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Trento, Data Confirmed the Success of the Festival

The 17th edition of the Trento Festival of Economics

TRENTO, Italy, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 17th edition of the Trento Festival of Economics closed yesterday. For the first time, the Gruppo 24 ORE and Trentino Marketing organised the festival on behalf of the Autonomous Province of Trento and with the contribution of the Municipality of Trento and the University of Trento. The data confirm the success of the new formula, especially the high participation, both by the public and by the over 600 speakers, 35% of them women, in the 228 events scheduled in the Festival, “Fuori Festival” (new 2022), “Economies of the territories”, “Meetings with the Author” and the live events on Radio 24.

A high-tech festival, with 66 events streamed on the platform, where it is also possible to review all the Festival meetings on demand, and aimed especially at young people, with two contests dedicated to them: the initiative “Visions of the Future” for university and PhD students and the hackathon “Made in Italy Challenge”, organised in collaboration with Financial Times and Il Sole 24 Ore, during which 25 young innovators under 35 presented to the Festival audience their innovative business ideas for the relaunch of Made in Italy.

In addition, the Festival launched two awards: the “Sustainable Enterprise Prize” by the Gruppo 24 ORE and the Pontifical Academy for Life, which will be awarded in October to the most sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises, and the “Economic and Social Non-Fiction Literary Prize”, aimed at Italian and foreign authors for unpublished texts written in Italian, promoted by Il Sole 24 Ore.

The entertainment programme of the Fuori Festival was also a great success, with the two classical music concerts, the encounter with Mahmood, the evening event with Zelig comedians and the five live Radio 24 shows sold out.

The business partners were 28, five national and international media partners (ElEconomista.es, Financial Times, Rai Radio1, Rai Radio3 and Sky Tg24) in addition to the Gruppo 24 ORE media (Il Sole 24 Ore, Ilsole24ore.com, Radio 24 and the Radiocor agency).

As for the media, the press office of the province – which has been responsible for this aspect and media relations since the first edition 17 years ago – provided around one hundred of journalists, administrative and secretarial staff, operators, photographers and IT specialists. Around 160 press releases were produced. The video technicians also did a great job, with 4 mobile control rooms, 10 camera positions for full events, 1 remote control room, 50 video technicians and the same number of audio technicians. 369 journalists were accredited this year and 249 of them were present in Trento, with reporters from the most important national newspapers and 10,000 photo shoots.

For more information:
LaPresse SpA Communication and Press Office Director
Barbara Sanicola – barbara.sanicola@lapresse.it

Festival dell’Economia di Trento
+39 0461 497930
web www.festivaleconomia.it
mail ufficiostampa@festivaleconomia.it

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Zoom and Genesys Announce Strategic Agreement Uniquely Positioned Around Zoom Phone to Improve Collaboration and Customer Experiences

Genesys to actively enable indirect and direct channel with combined Zoom Phone and Genesys Cloud CX solution

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) and Genesys®, a global cloud leader in customer experience orchestration, have expanded their partnership to help businesses deliver effortless customer experience by building upon their integration between Zoom Phone and Genesys ​​Cloud CX™. Together, the offerings provide organizations with an easy-to-configure and feature-rich cloud contact center and unified communications solution that enables teams to better collaborate to solve customer needs.

The companies’ expanded partnership includes a go-to-market relationship where Genesys will enable its global direct and indirect channel to deliver the combined Zoom Phone plus Genesys Cloud CX solution.

InflowCX, a consulting and professional services provider for contact center, customer experience, and unified communications solutions, is seeing increased potential for organizations to deploy Zoom and Genesys as part of their UCaaS and CCaaS transformation.
The company recently helped two organizations, a pediatric healthcare provider and auto insurance company, implement the integrated offerings from Zoom and Genesys. Both organizations aimed to make it easier for employees to pass information between the contact
center users and other areas of the business so customers and patients could be served more seamlessly – whether they were calling, interacting with digital channels, or walking into an office.

InflowCX Chief Revenue Officer Mike Dolloff said, “Today, businesses don’t want to deal with clunky and frustrating workflows just to move customer interactions between technology stacks. By working together, Zoom and Genesys are solving a huge hurdle for many of our clients, bridging communications across entire organizations and improving employee and customer experience. Across industries and regardless of company size, we’re consistently hearing from businesses that presence and directory availability between Zoom Phone and Genesys Cloud is critical to empowering employees to get a customer to the right resource in real time.”

