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20+ event platforms that now offer an integrated live interpretation experience

By Markus Aregger on June 21, 2021

One year into the new brave world of virtual conferencing, the appetite for virtual events does not seem to slow down. According to marketwatch.com the year-over-year growth rate for the global virtual events market for 2021 is estimated at 40.37%" by the end of 2025.

And even as in-person events slowly begin to return, offering two entry points - a virtual experience and a on-site experience - is increasingly becoming an added value many event organisers don't want to miss out on. The undisputed, yet largely untapped potential of hybrid events means organisers will continue to look for best-of-breed cloud-based event technology to deliver stunning event experiences to remote attendees beyond the pandemic.

Topics: Online Events Multilingual Web Conferencing Interprefy Partners
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How to set up multilingual webinars on any meeting platform

By Markus Aregger on June 7, 2021

In just months, the global landscape has changed dramatically, with almost every sector having to pivot to digital technology. For now, in-person meetings, lectures, events and conferences are off-the-table (or restricted to fewer numbers), leaving companies to rely on virtual meeting and webinar platforms such as GoToWebinar, Microsoft Teams and Zoom to continue operations.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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Effective tips & tactics to promote your online multilingual events

By Markus Aregger on May 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the events industry status quo. And for companies to survive and thrive in our ‘new normal’, they need to rise to the challenge of hosting smooth, engaging events in virtual environments.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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How to set up Interprefy for virtual and hybrid conferences

By Markus Aregger on March 16, 2021

The events industry is in uncharted territory. With many conferences having to pivot to the virtual environment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, what does the future hold for international conferences, and how will the global events industry — worth $1.5 trillion* — recover? 

Topics: Online Events Conferences
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Tools, tactics & features to drive online event engagement

By Markus Aregger on January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a key driver in the rapid adoption of virtual environments. 

This is not to say that their rise in popularity was unforeseen — the format has carved a niche in the events landscape and will continue to alter the DNA of physical events in the future. Hybrid events are expected to continue to gain relevance, catering to both on-site and remote attendees.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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5 things you can learn from 2020’s best online events

By Markus Aregger on December 29, 2021

Up until recently, online events were considered a last resort for event professionals. Mainstream digital experiences lagged behind their on-location counterparts and were largely the preserve of art exhibitions and the “the really risqué” (or borderline gimmicky). 

Topics: Online Events
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Technical requirements for interpreters performing on Interprefy

By Sonja Mihajlov on October 26, 2020

With the shift from physical to online conferencing, technology has become a strong enabler in bridging language gaps between organizations and individuals. That's why we continue to reinforce strict guidelines for the hardware used to deliver remote simultaneous interpretation on the Interprefy platform. Three key elements are essential in order for all events participants - from speakers to interpreters - to speak, hear and be heard clearly and without any interruption.

Topics: Interpreters
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Ideas to make your online multilingual events stand out

By Kim Ludvigsen on October 1, 2020

With more events move online, event organisers and managers of traditionally “offline” events are coming to realise that the landscape is much different.

Topics: Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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How COVID-19 has changed the world of translation & interpretation

By Markus Aregger on August 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world irrevocably, forcing almost every industry to rapidly adopt online technology to continue operations.

And it’s no different for the translation and interpretation market.

Topics: Interpreters Event & Interpretation Support
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Guide to getting the most out of virtual conference platforms

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 13, 2020

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, more and more events are taking place online.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Tips on how to make your online events more engaging for your audience

By Richard Roocroft on March 27, 2020

When it comes to assessing the success of an event, a key variable to consider is audience engagement. Opinions, discussions, questions – these are all signs of audience engagement and, more importantly, proof your event is interesting.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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Improving the diversity and inclusion of your online event

By Kim Ludvigsen on March 27, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, events and conferences across the globe are being cancelled en masses to help mitigate the virus’ spread.

