XXI World Congress - International Federation of Translators

03 Aug 17 — 05 Aug 17

09:00 — 18:00

Brisbane, QLD, Australia


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The theme of the XXI FIT Congress is Disruption and Diversification.

Every three years, the International Federation of Translators FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs) holds its flagship industry event choosing a different international host each time. Following successful events in Shanghai in 2008, San Francisco in 2011, and the hugely successful XX FIT World Congress 2014 in Berlin, FIT is pleased to have the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators as its hosts for 2017.

The world is welcome to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, where interpreters, translators and terminologists, their clients, Industry Stakeholders, representatives of governmental authorities, university teachers and students will explore industry themes, hone their craft and network with international colleagues at the beautiful Brisbane Riverside Cultural Precinct.

FIT World Congresses are for everyone in the industry, whether members of a FIT association or not.

Disruption and Diversification

The theme will address the dizzying rate of technological change within the industry and the current challenges it provides for practitioners, service providers and clients alike, through presentations, panel discussions, workshops, tool demonstrations and exhibition, with experts from across the globe.  It will take trends and developments in the profession and put them into sharp focus for forging a pathway to the future. 

The congress languages are English and French. The majority of presentations and panel discussions will be interpreted.

Professional Networks

An accompanying trade exhibition and a job exchange round off the programme and provide additional opportunities to establish professional networks across the globe.

Event organizer AUSIT, The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators is excited to present a Trade Exhibition and a Stakeholder Networking Forum for attendees and industry stakeholders to connect.

The venue for the XXI FIT World Congress is the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at Brisbane’s Southbank.  Further information can be found at the FIT World Congress venue tab.

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