What AIIC does for event planners

AIIC helps event planners who need interpretation services. It has the largest repository of professional conference interpreters in the world, for all languages. It sets the standard for conference interpretation.

Some AIIC members specialise in recruiting interpreters for all types of events. These consultant interpreters are listed by AIIC after rigorous vetting of their organising abilities and experience, and must follow specific guidelines.

A consultant interpreter is a professional conference interpreter who uses her/his expertise in interpreting and the conference business, as well as her/his extensive contacts, to organise a team of interpreters for you. Consultant interpreters may operate alone or under a joint business structure, but as members of AIIC they follow the same principles.

Your consultant interpreter;

  • selects the nearest and best qualified professional interpreters,
  • negotiates terms with them,
  • briefs them on your meeting,
  • contracts them, and
  • handles everything else through final payment, freeing you to attend to other matters.

Your consultant interpreter will discuss all factors with you, including subject matter, documentation, timetables and breakout sessions, to determine the technical equipment and number of interpreters you need. You will receive a comprehensive quotation specifying dates, languages, number of interpreters, fees, airfares (if necessary), daily subsistence allowance and any other costs.

During your event, your consultant interpreter will be your link with the team of interpreters, handling assignments, distributing work, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. If the consultant interpreter is not part of the team, a Team Leader will be appointed instead. You deal with just one person at this hectic time.

By following established principles, AIIC consultant interpreters, whether acting as individuals or as companies, ensure that your language needs are met from the first hello to the final farewell.

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AIIC. "What AIIC does for event planners". aiic.net November 28, 2011. Accessed July 10, 2020. <http://aiic.net/p/4042>.