There are established best practices for hiring top notch conference interpreters that AIIC USA would like to share.
Deal with interpreters directly!
Take bilingual and multilingual communication seriously.
To get the best cost-quality ratio, ask your AIIC interpreter for advice.
If you ask an interpreter to put together your team, you will find that the cost is less than if you go to another intermediary.
Other intermediaries subcontract interpretation and take a commission on interpreter fees or the total cost of interpreters. The level of commission may vary from 20% to 100% of the costs.
To optimize their profit, other intermediaries may end up hiring non-professional interpreters.