“By deepening the alignment from our partnership with Genesys, we will accelerate the introduction of Zoom Phone into Genesys Cloud CX’s robust customer base, bringing those businesses a modern cloud phone solution as part of a seamless, unified platform to improve employee collaboration and create stronger, more meaningful customer experiences,” said Ryan Azus, Chief Revenue Officer, Zoom. “Zoom’s innovative phone solution aligns perfectly with the experience orchestration capabilities of Genesys and goal of transforming how companies connect with their customers and employees. We are excited to incorporate this strengthened integration into our open partner ecosystem to provide businesses with the flexibility and ability to optimize their cloud contact center and communications solutions.”

“Increasing market demand for combined unified communications and contact center solutions is an acknowledgement from businesses that ultimately every employee serves the customer, whether customer-facing or not,” said ML Maco, Chief Revenue Officer, Genesys. “That’s why together with Zoom, we’re reducing barriers for businesses and enabling our ecosystem to help joint customers better connect the enterprise and exceed consumer expectations in a changing digital world.”

To learn more, join Genesys Xperience 2022 this week to hear Zoom Chief Product Officer Oded Gal and Genesys Strategy Officer Peter Graf discuss how the companies are working together to help businesses earn the trust of customers and employees in a session moderated by CX influencer Blair Pleasant, President & Principal Analyst, COMMfusion. The joint session with Zoom and Genesys is held on day two of Xperience from 5:30-6 am ET; 1:30-2 pm ET on June 9; and on-demand following the event. Register now.

About Zoom
Zoom is for you. We help you express ideas, connect to others, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That is why we are an intuitive, scalable, and secure choice for large enterprises, small businesses, and individuals alike. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom.

About Genesys
Every year, Genesys orchestrates more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in more than 100 countries. Through the power of our cloud, digital and AI technologies, organizations can realize Experience as a ServiceSM our vision for empathetic customer experiences at scale. With Genesys, organizations have the power to deliver proactive, predictive, and hyper personalized experiences to deepen their customer connection across every marketing, sales, and service moment on any channel, while also improving employee productivity and engagement. By transforming back-office technology to a modern revenue velocity engine Genesys enables true intimacy at scale to foster customer trust and loyalty. Visit www.genesys.com.

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Love Island opens virtual villa in Hotel Hideaway; Partnership kicks off today with new season premiere

Collaboration between ITV Studios and Azerion launch global digital content partnership 
Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 6th, 2022 – Digital entertainment and media platform Azerion today launched a global digital content partnership with ITV Studios, one of the largest entertainment companies in the world. The collaboration kicks off by bringing the award-winning global sensation Love Island, commissioned in 21 territories, to Hotel Hideaway, a 3D online social community, popular amongst the youth audience throughout the globe. Timed with the season premiere of Love Island today, Hotel Hideaway players can access custom Love Island content for their avatars and even hang out at the Love Island villa.
Watch the Hotel Hideaway x Love Island announcement trailer:
Exclusive Love Island outfits, hair styles, themed profile backgrounds and a number of essential items appearing in the show will all feature in Hotel Hideaway as part of a new way for players to engage with the iconic Love Island brand.

“We are thrilled to welcome Love Island into Hotel Hideaway this summer. This is such a perfect match”, said Madelon Smittenaar, Business Development Manager at Azerion. “We have regular item drops and interactive events in store for new and existing players around the world, who will have a unique opportunity to share the Love Island experience with their friends.”
“With our player base it makes total sense for Hotel Hideaway to collaborate with Love Island as they join our extensive list of partnered IPs,” said Jurriaan van Teunenbroek, VP Games and Content at Azerion. “Hotel Hideaway brings a multitude of ways for the Love Islands fan base to engage and feel part of the show as it becomes a hot destination this summer!”
Kim Dingler, CCO, Global Entertainment, ITV Studios: “We are excited to partner with Azerion. Hotel Hideaway and Love Island have a perfect brand fit. We are giving fans all over the world a new virtual way to experience the life of an Islander in the Love Island villa.”


About Hotel Hideaway
With over 17.5 million registered users, Azerion’s Hotel Hideaway is a 3D social virtual community full of opportunities to meet new people and make new friends. The Hotel is a lively and vibrant world full to the brim with social adventures and fun activities! Dress to impress and stand out from the crowd with an abundance of stylish clothing, items and accessories. Customise your room with a variety of furniture items and decorations. Learn secret gestures and dance moves – and then party into the early hours inside unique public rooms. No matter what you like to spend your time doing, Hotel Hideaway is the place to be. There’s oodles of fun to be had and secrets to discover, so jump in and make sure the other guests recognise your name!

