Digital Festival AG in Zurich with its platforms Digital Festival, HackZurich and HackZurich Talents was acquired by MCH Group on June 1, 2021. 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.
With the platforms of Digital Festival AG, the MCH Group is acquiring a leading Swiss event in the field of innovation, technology and digitalisation, as well as one of Europe's most important hackathons and a platform for the career of young talents. Despite the difficult circumstances, it proved possible to further boost the importance and profile of the Digital Festival and HackZurich in 2020. After the world's first 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.
„The team will make a key contribution to the ongoing development of innovative event formats.“
"The three events constitute an excellent fit for our strategy of expanding our portfolio with new formats on hybrid and digital platforms", says Beat Zwahlen, CEO of the MCH Group. "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."