Conference Interpreting

Conference Interpreting

Successful communication in multilingual international conferences is the prime concern of Max Doerfler and Bertold Schmitt, Language Professionals’ high level interpreting specialists, both members of the A.I.I.C. (International Association of Conference Interpreters), the only world-wide association of professional conference interpreters. Bertold brings with him a wealth of expertise after spending over 10 years successfully providing conference interpreting and organising services to European clients from his former Brussels base.


Recent conference interpreting events involving Language Professionals’ Max Doerfler or Bertold Schmitt include:

  • 25 NovemberFuturenet Event 2017 – Launch of Futuro Cryptocurency, Macau
  • 12-30 NovemberChina Advanced Leadership Program 2017 (CALP 2017), Canberra, Sydney, Wellington (NZ), Auckland (NZ), Melbourne – Mandarin/English
  • 7 to 9 NovemberIndustriALL, Women’s Committee – GFA Working Group; Exec. Comm. Plenary, Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • 30 to 31 OctoberWorld Dental Forum, Beijing (China)
  • 15 to 16 October2017 World Recycling Convention, Bureau of International Recycling, New Delhi (India)
  • 1 to 5 April136th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • 22 to 24 May2017 World Recycling Convention, Bureau of International Recycling, Hong Kong
  • 3 to 6 MayVisit by Parliam. State Secretary (German Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs), Canberra, Sydney (AUS)
  • 1-5 MayCCFICS 23, Mexico City, Mexico – English/Arabic/French/Spanish – conference interpreting organised by Language Professionals
  • November Parliam. visit by the Deputy Speaker of the German Bundestag (German<->English), 16 to 20 November 2016, Yangon (Myanmar)
  • October ASEAN Parliamentarian Group (German Bundestag) delegation (German<->English), 12 to 13 October 2016, Singapore
  • October ASEAN Parliamentarian Group (German Bundestag) delegation (German<->English), 7 to 12 October 2016, Jakarta & Aceh (Indonesia)
  • October ASEAN Parliamentarian Group (German Bundestag) delegation (German<->English), 3 to 6 October 2016, Manila (Philippines)
  • September – G7 Meeting of Education Ministers, Kurashiki, Japan (German<->English)
  • May – G7 Meeting of Science Ministers, Tsukaba, Japan (German<->English)
  • April – International Association of Public Transport, 56th Electrical Installations & Safety Systems Subcommittee Meeting, Hong Kong  (German<->English)
  • April – China Pet Food Audit – NSW, QLD, VIC (Mandarin<->English)
  • February and March – Commercial litigation, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (German<->English)
  • January – China Australia Dairy Plants Audit– NSW,  VIC (Mandarin<->English)
  • November/December – Chinese Advanced Leadership Program (Chinese<->English) more >>>
  • November – Hologic International Sales Meeting (pharmaceutical devices)  (German<->English)
  • November – Annual meeting of the World Wine Trade Group (Spanish<->English)
  • October – World Dental Forum, Hong Kong (German<->English)
  • October – 22nd Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) French and Spanish
  • OctoberVisit of German Minister of State and delegation – Sydney, Canberra, Whitsundays, Brisbane (German<->English)
  • September Latin American Parliamentary Delegation to Australia (Spanish<->English)
  • June – Recording of special Insight episode in Jakarta, Where is Indonesia headed? (Indonesian)
  • April BRP Club product launch, Sydney (Mandarin and Japanese)
  • AprilChina Australia Dairy Plants Audit – NSW, QLD, VIC (Mandarin)
  • JanuaryTaiwan Audit– NSW, QLD, VIC  (Mandarin)
  • December – China Advanced Leadership Programme – Canberra, Sydney, Wellington, Melbourne – 3 week programme
  • November – G20 Leaders’ Summit – Brisbane – 53 interpreters, 14 languages. more >>>
  • October – Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS)
  • September – G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – Cairns
  • September – G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting (LEMM) – Melbourne, 12 languages.
  • August – Australia-Latin America Parliamentary Dialogue, 10 days
  • June – Knowledge of Design Week, Hong Kong
  • February – G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – Sydney


Typical conference interpreting assignments include:

  • international conferences and conventions
  • trade negotiations
  • seminars
  • visiting parliamentary delegations

A highly effective conference can only be achieved if the preparation is thorough and planned. We can coordinate all the interpreters for you, their travel and accommodation as well as conference interpreting booths and equipment if required. Language Professionals promotes full contractual transparency for conference organisers.

Our conference interpreters are experienced professionals, routinely working in international meetings. Most are members of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC).

Conference interpreting requires a wide range of skills in addition to language fluency, such as the ability to work in a team. Experienced conference interpreters are critical to the success of a conference. Ideally, the interpreters should have the opportunity to prepare ahead of time by reading material relevant to the topic your conference. This enables them to prepare a glossary and a technical terminology list.


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