Adel Alhaimi Interpreter UAE

December 2017 a busy month for Simultaneous Interpreters

December 2017 a busy month for Simultaneous Interpreters 

DUBAI AND ABU DHABI – DECEMBER 2017: Not even two weeks into December and it was already evident that peak season for conventions and conferences had arrived. This period spells a high-adrenaline time for freelance simultaneous interpreters like Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi, especially as advance preparation is crucial to operate effectively in this field.

Some of the bigger conferences Adel assisted in during the past week were:

RTA 49th Leadership Forum – Dubai

This prestigious event was held in Dubai, hosted by the UAE’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Behind the mic - Adel getting ready to interpret

Behind the mic – Adel getting ready to interpret – RTA Conference Dubai

Adel in the Interpreter's Booth

Adel Alhaimi in the Interpreter’s Booth – RTA 49th Conference

Adel Alhaimi - taking a break (RTA 49th Leadership Conference Dubai)

Adel Alhaimi – taking a break (RTA 49th Leadership Conference Dubai)

Empowering Youth Through Education Summit – Abu Dhabi

The summit conference was administered by Connec-ME Education and was held in Abu Dhabi on 12 December 2017.

http://connecme.com

We share some pics from the event:

View from the Interpreter's Booth - getting set for Empowering Youth through Education Summit

View from the Interpreter’s Booth – getting set for Empowering Youth through Education Summit

Working in seclusion behind the scenes, it is easy to overlook the critical contribution of the Simultaneous Interpreter

Working in seclusion behind the scenes, it is easy to overlook the critical contribution of the Simultaneous Interpreter – Adel at the Empowering Youth summit

Medical Conference Interpretation – Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi

The week also included a short project for a medical conference at the well-known Cleveland Clinic (Abu Dhabi) at the request of the Tarjama Translation company.

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Red Sea Update – Recent Simultaneous Interpreting Events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Red Sea Update – Recent Simultaneous Interpreting Events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

UAE – NOVEMBER 2017 Red Sea Translation’s Freelance services to the Translation Industry Update: Adel Alhaimi was recently invited to provide Simultaneous Interpreting at a number of international and local conferences.

MS International Federation

The conference revolved around awareness and management of Multiple Sclerosis in the region and was held in Dubai (the 3rd Middle East North Africa Committee for Treatment and Research in MS)

https://www.msif.org/

MS International Federation - Dubai Conference (Adel conducted Simultaneous Interpreting for the event)

MS International Federation – Dubai Conference (Adel conducted Simultaneous Interpreting for the event)

Adel Alhaimi on standby - MS International Federation Conference Dubai

Adel Alhaimi on standby – MS International Federation Conference Dubai

22nd WAIPA World Investment Conference

This was followed by the 22nd WAIPA World Investment Conference, also held in Dubai from the 27th to the 28th of November and included over 300 participants from 49 countries .

WAIPA Dubai

Adel Alhaimi in the Interpreter's booth - WAIPA Dubai Conference

Adel Alhaimi in the Interpreter’s booth – WAIPA Dubai Conference

http://www.cpifinancial.net/news/post/43651/world-investment-conference-to-empower-investment-promotion-agencies

WAIPA Conference Dubai - View from the Interpreter booth

WAIPA Conference Dubai – View from the Interpreter booth

Abu Dhabi  Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee

This event took place on the 30th of November and Red Sea’s Adel was at the site to assist with Simultaneous Interpreting.

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority 15th Advisory Committee

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority Committee Meeting - Adel in the Booth

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority Committee Meeting – Adel in the Booth

Taking a break after a busy session

Taking a break after a busy session

Adel reported that this busy final week in November was interesting and packed with information – and one wonders about the incredible amount of information interpreters have to process on a routine basis. Nevertheless, the stimulation, the challenge and the prestigious trappings of the job are a constant driving force with its own rewards.

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Simultaneous Interpreting – Recent UAE Education Projects in Dubai and Ajman

Simultaneous Interpreting – Recent UAE Education Projects in Dubai and Ajman

UAE – NOVEMBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi continues to provide freelance services to partners in the industry. Recently he was called upon to conduct simultaneous interpretation at a number of workshops and courses in Dubai and Ajman, all relating to various aspects of UAE Education.

We present some pic’s to keep our readers up to date.

