FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire, Business Wire, the global leader in news release distribution, has presented the Future Award 2015 in the media category. As of this year, Business Wire has been a cooperation partner for the Future Convention, in which context the prize was awarded.
220 university students from 64 colleges in six European countries presented their 100 participant projects at the Future Award. Of these, 15 were awarded prize money of 1,000 Euros each. As part of the Future Convention, more than 950 visitors gathered information at the Museum for Communication in Frankfurt am Main on 23 November 2015 on ideas and concepts for the future of the economy and society.
Peter Feldmann, Patron and Lord Mayor of the city of Frankfurt am Main, said during the opening ceremony that Frankfurt was the best place to host the Future Convention since its creative and digital scene was of huge importance for this city with the largest Internet exchange. The number of people working in the creative sector alone rose by 47 percent between 2007 and 2014.
“We’re very pleased to have presented the Future Award 2015 to the ‘Public Brewing’ project. The winners, all students at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, have demonstrated in a unique way with their interactive media façade displayed at a Düsseldorf brewery, how virtuality, motor skills, acoustics, visuality and haptics can be combined to provide a unique experience for all the senses in real time,” said Ralph Dittmar, Head of Business Wire’s DACH region.
Scott Fedonchik, Vice-President of Marketing at Business Wire, explained Business Wire’s commitment as follows: “The communications landscape is one of constant change, and Business Wire has maintained a position at the leading edge of news distribution for 50 years. Today’s young communications pros know that if you’re not posting, tweeting, snapping, streaming, instagraming, vineing and newswiring your message – in short, interacting through all available types of media – it's not being heard. Business Wire is always on the lookout for young talent with creative ideas, which is why we sponsor the Future Award.”
The tenth Future Award was presented this year. “We’re very pleased about the partnership with Business Wire, the global news service provider. This support confirms the international status of our future initiatives, and contributes to making it visible”, explained Hans Joachim Wolff, initiator of the Future Award and Future Convention, and Chairman of the DVPT (German association of post offices, information technology and telecommunications).
The special importance of the Future Convention in its role as a trendsetter in the German economy is reflected in the cooperation partnerships with national and international companies from very different sectors, that would like to promote innovations in a targeted manner. The Future Convention, together with the Future Award projects, foster interdisciplinary, cross-sector dialogue and bring young talent together with representatives from industries. Through workshops and panel discussions, the partners of the Future Convention inform about prevailing concepts and develop scenarios for the digital world of tomorrow together with the attendees.
You can see a review of the event here with photos and video from the press.
Patron: Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy; Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt; Wolfgang E. Riegelsberger, Youth Ambassador for UN Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Program)
Sponsors: IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Frankfurt am Main, Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt, LPR Hessen, Hessen Trade & Invest
Partners: Sky Deutschland AG, Business Wire, EY (Ernst & Young) GmbH, Cisco Systems, Barmenia Versicherungen, Fink & Fuchs Public Relations AG, BKK-VBU, Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, Devoteam, Initiative Intelligente Vernetzung, Deutsches Architekturmuseum
About Business Wire
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About the Future Network
The Future Network, Future Award and Future Convention are together an initiative of the DVPT (German association of post offices, information technology and telecommunications), the communication users’ association. The Future Network fosters integral, interdisciplinary thinking with the goal of meeting at an early stage and using forward-looking concepts, the demands that our digitalized society is constantly creating. We wish to shape the future together. Through unlimited links with teaching, research and the world of work. Through the sharing of forward-looking visions and ideas. Through dialogue between students and business representatives, young talents and experienced practitioners, young workers and their future employers. Future Network unites its members in the digital space and brings them together personally at regular and in manifold events. The centerpiece of these events is the Future Convention, which is held annually at the Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt am Main. It is here that the participants of the Future Award present their future models, solutions for tasks from all walks of life and work. It is here that the best projects are awarded prizes by a distinguished jury, where the knowledge-hungry, visionaries and players meet in workshops, discussion forums and lectures. BE A PART OF IT! www.future.network