Roche AG is a Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide. Interprefy provided interpreting in five languages for this highly technical summit.


The Challenge

An international meeting on a highly technical subject

With a two-day event on a highly specialist area, the Roche events team needed to ensure effective communication. The venue had limited floor space, yet there were several break-out sessions planned in addition to the main plenary presentations. Interpreter services were vital because of the highly technical nature of the subject area and the audience being truly international. Traditional interpretation services were prohibitively expensive, but more importantly not feasible due to the space required to insert interpreter booths for 5 languages in the main hall and each of the three break-out rooms.


The Approach

Project management support & Specialised interpreters sourcing

Working hand-in-hand with event production company, APS, Interprefy provided project management throughout to ensure all technical and logistical requirements were met. The in-house team looked globally for conference-level interpreters with specialist knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Interpreters were identified through one of Interprefy's many partner language service providers, Interprenet.


The Outcome

Take-up was high with users listening to interpreting on smartphones. Participants provided highly positive feedback about the ease of use and the quality of the interpreters.

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