The need to remove language barriers has never been greater. According to a 2018 survey of international meeting professionals by Successful Meetings, international meetings 94% believe that the number of international meetings will either increase or stay the same over the next twelve months; 94% also responded that the budget for international meetings will also either increase or stay the same during the same time period. It’s no surprise that 49% of professional international meeting planners identify “communications / language barriers” as the “most challenging aspect.”
Meeting veterans clearly agree that language barriers are hugely challenging — and the resulting “cultural misunderstandings” can sabotage any change of an effective communication channel.
Creating a Better Platform
Companies know that expanding their operations and influence globally requires a workforce that can communicate effectively in multiple languages; however, roughly two-thirds of business executives surveyed by Forbes Insights said that less than half of their employees have professional proficiency in more than one language. So having a multilingual team, while an ideal solution, is not always the most realistic for many companies operating globally.
Nick Yap, CEO of Zoi, says that his company is poised to ease the challenge of multi-language meetings and presentations: “We are offering real-time translation and searchable transcription records all under one roof.”
Zoi will be launching its AI-powered software assistant in January at the CES Show 2019 in Las Vegas at Eureka Park / Holland Pavilion, Hall G 51726, stand 25, Sands Convention Center (Tech West) and it will be deployed by the event’s organization during all plenary sessions in Holland Pavilion.
Its combined features of live-subtitling, auto translation and storage serve to remove language barriers, create a shared knowledge center and save both time and misunderstandings for those looking to maximize their meeting efficiency on the global stage. Please visit www.zoimeet.com for more information, including pricing options. Offerings range from trial version, to Organization or Professional Subscription.