The Translation People attend London 2012 Business Event
On 21 July, The Translation People attended the London 2012 Business Event, held for local companies based in the London borough of Hillingdon and organised by the London Business Network.
The London Business Network is a joint initiative by three key London-based business organisations: London First, the London Chamber of Commerce and CBI London; and supported by the London Development Agency. Its main initiative is to help the London business community to access commercial opportunities arising from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The event was held at Uxbridge College and was attended by more than 150 delegates from companies located in the Hillingdon borough. A large number of business sectors were represented with IT, Healthcare, Construction, Electronics and Recruitment providing the bulk of the delegates. The Translation People, represented by Eric Van Looy, was the sole representative of the Translation and Interpreting Industry.
The delegates were treated to a short round of drinks, and companies were invited to introduce themselves by providing company literature about their business. The main event consisted of three presentations, outlining the many opportunities that lie ahead for London-based companies in the run-up towards and during the London Olympics and Paralympics. Alongside a presentation by the London Business Network, also Business Link in London – a business consultancy firm – and Business to Business Ltd – which coordinates the Heathrow area Supply Chain Project – provided more information on how local companies could grab a share of the 2012 Olympic cake.
The Translation People hope to be involved in providing quality translation and interpreting services for public sector and private organisations who want to maximise the economic benefits from an international event such as the London 2012 Olympics.