretation and translation services company, has years of experience providing translation and conference interpreting for conferences and seminars around the world. We offer a suite of event and conference interpreting services. These include translation for various presentation materials, simultaneous interpretation for speeches and consecutive interpretation for meetings, escort interpretation, and ASL interpretation. One of our long-standing clients, a major Ivy League University, asked us to, for the 5th year in a row, supply interpretation services and translation services for their prestigious yearly business seminar.
Business School in Babylon
This year, as in each of the 4 years previous, Language Connections supplied both conference interpretation and translation services for this reputable business seminar. Our translation team provided Chinese and Portuguese versions of presentation slides, which were run simultaneously with the original English presentation. They also supplied Portuguese and Chinese translation for each handout.
In terms of interpretation, the Language Connections team found 4 interpreters to handle Chinese interpreting and Portuguese interpreting. While one was local, we flew in 3 of them from around the US. These interpreters worked in booths, simultaneously interpreting during each presentation and Q and A session. The interpretation aspect of this project was slightly more challenging because with so many languages, the interpreters needed to work together to be successful. For example, the Portuguese interpreters needed to know what Chinese participants said, thus interpreting from their interpretation. And of course, vice versa for the Chinese participants. By ensuring we hired UN-level interpreters, our team made sure we didn’t lose meaning in this Babylon-like game of telephone.
Language Connections’ interpretation and translation services helped make the business seminar a rousing success. The interpreters even got a standing ovation at the end of the seminar because they were so effective. They didn’t just manage to capture meaning between languages, but also the mood and personalities of the speakers, thus creating a better bridge between participants. At a seminar like this, networking and making connections are just as important to people as understanding the presenters. These seminars are a chance for people to make global relationships that enhance their network and careers. Without Languages Connections’ excellent interpreters, the personal connections made between attendees may well have been lost!
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is a language service provider. We specialize in technical, medical and legal translation, software and website localization, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, corporate language programs, and interpreter training. We provide certified, professional translation in 100+ languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, and French. With over 20 years of experience, we have expertise in all major industries including the life sciences, patent and immigration law, international business, global education, and advanced technology. Our cost-effective interpreting and conference solutions will meet your multilingual needs for all types of international events – business meetings, conferences, lectures or presentations.
Language Connections Inc.
2001 Beacon Street, Suite 105,
Boston, MA 02135