Swiss Event Management Company MCH Group Acquires Zurich’s Digital Festivalby Fintechnews Switzerland June 3, 2021
Swiss event management company MCH Group is wholly acquiring Digital Festival AG in Zurich with its platforms Digital Festival, HackZurich and HackZurich Talents.
The operational team around managing director and co-founder Jonathan Isenring is being integrated in the MCH Group and will continue to be responsible for the platforms and their further development, thus ensuring continuity.
With the platforms of Digital Festival AG, the MCH Group is acquiring a Swiss event in the field of innovation, technology and digitalisation, as well as Europe’s most important hackathon and a unique platform for the career of young talents.
This constitutes a valuable enhancement of the MCH Group’s Swiss Events portfolio, and the group will benefit from the new team’s expertise and network in a number of different areas.
Despite the difficult circumstances, it proved possible to further boost the importance and profile of the Digital Festival and HackZurich in 2020.
After a hybrid hackathon was launched with HackZurich last year, the Digital Festival is also being staged in a hybrid format for the first time this year, extending the festival’s reach.
The 6th Digital Festival is being held from 23 to 26 September in the Schiffbau in Zurich.
“The three events constitute an excellent fit for our strategy of expanding our portfolio with new formats on hybrid and digital platforms.
Jonathan Isenring’s team, with its specific know-how, will also make a key contribution to the ongoing development of innovative event formats and future-orientated topics.”
said Beat Zwahlen, CEO of the MCH Group.
“The integration into the MCH Group enables a next phase of further development, internationalization and growth.
Following the successful establishment of our platforms, their integration in the MCH Group will permit the next phase of further development, internationalisation and growth.”
said Jonathan Isenring, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Digital Festival.
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