Digital Event News wins PPA launch of the year
The Digital Event News portfolio of magazine , website and awards programme has won Launch of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Conference & Awards .
Digital Event News beat-off stiff competition from six other shortlisted finalists to lift the trophy during a glitzy ceremony , held at etc . venues 133 Houndsditch in London on Friday 26 November .
The PPA judging panel commented that it was “ truly inspiring to see such innovation in the face of adversity . Mash Media provided incredible support and showed true dedication to the events industry during an exceptionally challenging time . A very timely and clever launch , developing a range of products to support those moving to virtual events during the pandemic .”
Duncan Siegle , portfolio director at Mash Media said : “ Our remit as a company has always been to support the entirety of the events industry so when planners were forced online by the global pandemic , it was an easy decision to step-up and provide a new portfolio of media products that could help them to up-skill and discover the growing array of digital technology suppliers entering this space .
“ The Digital Event News website , quarterly print publication , awards programme and our latest addition – the DEN Tech Summit , continue to go from strength to strength and this award is testament to all the hard work from a talented and fantastic team .”
CISBAT cuts carbon emissions with hybrid format
The international scientific conference CISBAT 2021 , generated 72 % less CO2 emissions than the previous edition by switching to a hybrid format with one third of the audience participating remotely , says a report published by the organiser in collaboration with the myclimate foundation .
CISBAT 2021 was held at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne , Switzerland from 8-10 September 2021 , under the theme ‘ Carbon Neutral Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era ’.
Barbara Smith , from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne ( EPFL ) said : “ With a significant reduction in travel-related harmful emissions , our experience showed that mainly overseas participants chose to attend the conference remotely . The uncertainties related to Covid-19 certainly played a role , but the choice also involved a considerable saving of time and attendance costs .”
Vectorly joins Hopin
Hopin has enveloped technology and talent from Vectorly into its business , in a move that will see higher resolutions , virtual backgrounds and less screen-freeze .
Vectorly is an AI-based video enhancement company . Its CEO , Sam Bhattacharyya said : “ Hopin has been an enthusiastic Vectorly customer and is currently using its SDK in a number of products . As we continued to work closely with the Hopin team , combining forces became a natural , impactful next step –– and one that will help us continue to innovate video communication experiences for Hopin customers and attendees around the world .”