Liaison interpretation (also called bilateral interpretation or business to business) is a method of interpretation to use in a commercial negotiation context. The interpreter transmits information of a sectoral nature based on brief conversational exchanges and without taking notes among the participants.
The use of a liaison interpreter is particularly appropriate for small groups of people.
Example: stipulation of contracts, meeting between companies, visits of companies or accompanying foreign delegations visiting factories
Whispered interpretation, or whispering, is a variant of simultaneous interpretation: the interpreter is
beside the participants, to whom he transmits the translation in a low voice.