Adel Interpreting Nov 2017 D

View from the Interpreter's Booth

View from the Interpreter’s Booth

Adel during a break Dubai Regional Workshop on Leading the Curriculum Process

Adel during a break Dubai Regional Workshop on Leading the Curriculum Process

A number of the workshops related to STREAM Principal Training and were headed by Stem Education’s Dr Lorna Finman and Matt Rawley.

Stem Stream 1

STREAM Principal Training by Stem Revolution

Adel Interpreting at Education workshop - Ajman

Adel Interpreting at Education workshop – Ajman

UAE Education is gearing up for great advances in the coming period and Red Sea looks forward to continuing to play its small role in this significant arena.

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Simtran invites Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017

Simtran invites Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017 – one of the largest and most prestigious oil events in the world

ABU DHABI 16 NOVEMBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited by Simtran (Dubai) to conduct Simultaneous Interpreting at one of the world’s largest oil and gas events, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, hosted by ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company).

Simtran invites Red Sea's Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017

Simtran invites Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi to interpret at ADIPEC 2017

It has been reported that 100,000 attendees and over 2,2oo exhibitors participated in the event – and Adel felt privileged to be invited to assist.

View from the Interpreter's booth in-between sessions

View from the Interpreter’s booth in-between sessions

The ADIPEC website gives some mind-blowing statistics on the size of the conference and exhibition and we invite you to take a look:

https://www.adipec.com/

Surprizingly, the event does not seem to have received the coverage it deserves in the mainstream media, but Gulf News covered some aspects:

“Adipec was attended by top executives from Saudi Aramco, BP, China National Petroleum Corporation, Total, Pemex, among others apart from energy ministers from UAE, Lebanon, Pakistan, Egypt, Oman, Bahrain and Sudan.”

http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/energy/opec-cuts-adnoc-ipo-dominate-adipec-2017-1.2125822

Adel gratefully accepted the challenge to perform at optimum level and was satisfied that he put every effort into delivering the critical and strategic speeches at a high level of excellence.

The pressure on an interpreter at an event of this scope is immense – this is not a job for the faint-hearted – and we look forward to Adel providing us with some insights on how simultaneous interpreters cope (and thrive) on the job. 

A special word of thanks to Antony at Simtran for the opportunity to participate in the event.

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Adel Alhaimi, Creative Leadership & Innovation Course – and LEGO®

Adel Alhaimi, Creative Leadership & Innovation Course – and LEGO®

DUBAI, OCTOBER 6, 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi enjoyed a day immersed in LEGO and innovative ideas when he was invited to assist with Consecutive Interpretation for a course on Creative Leadership and Innovation in Dubai’s Rove Downtown Hotel.

Creative Leadership and Innovation Course, Dubai

Creative Leadership and Innovation Course, Dubai

Life has its lighter moments, even in the life of an interpreter (which can become a stressful swirl of technical jargon at times) and it was refreshing for Adel to participate in a program designed to stimulate creative thought and innovation.

Red Sea's Adel Alhaimi at the Creative Leadership and Innovation course

Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi at the Creative Leadership and Innovation course

Despite the seemingly “fun” aspect of such a course, the demands on the Interpreter still remain high, with a need to remain creative – so as to facilitate communication in a way that will complement the program.

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Adel Alhaimi Interprets at IRF MENA Regional Congress

Adel Alhaimi Interprets at IRF MENA Regional Congress

DUBAI – OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was privileged to receive an invitation from Mr Khalil Jayousi, Union International Translation, to conduct Simultaneous Interpretation at the Congress, held in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from the 29th to the 31st October 2017. 

Adel was joined by a number of other top local interpreters, pictured below:

From right to left, Ms Heba, Mr Samer, Mr Abu Mahmood, Adel, Mr Ezz & Mr Murad

Adel in the booth - IRF MENA Congress

Adel in the booth – IRF MENA Congress

One of the IRF sessions, Dubai World Trade Centre

One of the IRF sessions, Dubai World Trade Centre

Adel shared how he felt especially privileged to receive the honor of interpreting the closing ceremony.

IRF Mena Congress - the final day

IRF Mena Congress – the final day – Adel was honored to interpret the closing address

In the booth for the closing address

Adel in the booth for the closing address

The following articles skim briefly over a few details from this highly significant and information-packed event which hosted a staggering 200 speakers in 50 sessions.

