As we have mentioned in past newsletters, Congress Rental is going green! Therefore we were thrilled to have the privilege of providing the conferencing equipment for the Green Economy Summit. Over 300 delegates were present during this 3 day conference. 150 Bosch New Generation microphones, Auto Dome cameras, digital recording and technical support were all supplied. The conference touched on all the environmental issues brought up during the COP15 meeting last year. Our partners, Teletech, from the Bosch Global Congress Rental Network supplied the equipment for this meeting which was one of the largest meetings the UN has ever held. Specs for this conference included: over 6000 delegates from 193 countries, 2500 speakers and 11 languages. For more information regarding this conference and the Bosch system used.
The environment and our impact on it is becoming an increasingly important issue. Our presidents promise to make South Africa a more environmentally conscious country is becoming a reality. Numerous projects are already beginning and we should follow suit… Remember… Reduce, Reuse and Recycle… every little bit makes a difference!
Clean Up JHB with PikItUp
Last Saturday, 5 June 2010, the Gauteng PikItUp held a drive to clean up our city. This has been held on other occasions but all was aimed at cleaning up the city for the upcoming FIFA games, with the catch phrase being; Clean City, Clean Game. I heard it was a resounding success and I applaud PikItUp for this fantastic initiative. Caring for the environment is just a mindset. Through days like these communities are shown how important it is to not litter and look after our surroundings. I look forward to the next event! If anyone would like more information, visit www.pikitup.co.za and click on the clean city logo. At the moment no future event has been scheduled but I will keep you posted if I hear anything further. Unfortunately this was only held in Johannesburg , but hopefully in the future it will spread to the other provinces ! If you hear of anything, please let me know, thank you.
Congress Rental joins Flickr
Congress Rental has decided to leap into the digital world, starting with Flickr! For those who are not sure what Flickr is, it is an
internet platform which allows the publishing of photos on to the web. Basically anyone can set up an account and upload photos. It is up to you who can see and comment on your photos. Flickr shows excellent picture quality on any computer screen and also adjusts to the settings on a mobile phone.
Therefore next time you are trying to explain to your clients what a delegate microphone would look like or would like to show them how our booths fit into a venue seamlessly… simply click on this link, http://www.flickr.com/photos/congressrental/, and choose the set which best suits your needs !
We have allocated a set just for our equipment and booths (sets are shown along the right-hand side of the screen or by clicking on the ‘Sets’ tab) Soon I will be bringing you Congress Rental’s own blog where everything from new conference equipment to greening tips to interesting facts on languages will be discussed. Stay tuned for its upcoming release!
Some Translation Blunders from Abroad From
“ Lost in Translation – Charlie Crocker ”
Translation Agency Advertisement in the Moscow Times :
“Bet us your letter of business translation do. Every people in our staffing know English like the hand of their back. Up to the minuet wise-street phrases, don’t you know, old boy.”
Business card found in postbox in Pattaya, Thailand:
“Excuse me! Are you toilet full? If it full. We take out for you. If not it. O.K.”
From a Japanese newspaper article:
Four people were killed, one seriously”
Invitation to a picnic:
“Join! You will meet strange people”
Now you know why good translation is important ! Hope you enjoyed the laugh!
Message from the Editor
Dear Loyal Readers,
I know this edition is a little late but it has finally arrived in your mailbox !
As you can see we have upgraded our look, thanks to Gregory Dean (www.gregorydean.co.za). I’d love to hear your comments on what you think. As mentioned previously, we are in the process of starting a blog and I hope to hear from you all. The blog will be divided into areas just like the newsletter so you can focus on the areas which interest you most. I hope you all enjoy this new approach, and I will send out word as soon as the blog is operational. On a final note…