No. 10 Downing Street

reference, no. 10 downing streetA visit by Secretary General of the SPD, Klaus Uwe Benneter, to London, organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation London. Part of the programme was a meeting with Pat McFadden, then head of the Political Office, at No. 10 Downing Street, and some of his colleagues.

The interpreting style for this informal exchange in a small group was whispering into German, consecutive into English.

Nita Clarke of the Political office, who was also present, wrote afterwards: “… it was very nice to meet you and I can assure you I was sincere in my praise of your work.”

13th International Licensing Conference, metallurgy

reference metallurgyOne of the earlier conferences of my career in the mid-nineties, kindly passed on to the interpreting team by the booking agency:

“On behalf of the participants and myself I would like to express my thanks for the excellent achievement of … Mrs. Antje Bormann in interpretation of the very complex subjects of the papers as well as the following discussions.

I have to state, this was the most competent interpretation we ever had in our conferences.”

Ivo Henych,
General Manager Metal Processing and Licensing