About ITV Studios
ITV Studios is a creator, producer and distributor of world-leading programmes and formats that people can’t get enough of. Connecting millions of people every day and shaping and reflecting the world they live in, ITV Studios is More Than TV. Its Brand & Licensing department is responsible for all global commercial activities including sponsorship, brand licensing, consumer products, gaming, and live events. It represents a diverse portfolio including scripted and non-scripted content, game shows and kids titles, which offers a wide range of commercial opportunities. Brands include The Voice, Hell’s Kitchen, Love Island, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, The Chase, Coronation Street, Schitt’s Creek, The Last Unicorn, Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, The Prisoner, and more.

About Azerion
Azerion is a high-growth digital entertainment and media platform. As a content-driven, technology and data company, Azerion serves consumers, digital publishers, advertisers and game creators globally. Azerion’s integrated platform provides technology solutions to automate the purchase and sale of digital advertising for media buyers and sellers, supported by in market sales and campaign management teams. Through our technology, content creators, digital publishers and advertisers work with Azerion to reach the millions of people across the globe that play Azerion’s games and view its distributed entertainment content to increase engagement, loyalty and drive e-commerce.
Founded in 2014 by two Dutch entrepreneurs, Azerion has experienced rapid expansion driven by organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Azerion is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is a publicly traded company listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information visit: www.azerion.com

Plan of Attack on behalf of Azerion
Vincent Abel

39 Million People Relied on GFN Member Food Banks for Meals in 2021

In the face of further economic turmoil and supply chain disruptions, food banks once again played a pivotal role in providing emergency food assistance—at a level 128 percent higher than before the pandemic.

Chicago, IL, USA, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) announced that food banks in 44 countries served 39 million people in 2021, demonstrating that need for food assistance is continuing at high levels in the face of rising food prices and disrupted supply chains.

The data is part of GFN’s annual Network survey, and this year’s responses emphasize the importance of a strong network of food banks in times of crisis.

“Communities around the world are facing hunger at unprecedented rates,” said Lisa Moon, president and CEO of The Global FoodBanking Network. “Consistently, food banks are stepping up and using their unique expertise to connect millions of people to nutritious food.”

The 39 million people who sought emergency food assistance is a 128 percent increase over 2019 pre-COVID levels of service. Additionally, about 54 percent of people were served regularly for more than three months during 2021 while 44 percent of people served visited food banks occasionally, temporarily, or for the first time due to a shift in economic circumstances.

More than three-fourths of people served by GFN member food banks live in emerging and developing market economies. Most of the people who visited GFN member food banks in 2021—about 24 million—live in Asia and Oceania. Another 8.8 million food bank visitors are from Latin America. Children ages 17 and under comprised more than a third of the total people served.

Food banks, on average, distributed 57 percent more food and grocery products than the previous year, despite sourcing challenges brought on by breakdowns in supply chains and other factors. The most commonly distributed products are fruits and vegetables—constituting 30 percent of what an average food bank provides.

While need for hunger relief has been unprecedented, so has the generosity and determination of people partnering within the Network. Nearly 317,000 people volunteered with GFN partner food banks, a 14 percent increase over 2020, providing more than 8 million hours of support.

2022 is already proving to be another challenging year for people facing hunger and food insecurity, with the Ukraine invasion compounding the continuing effects of the pandemic and leading to further rises in food prices. But food banks will continue to respond quickly and efficiently in the face of crises, leaning on the experiences of the past few years.

“Unfortunately, we are likely on the precipice of a global hunger crisis,” said Moon. “Food banks will be central to the response. The lessons learned during the pandemic have strengthened the Network, better equipping us to provide ongoing services to children, individuals, and families in vulnerable situations.”

About The Global FoodBanking Network:

The Global FoodBanking Network supports community-led solutions to alleviate hunger in more than 40 countries. While millions struggle to access enough safe and nutritious food, nearly a third of all food produced is lost or wasted. We’re changing that. We believe food banks directed by local leaders are key to achieving Zero Hunger and building resilient food systems. For more information, visit foodbanking.org.

