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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: SEPTEMBER 22ND 2021 - Interprefy AG, the leading provider of managed interpreting technology and services, today announced a new partnership with London based Grip, a leading AI-powered matchmaking and networking solution for events. This partnership will allow Grip to run webinars and virtual events in multiple languages without the administrative overhead.

Interprefy revolutionises simultaneous interpreting by replacing proprietary hardware with a cloud-based solution so that interpreters can deliver their services remotely. Online or onsite event participants can simply listen to the language of their choice through their smartphones, laptops or desktops. As interpreters work remotely, the best conference-level interpreters can be selected in any area of specialisation even at short notice, independently of their location.

Events with simultaneous interpreting can be run on Interprefy’s platform or any other web meeting platform the client wishes to use. Interprefy’s Select Solution was built specifically to integrate seamlessly with other online event platforms like Grip. It features an array of tools to optimise the user experience and there is no limit to the number of languages that can be provided. Through the Interprefy-Grip integration, this service is now available to Grip customers.

“The Interprefy-Grip partnership is a powerful combination. With the world turning to hybrid events, in the post COVID-19 world, a large number of events are retaining some part of the virtual experience, for the longer term,” said Richard Roocroft, Director of Global Sales at Interprefy.

“Interprefy makes Grip events multilingual, so that attendees can listen to presenters in a language of their choice, helping to increase engagement and inclusivity for all. We are delighted to partner with Grip, a global leader in hybrid events for networking and lead management”, Roocroft continues.

Having struggled with dyslexia for most of my life and finding it difficult to learn new languages, I am very excited to announce the availability of Interprefy for all customers on the Grip Market Engagement Platform. Real-time interpretation will make events more inclusive and increase the potential audience and global reach for organisers.” - Tim Groot, Founder & CEO, Grip

“We help event organisers across the world, with their virtual, hybrid and live events, and having remote live interpretation will allow organisers and associations to provide truly engaging and international content to their attendees. Breaking down barriers and bringing people together is in Grip’s DNA and our mission to move markets forward by bringing audiences together to discover, engage and connect works best when there’s no barriers", Groot continues.

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About Interprefy

Interprefy is the leading provider of managed remote simultaneous interpretation technology and services, designed to support businesses, governments, and international organizations worldwide in overcoming language barriers in professional meetings and events.

The Interprefy platform revolutionizes simultaneous interpreting by replacing cumbersome hardware with cloud-based software so that professional conference interpreters can deliver their services without needing to be onsite, while event participants can connect on any device or meeting platform and speak their own language.

Since 2015, Interprefy has facilitated over 30,000 truly multilingual online, hybrid and on-site conferences and meetings, including some of the world's largest events. Because Interprefy partners with global language services providers, the best interpreting talent for any mix of languages and subject areas can be sourced, even at short notice.

About Grip

Grip is the leading Market Engagement Platform built to support event professionals, by delivering technology to facilitate world-class hybrid experiences – through online and in-person events. Our technology brings people together to discover, engage, connect and help move markets forward faster.

For event participants, our powerful platform supports the return on time invested at industry events, with flexible content delivery and purposeful meetings and matchmaking. For event professionals, our intelligent, flexible platform provides the solutions, support and integrations needed to maximise return on investment.

Since 2016, Grip has facilitated the connection of over 5.5 million participants through AI-driven event solutions. This has resulted in the culmination of billions of data points from some of the world's largest events, plus strategic insight and expertise, to ensure Grip can deliver the event experiences that today's markets and industries demand.

Markus Aregger

Written by Markus Aregger

Markus is Head of Marketing at Interprefy, on a mission to help people and organizations connect by breaking down language barriers.