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‘INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT’ and ‘Software made in Germany’
03/27/2017. ubivent is awarded again!
MISSION. INNOVATION. - This has been the slogan of the INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT in 2017. And again, countless innovative companies have applied for this highly prestigious award. The choice of the expert jury, chaired by TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH, has not been a simple one: To award the prize not only to the most innovative IT services that promise to set new trends for the industry, but to those that are most useful especially for small-and-medium-sized enterprises. Once again, ubivent GmbH has been one of the prime candidates for this price in IT innovation. So it is no surprise that in 2017 ubivent GmbH wins the award in five categories: online marketing, e-learning, internet service, human resources and IT service! This illustrates very well how well the concept of virtual events is established in very different settings!
In addition, ubivent is proud to be awarded the seal of approval "Software made in Germany" for the fifth year in a row. This internationally recognized seal - awarded by the BITMi under the protectorate of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy - certifies outstanding quality of software products made in Germany.
We thank you for these great awards!
Virtual Events “made in Germany” come together!
10/24/2016. German technology conference provider meetyoo is expanding its virtual
events business with the takeover of ubivent GmbH. ubivent for its part is very
positive about this move: "By joining meetyoo, we open up completely new opportunities
and potential to further expand our technology and offer it to a wider customer
base," says Dr. Michael Geisser, Managing Director of ubivent. meetyoo is also
excited about this step: "With the acquisition of ubivent, our customers will benefit
from the focused drive of two companies setting high standards for themselves in
their respective disciplines," says meetyoo founder Tony E. Kula. "We will bring
together the leading development know-how of the conference industry with our uncompromising
standards in terms of quality and service competency." Kula is convinced that this
will provide new impetus to further develop meetyoo multimedia products: "With
this increased software expertise, we will continue to grow our portfolio under
the hallmark ‘made in Germany’ and will maintain our focus on the European market."
We are looking forward to an exciting future!
Click here for the complete press release.
The digital society is already there - the #EOA16 shows how it works
04/15/2016. Einfach Online Arbeiten - we proudly present this amazing event on our
virtual platform. Innovative exhibitors and excellent speakers share with you their
insights about trends and present new solutions for communication, collaboration,
customer service and cloud computing. Take this opportunity to expand your knowledge
and network! The exhibitors will welcome you at a unique conference area consisting
of four showfloors and a huge conference hall. By means of video chats and more
interactive features, you can participate from all over the world. Please find
more information about this virtual conference here (in German).
From Online-Marketing through IT-Service - the ubivent ‘Software made in Germany’ has again received several awards
03/31/2016. The most innovative IT-solutions and their value for medium-sized businesses
were awarded with the “INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT” under the motto “THINK. INNOVATION.”.
Again the ubivent platform is at the top in four categories: Online-Marketing,
E-Learning, Human Resources and IT-Service! Furthermore we are very happy to be
awarded with the seal of quality “Software made in Germany” for the fifth time
since 2012. “Kids and adults worldwide admire German cars and their outstanding
technology, quality and value sustainability. Why shouldn’t the Label “Software
made in Germany” aim to reach a comaprable market position?” asks Martin Hubschneider
(CEO of CAS Software AG).
The 1st virtual EPLAN fair - a total success
02/29/2016. Digitalisation is also continuing in the event sector. The solution provider
EPLAN took the next leap in communication with a pilot project virtual fair: on
February 16, the digital doors opened to the “EPLAN Virtual Fair” for customers
and potential customers from all over the world. The feedback was outstanding:
roughly 500 participants from more than 55 countries all over the world obtained
information about current solutions and strategies in a focused and time-saving
way. It was of course free to visit the in-house fair.
Click here for more
information about this virtual fair.
- taken from EPLAN's website
The Virtual Fundraising Online Conference from The Resource Alliance
11/26/2015. Two days full of live lectures from the world’s leading experts. A total
of 16 speakers from 10 different nations. Several thousands of participants from
more than 100 countries all over the world. Sherena Corfield from The Resource
Alliance confirms the success of this virtual event as follows: “We offer an attractive
conference with top-class lecturers to the global community and we have several
thousands of registrations every year. We evaluated all popular event platforms
and decided to work together with ubivent. The smooth process, the professional
support during the entire course of the project as well as the extremely positive
feedback from our participants and lecturers show us that with ubivent we have
found the perfect partner.” We are very happy about such positive feedback!
