Newsletter July 2013

Museums – a novel location for an event

Trace One First Private Label Executive Club“ organised this event on the topic of brands as a factor of success in the Cologne Chocolate Museum.  The event was organised by BITE Communications GmbH, Munich, and Simconsult provided the interpreters.  The challenge consisted not only in interpreting the presentations by experts in the fields of business, trade and marketing in French and German but also in resisting the multifarious temptations exhibited in the museum.


Another event was held in a museum but one of an entirely different nature: the German Shipping Museum in Bremerhaven. Hanseatic cog, paddlewheel steamer, navigation instruments, all these created a suitable backdrop for an event organised by the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies in Cuxhaven.  Simconsult interpreters provided interpretation of discussions in English and German on the topics of combatting fires on ships and oil spills as well as safety systems in the construction and operation of offshore wind farms. And while on the subject of unusual meeting venues:  the presentation of a new product relating to airways took place at the Robinson Club Fleesensee in Göhren-Lebbin in the Mecklenburg Lake District, rather remote and of great natural beauty, with interpreting in German and English.


SIMCONSULT was approached to provide two interpreters to work from and into German and English, no Spanish involved, on the island of Mallorca in Pueblo Español.  The request came in a short notice, time was of the essence.  We managed to find two interpreters with the right language combinations in Barcelona thus avoiding flight costs from Germany, much to the satisfaction of our client.


Corrugated cardboard was the topic of a conference at Klosterneuenburg near Vienna, an interesting topic and a dense programme which, however, meant that unfortunately the interpreters were unable squeeze in a visit this beautiful city.


Interpreters specialised in the field of medicine were in the booths for meetings in Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg on Teoxane, a cosmeceutical in the field of aesthetic medicine.  The events were not only restricted to presentations on the theory of this novel product, the astounding effect was also demonstrated on various “live subjects”.


The German Institute for Youth, Human Services and Family Law organised a world congress in Heidelberg entitled “Recovery of Maintenance in the EU and Worldwide” with discussions on this topical and intricate legal subject in plenary sessions and also in workshops.


The interpreter team recruited by SIMCONSULT worked in a number of language combinations and mastered this complex subject to the complete satisfaction of the client.


Greening cities – including rooftops

On the occasion of their 50th anniversary the ELCA (European Landscape Contractors Association) organised the European Urban Green Congress – Strategies for the Green City of the Future, in Hamburg.  The congress languages were German, English and French and the sessions covered past projects involving sustainable urban development in Europe and Asia as well as the psychological and economic aspects of green cities.


Greening was also the theme at the 3rd International Green Roof Congress in Hamburg.  The congress was organised by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) together with DDV, the German Association of Roof Gardeners, with Simconsult interpreters ensuring multi-lingual communication.  The topic of greening roofs created an interesting overarching connection between the International Garden Show and the International Building Fair being held in Hamburg at the same time.


We hope that you have had an enjoyable summer and look forward to getting together again this autumn – hopefully one reminiscent of an Indian summer.



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