Conference Interpreting explained

Conference interpreters translate a spoken message from one language to another in a formal setting

Conference interpreters translate spoken language in real time. A thorough knowledge of languages, nerves of steel, attention to detail and boundless curiosity are the hallmarks of the professional interpreter.

Interpreters work at every kind of meeting and in any venue. They work for the major international organisations and for business clients.

All professional interpreters have undergone demanding training, many of them at postgraduate level, and they constantly hone their skills on professional development courses.


What we do

What it takes — skills

Where we work

Kinds of meetings


Private market

Institutional market

Distance interpreting

Interested in becoming an interpreter?

Interpreting schools and universities

Resources for students

Job opportunities