Culture Summit 2018 – A Dream Assignment for Interpreter Adel Alhaimi
ABU DHABI APRIL 2018: Adel Alhaimi was privileged to be invited to facilitate simultaneous interpretation for one of the world’s top cultural events.
Culture Summit is an invitation-only forum “convening leaders from the arts, policy, technology and media” from around the world. The USD 5,000 a head registration fee included sumptuous dining and featured some of the region’s (and the world’s) most prestigious cultural figures including top leaders, artists, speakers and performers.
Adel Alhaimi interpreting at Culture Summit 2018
The summit is characterized by the overall aim to identify ways that culture can raise awareness, build bridges and promote positive change.
The summit included a staggering 450 participants from 80 different countries, spread across a series of 65 workshops.
“This year’s programme, titled Unexpected Collaborations: Forging New Connections Between Heritage and Innovation, Near and Far, Creativity and Purpose, will focus on partnerships that are unique, different, and which blend tradition and innovation. Workshops, presentations, and performances throughout the event will engage participants in expanding on their ideas about the role of culture in improving our world. A special portion of the programme will take place at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, with events and tours scheduled exclusively for participants of CultureSummit 2018.”
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
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
The ADIPEC website gives some mind-blowing statistics on the size of the conference and exhibition and we invite you to take a look:
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.”
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.
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
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 went out of his way to make the course interesting and stimulating
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 Presentation of Course Certificates
Adel Alhaimi with his Certificate as Trainer
Adel Alhaimi Course Facilitator Certificate of Appreciation
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.
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.
Adel Alhaimi and Ahmed Al Hilal collaborate in Ministry’s drive to enhance UAE Education!
The UAE Ministry of Education has been running a series of workshops and training courses in a bid to enhance education in the region – and, more specifically, to introduce new methodology for facilitating Early Childhood Development.
Adel had the privilege of being invited, by Al Shahba Translation, to assist in the communication process by interpreting for international trainers specially invited to run workshops for local educators.
Sharjah TV provided coverage of the Ministry’s endeavors and showed up at the Ajman Teacher Training Centre to interview trainers and educators. We share a clip of some of the interviews:
The TV crew also interviewed Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi and Al Shahba Translation’s Ahmed Al Hilal, who discussed their role in facilitating communication at the event.
Mr Ahmed Al Hilal (http://firstname.lastname@example.org) is General Manager of the well-known Al Shahba Translation Company in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – and Adel appreciates the invitation to collaborate in this vital drive to propel the nation’s education to greater heights.