Interpreting at the conference
Earlier this year as a Russian interpreter I took part in the international conference Canada-Eurasia Cooperation in Forestry and Wood Processing, organized by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (thank you for inviting me!)
The Conference was focused on a broad range of subjects, including:
- Forest monitoring and management
- Harvesting and renewal of forest resources
- Manufacturing of wood products and structures
- Waste management and biotechnology
- Transportation and Logistics
- Industrial innovations
Really enjoyed this experience – more than 4 hours of tough, challenging, almost non-stop interpretation, involving myriads of industry terms. Interpreting both ways – English to Russian and Russian to English, often with several people speaking simultaneously. What a chance it was to clear some rust off my mind!
Besides, it was a great chance to be away from my desk and daily routine work, which mostly include translating personal documents, technical brochures and software localization.
More details about the conference: http://www.cerbanet.org/event-2326111
If you ever need a Russian interpreter in Vancouver or, possibly, in other places across Canada, please get in touch with me.
Below are some photos from the conference.