Congress is a Simultaneous Interpretation equipment and Voting - Audience Response business; renting and selling Bosch conference and congress systems. We use the IML Communicator and Clikapad for our Voting / Audience Response solutions.
Congress is a specialist company that focuses intently on the Congress and Conference markets. By offering just Simultaneous Interpretation (SI) equipment and Voting / Audience Response we don’t compete with our Audio Visual (AV) partners. This strategy also allows customers to choose their preferred AV provider alongside our solutions. Our specialisation in these limited markets also means that we have a high degree of expertise
Congress Rental is Australia’s leading and largest supplier of simultaneous interpretation rental services with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The Singapore office was setup in January 2006 to support our growth outside of Australia and provide our services throughout Asia. In Singapore and throughout Asia we are fulfilling an unmet demand for high quality, modern equipment provided by fully trained reliable technicians.
Our newest office opened in Cambodia in 2012
We pride ourselves on our quality equipment, expertise in our technical and solution know-how to provide quality services to our customers.
Our products and services include:
• Simultaneous Interpretation
• Voting / Audience Response
• Conference Microphones
• Infra-red Multi channel Distribution (radiators and receivers)
• Silent PA Solution
• Tour Guide Systems
• Integrated Auto-dome Video-Microphone Integration
•Smart Phone Apps for Events
Congress provides Congress and Voting solutions to clients as fixed installations. These vary in size from 100+ Microphones with Infra-red Interpretation equipment and software control, integrated into a full Audio and Video system down to 5 Conference microphones for a small boardroom.
Existing Clients include National Governments, Regional Governments, Local governments and local councils. Solutions have also been provided to corporate entities for Board room fit-outs with conference microphones, Audio conferencing and Video conferencing.
The Congress Rental team have been providing simultaneous interpretation rental services in Australia for more than 40 years. Neville Barbey is an icon in the meetings industry. Continuously operating in Australia since 1976.
In 2000, Philips Electronics sold the Simultaneous Interpretation business to Jeremy Ducklin.
The Congress Rental Team has had major successes in the recent past, primarily by undertaking the whole of the APEC 2007 Simultaneous Interpretation equipment and Conference microphone requirements for the Australian Government. More recently in 2008, Congress Rental provided all the Simultaneous Interpretation and Conference Microphone requirements for the FIFA Congress events in Sydney. In 2009 Congress Rental provided Simultaneous Interpretation to 2000 delegates at the IDEX09 opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
Each year in Singapore, we provide Conference Microphones, Interpretation Equipment and Dome Camera integration for the Shangri-la Dialogue, requiring more that 300 Conference Microphones and 500 Receivers, spread over 5 rooms.
In more recent times (June 2012) we provided the Interpretation equipment for the Lions International Convention in Busan Korea, with 50,000 delegates.
Congress Rental Network
Congress is an active member of the International BOSCH Congress Rental Network (CRN). Individual companies all tied together with the common goal of providing high quality SI services using the Bosch equipment.
Congress Rental is proud to rent and sell the Bosch equipment. Bosch is the largest supplier of Congress equipment globally.
Bosch is a significant International brand in the Congress and Conference Industry. Bosch has equipment with a number of unique qualities:
• Digital Receivers guarantee noise free audio for delegates. Immune to noise created by new lighting systems.
• Five different types of Conference microphones. Each meeting a particular market requirement.
• Conference Microphones that are Immune to Mobile Phone Interference.
• Digital and Analogue equipment for large and small Congress & Conference systems.
• Digital and Analogue Infra red radiators and receivers. Providing CD quality wireless audio to the delegates.
• Connectivity to PC’s for extended control of the system
For our Voting and Audience Response solutions, we provide IML Communicator. These are Internationally the best product in the market. The Key Differentiators are:
• Text Responses allows “open questions”
• Microphones built into each Communicator allow delegates to make a verbal contribution
• Flash Graphics provide a “WOW factor “ to events, with entertaining countdowns and audio background.
• Choice NOT limited to 9 answers
• Questions with a % response are possible
• Branding, Customer Logo’s displayed on LCD Screen
• Smart Cards/Pin Numbers provide individual tracking of results
• Memory for portable questions and answers
• AND ALL the features available on the competitor keypads
Jeremy Ducklin was formerly the Business Unit Manager for Philips Communication, Security and Imaging with Philips for 7 years. He has an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is focusing on the Business Development and Marketing of the organisation. He also has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Brunel University in West London and a Masters in Microelectronic design from Edinburgh University. Now with more than 8 years in the Meetings and Events Industry
Alina manages leads our business development and sales activities for Singapore and Asia. She has more than 7 years experience in solution and services selling ranging from hardware technical sales, business applications, as well as services to Fortune 500 companies and Small Medium Enterprises in Singapore and across Asia. She also has a degree in Marketing from Swinbourne University.
Azhar is our Sales and Major Projects Manager in Singapore. He manages technically complex sales alos managing project delivery of those same projects / events from our Singapore office and throughout the Asia region.
Fendy manages the Audience Response / Voting business in Singapore. As well as Voting and Audience Response, he also provides Silent Auction and Text Response Systems to customers.
Azren manages the operations of the business, ensuring all the equipment is maintained to the highest standards. He also manages the staff for events, ensuring compliance to Congress Rental standards and training staff to the highest level..
Our technicians are fully trained in both customer service and product knowledge to ensure that conferences run smoothly and without problems. They are Bosch Certified to ensure that they have an intimate knowledge of the equipment. They install the equipment, monitor the proceedings and have the presentation skills that enable them to manage and interact with the interpreters and instruct delegates on the use of the equipment.
Key Jobs in Date Order
This list shops only the larger and key jobs that we have undertaken and therefore excludes all the smaller jobs. Single booth jobs with small numbers of receivers have been excluded. In addition Microphone cross hires (Dry Hires) and smaller microphone jobs have also been excluded.
• Prior to 2000
Operating in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Korea, Japan, India,
China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, East Timor, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji.
Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth, Newcastle, Wollongong, Cairns, Gold Coast, Singapore, Auckland, Wellington,
Christchurch, Bali, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Manila, Cebu, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phnom Penn, Vientiane, Yangon,
Nay Pyi Taw, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, New Delhi, Dili.