Nina Rabinovitch Blecker, Vice President, Strategic Communications
The Global FoodBanking Network

SourceLess Joins Bitcoin Bucharest 2022 Conference

We are pleased to announce that SourceLess Blockchain participated in the Bitcoin Bucharest 2022 event where Alexandru Stratulat (Blockchain Architect & DLT software engineer), the founder of SourceLess Blockchain, gave a brief overview of the entire ecosystem and answered questions from attendees.

SourceLess Blockchain and Qommodity at Bitcoin Bucharest 2022

SourceLess Blockchain and Qommodity at Bitcoin Bucharest 2022

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SourceLess project began in the city of Constanta, in the south east part of Romania, and we wanted to have our first event in Romania where people could learn about who we are.

The Bitcoin Bucharest event took place in a historic location. The location for the event is an iconic architectural masterpiece, more precisely The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection which hosted the Marmorosch Bank more than 100 years ago. The Marmorosch hotel building history unfolded in the Beautiful Age or La Belle Epoque.

The name of SourceLess is meant to be associated with companies and locations that provide solid construction. This kind of interaction brings us closer to our partners at Qommodity, with whom we develop tangible solutions through which people and businesses can generate solutions and transform their lives for the better. Together we are getting stronger since we clearly know every step we take.

The conference focuses on technical innovations in the blockchain ecosystem and brings together researchers and practitioners working in the space.

Regardless of their industry, blockchain analysts, technologists, and developers at the Blockchain Event are able to understand why blockchain matters to their businesses.

We are interested in the application of decentralized protocols, formal methods, and empirical analysis, to improve the security and scalability of blockchain deployments.

Our aim was to show participants how easier it could be to navigate in a web3 environment safely, with fewer costs and faster speed.

In order to solve all security issues, SourceLess supports a clean internet where developers can freely create in a safer environment.

The goal of Bitcoin Bucharest is to bring together the local community, cryptocurrency leaders, business professionals, and newbies to inspire, socialize, and learn from each other.

SourceLess: is building a web that is open to anyone and everywhere, allowing to build their own ecosystem, fast, easy and safe. Every human being is integrated with all blockchain networks with zero fees.

SourceLess is a revolutionary technology that uses Distributed Ledger, Peer-to-Peer connections and Str. domain as the account identifier, to connect every human and every existing Blockchain, in a Web3 platform, creating the first World Wide Blockchain under SourceLess Platform.


Qommodity: is the missing piece of a puzzle that unites modern world, and the world in which people have no access to education, sanitation, or health care systems.

Through the methodology of tokenization of in ground resources Qommodity is able to realize the largest transition of wealth in the history of mankind by making these untapped resources suitable for monetization within the monetary system.


SourceLess Blockchain

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FreedomPay Announces Further Expansion Globally with Network International

Strategic collaboration will enable Network to offer a fully integrated payments platform to its hospitality and retail merchants in UAE and MEA region to achieve seamless customer experience

PHILADELPHIA, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, aims to transform its product proposition to the hospitality sector following its strategic engagements with next-gen fintech, FreedomPay.

According to a recent study, the tourism industry will contribute approximately AED 280.6 billion to the UAE’s GDP by 20281. As the largest merchant acquirer in the UAE, Network International aims to strengthen its role in supporting the hospitality industry by bringing global tech best practices to the forefront to create secure and seamless customer experiences.

This collaboration with FreedomPay will enable Network as FreedomPay’s preferred partner in the MEA region, to offer its hospitality merchants across the UAE and MEA region a fully integrated hospitality payments platform covering all operations including front desk reservation system, F&B, theme parks, spas, etc. The platform enables hotels and retail chains to recognise customers through their preferred method of payment with its unique omni-channel capabilities, ensuring frictionless transactions across all their properties.

“In today’s world, merchants are expected to provide a fully secured, omni-channel commerce experience that is personalized to each consumer,” said Chris Kronenthal, President at FreedomPay. “Global businesses continue to choose FreedomPay as their trusted commerce technology partner and we’re excited to bring our award-winning platform to the UAE and MEA region through Network International. The exciting partnership will open doors for thousands of merchants across hospitality, retail, and F&B, giving them access to FreedomPay’s global network of commerce connectivity.”

Network International’s partnership with the multi-patented, award-winning fintech FreedomPay, will forge superior merchant-consumer relationships with its single unified platform and portal, servicing broad market segments including hotels, restaurants and retail chains across the MEA region. Merchants can expect to achieve best-in-class payment data security, coverage for emerging payment technologies, operational efficiencies and expansion of loyalty and value-added services, while maintaining global or regional corporate brand goals across all their stores and properties.