 

http://www.mediaoffice.ae/en/media-center/news/29/10/2017/irfc.aspx

Ahmed bin Saeed opens IRF MENA Regional Congress and Exhibition

Under the patronage of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum inaugurated the first International Road Federation (IRF) Middle East and North Africa Regional Congress and Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Hosted by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the event, held under the theme of ‘Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century’, features 200 speakers and 50 sessions. About 70 exhibitors are participating in the event.

The inaugural session was attended by His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development; His Excellency Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel Chairman of the International Road Federation, and His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, along with a number of senior official and representatives of regional governments.

Delivering the keynote speech, the Chairman of the International Road Federation highlighted the role of IRF, which was established in 1948 to assist in rebuilding Europe’s road infrastructure following World War II. He also said that IRF has launched a number of programmes to assist engineers and technicians develop their knowledge and technical skills. He also said that more than 1,400 engineers from 118 countries were trained by the Federation. Al Mogbel further said that the number of autonomous cars will reach 15% of the total by 2030, which will require upgradation of the road infrastructure. The IRF, he said, can provide the technical knowledge required for supporting this change.

Anthony Foxx Former US Secretary of Transportation, who was the conference keynote speaker, praised Dubai’s infrastructure and its roads as well as its mobility solutions. He also threw light on five challenges that the mobility landscape faces – inter-city goods transportation, climate change, technology usage, the impact of technology, and governance for solving traffic problems.

Sheikh Ahmed honoured the sponsors of the events, as well as Anthony Foxx at the event.

Trade Arabia commenting on the first day of the Congress:

http://tradearabia.com/news/CONS_332163.html

A total of 200 speakers from 50 countries are set to take part in the first Mena Congress and Exhibition of the International Road Federation (IRF) opening today (October 29) in Dubai, UAE.

Being held under the theme “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century”, the event is considered one of the key road-specialist events, and will convene at the Dubai World Trade Center for the first time in the Mena region. The opening ceremony will witness the honouring of sponsors and the keynote speaker.

The Congress, which is hosted by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will see the participation of specialists and experts from all over the globe sharing expertise in an array of discussion panels. More than 100 papers will be presented, and 200 speakers will deliver speeches.

Fifty sessions will be held to discuss a whole host of fields relating to innovations in smart cities, designs of road safety and smart transit systems, assets and pavement management, partnerships and finance, and issues relating to the environment and sustainability. At the sidelines of the Congress, an exhibition spanning more than three thousand square meters will be held where 70 exhibitors will take part.

“Staging this global event in Dubai is a global endorsement of the confidence reposed by international entities in the high profile of the UAE and its ability to host international events. It is also signals a recognition by the IRF of the massive efforts of the Dubai Government in nurturing the best infrastructure of roads network in the Emirate,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.

Infrastructure

“RTA is exploring the possibility of operating autonomous vehicles on pavements and crossing side roads guided by hi-tech dedicated light traffic signals. It seeks to implement this pioneering global experience for crossing side roads by autonomous vehicles through signalised crossings dedicated to these vehicles. An MoU will be signed during the Congress heralding the first experience of its kind worldwide in terms of using technology and customising the infrastructure to the crossing of roads by autonomous vehicles,” said Al Tayer.

“Over the past decade, the Dubai Government has spent about Dh90 billion ($24.5 billion) for upgrading the infrastructure of roads and transport network in the Emirate, including Dh60 billion for roads sector. Accordingly, the total length of roads network in the Emirate has soared from 8715 lane-kilometre in 2006 to 13594 lane-kilometre in 2016.

“During the same period, the number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek has jumped from 19 to 48 recording 153% rise. Examples of vital roads network projects include the construction of the 13-lane Business Bay Crossing, replacing the old Al Garhoud Bridge by a 14-lane crossing, constructing the 6-lane Floating Bridge using military technology, and increasing the number of lanes of Al Maktoum Bridge to 11 lanes,” he added.

Abdullah Al Mogbel, chairman of the IRF, said, “For centuries, roads had been the world’s first “social network” providing essential human and economic development. At the International Road Federation, we have tried to capture the connections between roads and trade with a simple slogan “Better Roads. Better World.” The roads we are designing and building today are durable assets. They would serve an increasingly diversified range of uses and vehicles. Events such as these supported by multi-stakeholder platforms, like IRF are essential to achieve a cross-industry consensus around essential questions.”

