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NEWS | 17 Jul 2021

buk Solutions vital role at UK hosted G7 Summit

buk Solutions, a UK leader in multi-lingual event interpretation services, played a key role at this summer’s G7 Summit in Cornwall, England, providing comprehensive language interpretation support and ancillary services and equipment for use by the top leaders, their delegations, and global media.

Identity, a leading UK and global creative production agency, utilised the team from buk solutions to deliver a complete digital language interpretation solution at the Carbis Bay Hotel being used to host the summit, along with dome camera systems to provide video feeds for worldwide broadcast.

With the G7 summit hosted by prime minister Boris Johnson, seven languages were supported through the provision of seven interpretation booths along with professional interpreters, enabling the smooth flow of views and information between the world leaders.

At the same time, leaders from Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa participated as guest countries via a Webex remote conferencing platform along with other senior politicians from the G7 countries.

Over five days, buk Solutions designed, built, tested, and rehearsed for the three day event in close cooperation with Identity. Making the project even more challenging were the tight security arrangements and extensive COVID measures in place.

Due to the duration and intensity of the conference, each of the seven languages were supported by a pair of specialist interpreters for each language, who alternated their time during the event to maintain their concentration.

Michael Gietzen, Managing Director of Identity added: “Delivering G7, the UK’s first international in-person event since Brexit and the pandemic, was always set to be a challenge. Due to our best-in-class experience and our dedicated event partners, the delivery was a resounding success for our client, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Steve Hunt, operations manager at buk Solutions, said: “With such a prominent event it’s clearly imperative to ensure everything goes like clockwork. Working with Identity is always a pleasure, this was a special project which we enjoyed working on – it’s all down to meticulous planning, use of the top-quality equipment and interpreters, and putting contingencies in place.”

Project Manager from buk at the Carbis Bay site, Dan Clare, said: “The unique seaside hotel event space gave rise to many interesting challenges. It was a great collaboration between Identity and all the various suppliers, resulting in a very successful event.” Simon Dunnell, Head of Major Events at Identity, who commented: “buk Solutions were a delight to work with again and nothing was too much trouble. Their expertise, flexibility and proficiency gave us complete peace of mind. As usual with these types of events, there’s always last-minute changes but everything went very smoothly.”



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