Tips for Planning a Successful Multilingual Event

Planning a successful event is hard enough, but planning successful multilingual events can be even more challenging. This is why you need to make sure that your event ticks all of the boxes so it can impact as many people as possible.


It’s incredibly likely that you’re pouring a lot of valuable time and resources into this event, especially if you aim to increase brand awareness, launch a new product, or let people know about your services. It’s imperative to ensure that your target audience is engaged from start to finish… which will be difficult if they struggle to understand what’s going on. And event translation does not just apply to speech. You also need to ensure that all elements such as marketing, advertisements and other communicative materials are accessible to all attendees. 


We know this may seem a little daunting, but don’t worry; we can help. Here at DA Languages, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to share in translation and interpreting services, including how to hold a successful multilingual event that strikes a chord with all of your guests. 


But before we talk more about how we can best support you in all areas of event translation, here is a complete guide to planning a successful multilingual event.   


 Define your goals

When planning a multilingual event, your priority should be figuring out what the event is trying to achieve. Are you looking to increase brand awareness, make sales or announcements, or promote a new product? Keep your objectives in mind when planning every aspect of the event, from the speakers you choose to the type of event itself.


Know your audience

It is common for many events to only be presented in one language, but it’s important to be accessible to as many attendees as possible and cater for a variety of languages.


Who will be attending? 

Considering the interests of the guests attending an event will help it resonate with more people. Whether it’s yours or you holding a stand at someone else’s event, it’s crucial to capture the imagination of your audience to keep them engaged. Think about what they expect to get out of your event. Keeping your target audience in mind will help you make your multilingual event a success.


Enlist support from a trusted event translation service

At DA Languages, we are a dedicated language services agency with over 20 years of experience delivering first-class event translation and interpreting services. We provide expert support to private and public sectors, covering 450 languages and dialects.


When you choose DA Languages, you can be confident that your multilingual event goes off without a hitch – no matter what language your guests speak. 


Consider using native-tongue translators 

Try to use native tongue translators because they will be more accurate in understanding the context of what you want to say. Their level of communication will be second to none, and they will be able to keep up with the pace of the multilingual event. 


Remember, there are likely specific phrases that are said more often than others at your event; make sure your event translation experts are prepared to relay these common phrases so that they can be communicated quickly and effectively.


Make sure no one is left behind

Make sure your multilingual event materials are also translated. Everything from the invitations to the programs – should be translated into the languages of your guests. This way, everyone will be on the same page, and no one will get left behind or miss key information. 


Choose the right venue

The venue you choose can make or break your event. Make sure it is easily accessible for all attendees and has enough space for everyone. If there is a dress code, let guests know in plenty of time…We find that events with refreshments always go down a treat. 


It’s also wise to plan ahead and ensure your event space is ready. If you’re hosting your event in a hotel or convention centre, make sure any external staff are briefed on what you Expect. 


Inform your guests of any helpful parking and travel information too, you want to ensure the best turnout possible…so make it easy for them to get to you. 


And there you have it, our top tips for planning a successful multilingual event, remember event translation is key so, contact us today to discover more about how we can help with any event translation needs. 


At DA Languages, our professional translation services are essential in the era of globalisation. As technology advances and multicultural populations grow, it’s easy for barriers to become blurred. We can help bring things into focus and go above and beyond to ensure your multilingual event is nothing short of a brilliant success. 


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