This week a team of conference interpreters of Russian and Kazakh by the translation company in Astana “Bridging the gaps” flew to Almaty and organized a workshop on tourism development in Almaty.
In order to make this event a success we pulled together a strong team of conference interpreter or simultaneous interpreters. Our interpreter Yerlan Nanarov who also happens to be the interpreter of Kazakh, flew to the workshop in Almaty and teamed up with his interpreting partner Artem.
Our team also provided this workshop with conference equipment for simultaneous interpretation. Headphones, interpreters’ booth, interpreter’s desk, receivers, central equipment, as many infrared sensors with headsets as needed, central control/display unit, transmitter, sending transducer, speakers.
This equipment is essential during such events for conference interpreters to do their job properly.
The event was hosted by the Department of Tourism and International Relations of Almaty. The Department invited a famous professor from New York, Ph.D. Lynn Minnaert who specialized in social tourism. During the workshop she talked about “Social tourism: a potential policy to reduce social exclusion?”
Professor Lynn Minnaert did an excellent job of delivering the message to the audience, though at times it was quite a challenge to keep up with her pace. It is obvious to those in the know and not so obvious to many that conference interpretation requires of speakers to go on an average pace in order to effectively convey the speakers’ message to the audience.
As the event went on, professor Lynn Minnaert and our interpreters got on the same page in terms of pacing and non-verbal communication:-) As such, they made a great team with regard to getting the message across.
It is worth mentioning that occasionally people in the audience like to speak Kazakh as the official state language. Our translation company accounts for such scenario too. This is why we flew Yerlan to cover this occasion when he needs to interpret Kazakh to English and English to Kazakh.
The workshop was held at the Kazakh National University named after Al Farabi. Professors and doctors of such a well-known university had the opportunity to learn the general state of the tourism industry around the globe, the specifics of tourism development in Almaty as well as state-of-the-art research techniques in the tourism industry.
The audience was extremely pleased with this workshop in general and the professor and her extensive knowledge and expertise in particular.
Moreover, the audience was very much happy with the interpretation quality by our simultaneous interpreters. Some of them even went up to the interpreters and shook hands with our interpreters.
Well! We are very much delighted to see our customers satisfied.
Because we love what we do and love our customers!
And now we would like to share with you a photo gallery from the event. Pleasant viewing!
If you are planning an event in Kazakhstan and need conference interpretation services, feel free to shoot us an email and ask any questions.
We have dedicated coordinators who will respond to client needs promptly and on an ongoing basis.
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We will also send you a professional photographer who will be photo-shooting during the event and come up with a photo-report to share with you for pleasant memories 🙂
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