About us


FIT (the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators) is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 120 professional associations are affiliated, representing over 80 000 translators in 60 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents. It seeks constantly to improve conditions for the profession in all countries and to uphold translators’ rights and freedom of expression.

For more information about FIT please see www.fit-ift.org



Every three years, FIT invites the industry to an international congress. Following successful events in Shanghai in 2008 and San Francisco in 2011, Germany’s Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜBundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V.) is delighted to be hosting the professional world in Berlin as the organiser of the XXth FIT World Congress, scheduled for 4–6 August 2014.

The Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Űbersetzer e.V. (BDÜ)) is Germany’s largest association representing professional linguists. With more than 7,000 members, the BDÜ represents 75% of all professionally organized translators and interpreters in Germany.

Membership of the BDÜ is a sure mark of quality: all potential members have to present evidence of their professional qualifications before they can join the Association. This offers an additional safeguard for clients commissioning linguistic services and enhances the professional standing of BDÜ members.

For further information please see www.bdue.de