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The Symposia Story

About

The word Symposia means ‘a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject’. Symposia Consult is an experienced, professional conference and event management company that offers Interpretation and Translation services, rental of Simultaneous Interpretation Systems (SIS), Conference Logistics and Event Management services. Drawing on a long experience of over 30 years, Symposia Consult has established its reputation as a leading Professional Conference Organizer, currently operating in 5 offices located in Abidjan, Accra, Cotonou, Kampala and Kigali.

Background

Symposia Consult was born out of a vision of two African entrepreneurs – Mr. Victor Imboua-Niava and Mr. Aimable Rudakemwa Rumongi – both seasoned conference interpreters. The founders identified a gap in service provision for Simultaneous Interpretation Systems (SIS) equipment rental and professional interpretation and translation services for multilingual conferences and meetings. The company was created in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in 1985 and subsequently opened offices in 5 other African countries. Symposia Consult began by providing SIS equipment for rent to international organizations.

Our Founders

Managing Director & Co-Founder (East Africa)

Mr. Aimable Rudakemwa Rumongi

Managing Director & Co-Founder (West Africa)

Mr. Victor Imboua-Niava

Testimanials

Symposia’s contribution, to the 14th Joint Parliamentary Assembly ACP-EU was successful

“We would not hesitate to recommend Symposia Consult to any organization wishing to employ the services of a serious Conference/Event Management company. The company carried out pre-conference coordination, planning, supervision of all services ie transport, hotel accommodation, production of various conference items, protocol, exhibition, social events, invitations. As a result of Symposia’s contribution, the 14th Joint Parliamentary Assembly ACP-EU was successful”

The Parliament of Rwanda

Appreciation for the quality service delivered

“We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the quality service delivered when Symposia Consult translated three languages: English, French and Portuguese during the 4th ACSA biennial conference in Kigali 15th – 18th May 2017, which were performed to our expectations. We thank you and pledge to continue collaborating in future.”

Rwanda Correctional Service

Diligence and professionalism

“We hired Symposia Consult as an Event Management Company for the overall coordination of the Sixth Africa Governance Forum that took place from 9th – 11th November 2006. The Company was charged with the following responsibilities – conference coordination, planning supply of various conference items, staff supervision, transport, protocol, interpretation equipment and interpreters. The said company performed its role with diligence and professionalism and we highly recommend them for any similar assignment.”

NEPAD Secretariat, Rwanda

Their services are highly appreciated because of the professionalism

“Symposia Consult has been providing translation and conference interpretation services, including interpreters and interpretation equipment in several languages for the United Nations System in Rwanda over the last several years. Their services are highly appreciated because of the professionalism and seriousness they have exhibited whenever we call upon them to cover our events. In view of the above we wish to highly recommend them to any Organization looking for such services.”

UNDP, Rwanda

Symposia contributed to the success of this high level Summit

“Symposia Consult was the sole Event Management Company for the Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali from 28th – 31st October 2013. They provided a wide range of services including, but not limited to, stage building, LED screens, design and production of promotional materials, registration tents, local and international artists for entertainment, moderators, rapporteurs, ushers for protocol, simultaneous interpretation services in 5 languages, video and photography, decoration etc. Symposia’s services were very professional and this contributed to the success of this high level Summit”

Rwanda Development Board

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