Click here for
more information and a detailed white paper about this project.
Virtual career fairs at Siemens
10/01/2015. Nowadays attracting and retaining talent is for every company an important
issue. Additionally highly qualified professionals are today as mobile as they
have never been before – searching for career opportunities in a global economy.
To excite these professionals for their own organisation, also large corporations
need to go new ways of recruitment. In order to address exactly this group, Siemens
decided to transform the classical career fair into the digital world. Based on
ubivent’s virtual event platform, Siemens conducted an online career fair for the
IT within Corporate Technology – the Center of Siemens Research. Manuela Wolf,
responsible project manager at Siemens, sums it up: “We were engaged in close interaction
with our visitors all day long. For us, this virtual fair was a clear success with
enthusiastic participants and first successful placements. A big thank you to ubivent
for making this possible.” Here you
can find more information about this successful projekt.
Global Online Job Fair for Armenians
06/15/2015. Together with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ ),
we have published a new white paper about the first global online career fair for
Armenians. In recent years, highly qualified professionals left Armenia to have
a career in other parts of the world. To counteract this trend, a global online
career fair was organized. This way, emigrated Armenians could contact Armenian
employers. With nearly 1000 visitors the fair was a great success, as Karine Simonyan,
who operates as project manager for the GIZ in Yerevan (Armenia), confirms: "We
have been the very first to organize such an online event for Armenia. Despite
our role as pioneers in our country, we never had a second of doubt that the project
will be anything but a huge success." Read more here: Global Online Job Fair for Armenians
Four at a time – ubivent receives IT Innovation Award in four categories
05/20/2015. The IT Innovation Award by Microsoft and “Initiative Mittelstand“ is
awarded to innovative IT solutions with a high benefit for the SME sector. The
ubivent platform convinced the jury multiple times and belongs to the absolute
top group in four categories: E-learning, Human Resources, IT Services and Online
Marketing! We are very proud to receive this award in these four categories! At
the same time, this strengthens our strategy to both offer virtual events solutions
for large corporations, but also for small and midsized enterprises!
White Paper: the Virtual Usability Fair
05/07/2015. Our new white paper introduces the virtual fair “Simply intuitive – usability
for small and medium-sized enterprises” by the Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V.
(BITMi). This initiative was developed as part of the funding initiative “Mittelstand
Digital” and promoted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
“Due to its high usability, the ubivent platform was ideally suited for hosting
the event as online fair. This format is perfect for our target group, which is
located all over Germany and beyond,” comments Martin Hubschneider, vice president
and member of the board of directors of BITMi. Request this white paper here.
job4u’s virtual career fair won the prize for “best idea”
03/24/2015. The job4u network conducts virtual career fairs directed at students,
who want to enter an apprenticeship program. The concept for these fairs was awarded
by the innovation bureau “skilled employees for the region” and by the “Federal
Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs”. The fair was named the “best idea for networking
and personnel marketing”. We congratulate job4u for this outstanding achievement
and are proud to be part of such a successful project, which opens on June, 4th
First virtual career fair for physicians and medical students
03/12/2015. Together with the Centers for Psychiatry Baden-Württemberg (ZfP) and
nes:media, we have published a success story about the first virtual career fair
for physicians and medical students. Claudia Kellermann, responsible for the fair’s
marketing at ZfP Weinsberg, sums up the benefits of the fair: “Such an event saves
time and money for everyone, since its participation is free of charge for visitors
and there is no need to travel or pay expensive booth rent“. Read the whole success
The Select AG’s MesseWelt trade show
02/19/2015. The Select AG “MesseWelt” has already established itself in the market,
with thousands of visitors taking part regularly. Stephan Westbrock, chief executive
of Select AG, correspondingly draws a very positive conclusion: “We are more than
satisfied with the course of the MesseWelt. The numbers speak for themselves: Several
thousands of experts are participating in the online fairs. The feedback we receive
exceeds all our expectations. The wide range of services offered not only saves
time for the automobile repair shops, it also gives them the possibility to find
out about new industry trends - all just one mouse click away!“ Jointly with the
Select AG, we have published a success story with background information, screenshots
and more voices of the participants: The MesseWelt trade fair of SELECT AG.
