Conference interpreting case studies
2016 FATF Conference Korea
In 2016 Korea was the host of the Annual Conference of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body that deals with matters relating to combatting money laundering and terrorism financing. After 2M already provided the conference interpreters for this conference in Brisbane in 2015 when Australia was hosting the conference, it was again the 2M conference interpreters who were called for in Korea. The 2M French/English conference interpreter team travelled to Busan, Korea, and organisers were extremely pleased to have the same French conference interpreters back in the interpreting booth to ensure the message got across. Conference Interpreting is a passion here at 2M, and our experienced and skilled team has been interpreting at the G20 Summit in Brisbane and countless international events across Australia and the Asia Pacific.
The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering was established during the 1989 G7 Summit in Paris to combat the growing problem of money laundering. The task force was charged with studying money laundering trends, monitoring legislative, financial and law enforcement activities taken at the national and international level, reporting on compliance, and issuing recommendations and standards to combat money laundering. At the time of its creation, the organisation had 16 original members.
The FATF Secretariat is located at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. Our 2M Europe office in Paris is involved with the FATF and also the OECD with our CEO Tea Dietterich attending the OECD Forum in Paris every year on behalf of Australia representing the SME sector in OCEANIA.
2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit
In 2015 business and government leaders from 104 cities representing a population of more than 99 million
people descended on Brisbane for the 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum (2015APCS). 2M was excited to provide the simultaneous conference interpreters for this high level convention and ensure that the message got across in Mandarin, Korean and Japanese. June 2015 was a busy month with the Financial Action Task Force as well, an inter-governmental body that deals with matters relating to combatting money laundering and terrorism financing, holding their plenary meeting in Brisbane, and 2M conference interpreters were in charge of simultaneous interpreting.
More than 75 Mayors and large delegations of high-level representatives from major international cities attended including:
- Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation including leaders from the property, IT, education, energy, finance and creative industries.
- China Vanke Co., the world’s largest residential home developer and China’s pioneer in green home construction.
- Da Nang People’s Committee, Da Nang University and a delegation of SMEs.
- Abu Dhabi Municipality and several cities from the Middle East.
- Representatives from the Urban Development Ministry of India, New Delhi.
- Sixteen Mayors from the league of municipalities and league of cities of the Philippines.
- The largest contingent of Mayors from the Americas since the Summit was hosted in Seattle in 2001, including Chicago, Columbia, Columbus, Panama, Portland, Salt Lake City, Lima, San Diego, Seattle and Redmond, Washington D.C.
- Business delegates from the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
- For the first time, mayoral representation from past host cities including Kaohsiung, Seattle and Chongqing.
- A number of first time cities including Ahmedabad, Kathmandu, Kampala, Fukushima, Guangzhou, Islamabad, Suva, Tel Aviv, Tianjin, and Vienna.
Rio Tinto ‘Energy Exchange Series’, designed to facilitate broad industry discussion of global energy issues facing the energy industry. Each event featured internationally acclaimed speakers in a programme proudly supported by Rio Tinto and the Energy Police Institute of Australia.
An invitation-only business event featured keynote speaker Mr Zhang Guobao, Chairman of the Advisory Board of China’s National Energy Committee and Deputy Chairman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). As an influential leader in Chinese energy policy. Mr Zhang offered his perspective on the challenges facing China with respect to energy supply and demand, the direction of Chinese energy policy development, and what this means for the rest of the world and Australia.
2M Conference Interpreters provided simultaneous interpreting for all delegates and keynote speakers into English and Mandarin.