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The Fifth Asian Translators' Forum

Theme: Translation and Cultural Dialog
April 11-12, 2007
Bogor, Indonesia
Organizer: Translators Association of Indonesia

 

The Fifth Asian Translators' Forum welcomes 158 (105 domestic, 53 international) participants form 12 countries, i.e., Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapura, South Korea, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.

FIT president Peter Krawutschke and Vice President Hendarto Setiadi of Translators Association of Indonesia (HPI) made opening addresses, and Huang Youyi, FIT vice president and TAC vice president cum secretary-general, delivered the keynote speech titled “In Celebration of Solidarity —The role of professional associations for translators and interpreters”..HPI President Benny Hoed made the closing speech.

Altogether, 40 participants delivered speeches at 4 plenary sessions and 12 parallel sessions. The forum, with “Translation and Cultural Dialog” as the theme, sets 5 sub-themes, i.e., Translation and Interpretation in Cultural Activities and Tourism; Translation and Interpretation in Diplomatic, Legal and Social Activities; Translation and the Transfer of Technology; Translation and Interpretation in International Business Activities; and Translators and Interpreters Training.

The invited speakers include Prof. Dr. Fuad Hassan (Indonesia); Prof. Dr. Peter Krawutschke (the USA), FIT President; Dr. Huang Youyi (China), FIT Vice-President; Prof. Dr. Hannelore Lee-Jahnke (Switzerland); Prof. Dr. Harry Aveling (Australia) and Prof. Dr. Asim Gunarwan (Indonesia).

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