Calliope and its members all belong to the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), which sets standards in the field of conference interpreting.
Responsible for:Italy, San Marino, Vatican
"When working on a project, I like to think of myself as an artisan. I talk to my clients, make sure I understand their needs, figure out the ultimate goal of their event and get a clear idea of their target audience. Once I have all the bits of information, I put them together to form a new picture, with a touch of creativity and an Italian twist. After all, that is what we are famous for.
A highlight in my interpreting career was when I served as official interpreter for the first freely elected Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, who had been invited to speak about his country’s contribution to economics: the Gross National Happiness index. One of the perks of having had the opportunity to get to know all members of the delegation outside of official events was that I got an open invitation to visit Bhutan, where visas are subject to quotas and which I hope to visit one day!
I was also honoured to interpret at the meetings between the Italian Cabinet and EU Commissioners when Italy took over the rotating Presidency of the EU Council. Of course, discussions were highly confidential and not much more can be disclosed. That’s how serious we are about confidentiality."
A few noteworthy projects
Be-Wizard! Web Marketing Event – Rimini (Italy) and San Marino, since 2009.
"I worked in this event since its first edition in 2009 and have provided teams for all of its editions since then. I am proud to have seen it grow so much, now attracting participants in their thousands."
Interpretation Service Provider and Chief Interpreter, LH Forum “Movement for a positive economy” – Rimini (Italy), June 2014.
"I was involved in this project since its early stages and helped my client identify the best solutions for an extremely challenging meeting, which included very long working hours, high-level participants, specific vocabulary, live streaming, audio-video recording and last-minute changes."
EU-OSHA (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work) meeting – Bilbao (Spain), 2011 and 2012.
"As chief interpreter, I recruited a team of 30 interpreters to provide simultaneous interpretation in 5 languages and cover multiple parallel sessions. Since there were hardly any local interpreters, I also dealt with travel logistics. After all the hard work, it was a pleasure to hear chairs and participants congratulate us on the smooth, seamless quality of our work."
“We have been working with Aprimondo di Claudia Ricci since 2000. Her profound knowledge of the sector, attention to detail and professionalism are for us the guarantee of a top-level service, in line with your philosophy to only offer the best.
We warmly recommend her as a reliable partner if you are looking for smooth project management and flawless interpretation for your event.”
Michele Masi, Events Department Director, San Patrignano Rehabilitation Community, Italy
“Claudia served as an interpreter for the Prime Minister of Bhutan during his visit to Italy. We found her to be highly accurate in the interpretation and as well very professional in her job. She is an intelligent, helpful, diligent and good person.
The Prime Minister and his entourage wish her all the best in her career and life.”
Sonam Wangchuck, Director General, Royal Government of Bhutan – Prime Minister’s Office
“We “discovered” Claudia in 2009, when Google’s guru Avinash Kaushik’s participation in Be-Wizard! made it necessary for us to find a team of real professionals to ensure the success of our event. Year after year, Be-Wizard! has grown and our decision to keep on entrusting Claudia with all aspects interpreting turned out to be a winning one along all the line!
This year, for the 2014 edition of Be-Wizard!, we had to make many decisions and difficult choices concerning personnel, location, catering and other services... but not interpreters! There, we had no doubts whatsoever and did not hesitate even for a second: we opted for Claudia and her team which, as always, proved to be up to scratch and led to a series of positive comments from our attendants.
Thank you, Claudia!”
Enrico Pozzi, Founder and Organiser, BE-Wizard! International Web Marketing Event
Accreditations and memberships
- European Parliament
- European Commission
- European Court of Justice
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