Newsletter December 2013
Lions Club World Congress in Hamburg
Just imagine: the entire population of a medium-sized town comes to spend a few days in Hamburg. This is precisely what happened in July 2013 when 23000 participants came to the city for the largest congress Hamburg has ever hosted. The event was the Annual Lions Clubs International Convention, a world meeting of the Lions Club, held annually, with Lions from 200 countries attending. The Lions Club was founded in 1917 in the USA and today has about 1.4 million members of which 5100 in Germany alone, addressing the social issues of our time.
SIMCONSULT hat the honour of providing interpreting at numerous sessions during the congress with interpreters working in the language combinations: English into Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish and from these languages back into English when required.
The Vivanco-Group, developers and manufacturers of electronic accessories with factories in China among other countries, needed interpretation from German into Chinese for their annual general meeting, which was provided once again by SIMCONSULT.
As part of the show “The vertical village – a radical urban vision” at the Hamburg Museum presented in the framework of the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg the globally acting Architecture and Urban Planning Bureau MVRDV from the Netherlands organised two symposia with speakers from Germany, the Netherlands and China. SIMCONSULT supplied a team of interpreters working in German, English and Chinese thus ensuring excellent communication throughout the event.
English and Chinese were again requested the annual meeting of an auditing company and for the fourth time SIMCONSULT provided a team of interpreters with this language combination.
Again this year we noted the continuing trend of events with Chinese especially for meetings in the field of business and commerce.
Briese Lichttechnik , a company specialized in lighting technology, needed Japanese for one of their training courses. Our knowledgeable interpreter met with great enthusiasm not only for her language skills but also her excellent technical understanding taking such highly specialised terms as hexagon socket rounded head or teslar transformer in her stride.
At another training course at the Kühne Logistics University there was interpretation from English into Russian. One of the topics dealt with the introduction of RFID technology. Radio Frequency Identification technology makes it possible to clearly and contactlessly identify any object that is equipped with an RFID-Transponder.
At the Hanse Orga users’ meeting, for the third time supported by SIMCONSULT interpreters, one of the main topics was SEPA standing for Single Euro Payment Area, a European-wide project to simplify cashless payments. Experts exchanged views on the introduction of this system with interpreting from German into English and back.
Have you already seen it?
….. SIMCONSULT’s new Internet site? It boasts a new logo, crisp colours, client-friendly navigation and clear texts. SIMCONSULT Sprachendienst GmbH launched its new site in October, please have a look, your comments are most welcome!
We would like to express our thanks to you for all the interesting inquiries and orders, the cheerful time we have spent with you during our many contacts and your positive feedback on the interpretation we have provided and the translations we have done for you. We truly look forward to another year of mutually smooth and successful business in 2014.
In closing close we would like to wish you and your families a good start to the New Year.