Conference interpreting is a language service provided by a professional (the conference interpreter) who orally translates during an event delivering the highest possible quality standards while keeping the strictest confidentiality.
Take an international event, for example. Speakers may come from all around the world, but not all of them might be fluent in the most spoken language of the country or organisation hosting that event. If you have hired professional conference interpreters they will ensure that those international guests speak freely in their own mother tongue while conveying the message into another language (or more, depending on the team composition).
When we establish contact for the first time we will have to cover a series of issues regarding your specific needs, such as the subject, date, time and place of the assignment; the number of people attending or needing interpretation; the duration and kind of assignment; and the source and target languages, amongst others. This parameters will influence the setting up of the team of interpreters, the interpreting mode, etc. Bear in mind that a greater number of conference interpreters will be needed to cover more languages! Read further to understand how interpreting works, what to keep in mind to prepare your multilingual event and why you should hire professional interpreters.