Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR)


After a Covid-19-induced pandemic hiatus of 3 years, Conference Interpreter Services, (CIS) was privileged to win the provision of language and accessibility interpreting service at the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held from 18 - 22 September 2022 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. APMCDRR was presented by the United Nations Office of Disaster or Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australian Government. Dr Yvonne Hu, Managing Director of CIS, headed a large contingent of language professionals who provided simultaneous interpreting service covering English, French and Mandarin as well as Auslan and International Sign languages at APMCDRR in 3 streams/parallel sessions in addition to the plenaries and opening and closing ceremonies.