“IRF and Dubai RTA share a common vision of roads and mobility at the service of a longer-term agenda of growth and sustainability. It is with this shared spirit that we have worked together to develop this program, and that we would continue to further our agenda of constructive engagement around mobility solutions for the 21st century,” added Al Mogbel. – TradeArabia News Service

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Adel Alhaimi Develops and Presents Interpreting Course for Dubai Public Prosecution

Adel Alhaimi Develops and Presents Interpreting Course for Dubai Public Prosecution

DUBAI OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited by Experts ME institute to develop and present a three-day Workshop attended by Prosecutors, Interpreters and Translators from Dubai’s Public Prosecution Department.

Adel presenting the course

Adel presenting the course

The course covered areas such as interpretation theory and technique, the challenges of Court Interpreting (and the specific needs of the Public Prosecutors) , the responsibility for maintaining ongoing self development, remaining up to date with the latest technology among other topics. It included role plays, simulations and practical exercises. Self and Peer Assessment were geared towards stimulating self development.

As usual, Adel did his best to make the course interesting and stimulating.

As usual, Adel went out of his way to make the course interesting and stimulating

Adel Int Course Oct 2017 d

One of Adel’s trademarks is flexibility and he adapts his courses to suit not only the level of the delegates (who in this instance operate at the highest levels in society) but also to cater for their specific needs.

The whole team of delegates

The whole team of delegates

The Presentation of Course Certificates

The Presentation of Course Certificates

Adel Alhaimi with Course Certificate

Adel Alhaimi with his Certificate as Trainer

Adel Alhaimi Course Facilitator Certificate of Appreciation

Adel Alhaimi Course Facilitator Certificate of Appreciation

Adel Alhaimi with the Head of the Public Prosecution Department and Course Delegates

Adel Alhaimi with the Head of the Public Prosecution Department and Course Delegates

The course was a huge success and enjoyed by all. A special thanks goes to Experts ME Institute, who invited Adel to develop and conduct the course.

http://expertsme.com

For any inquiries about Interpreting Courses and Facilitation, please feel free to contact the Institute or inquire from Adel in connection with Simultaneous / Consecutive Interpretation.

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Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Abu Dhabi Excellence Award Assessors

Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Abu Dhabi Excellence Award Assessors

OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited to assist in the communication process as assessors from a number of international locations converged on Abu Dhabi to deliberate on the government’s 2017 Excellence Awards.

Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance

Adel getting set for the Simultaneous Interpreting sessions

Adel getting set for the Simultaneous Interpreting sessions

In the Interpreter Booth

In the Interpreter Booth

Invitations to participate in the 2017 awards were launched at the beginning of the year with an extensive campaign which began in March.

This particular session revolved around the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, which has won several prestigious government awards during the past few years.

https://www.adfca.ae/English/AboutADFCA/Pages/Awards.aspx

a group of international assessors and government officials participated in the meetings

The sessions were intense and continued over a period of four days.

Red Sea will continue to follow up on the Awards and update this article once the results have gone public – more coming up soon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adel Alhaimi interprets at Pitch@Palace UAE – Emirates Palace

Adel Alhaimi interprets at Pitch@Palace UAE – Emirates Palace

OCTOBER 4 2017, ABU DHABI: Adel Alhaimi, in partnership with Near East Translation, had the recent privilege of interpreting at a session of one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship drives in the world, Pitch@Palace, featuring the nation’s leaders and Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

Adel Alhaimi Interpreting at Pitch@Palace – UAE

The Emirates Palace Conference Hall - getting ready

The Emirates Palace Conference Hall – getting ready

Pitch at Palace - Emirates Palace... the tension building up

Pitch at Palace – Emirates Palace… the tension building up

The event was organized by Khalifa Fund and took place at Abu Dhabi’s magnificent Emirate’s Palace. His Excellency Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was one of the dignitaries at the event.

https://www.khalifafund.ae/SitePages/Home.aspx

Khalifa-fund-Logo

Prince Andrew, Duke of York in Abu Dhabi at an earlier date

Prince Andrew, Duke of York in Abu Dhabi at an earlier date

The event was streamed live and we include the YouTube clip of the event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BiGhICfytc

Some snippets from local news:

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302636464

Wed 04-10-2017 22:18 PM

Hamed bin Zayed, Duke of York inaugurate Pitch@Palace UAE

ABU DHABI, 4th October, 2017 (WAM) — Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, on Wednesday attended the inaugural Pitch@PalaceUAE competition final at the Emirates Palace.

