Our business meeting interpreters in Antwerp can assist you at negotiations, discussions and collaborations. Read more...
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Whatever your language requirements in Antwerp, TJC Global’s interpreters can assist you.
Our Antwerp interpreters cover over 80 languages and dialects.
In the port city of Antwerp, language barriers can arise in a variety of contexts. Be it for shipping-related events, business meetings, conferences or industrial visits, TJC Global can provide professional interpreters in Antwerp and the surrounding area.
Our language support is tailored to your industry or project. We match the skills and backgrounds of our professional interpreters to the need of your project to ensure accurate interpreting when it comes to industry-specific terminology. Our Antwerp interpreters can cover over 100 languages.
With a population of around 512,000, Antwerp is the second most populous city in the country of Belgium after its capital, Antwerp. It is part of the Flemish (or Dutch) speaking region in the north of Belgium. Located on the river Scheldt which leads to the North Sea, Antwerp has a long maritime history. Discovered by settlers in around 2/3AD, the city had by the 16th century, become Europe's economic centre for trade and culture. Its prosperity was stalled when, at the end of the Thirty Years War in 1648, the river Scheldt was closed to all except Dutch ships and Antwerp's trade moved to Amsterdam. Napolean brought the city back to life at the end of the 18th century and Antwerp was, by the mid 19th century, the world's third largest seaport after London and New York.
Today its docks are an important centre for the petrochemical industry. Currently housing five oil refineries, these docks are also home to a number of related industries, including four nuclear power stations. There are also plans for a wind farm to be built here.
The Belgian city is also renowned for its relationship with the diamond trade. Since 1447, diamonds have been handled, cut and polished in Antwerp: the art of diamond polishing itself having been invented here. Nowadays, over 80% of the world's rough diamonds go through Antwerp making it one of the world's most sparkling trade centres.
Why not check out TJC Global's top tips for Doing Business in Belgium.
Simultaneous interpreting is most commonly used at conferences. It involves two interpreters working in partnership in a booth. They listen to the speaker via a headset and interpret into a microphone for the relevant audience members to listen to via headphones. As this can be very demanding, the interpreters take turns, swapping every 15-20 minutes.
Consecutive interpreting is probably the most common type of interpreting and is widely used. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial discussions, legal, technical or engineering discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards. If a speech is delivered, the interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties - at a stall or elsewhere.
Facilitating interpreting is used to assist clients who require only limited assistance in the source language. They may need technical or especially complex terminology to be interpreted into their native tongue to avoid misunderstandings but are in general comfortable listening and speaking to the source language without aid. The interpreter stands by to support the client when he/she requires communication assistance.
Telephone interpreting allows parties who are not able to meet in person to communication via telephone or video conferencing. The interpreter bridges the language gap via the telephone. Sometimes the interpreter is present in one of the two locations, and sometimes he/she is also remotely located.