Virtual IT Job Fair
02/04/2015. After several years of conducting the virtual IT Job Fair jointly with
Jobleads, we have now published a success story on our cooperation. Today, the
Virtual IT Job Fair has been established as the biggest online career fair for
IT professionals in German-speaking countries. Highly reputable companies are regularly
participating in this event. Especially professionals seize this uncomplicated
opportunity to gather information on a job transition. The next IT job fair will
already take place on March 5th. Read more about this success story in our
mintmap - The virtual career fair for women in the STEM sector
01/12/2015.A very successful online career for women took place on our platform and
a lot of renowned companies have participated as exhibitors: Bayer, BMW, Bosch,
Continental, Deutsche Bahn, Telekom, EMC, Ernst & Young, Infineon, Intel, Microsoft,
Munich RE, Osram, Parexel, Philips, Rohde & Schwarz and Siemens. Especially the
easy and flexible use of our ubivent platform was praised by the participants.
The exhibiting companies were all more than satisfied: “Online fairs are the perfect
way to address already employed people”, explains Christian Bothe from the Continental
AG. Read more here.
4Com Contact Center Innovationen 2014
12/12/2014. The midium-sized technology company 4Com hosted its first virtual event
"4Com Contact Center Innovations 2014" on our ubivent platform. With over 200 participants,
this event was a huge success. The participants really enjoyed the presentations
which were streamed live from a professional studio in Hanover. 4Com’s managing
director Holger Klewe is enthusiastic: “This virtual event was an innovative experience
for all parties - hosts as well as participants. This event will not only be continued
in the coming year, but even enhanced. We are really looking forward to our 4Com
Contact Center Innovations in 2015!” We are very proud to be part of such an exciting
virtual live event and we are already looking forward to next year! Read more about
the event in the corresponding reference section.
Virtual Events in "Innovationen im Personalmanagement"
11/12/2014. We are excited that virtual events are a topic even discussed in specialist
literature. Dr. Michael Geisser wrote a chapter about virtual career events for
the recently published book “Innovationen im Personalmanagement” (Innovations in
Personnel Management). This book is the first to illustrate extraordinary and creative
innovations for the human resources management. Among others, it explains how virtual
events can be used successfully for HR marketing. The book can be purchased in
Virtual Career and Education Fairs in Africa, Asia and South America
09/16/2014. In cooperation with the Alumniportal Germany, we have established virtual
career and education fairs under the brand “Trained in GermanY“. These online fairs
help German companies to find suitable experts for their international offices,
for example in Africa, Asia and South America. Katrin Haufe-Wadle, responsible
Content Manger at the DAAD / Alumniportal Germany, is excited about the success:
“Thanks to the virtual fairs on the ubivent platform, we can give our alumni specific
information on career options all over the world. This technology enables people
to overcome large distances without any effort by globally connecting participants
to one another in a more direct and efficient way.” We published a success story
on this topic, which contains screenshots as well as further insights. You can
download it here:
virtual career and education fairs “Trained in GermanY”.
The Universtity of Mannheim’s Virtual Information Fairs
06/16/2014. After several joint projects, we are happy to publish already the second
case study together with the University of Mannheim. The success of virtual events
in the education sector is illustrated by the example of the virtual information
fair for the “Mannheim Master in Management”. Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl comments on
the benefits of such online events: “Thanks to the ubivent platform, we are able
to reach far more prospective students than ever possible with a physical event.
Because of these virtual events, we get the chance to select our future students
from a bigger and more qualified pool of applicants than before. This innovative
concept was conducted very smoothly and professionally by ubivent. Therefore, virtual
events will play a key role in our future event plans.”
You can find the whole success story here.
Roche's Global Accu-Chek® Meetings
04/02/2014. We are very happy to publish a new case study with our long-term customer
Roche Diabetes Care. The company uses our ubivent platform for internal corporate
communications by hosting annual, global Accu Chek Meetings. Through screenshots,
customer voices and background information, this case study illustrates how these
events help to closely connect the activities of global and country organizations
without causing high costs. This success is confirmed by Henning Franke, Head of
Site Development, who played a key role in the decision to use virtual events in
this context: „Going virtual has been exactly the right step at the right time.
