Summit

Global Summit of Women 2018

CASE STUDY

Summit

1,250 female leaders from 65 countries unite in Sydney

Connecting Female Leaders of the World

The 2018 Global Summit of Women saw 1,250 female leaders from 65 countries flock to Sydney to discuss women’s vital role in the workplace. The three-day summit shone a light on Australia’s public and private sectors, debating issues regarding gender quotas and discussing ways to achieve a level playing field for women.

The Summit’s keynote speakers, The Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, inspired audience members by recounting their own accomplishments and encouraging all women to strive to reach their potential.

Congress Rental was chosen to supply the interpretation equipment for the three-day summit at the ICC in Sydney. 

A total of 21 booths were set-up across five different rooms across the ICC to support each event. Seven languages were interpreted throughout the conference, including French, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Korean and Russian. 1,000 interpreter headsets were used throughout the event.

The Congress Rental team underwent weeks of intensive planning to ensure the event would run smoothly. The main plenary, which took place in the Darling Harbour Theatre, required interpretation of all seven languages. Six sound-proof ISO-compliant interpreter booths were set-up on the balcony above the theatre to ensure ample space for audience members below. The interpreters were able to see a video feed of the stage below on the projectors hung beside the stage.

interpreter booths ready for conference

Six sound-proof ISO-compliant interpreter booths were set-up on the balcony above the theatre to ensure ample space for audience members below.

interpretation headsets worn by delegates

Congress Rental used the Bosch Integrus System to transmit the audio feed from the interpreters to the audience members via their hand-held receivers. The team installed radiators strategically around the theatre to transmit the infra-red light around the space.

​Interpreter headsets were managed by the Congress Rental team at the ICC reception desk. The team adopted an organisational method for accountability due to the high number of receivers. A business card was taken for each of the delegates to ensure minimal receiver losses.

The interpreters were able to see a video feed of the stage below on the projectors hung beside the stage.

An additional nine interpreter booths were set-up inside three different rooms for the concurrent sessions. As each room had specific language feeds that were pre-selected by the foreign delegations, the Congress Rental team had to reconfigure the languages before each session commenced to match the attending delegations.

The Awards Gala dinner, which took place on the second night of the event, also required six booths for all attending delegates. Congress Rental installed the booths in a line at the back of the Grand Ballroom so that the interpreters could relay the Prime Minister of Bangladesh’s speech.

​The Global Summit of Women connected women from around the globe over the three days by ensuring there was interpretation for each of the speakers. In choosing common languages, they ensured that leaders from over 65 countries could share in the stories and discussions regarding female leadership. The event was a complete success across all five rooms, with all members of the Congress Rental team on-site to oversee the operation of the interpretation equipment.

Interpreter Booths

Congress Rental installed the booths in a line at the back of the Grand Ballroom so that the interpreters could relay the Prime Minister of Bangladesh’s speech.

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