FIT Council has decided that the FIT Statutory Congress and the FIT World Congress in Varadero, Cuba, on 30–31 May and 1–3 June 2022, respectively, will go ahead as planned.

This decision was taken at a FIT Council meeting last week following considerable discussion based, among other things, on the survey that many of our members had recently completed. It is our hope that many of our member associations will be represented at the Statutory Congress and that many translators, terminologists and interpreters worldwide will travel to Cuba to discuss and collaborate on solutions to the global challenges facing the profession at the FIT World Congress.

While we realise that not every member association will be able to send delegates to the Statutory Congress on 30–31 May this year, whether this be due to COVID-19, travel restrictions, financial circumstances or other reasons, we do hope you will try to attend. Should you be unable to attend the Statutory Congress in person, however, we would urge you to register your proxy vote with another FIT member association. If you require help in finding another organisation that will be travelling to Cuba, please contact me directly at president@nullfit-ift.org and I will help you find an association with whom you can liaise. Please note that registration to Statutory Congress and submission of proxies will open on 30 March. All relevant information will be provided at that time.

We also hope you will take time to join us for the first ever FIT World Congress (1–3 June) in Latin America, to debate and discuss around the broad theme of A World without Barriers: The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and Lasting Peace.

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) and the Congress hosting organisation, Asociación Cubana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI), welcome you to the XXII FIT World Congress 2022, in Varadero, Cuba.

For further information, please visit varadero.fit-ift.org. Please note that hotel booking will start soon when new reduced rates have been negotiated.

Kevin Quirk
FIT President


  • Published: 6 months ago on 1 March 2022