For many event organisers, the solution has been to move events online – delivering smaller, more intimate sessions for delegates. The results have been overwhelmingly positive so far.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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Can conferences go ahead despite the threat of the Coronavirus?

By Kim Ludvigsen on February 10, 2020

As an industry that relies upon travel and thrives on face-to-face interactions (conferences, seminars and talks), the coronavirus is a pressing concern for many event management professionals and delegates alike.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Why conference engagement won't be enough in 2020

By Kim Ludvigsen on December 12, 2019

I was on a flight from Barcelona to London recently and found myself contemplating the predicament event organisers face today when it comes to the use of technology.

Topics: Event Management
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How does remote simultaneous interpretation work?

By Richard Roocroft on August 15, 2019

How does remote simultaneous interpretation work” is a question we’re often asked. 

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
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How to reduce an event’s carbon footprint with interpretation technology

By Richard Roocroft on July 29, 2019

If you have an upcoming conference, meeting or event, see how you can reduce its carbon footprint using interpretation technology.

Topics: Sustainability
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Interpreter profile: Patrick Lehner

By Richard Roocroft on July 29, 2019

In this interpreter profile, Patrick Lehner discusses his experiences, how remote simultaneous interpreting has helped win new, smaller clients, before expanding on his career challenges and thoughts on where the interpreting industry is heading. 

Topics: Interpreters
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Five things you need to know about remote simultaneous interpretation

By Richard Roocroft on July 1, 2019

When it comes to services like remote simultaneous interpretation there are a number of common misconceptions. 

Whether it’s the cost, technology available or anything else, these misconceptions can cause many people to overlook interpreting services altogether. 

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
5 min read

Four tips on how to make an event successful

By Kim Ludvigsen on March 14, 2019

Everywhere you look, there is change across the events industry. Against a backdrop of technological disruption, a shift in the dynamics that define the relationships between brands, agencies and consumers is taking place. It can be overwhelming to navigate through this change and to identify what conference delegates find valuable, what is just hype, and what you now need to make an event successful. 

Topics: Event Management
3 min read

 What are the benefits of remote simultaneous interpretation

By Richard Roocroft on February 11, 2019

It has arguably never been more important to understand the benefits of remote simultaneous interpretation. 

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
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Taking a close look at the industry trends coming from IBTM World

By Kim Ludvigsen on November 29, 2018

We attended IBTM World in Barcelona. Here are a few quick thoughts from Greg McEwan, head of communications, on several emerging trends. 

Topics: Industry News & Trends
5 min read

How the interpreting industry can help post-Brexit Britain

By Richard Roocroft on October 4, 2018

UK companies cannot afford to rely on Anglophone export markets alone. Technology provides the agility they require to overcome language barriers as they expand into new markets.

Topics: Industry News & Trends
4 min read

Why the cloud interpreter is the future of tech based events

By Richard Roocroft on June 25, 2018

Perhaps in no other area is this change as evident as in technology. As the global economy slipped into the most profound recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, century-old financial institutions and industrial hegemons that harvested immeasurable power and wealth were lost into a seemingly bottomless credit sinkhole. 

Topics: Event & Interpretation Support
4 min read

Will interpreters be replaced by technology? 

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 1, 2018

What is the future of interpretationWill interpreters be replaced by technology? These are all increasingly common questions in an industry experiencing a flow of technology-based platforms. 

Topics: Interpreters Interpretation Technology
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Interprefy partners with InterpreNet for US expansion

By Kim Ludvigsen on September 26, 2017

A premium platform for Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) combined with a superior team of interpreters is the prerequisite for offering top-quality services to the leading interpreting market, says Kim Ludvigsen, CEO of Interprefy. 

Topics: Event & Interpretation Support
7 min read

What does an interpreter do? A day in the life

By Kim Ludvigsen on September 4, 2017

Interpreters live exciting lives. No two days are the same. They are always on the go and they are their own masters with a lot of freedom – and how about their life-work balance. 

Topics: Interpreters