Commenting on the MoU, Andrew Key, Group Managing Director – Acquiring at Network International said, “We are thrilled to be supporting the UAE’s most dominant sectors at a critical scale once again. As the hospitality sector rapidly adapts to the age of customer-centric digital solutions, we aim to prepare our merchants with next-gen payments capabilities that will enable more rewarding experiences for guests while driving operational efficiencies for the merchants. The opportunities in the region’s tourism sector need to be supported with omni-channel payments to ensure customers have a seamless purchasing experience.”

Andrew added, “This exciting collaboration with FreedomPay will complement our objective to always offer best-in-breed payments solutions to unify industry operations and enable merchants to provide their customers with the best payments experience possible.”

About Network International

Network International comprises a group of companies and is the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, providing a full suite of technology-enabled payments solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all types and sizes, including acquiring and processing services and a comprehensive ever-evolving range of value-added services.

Network International Holdings Plc (LSE: NETW) is the holding company for Network International and the group companies, including the DPO Group.

Network International:
Tricia Kaul
Dubai, UAE,
Tel: +971 4 450 7600
Email: tricia.kaul@bm.com

About FreedomPay

FreedomPay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform transforms existing payment systems and processes from legacy to leading edge. As the premier choice for many of the largest companies across the globe in retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services, FreedomPay’s technology has been purposely built to deliver rock solid performance in the highly complex environment of global commerce. The company maintains a world-class security environment and was first to earn the coveted validation by the PCI Security Standards Council against Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE/EMV) standard in North America. FreedomPay’s robust solutions across payments, security, identity, and data analytics are available in-store, online and on-mobile and are supported by rapid API adoption. The award winning FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on a single, unified technology stack across multiple continents allowing enterprises to deliver an innovative Next Level experience on a global scale. www.freedompay.com

Michael Korjen
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
+971 4 553 9543

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San Pedro Hosts the ‘LA Italy Run’ to Celebrate Italian Roots and Italy’s National Day

Silvia Chiave, Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, participates in the Marathon ItalyRunLA Fun Run 5k, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and the Little Italy Association of Los Angeles (LILAA)

Silvia Chiave, Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, participates in the Marathon ItalyRunLA Fun Run 5k, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and the Little Italy Association of Los Angeles (LILAA), on Sunday, June. 05, 2022 in San Pedro, Calif. (Jordan Strauss/AP Images)

LOS ANGELES, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A 5K Run and a ‘Festa di Piazza’, with ‘Italian food’, music, entertainment, to celebrate the Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s National Day. This is the event that the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, has finally managed to organize, gathering on Sunday 5th June in San Pedro, home of the most important port in the United States, the Port of Los Angeles, a thousand participants for the first edition of the ‘LA Italy Run’.

“It was a dream to be able to celebrate our National Day like this,” says Silvia Chiave, creator of the initiative. “This event brought together many things: sport, sustainability, people, families, it was an event for everyone, truly a dream that has come true.” The success of the first edition is opening the way to future developments: “We didn’t expect so many people, because it was the first time. There was a great deal of participation in the project. Now we want to organize it every year and make it grow. We have learned lessons from this first edition and in the future we will have more and more people,” Chiave assures.

In addition to the runners, the event brought together hundreds of other people, families, children, not just members of the Italian American community in the area. Here, where in the 50s of the last century the first settlements of Sicilian and Ischia fishermen were born, works will soon begin for the construction of a new square, which will be the new heart of the Little Italy of San Pedro. “The purpose of this square is to create a place not only for Italian Americans, but for everyone, to bring our culture, art and entertainment of Italian Americans here,” says Joe Buscaino, city councillor of the 15th district of Los Angeles, who also took part in the Run. “The city of Los Angeles, under my leadership, has dedicated $ 5.5 million to the development of the square. The works will begin in one or two months and by the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024 this will be the newest square of Los Angeles,” he adds.

In the square, along with the tradition exhibited during the party, with the ‘arancini’ counters, Italian desserts, pizza, ice creams, the ‘wine van’, Italian music, there was also one of the Italian technological excellence, Enel X Way, which in North America is a leader in the sector of charging stations for electric cars, which participated as the main sponsor of the event. For the record, the race was won by 23 year old Bronwyn Brunel (19.25) for women and by young Connor Spencer (15.25) for men.

For more information:
LaPresse SpA Communication and Press Office Director
Barbara Sanicola barbara.sanicola@lapresse.it

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