2M Language Services CEO Tea Dietterich recently visited the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ahead of "Australia: Defending the Oceans at the Heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art", a major survey of contemporary artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander artists to be hosted in the world renowned Oceanographic Museum of Monaco from 24 March to 30 September 2016, as part of the exhibition “Taba Naba – Australia, Oceania, Arts of the Sea People”.
Warmly welcomed by Museum Curator Patrick Piguet, Tea was shown all sites and venues including the spectacular rooftop terrace which will be covered by a Torres Strait Island painting. Tea has been active behind the scenes to get sponsorship support and to increase awareness and exposure of the exhibition in Australia and France. Tea has been working on both sides of the Ocean with the Project Organisers Stéphane Jacob from Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob, in Paris and Suzanne O’Connell from Suzanne O’connell Gallery in Brisbane.
Tea Dietterich, CEO
CEO Tea C. Dietterich is a NAATI Advanced Translator and Interpreter in her own right and holds degrees in Translation, Interpreting, Linguistics and Cultural Studies for Spanish, English, German and French from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (FASK Germersheim) and University of Granada (EUTI). Tea also studied in Montpellier, France and has travelled extensively throughout the world. Recruited by the German Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce as their Head Interpreter and Translator as well as the author for the German “Business Traveller's Guide to Sydney & the Olympic Games”, Tea came to Sydney in 1997.
In 1999, Tea founded Multimedia Languages & Marketing, now known as 2M Language Services (2M), in Western Australia. In 2000, she established an Indigenous Language Interpreting Service, the “Kimberley Interpreting Service (KIS)” in WA that provides NAATI accredited interpreters in indigenous languages, and was instrumental in promoting the rights of Aboriginal people to the services of interpreters. In 2002, she moved to Cairns where she opened another branch of her company.
Today Tea operates out of the 2M Head Office in Brisbane and the 2M Europe office in Paris. She is the President of the Australasian Association of Language Companies (AALC Inc), former Chairperson of the Australian Institute for Translators & Interpreters (AUSIT) QLD and sat on the AUSIT National Council for over 5 years. Tea is also part of the NAATI RAC (NAATI Regional Advisory Council) and works closely with major stake holders in the translation & interpreting industry on a day to day basis. Winning the Lord Mayor's Business Person of the Year Award in November 2015, Tea is an active business mentor with a special interest in international trade and the Australian Export Industry including close involvement with the French Australian Chamber of Commerce, German Australian Chamber of Australia China Business Council and the Export Council of Australia.
Tea serves on several boards including ABIE France (Australian Business in Europe), GALA (Globalization and Localization Association), The Rosetta Foundation and AALC.
To stay abreast of the latest language technology developments, Tea also attends regularly international industry conferences including GALA - The Business of Language, Localization World, Tekom/TCWorld, TM-Europe and ELIA ND conferences.
Tea is a regular guest speaker at industry events & export seminars, writes regularly for industry magazines with a column in Dynamic Business and Marketing Magazine and has been featured on Sky News Business Class program.