Twelve of the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the UAE pitched their innovative ideas in front of an audience of more than 600 CEOs, influencers, mentors and business partners.

The winners of Pitch@PalaceUAE were Mansoor Al Kaabi, the owner of Dwak, and Faraj Alfaraj, the owner of Brailleye. The duo will be flown to London to represent the UAE at the global final of Pitch@Palace on 6th December, 2017.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/emirati-entrepreneurs-to-pitch-to-investors-in-london-after-clinching-abu-dhabi-competition-1.664227

Earlier this week the 12 contestants were put through a two-day boot camp designed to hone their skills.

Prince Andrew said that the concept “adds value to entrepreneurs by finding and developing mentors for innovative businesses”.

“I am a keen and regular visitor to the region and I have been keen to bring Pitch at the Palace to the Middle East, as I see synergies in our attitudes towards innovative businesses, especially with the young demographic of the region,” he said.

Prince Andrew said that those not selected for the finals, had the chance to find success.

“Do not be under any illusion that you are under our organisation now, that is not the point who gets selected to go to London, the point is we are here to support you,” he said.

“All of the projects I have seen definitely have got something that will make them a successful business; the challenges are actually whether they will survive and that they get the right business process engineering advice.”

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Adel Alhaimi joins top Interpreters assisting in UAE Education Initiative – Ajman

Adel Alhaimi joins top Interpreters assisting in UAE Education Initiative – Ajman

SEPTEMBER 2017: Adel Alhaimi was among a team of top UAE interpreters facilitating communication between local educators and specialist international trainers at Ajman Teacher Training Center. Adel was invited to participate by Al Shahba Translation.

UAE Education Workshop - in collaboration with Institute of Positive Education

UAE Education Workshop – in collaboration with Institute of Positive Education

This formed part of an initiative by the UAE Ministry of Education to enhance education in the region and introduce new teaching methodology to local educators.

The September courses culminated in a workshop on Positive Education which brings focus to bear on the well-being of both students and educators.

These latest workshops were run by the Institute of Positive Education, a team of Australian experts, who were invited to share with us from their vast range of know-how and experience.

(https://www.ggs.vic.edu.au/institute)

Institute or Positive Education

Institute of Positive Education

Some of the Institute’s top trainers presiding here included:

  • Justin Robinson M. Ed MACE (Director of the Institute)
  • Jennifer Hanson-Peterson MA
  • Steve Andrew (Mathematician, Deputy Principal)
  • Geoff Carlisle
  • Cat Lamb
  • Jessica Taylor B. Ed

Adel especially appreciated being present in the presentation by the Institute’s Director, Justin Robinson whose noteworthy talk on the talents of the individual made an impression on him.

Justin Robinson

Justin Robinson, Director of the Institute of Positive Education

Justin pointed out how important it is to use our talents and sharpen our skills through effort and practice: how it takes effort to turn talents to skills… and that it, in turn, takes effort to turn skills into achievements!

Adel Interpreting for Jessica Taylor - Institute of Positive Education

Adel Interpreting for Jessica Taylor – Institute of Positive Education

Adel and Jessica Taylor

Adel and Jessica Taylor

Adel Interpreting - Ajman, 19 September 2017

Adel Interpreting – Ajman, 19 September 2017

Supporters of the Education Initiative included top UAE Dignitaries!

Supporters of the Education Initiative included top UAE Dignitaries!

The Minister of Education himself, His Excellence Hussain Al Hammadi, visited the workshops

The Minister of Education himself, His Excellence Hussain Al Hammadi, visited the workshops

Adel expressed his appreciation for the outstanding work being done by the Ministry of Education and for the opportunity to work alongside some of the top trainers in Education internationally – as well as some of UAE’s top Interpreters. A special word of thanks goes to Mr Ahmed Al Hilal of Al Shahba Translation who invited him to participate.

 

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