The team at 2M Language Services is excited to be sponsor of the 2017 FIT World Congress organised by FIT and AUSIT. Most of 2M’s team being NAATI accredited translators and interpreters as well as AUSIT members, they are thrilled to have this event right here on their own doorstep.
Every three years, the International Federation of Translators (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs or FIT), a Category A UNESCO NGO, holds its flagship industry event, and in August this year Brisbane will host the prestigious XXI FIT World Congress 2017.
A global audience of more than 800 delegates from professional, academic and corporate backgrounds, will meet at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) for three days of immersion in the field of translating and interpreting, cutting edge research, and real life professional experience.
The XXI FIT World Congress theme of Disruption and Diversification will highlight the impact of advances in technology, globalisation, policy, and economic and social change on the delivery of language services, with dedicated streams for localisation, social media translation trends, globalisation, technology, and creativity. Specific streams for indigenous and sign languages, interpreting in the community and conflict zones, and literary translation will also feature.
2M will have a exhibitor booth and is looking forward to catching up with many of their translator colleagues, put a face to a name and meet new potential translator colleagues.
Hands-on workshops, thought-provoking discussion panels, posters and presentations will stimulate delegate interaction, along with the 70+ sessions, four keynote addresses, FIT awards ceremony and concurrent trade exhibition. As a platform for international exposure, global networking and latest industry intelligence, this is an unrivalled opportunity.
This international conference is supported by Tourism & Events Queensland (TEQ) and Brisbane Marketing, and is delivered locally by AUSIT, the Australian Institute of Interpreters & Translators. Brisbane will be the focal point of the over 100,000 professional translators, interpreters and terminologists which FIT represents, as well as high level policymakers in multilingualism, inter-cultural and inter-lignual communications, international literary publishers and international intellectual property and copyrights. Through face to face engagement, video, social media, traditional marketing, television, radio and print, this Congress intends to raise the profile of the importance of effective language skills, particularly in this globalised, interconnected corporate economy.
The XXI FIT Wolrd Congress will showcase exceptional speakers, including Australian Professor Anthony Pym, Distinguished Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies at University Tarragona, Spain, Jemina Napier, Professor & Chair of Intercultural Communication at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, Michael Cronin, Professor of Translation Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. The full conference program is now online.
This is a unique opportunity to have a World Congress in our industry on our doorstep here in Australia. The 2M Team is looking forward to welcoming you all to Brisbane in August and encourage you to subscribe to updates and to register.
At 2M Language Services we provide translation and interpreting services, video translation and subtitling, cross-cultural training as well as export marketing to corporate clients worldwide. Contact us to find out how we can assist your organisation.