Press Releases

Mar08

Conference Rental Supports Global Real Estate Firm Hosting Massive Multilingual Conference

March 8, 2016

One week, 8,000 attendees, 5 languages, at the prestigious Grand Garden Arena of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; for the second year, Conference Rental has successfully delivered language interpreting equipment and services to this large convention for an international realtor.

The Grand Garden Arena is well known for numerous boxing superfights. Conference rental was tasked with the challenge to provide infrared coverage throughout the space – having a seating capacity of 16,800 – to deliver digital infrared language distribution in 5 languages.

Jan18

Developments in Interpreting Technologies

January 11, 2016

It’s no secret that technology is driving the way we communicate, how we connect to one another and the way we conduct business. Just as the translation industry has been disrupted by advances in technical tools as well as web and cloud technologies, the interpretation sector has experienced its fair share of technology advances, innovations and has evolved with the increasing demands of the ever connected world. Our expectations have changed; the experience is everything. We are surrounded by smart, multi-function devices, and we expect to receive service everywhere at any time. What changes have been brought to the landscape of interpreting technology to respond to these new expectations?

Oct29

Conference Rental Expands to South America with Lima Convention Center's Opening Event.

October 27, 2015

Lima has undertaken the challenge to host global events of great magnitude such as 2015 World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (WBG-IMF) Annual Meetings, APEC 2016, Pan-American Games in 2019. These and many more top-class events will give an opportunity to showcase Peru's strong position as global event organizers and increase their ranking as destination of choice to hold other international events.

To further heighten their attractiveness as a conference destination Lima has constructed a world class Convention Center, Peru's largest tourist infrastructure project. With claims to be the largest in South America, it's sure to become a strong contender to more established conference destinations in the region.

Lima Convention Center’s opening event was no less than the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings 2015, placing Lima in the center of international attention in the world of economics.

Oct12

Prep, Plans, and Work-Arounds: A Day in the Life of a Conference Technician

October 13, 2015

A story by Keenan Gaynor

As an audio engineer, I love a solid Plan A, and have learned over time the importance of backing myself up with an equally solid Plan B (and if my instincts are telling me to develop a Plan C, I’ll do that, too).

In my role as Account Manager at Conference Rental’s facilities in New York, N.Y., I oversee all aspects of language interpretation events from project planning to delivery. The range of events we do is broad, from moderately sized corporate meetings involving anywhere from 50 to 150 participants, to high-level talks at international congresses, with hundreds of political leaders in attendance. Depending on the scope of the event––and the number of languages being spoken––my job is to provide simultaneous interpreters with the technical systems and support required in order for them to be able to do their job. It’s a great gig, and recently, I thought it would be fun to catalog an average day in the life of a conference technician, which requires a lot of preparation, some resourcefulness, and a good deal of diplomacy.

Sep03

China and Silicon Valley Delegates Cooperate Without Language Barriers!

September 3, 2015

Silicon Valley mayors, business individuals, Chinese government and investors congregate in Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in a two-day event to promote mutual cooperation to increase investment, culture, technology and education exchange between China and Silicon Valley. Conference Rental was the partner of choice to provide language interpretation solutions to the conference