Christoph Renfer

Christoph Renfer
Interpreter and Consultant
Basel, Switzerland
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Liechtenstein, Switzerland


"In more than thirty years of interpreting, I have experienced many memorable moments. There was one in particular that I will never forget. I was fortunate enough to work at a conference during which the US author Maya Angelou gave a presentation about the creative process in writing. From the moment she started to speak, I felt that I was totally in tune with her. Her words and her message were so lucid and genuine that I had to make no effort to interpret what she said. It was as if her English words percolated through my speech center and came out in German with no conscious effort on my part. No wonder I was walking on air for the rest of the conference."


A few noteworthy projects

  • Interpretation Service Provider and Interpreter, UBS Zurich, Switzerland – Full-Year and Half-Year Results Presentations since 1995, attended by journalists and analysts, webcast live on the internet.
  • Interpretation Service Provider and Interpreter, Vantage Global Event Production, Arlesheim, Switzerland – Meetings for various pharmaceutical industry customers on three continents (São Paolo, Lisbon, Zurich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul, Singapore) 2013/2014.
  • Interpretation Service Provider and Interpreter, Omya (Switzerland) Ltd. – European Works Council Meetings since 2006.


“For many years, Calliope-Interpreters have provided valuable language consulting services to the UBS Conference Center by recruiting teams of qualified conference interpreters ensuring multilingual communication at international meetings. On behalf of Calliope-Interpreters, Mr. Renfer responded to the needs of UBS and its clients by reliable and professional advisory services of high quality. We consider our cooperation and association with Mr. Renfer to be very successful and would be happy to rely on the language consulting services of Mr. Renfer and his Calliope-Interpreters network in the future as well.”  
Maria Odivete Nyfenegger Pinto, Head Conference & Leisure, UBS AG, Switzerland

“For years we have been superbly served by Calliope-Interpreters. On-site planning and interpreter deployment run smoothly and reliably. We have been impressed by the team’s dedication over the years."  
Dr. Ulrich Lips, Head of Child Protection Unit, Zurich Children’s Hospital, Switzerland

“I had previously listened to interpreters provided by Calliope-Interpreters and this is the reason we recommended the company for our AGM. I am pleased to say they did not let us down. The interpreters were both professional and very precise. If we require such services in the future, I would happily recommend Calliope-Interpreters again.” 
Jasprit Sahnsi, Manager Legal Affairs, Gate Gourmet Switzerland GmbH, Switzerland

Accreditations and memberships

  • AIIC
  • European Commission (SCIC), including the European Council of Ministers, and European Economic and Social Committee
  • Council of Europe
  • European Central Bank


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