The impact of COVID-19 on translation and interpreting services

About this event

COVID-19 has had a massive effect on the role of translators and interpreters, as well as the way they work. In this week’s live session, Mark Painting, CEO of the National Authority for Accreditation of Interpreters and Translators (NAATI), will talk more about the challenges of the pandemic for translators and interpreters.

NAATI has seen first-hand the pandemic’s impact on translators and interpreters, and how these difficulties were overcome.

Mark will be discussing:

  • The challenges faced at NAATI during Covid-19.
  • The importance of hiring NAATI-certified translators and interpreters for your multilingual projects.
  • The role of NAATI as the key sponsor of VicForum 2021- Unmasking the pandemic: CALD, COVID and Communication.

About our guest speaker

Mark joined NAATI as Chief Executive Officer in August 2015. Prior to this appointment, he held a number of corporate, commercial and operational roles at senior executive levels in the Australian and NSW Public Sectors. In addition to his public sector career, Mark also has experience as a Director on a commercial board and a number of governance and audit committees.

To watch it LIVE, visit our YouTube channel at the time of the event:


9:30 am - 10:00 am