Interpreters for heads of state at the Brisbane G20

Interpreters for heads of state at the Brisbane G20

Language Professionals’ Max Doerfler and Bertold Schmitt would like to thank each one of the 53 interpreters who joined their team at the G20 Heads of State summit in Brisbane this month.

Simultaneous interpretation was required for the following 14 languages: Arabic, Mandarin, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Turkish and Burmese.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) sought the services of an organisation with experience in the provision of simultaneous interpretation services for major events, who was to work closely with the G20 Taskforce to assist managing the delivery of the services for the G20 Summit. The contract was awarded to Language Professionals.

The services included coordination and integration of all activities required to conduct simultaneous interpretation services including the supply and coordination of the interpreters at event time and arrangements for their accommodation and travel.

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