Reaching more people in more countries at a much lower cost allows us to distribute
and implement global marketing concepts much faster and to be ahead of our competition.
The ubivent platform offers everything our company needs in order to profit from
Download the whole report here.
Start into the next quarter with two awards for ubivent
03/27/2014. Projects, projects, projects… 2014 has already been packed with successes
for ubivent. This great start into the year is now followed by two awards given
to ubivent at this year’s CeBIT. Similar to the preceding years, ubivent was awarded
with the seal of quality “Software made in Germany” by the Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand
e.V. (BITMi). This certificate highlights ubivent’s excellent software quality,
high security in investment, and customer-friendly service. The usefulness for
small and medium enterprises of the ubivent platform was also confirmed by the
“Innovation Prize IT” in the category “Communications”. These two awards make us
proud and encourage us in our aim to create appealing solutions not only for big
companies, but also for medium-sized businesses.
Have a look at both certificates here.
MICE Think Tank with ubivent on March, 5th
19.02.2014. ubivent participates in the leading travel industry think tank. On March
5th, Dr. Michael Geisser and Prof. Stefan Luppold will give a presentation on the
topic "Virtual Communication And Hybrid Events – Concepts For Tomorrow". This talk
will feature a lot of different ubivent best practice examples: "A virtual event
connecting seven locations and reaching participants around the whole world? An
online fair staged by the same organizer simultaneously in Brazil, India, Russia
and Europe? Interactive WebTV which integrates the viewer instead of sprinkling
him with broadcast? All that is not pie in the sky but has been done by innovative
companies. Case studies show how personal communication can be meaningfully linked
with virtual components, creating common additional value."
Unify's 'Web TV'
01/21/2014. A Web-TV series based on our ubivent platform enabled everyone interested
to get information on insights, opinions and prospects for the global re-branding
of Unify. The participants were not only able to view these series, but could also
interact with the panel. They could ask questions which then were directly answered
in the discussion. This enabled Unify to get closer to their customers.
Read more on Unify's 'Web TV'here!
Success Story for Online Congress
08/27/2013. The Institute for Cloud Computing (IfCC) conducted the “ProCloud Forum
- The Online Congress for Cloud Solutions” based on our platform for virtual events.
The online congress ProCloud Forum enables exhibitors to present their cloud solutions
at virtual booths. At these booths the visitors may gather information through
videos or documents. One highlight of this event is the panel discussion, which
is streamed live. Here, the interaction with the online participants was the main
center of attention.
We have published a success story for this event, which includes further information and screenshots.
The BMBF’s virtual marketplace
08/15/2013. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research successfully uses
our ubivent platform for virtual events for its online marketplace “Zwanzig20 -
Partnership for Innovation“. This virtual marketplace is an important tool to support
the emergence of inter-organizational networks between industry and science during
the early phase of the program. The number of visitors shows the great reach of
this format: several hundred participants joined the marketplace at each event
day. They did not only get the chance to gather information through videos, but
could also ask experts questions at the virtual booths. Hans-Peter Hiepe, Ministerialrat
of the BMBF, emphasized the great value of this innovative way of interacting and
communicating. We are glad to be part of this project and look forward to future
successful events with BMBF.
Need more information? Read our success story about the BMBF’s project.
Virtual MAN Press Conference
06/11/2013. MAN decided to add a virtual component to its „Internationale Automobil
Ausstellung“ (IAA) press conference. With this virtual extension, the international
press was able to gather information and materials for all IAA innovations in a
condensed and easily accessible form. One highlight was the presentation by the
MAN Board, which has been streamed live in both English and German via the ubivent
platform. Press representatives from more than 40 countries followed the presentation
and asked questions via a live chat. Manfred Schurer, Head of e-Communications,
praises the project: "ubivent was quick and ﬂexible to provide us with an innovative
platform. We were able to reach our internal and external stakeholders all over
the world without any issue. Together, we have shown how international events will
be held in the future."
Read the complete success story to get further insights: Virtual MAN Press Conference for the International Motor Show.
Two innovation awards for our solutions “virtual interactive broadcasting” and “online career fairs”!
