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#WeLoveTheWiesn - The Munich breweries and the Oktoberfest family greeting the world

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 2:46pm

MUNICH, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gun salutes and the cry of 'Ozapft is' by the Mayor of Munich to announce the tapping of the first barrel of beer usually herald the start of the Oktoberfest but not in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • MUNICH, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gun salutes and the cry of 'Ozapft is' by the Mayor of Munich to announce the tapping of the first barrel of beer usually herald the start of the Oktoberfest but not in 2020.
  • Beer tables and benches arranged into the shape of a heart surrounded the breweries' majestic-looking carts.
  • A specially designed dirndl and a love letter to the Oktoberfest were just as much a part of the initiative as the message #WeLoveTheWiesn.
  • "We want to use this event to create an enduring image by which to remember the cancelled Oktoberfest," emphasised Andreas Steinfatt, managing director of the Paulaner Brewery and chairman of the Association of Munich Brewers.

#WeLoveTheWiesn - The Munich breweries and the Oktoberfest family greeting the world

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 2:38pm

MUNICH, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gun salutes and the cry of 'Ozapft is' by the Mayor of Munich to announce the tapping of the first barrel of beer usually herald the start of the Oktoberfest but not in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • MUNICH, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gun salutes and the cry of 'Ozapft is' by the Mayor of Munich to announce the tapping of the first barrel of beer usually herald the start of the Oktoberfest but not in 2020.
  • Beer tables and benches arranged into the shape of a heart surrounded the breweries' majestic-looking carts.
  • A specially designed dirndl and a love letter to the Oktoberfest were just as much a part of the initiative as the message #WeLoveTheWiesn.
  • "We want to use this event to create an enduring image by which to remember the cancelled Oktoberfest," emphasised Andreas Steinfatt, managing director of the Paulaner Brewery and chairman of the Association of Munich Brewers.

Red Box Launches Next-Gen Voice Capture Platform, Providing a Gateway to Realtime Enterprise Voice Freedom

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

"Conversa empowers organizations to tap into the rich insights within enterprise wide audio and media whilst also benefiting from market-leading infrastructure."

Key Points: 
  • "Conversa empowers organizations to tap into the rich insights within enterprise wide audio and media whilst also benefiting from market-leading infrastructure."
  • The platform will be launched initially on Limited Release and will be available alongside the current Red Box platform which continues to be developed and supported.
  • Red Box is the leading dedicated voice specialist with over 30 years' experience in empowering organisations to capture, secure and unlock the value of enterprise wide voice.
  • Conversa by Red Box is the next generation and first truly open microservices-based, enterprise voice platform.

Axon Neuroscience to launch world's first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AXON Neuroscience ("Axon"), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world's first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 ACvac1.

Key Points: 
  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AXON Neuroscience ("Axon"), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world's first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 ACvac1.
  • With more than 20 years of experience developing an exceptionally safe and immunogenic peptide vaccine against dementia, in April 2020 Axon announced its plan to develop a novel peptide vaccine against COVID-19.
  • Michal Fresser, Chief Executive Officer of Axon said: "There is a global race for a vaccine.
  • The elderly can be overlooked by other vaccine developers in their push to find an effective vaccine quickly.

Red Box Launches Next-Gen Voice Capture Platform, Providing a Gateway to Realtime Enterprise Voice Freedom

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

"Conversa empowers organizations to tap into the rich insights within enterprise wide audio and media whilst also benefiting from market-leading infrastructure."

Key Points: 
  • "Conversa empowers organizations to tap into the rich insights within enterprise wide audio and media whilst also benefiting from market-leading infrastructure."
  • The platform will be launched initially on Limited Release and will be available alongside the current Red Box platform which continues to be developed and supported.
  • Red Box is the leading dedicated voice specialist with over 30 years' experience in empowering organisations to capture, secure and unlock the value of enterprise wide voice.
  • Conversa by Red Box is the next generation and first truly open microservices-based, enterprise voice platform.

Axon Neuroscience to launch world's first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:54am

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AXON Neuroscience ("Axon"), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world's first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 ACvac1.

Key Points: 
  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AXON Neuroscience ("Axon"), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world's first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 ACvac1.
  • With more than 20 years of experience developing an exceptionally safe and immunogenic peptide vaccine against dementia, in April 2020 Axon announced its plan to develop a novel peptide vaccine against COVID-19.
  • Michal Fresser, Chief Executive Officer of Axon said: "There is a global race for a vaccine.
  • The elderly can be overlooked by other vaccine developers in their push to find an effective vaccine quickly.

Ping An Accelerates Digital innovations in Response to COVID-19

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:29am

Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group, was a featured speaker at the IIF Digital Interchange: The Global Dialogue on Digital Finance on the acceleration of digital transformation across the Group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group, was a featured speaker at the IIF Digital Interchange: The Global Dialogue on Digital Finance on the acceleration of digital transformation across the Group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As of June 30, 2020, Ping An had more than 210 million retail customers and 560 million internet users.
  • Ping An's smart city services is helping 118 cities in China digitize their services, including Shenzhen, where Ping An is headquartered.
  • Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An") is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group.

Ping An Accelerates Digital innovations in Response to COVID-19

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:53am

Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group, was a featured speaker at the IIF Digital Interchange: The Global Dialogue on Digital Finance on the acceleration of digital transformation across the Group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group, was a featured speaker at the IIF Digital Interchange: The Global Dialogue on Digital Finance on the acceleration of digital transformation across the Group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As of June 30, 2020, Ping An had more than 210 million retail customers and 560 million internet users.
  • Ping An's smart city services is helping 118 cities in China digitize their services, including Shenzhen, where Ping An is headquartered.
  • Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An") is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group.

Vifor Pharma Group Announces Successful Sale of OM Pharma

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00am

Vifor Pharma has today announced the successful sale of 100% of the share capital of OM Pharma, a Vifor Pharma Group company to Optimus Holding Ltd.

Key Points: 
  • Vifor Pharma has today announced the successful sale of 100% of the share capital of OM Pharma, a Vifor Pharma Group company to Optimus Holding Ltd.
  • OM Pharma is a Geneva-based company mainly active in the field of microbial derived immunotherapeutics and has developed strongly outside the core strategy of Vifor Pharma over the past few years.
  • Vifor Pharma Group holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care); and OM Pharma.
  • Vifor Pharma Group is headquartered in Switzerland, and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

SOCAR Trading CFO States Importance of Providing Banks With Reassurance and Trust

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:25am

The panelists discussed challenges ranging from counterparty risk policies, access to liquidity and use of digital tools.

Key Points: 
  • The panelists discussed challenges ranging from counterparty risk policies, access to liquidity and use of digital tools.
  • Mammadov stated that there were two challenges currently facing the industry: whether banks provide financing and at what price.
  • Avoiding risk would not be a constructive approach to the problem of banks preferring to fund large players over smaller players.
  • Mammadov went on to state that SOCAR Trading is present in all regions across the globe and can therefore see the movements across the world.