One step ahead
"The most important part of communicating – and which we mostly forget – is listening."
Official interpreter Amanda Galsworthy talks about her fascinating career in the shadow of some of the most prominent political figures of the recent years.
She will share with us how her passion for multicultural communication led her to work for the top figures of State. She will then debunk myths and stereotypes around her profession and multicultural communication. Finally, she will tell how she came up with Alto 21 years ago, a company that thrives despite translation and interpreting being taken over little by little by AI.
Speaker: Amanda Galsworthy, Founder and CEO, Alto-International
Both a British and French citizen, Amanda Galsworthy was born in Thailand and grew up partly in Mexico. She is the founder and CEO of Paris-based Alto International, France’s first premium language service “one-stop shop” and Alto Asia, its subsidiary in Hong Kong, Amanda has also worked as a conference interpreter for 34 years – for 3 French Presidents and 4 British Prime Ministers, among many others – and is now coaching CEOs and their teams on public speaking, cross-cultural intelligence and intercultural communication.
She strongly advocates respect for cultural identity through language diversity and its importance as a hard as well as a soft skill.
Date and Time
Tuesday 26 March 2019
8:30 - 10:00
Location French Chamber, 18/F On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central
Non Members: 200 HKD