Calliope and its members all belong to the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), which sets standards in the field of conference interpreting.
Calliope is a trusted partner to governments, international organizations, Fortune 500 companies, top-tier event planners and more. We are proud to support our clients in engaging their participants through multilingual events across the globe.
We had the pleasure to collaborate with Maya de Wit on the 3rd Swiss Conference on Barrier-free Communication in spring 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this conference transitioned from an in-person to a virtual event within a very short period of time. Making the event as accessible as possible to people with hearing and/or visual disabilities was imperative to us. Even before contacting Maya, it was very clear to us that she is internationally recognised as one of the leading professionals in her field. Maya’s consulting services were absolutely crucial in our pre-event planning. She believed in our event from day one, shared contagious enthusiasm and became a true asset to our organising team. Most importantly, all decisions taken under her guidance (i.e. virtual event management tool, live captioning specialists, sign language provision, among others) proved totally successful. Furthermore, Maya’s sign language interpretation and video editing services were timely, transparent and, ultimately, spot on. We definitely owe our event's success to Maya’s collaboration and, therefore, we very much look forward to working with her again in the future.
Luisa Carrer and Alexa Lintner, Conference Co-Organisers, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
For our webinar on Wednesday 4 November, thanks to a fantastic team from Calliope-Interpreters, we were able to offer simultaneous interpretation to our members and other webinar participants. The professional service provided by Claudia Ricci and her team in the run-up to the event exceeded our expectations, and the result during the webinar itself was excellent. It was largely thanks to Calliope-Interpreters that our event was such a success and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies.
Patricia Gil Pérez-Ullivarri Manager of Círculo Fortuny, on the occasion of the first FortunyTalk "The journey to sustainability in the cultural and creative industries”
Let me thank you and your interpreters for your excellent work during the Net2phone 2021 Global Kick-off Meeting. It was the first time we had held such a big event virtually with nine different breakout sessions, which made us very nervous. The professionalism, warmth and patience with which you helped and offered recommendations and guidance on how best to use our IT tools to bridge the language gap with remote interpretation in the weeks before the event and during the event itself contributed enormously to its success.
Looking forward to a long-lasting working relationship with you, Verónica Pérez Guarnieri, and Calliope-Interpreters, confident that we can build a thriving future for a better-connected world.
Luciana Ruiz, Net2phone HR Manager Latin America
I wanted to thank you and your interpreters for your exceptionally good work during our Expert workshop from 16 to 18 October 2019 in Cyprus. Participants and ICRC colleagues gave us very positive feedback on your interpreters. They made a significant contribution to the success of the workshop.
I shall recommend you, Irina Pipis, and Calliope-Interpreters to anyone in need of translation and interpretation services.
It has been a pleasure for us working with Irina PIPIS during our last national Consumer Dialogue in Nicosia. Our client from the European Commission – Directorate General for Justice and Consumers – was very happy with the simultaneous interpretation which was “unusually good”. We also would like to thank you for your precious support with the technical equipment during the preparation. Your team is very professional and helpful. We will be happy to work again with Calliope for future conferences.
Reviliani Gani – TEAMWORK – Event Management Agency
The Organizing Committee of the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress expresses its sincere thanks to Calliope and Ms. Danielle Gree for the smooth management and excellent quality of your simultaneous interpretation. Over eight full days, you provided flawless and engaged interpretation into and out of English, French, Spanish, Russian and Korean, which was widely praised by the 10,000 architects present, who were from 100 different countries. As President of the Congress, it was my pleasure to work with your team and I hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with you and Calliope again in the future.
Prof. Jong Ruhl HAHN, FKIA, AIA, HJIA
ELIT Language Services - with Calliope member Haris Ghinos at the helm - is a very professional agency with a big network, which over the years was able to provide me with interpreters in any location and any language asked for, many of them even last minute. I could not think of many agencies organizing a French interpreter coming from Paris to Bergen, Norway on the same day the request was made… The interpreters were always good: reliable, knowledgeable and very capable.
Michaela Hecht - Events Meeting Manager Europe - Amway
SCOOP has worked with Calliope for several years delivering business meetings in the banking and farming sectors in various different countries (Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Israel and Asia). The quality of the interpretation service is impeccable, but it is above all the excellent spirit of cooperation that we have developed with the Calliope teams that we most value. Professionalism, flexibility and enviable personal skills are the qualities that make Calliope a trusted partner.
