International Europe — Ukraine Forum

International Europe — Ukraine Forum
International Europe — Ukraine Forum

In February 2009, Kiev hosted the III International Europe — Ukraine Forum whose main purpose was to find ways out of the global financial and economic crisis for Ukraine and its economic partners. The Forum was attended by more than 400 people, including Ukrainian politicians, representatives of the European Union and the European Parliament, analysts, businessmen, and economists. Forum guests included Lech Wałęsa, the ex-President of Poland, Donald Jensen, a representative of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Boris Tarasyuk, the chairman of the European Integration Committee, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and Pyotr Poroshenko, deputy and chairman of the Supervisory Board, National Bank of Ukraine.

Challenge:

To organize the work of top-level simultaneous and consecutive interpreters, provide and maintain the required interpreting equipment for interpreting during the Forum and guarantee perfect implementation in view of the international status and high national importance of the event.

Solution:

To provide full linguistic support at the highest professional level we relied on a comprehensive linguistic support methodology for major international events developed by our company.
The Forum involved multiple parallel sessions in different halls where specific topics were discussed, such as energy, foreign policy, the economy, financial crisis, etc. More than 80 speakers presented their reports at the Forum.

All presentations were interpreted simultaneously into three languages (English, Russian, and Ukrainian, and consecutively into Polish); discussions and working group sessions were interpreted consecutively into four languages (English, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish). In addition, we translated the written working materials for the Forum.

The Forum organizers were appreciative of the professional level of our interpreters, managers, and engineers who made it possible for all Forum delegates to have access to all information and take part in all discussions and sessions without any problems.