Simultaneous / Conference Interpretation

Simultaneous / Conference Interpretation

Why Choose Us?

We’re not just “yet another” interpretation services agency. We are “the” interpretation services agency, having served a long list of high-profile clients:

  • Pope John Paul II
  • Prime Minister his Honorable Jean Chrétien
  • Reform Party Leader Mr. Preston Manning
  • Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman
  • The Legislative Assembly of Ontario
  • CBC News
  • Premier of Québec Mr. Lucian Bouchard
  • President Aristide of Haiti

Philippe Vitu, the President and founder of Express International Translations Inc. has been a successful French simultaneous interpreter and translator for over 25 years. Mr. Vitu has served at hundreds of conferences in the Greater Toronto Area as well as out of province and out of country for high-profile clients as those mentioned above.

Having provided high quality conference interpretation to clients in the fields of Accounting, Collective Bargaining Negotiations, Education, Social Awareness, Domestic Violence, Sales Conventions, Board Meetings, Medical Conventions, International Conventions and more, we truly have the skills and expertise to serve you. No matter what subject matter you are an expert in, Express International Translations Inc. will provide you with top international simultaneous and consecutive interpreters to make your meeting or conference a pleasure to attend.

What is Simultaneous (or Conference) Interpretation?

When interpreting at a conference or event, the interpreter usually works in a soundproofed booth with at least one other colleague to bridge language barriers between attendees. While the presenter is speaking, the interpreter translates the message almost simultaneously. The delegates attending the meeting can then select the relevant channel to hear the interpretation in their chosen language.

At Express International Translations Inc, our simultaneous interpreters are highly experienced. They have the knowledge and ability to interpret any targeted language simultaneously under fire.

Whether you need simultaneous interpretation services or consecutive interpreting in any language for medical appointments, small or large business meetings or events such as a seminar, rest assured that Express International Translations Inc will provide you with top international simultaneous and consecutive interpreters.

Two Types of Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment

The Standard equipment

 We are your “One Stop Shop” for Simultaneous Conference Interpreters and Interpretation Equipment. The interpretation equipment is an essential part of simultaneous conference interpretation. It usually consists of:

  • A soundproof booth equipped with a central console manned by the simultaneous interpreters
  • Infrared transmitters
  • Headsets for the audience
  • A qualified technician, who is present at all times.

The system can be what we call on “simple mode” involving just two languages or on a more complex “relay mode” involving many languages, more  than one booth and a larger team of interpreters.

World Youth Day 2002

Our simultaneous interpretation service provided during World Youth Day in 2002 is a good example of “relay mode” interpretation. Pope John Paul II, who was a polyglot, was speaking in more languages than one. Therefore, we had to provide the translation simultaneously into 7 different languages: Italian, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Polish and Portuguese.

The Portable Equipment

Alternatively, in smaller settings, interpreters may use a portable system instead of a booth. In this instance, the interpreter talks into a small microphone clipped onto his/her shirt. While cheaper and very mobile, this system however does not isolate the interpreter and may allow outside noise to distract the interpreter, making the task more difficult.

Need Simultaneous Interpretation Services?

Contact us today. We would be pleased to assist you with your conference requirements. Simply tell us where, when, what language combination. We will take care of the rest: (416) 410-2021

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Our Clients Love Us

High quality simultaneous interpretation services and press  conferences in the media were key elements to our success... Thank you for your contribution to the success of World Youth Day 2002.

Director of Communication
Toronto Ontario, Canada

Thank you so much Philippe for the excellent job on this document and for noting the missed gender piece.

Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario
Mississauga Ontario, Canada

It is a pleasure to doing business together, you provide excellent quality service, and it is much appreciated! Keep up the wonderful work.

Wheels Leasing Canada Ltd.
Mississauga Ontario, Canada

We compared three translation companies using a common document and EIT's translation won the vote with our Spanish-speaking management team. And Philippe is always extremely accommodating, even with the most demanding deadlines.

Michelle Mariage

We found Express International Translation to be an exceptional partner. We required the translation of complex, highly technical documents, in a short time frame, and EIT was able to deliver quickly, efficiently and at a very reasonable rate. Thanks!

Phil Wigmore

The quality and professionalism of the interpreters you provide is exceptional and a key component in the success of our international training programs. Thank you for your excellent service and commitment to quality.

Cheryl Martin