06/04/2013. Keeping up with our successes from 2010, we were awarded by the “Initiative
Mittelstand” (initiative for small- and midsized businesses) for our virtual event
solution. This time, we even won in two categories: best IT Service and best Human
Resource Solution. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport
of the federal state of Lower Saxony, ubivent was selected from a group of 4.900
applicants to receive these awards. The awards by the Initiative Mittelstand are
given to companies whose products offer huge benefits for medium-sized businesses.
The innovation award for the IT Service category was awarded to us for our technology
for Virtual Interactive Broadcasting, as seen at our live panel discussion at the
virtual ProCloud Forum 2013. This event was broadcasted live and the audience had
the chance to interact directly with the panelists. The award for the best Human
Resources solution was given to us for our platform for virtual career fairs. This
solution enables job seekers to inform themselves about companies and job offers
at virtual booths. Also, companies can attract applicants by giving video presentations
in a virtual auditorium as well as by arranging group chats with job seekers to
answer important questions. We are very honored to be given these awards. This
demonstrates that we are seen as an important innovation leader in the market of
Virtual ProCloud Forum
04/24/2013. The first virtual ProCloud Forum has been a great success! The online
convention attracted about 250 unique visitors. They used the chance to gather
information on various cloud-related topics both at virtual booths as well as in
many video presentations. One of the most successful aspects was the live stream
panel discussion with cloud experts. This gained the attention of many online participants.
Also, IT news portals (e.g. heise) and other B2B media have reported about this
event. Due to the overwhelming participation and the positive feedback, the Institute
for Cloud Computing has decided to keep the virtual ProCloud Forum open. So you
can still register for this event using the following link: http://ubivent.com/cloudforum [in German]
Software made in Germany 2013
04/23/2013. This is two in a row! Once again, we have been able to convince the
BITMi (Germany’s association for medium sized IT businesses) of our outstanding
virtual events solution. The BITMi awarded us for a second time with the “BITMi
Seal of Quality”. This seal proves the quality of German software products and
improves their visibility in international markets. Our awards praise and illustrate
that fast innovation cycles and solid quality do not exclude each other in software
development. We are extremely proud that our ubivent platform was awarded with
this seal of quality!
Online Career Fair for Africa
03/01/2013. People Development, the (Senegalese) regional specialist for Executive
Search & Recruiting in Africa turned to ubivent to conduct a one-week online career
fair speciﬁcally for Africa. People from all over the world were invited to log
on to this virtual career fair to get to know the african employment market. In
this innovative environment, both international corporations and regional companies
had ample opportunity to present their employer brand at virtual booths. Yann Hazoume,
Managing Director of People Development, said: "Together with ubivent we were able
to create a positive experience for Africans all over the world. Exhibitors and
participants have been enthusiastic about this innovative format." You can download
and read the whole success story here: People Development's Virtual Career Fair.
John Deere's Virtual Career Days
08/28/2012. Deere & Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of farm equipment
and decided to use our ubivent platform on a regular basis for hosting online career
days. We have published a success story with a lot of background information. In
this case study you can read about the effects of one of John Deere's Virtual Career
Days: the participants’ attitude towards John Deere has greatly improved. 98% of
the participants said that they would recommend such an event, and 90% assessed
the available content as “good” or “very good”. Furthermore, the application rate
picked up significantly after the event!
Ingolf Prüfer, Director of HR Europe, emphasizes this success: "Virtual career fairs are an important tool to present John Deere as employer of choice. With ubivent we could reach this goal on highest standard." We are very proud to work for such a world-class manufacturer and innovative company like John Deere! Click here to download our case study: John Deere’s Virtual Career Day.
ICT Startup of the Year 2012
07/08/2012. We have been awarded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
as one of three young ICT companies of the year 2012. In total, € 100.000 have
been awarded to the three winning companies. We have been selected due to our high
growth potential and unique service portfolio. Also, our track record of the past
years and our management potential was rated as outstanding.
We are very proud to receive this prestigious award! This award is a milestone in the development of our company, although the biggest reward is still the satisfaction of our customers. We are very happy to work for highly successful corporations such as BASF, John Deere, Roche, and SAP. Additionally, a lot of innovative mid-sized companies rely on our virtual event solution to extend the reach of their events in a very cost efficient manner. This award is a huge honor, yet it also represents a responsibility to continue this successful journey together with our partners and customers!
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