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Beyond Sydney: conference-friendly Australia
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Planning your first international event with simultaneous interpretation in Australia, and think Sydney is your only option? While this obvious conference destination of choice certainly has its advantages, it is also the most costly of Australian cities. Plenty of other choices exist.
If you want to plan an international conference requiring simultaneous interpretation in Australia, you don’t have to limit yourself to Sydney. Modern, well-equipped conference venues can be found across the country, often at much more affordable rates. Key infrastructure, equipment providers and access to simultaneous interpreters make this a conference-friendly country, whichever location you choose.
Take Brisbane, for example. It played host to the largest high-level meeting ever organized in Australia, the G20, in 2014. Some 50 interpreters provided simultaneous interpretation for the G20 Leaders, while Finance Ministers, Trade Ministers, Employment Ministers, Sherpas, and Finance Deputies were also meeting on the sidelines of the Summit.
Numerous parallel G20 events also took place outside Sydney, each with simultaneous interpretation. Examples include the G20 Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Melbourne on 10-11 September 2014, and the G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting, Cairns, on 20-21 September 2014. Read more about the G20 in Australia.
Furthermore, APEC, the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum, whose primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, has held many conferences using simultaneous interpretation in Australian cities such as Perth, Darwin, Adelaide and Hobart.
Do you have an upcoming event in Australia? Get in touch so we can help you choose the right city and the interpretation services based on your needs.
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