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On-Site Chinese Mandarin Interpretations for Meetings

June 11, 2024

Our Client

Company name: Global Energy Solutions (Pseudonym)

What does the company do?

Our client is a company specializing in energy infrastructure and legal matters in the energy sector.

Deadline set by the client: 1 hour interpretation

What do they need?

Our client required a simultaneous interpretation solution for a high-stakes business meeting between legal and energy sectors, involving multiple business participants and needing seamless communication between Chinese Mandarin and English.

The challenges

Although on-site interpretation solutions from English to Mandarin Chinese and vice-versa lasted only one hour, we still experienced some challenges. First, the client needed interpretation between Chinese Mandarin and English for complex legal and energy sector terminology. Second, the client initially requested one interpreter without interpretation booths or additional equipment, complicating the setup. Third, the project scope changed from simultaneous to consecutive interpretation, requiring adjustments in planning and resource allocation.

Two key factors enabled us to successfully provide Mandarin Chinese to English interpretations: First, our global network of Chinese interpreters specialized in the technical aspects of the law and the energy industry ensured seamless communication between all the participants. Second, To maintain the highest standards of interpretation quality, we have established a meticulous process that ensures everything is ready before and during the meeting.

Why on-site Mandarin Chinese interpretation solutions are crucial for business meetings

On-site Mandarin Chinese interpretation solutions are essential for business meetings involving Chinese and English-speaking participants. These services ensure clear, real-time communication, and play a critical role in several key areas:

  • Preventing misunderstandings: Accurate interpretation ensures that all parties understand each other correctly, avoiding potential miscommunications that could lead to costly mistakes or conflicts.

  • Facilitating smooth discussions: In high-stakes environments such as international business negotiations, interpreting technical terms and cultural nuances accurately is crucial for productive dialogue.

  • Building trust and rapport: On-site interpreters provide immediate, personalized feedback, helping to build trust and rapport among participants by ensuring that everyone's contributions are understood and valued.

  • Bridging language barriers: By eliminating language barriers, interpreters enable all participants to contribute effectively, fostering an inclusive environment where informed decisions can be made collaboratively.

  • Enhancing collaboration and productivity: With everyone on the same page, on-site interpretation enhances collaboration and productivity, making meetings more efficient and outcomes more successful.

  • Supporting global operations: For companies operating in the global marketplace, professional on-site interpretation are a strategic necessity. They support effective communication, strengthen international relationships, and drive business growth.

Investing in professional on-site interpretation solutions is not just beneficial—it's essential for ensuring seamless communication, successful negotiations, and fostering strong international partnerships.

Why Tomedes?

With over two decades of experience in delivering Chinese translation and interpretation solutions to more than 95,000 business and private clients worldwide, Tomedes has earned a reputation as a globally trusted and reliable language service provider. Our expertise and dedication make us the preferred choice for clients seeking top-quality language solutions.

Our extensive experience includes handling specialized subjects like the energy and legal sectors, ensuring accurate and reliable interpretation in over 150 languages. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and adaptability, consistently tailoring our services to meet changing client needs and feedback. With a global network of professional interpreters, Tomedes can quickly provide qualified candidates for any interpretation requirement, ensuring a seamless and satisfactory service experience every time.

The solution

First, we conducted a detailed consultation to gather all the necessary information about the client's requirements. This included understanding the subject matter, language pairs, and logistical details such as the date, time, and location of the meeting. By thoroughly understanding these aspects, we ensured that our interpretation solutions would be perfectly aligned with the client's needs.

Second, although we initially proposed providing two interpreters for simultaneous interpretation, we adapted our approach based on the client's updated requirements. The client decided that consecutive interpretation would suffice, and only one interpreter was needed. Our flexibility in adjusting the plan ensured that we could still meet the client's needs effectively and efficiently.

Lastly, we meticulously selected and vetted an interpreter with the necessary expertise and experience. We shared the interpreter's CV with the client and arranged an interview to ensure the interpreter's suitability for the job. This process guaranteed client satisfaction and confirmed that the interpreter was the right fit for the project.

The result

Our client was highly satisfied with how we handled complex, high-stakes interpretation tasks, showcasing our expertise and adaptability. All participants were able to fully engage throughout the one-hour meeting, facilitated by seamless interpretations.

This enabled them to have in-depth discussions about long-term partnership deals and collaborative projects. These discussions focused on innovative initiatives and strategic alliances that would significantly enhance the energy sector, paving the way for future advancements and mutual growth.

Based on our last correspondence, they are eager to work with us again on future collaborations. We expressed our excitement about the opportunity to further strengthen this relationship and support their upcoming projects with the same level of excellence and professionalism. 


Tomedes' on-site interpretation project for Global Energy Solutions demonstrated our ability to deliver tailored, high-quality language solutions under challenging conditions. Our expertise, client-centric approach, and flexible resource management ensured that we met the client's needs effectively.

For businesses seeking reliable and high-quality on-site interpretation, Tomedes offers expert solutions tailored to meet the demands of the global legal and energy sector. Contact us today to learn how we can support your language needs and ensure seamless communication for your business.

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