Sylvain Potier - Engineer - Agriculture and Banking - SCOOP Business Tourism
I had the opportunity to work with Calliope when I was organising a convention for 900 people at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris. First, communication with my Calliope representative was excellent in the run-up to the event. Then, on the day itself, it was very pleasant to work with the interpreters, who were there to interpret a two-hour plenary session. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Calliope!
Camille Liégeois - I Love Events - Event Management Agency
On behalf of the organizing team of the 2016 South American Business Forum (SABF), I should like to say how delighted we were with the results achieved at this, our most recent event. We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to the Calliope team of simultaneous interpreters for their hard work. They demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and passion for their job, as well as being unfailingly flexible and responsive. The communication flowed smoothly, as if the participants - who came from all five continents - were speaking the same language, which enabled our young entrepreneurs to benefit from immensely valuable discussions. We are already working on the 13th SABF, which will take place in 2017, and very much hope to enjoy your simultaneous interpreting services again on that occasion.
Lucas Chipont, South American Business Forum
Thank you for having put together such a wonderful team for our event. The level of translation was greatly appreciated and commented upon, and your team went the extra mile to ensure that the event was a complete success. Please thank them on our behalf for the hands-on approach and the degree of flexibility they all demonstrated. Rest assured I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anybody I know, charged with organizing such an event.
Michael Mulhall, General Manager, Aid to the Church in Need Ireland (international Pontifical charity)
TCS would like to express our sincere thanks to Calliope Interpreters through its member in Israel Gisèle Abazon for all her professional work! Calliope has demonstrated professionalism and service oriented approach from the very beginning and this is why we continue to work with them on a monthly basis. Wherever in the world we need interpreters for a conference we are sure that through Calliope’s network we will have the best interpretation services.
Hyla Fridman, Travel Conference Solutions, Project Manager
The National Organising Committee wishes to say thank you for your help this past summer with interpretation services during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. Your team provided these professional services over the course of the 30-day final competition in six cities across Canada.
Under a tight timeline, you were instrumental in building a team of interpreters for our press conferences in June and July. The timelines were equally tight beyond the group stage when schedules were dependent on which nations won which game. Regardless, your interpreters were always present, providing our local media and international audience with services from the visiting nation’s language into English.
Once again, it was a pleasure working together during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015
The relationship between Calliope and Havas is not simply that of client and service provider. We see the interpreters as genuine business partners who help us gear our message to the target country and its traditions.
It has been a pleasure for us working with you. Your team is really professional and we will be happy to work again with Calliope for future congresses.
CONGREX Switzerland Limited, EBMT 2011 European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
The Institut d'Histoire Culturelle Européenne when organising the annual conference of the International Society for Cultural History at the Château de Lunéville, France chose Calliope because of its good reputation in the academic field. The quality of the interpreters, their availability and flexibility contributed greatly to the success of the event. Thank you, Calliope.
Jean-Sébastien Noël, Institut d’histoire culturelle européenne (2012)
I simply wanted to say thank you for being part of the first Youth Olympic Games and for remaining flexible in your approach. Everyone fortunate enough to benefit from your admirable skills was impressed with your high level services and your professionalism.
Emma Mas Jones, Head of Language Services, SYOGOC
Although this was the first time we had worked with an overseas interpretation company, everything went very well. We are very impressed by the professionalism of all the interpreters, which contributed to the overall success of the event. Contacts with Ms. Danielle Grée were very satisfactory. She is a capable and experienced coordinator, who is able to reconcile the needs of customers whilst providing the interpreters with the conditions they need to perform effectively.
Ms Liu, Foreign Affairs Office of Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government
Having worked with Calliope for six years, I can confirm that its members are true professionals and recommend them for their quality and dependability.
Codex Alimentarius NZ
Calliope-Interpreters: the only team of interpreters I have ever seen receiving a standing ovation and well deserved at that. After 4 years of nightmares organising interpretation for our meetings we signed with Calliope: I have been sleeping as a baby ever since.
Finn Riley, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA, 2010)