FIT Council held it's annual meeting in Astrakhan Russia, at the kind invitation of UTR. Council was pleased to remember UTR founding member and honorary president, Leonid Gurevich, who passed away last February. Council and guests enjoyed Russian hospitality, including a meeting with Alexander Zhilkin, Governor of the Astrakhan Region, and a tour of the Astrakhan State University with Rector, Konstantin Markelov and FIT Council Member Dr. Olga Egorova.
FIT President, Kevin Quirk, has travelled to meet as many members as possible since the start of the mandate.
He has attended the Translating Europe Forum, met with DGT, Brussels, Belgium; General Meeting of FIT Europe, Barcelona; OTTIAQ’s 25th Celebration, Montreal, Canada; International Symposium on Literary Translation, Havana, Cuba; TAC Annual Conference, Beijing, China; FIT Council meeting in Astrakhan, Russia, Round table discussion on Protecting Linguists in High-Risk Areas, United Nations, New York, USA; Meeting with PEM, Thessaloniki Book Fair, Greece; AGM and signing of Memorandum of Understanding with CEATL, Copenhagen, Denmark; ASETRAD’s 15th Anniversary, Zaragoza, Spain; FIT International Legal Forum, Bonn, Germany.
He will be celebrating ITD with SATI in South Africa for their annual conference.