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VBox ATSC 3.0 TestBed

VBox Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jonathan Rind VBox Communications Ltd +972-9-9502821 VBOX ATSC 3.0 Testbed New Enhanced Version of TV Gateway for NextGenTV Developers & System Integrators HERZLIYA, ISRAEL August 11 th 2021 – VBox Communications, a pioneering specialist in broadcast TV streaming, recording and digital datacasting, announced the availability of its new ATSC 3.0 Testbed – an enhanced version of the company’s original ATSC 3.0 Android TV Gateway product released earlier this year. The VBox ATSC 3.0 Testbed is designed for TV stations, broadcast engineers, video system integrators, digital app developers, and others in the emerging NextGenTV technology development ecosystem looking to test “real-world” ATSC 3.0 features and functionality. As US deployments of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard approach 50% market penetration later this summer – and more than 70% by the end of 2021 – a priority shift towards commercial productization and monetization of potential NextGenTV capabilities is quickly coming into focus. VBox’s ATSC 3.0 Testbed provides an ideal, ready-made toolkit for monitoring service performance and ascertaining technical viability for product field trials and market launches. The VBox ATSC 3.0 Testbed offers the ability to analyze both linear and “beyond-TV” ATSC 3.0 signal provision through features such as: ATSC 3.0 Signal Reception: Ensuring signals arrive as expected, via ROUTE and DASH protocols; Advanced Emergency Alerts Reception: Enabling AEA-standard weather and storm information as well as localized emergency messaging; Electronic Service Guide Reception and Visualization: Monitoring of broadcaster/3 rd -party programming information for accuracy and timeliness; SDK Provision and Testing Documentation: Enabling oversight of 3 rd -party application development, deployment and compliance testing. AEA Advanced Emergency Alerts example: As an official member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee VBox Communications is committed to implementing ATSC 3.0 VBox’s ATSC 3.0 Testbed offers a unique approach to addressing the advanced features and benefits of the new ATSC 3.0 standard in addition to the video and audio features enhancements it provides. ESG Electronic Service Guide in ATSC 3.0 example: About VBox Communications: VBox Communications ( ) is an expert in Digital TV, offering products that deliver live TV broadcasts (e.g., DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, ISDB-T/ATSC) to IP combined with OTT video streaming services, for home and business use. VBox’s innovative, end-to-end firmware, software, and hardware solutions empower telcos, STB/streamer OEMs, and integrators to harness the benefits of converged live broadcast and IP- based TV – while helping grow revenues, streamlining communications and reducing costs. The company is also an active contributor and participant in the evolving 5G Broadcast standard, with planned products in the pipeline. For more details about the ATSC 3.0 Testbed, please contact us at: More information about the VBox ATSC 3.0 TV Gateway can be found at: About VBox: VBox Communications is an expert in digital TV and new media, combining Live TV broadcast to IP and OTT. Our solutions empower Telco's, STB/streamer OEMs and integrators to harness the benefits of converged live broadcast TV and OTT services. VBox enables outstanding viewing experience (watch, stream and record at home and on the go) encompassing Live TV broadcast with OTT, supporting a variety of worldwide TV Sources. Contact Details VBox Communications Jonathan Rind +972 9-950-2821 Company Website

August 11, 2021 09:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Purify Fuel’s nanO2 ESG Combustion Catalyst Provides Immediate Reduction of GHG Emissions Addressing “Code Red for Humanity” Declared by IPCC Report

Purify Fuel

In a report issued this week, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) issued a “Code Red for Humanity” citing that impacts from human activity are exceeding the limits set in 2015 for temperature increases. “Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades” cited the report. In a world looking for solutions, the report recognized that “from a physical science perspective, limiting human-induced global warming to a specific level requires limiting cumulative CO2 emissions, reaching at least net zero CO2 emissions, along with strong reductions in other greenhouse gas emissions.” It further stated “Our report shows that we need to be prepared for going into that level of warming in the coming decades. But we can avoid further levels of warming by acting on greenhouse gas emissions,” said report co-chair Valerie Masson-Delmotte, a climate scientist at France’s Laboratory of Climate and Environment Sciences at the University of Paris-Saclay. Calling for immediate action, the report stated, “It is unequivocal that the increase of CO2, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) in the atmosphere over the industrial era is the result of human 10 activities and that human influence is the principal driver of many changes observed across the 11 atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere.” Propelled by this sense of urgency, major industrial companies are turning to Purify Fuel’s nanO2 tm family of Combustion Catalysts to provide an immediate reduction in greenhouse gases. “With the world’s focus on developing immediate fossil fuel alternatives, we cannot lose sight of the reality that the majority of industries are still dependent on heavy duty diesel fuel applications and searching for ways to reduce emissions” stated John Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of Purify Fuel. “We are pleased that the immediate benefits of our nanO2 ESG Catalyst to help diesel and biodiesel fuel burn cleaner is being embraced by these industries to reduce GHG levels immediately”. Purify Fuel has been identified as one of the world’s most innovative sustainable technology companies. Its nanO2 Combustion Catalysts provide a transitional solution that will help fight climate change until alternatives are invented. It successfully reduces CO2, methane and nitrous oxide, which together represent 98% of all greenhouse gases. The product has been extensively tested since the middle of last year and has been aggressively launched across multiple industries (rail, marine, oil and gas, and mining). Since 2018 it has treated 75MM gallons of diesel removing the equivalent emissions produced by more than 200,000 automobiles. Purify Fuel uses patented nanotechnology-based rare earth oxides to help large diesel operators save money and reduce emissions. Purify Fuel’s nanO2 ESG Catalyst® are custom blended to optimize diesel fuel, biodiesel and dual-fuel blends for marine, fracking, military, mining, power generation, and rail markets. The combustion catalysts increase energy harvested from each gram of fuel while reducing particulate matter emissions and soot created by incomplete combustion. Purify Fuel works directly with large consumers of diesel and biodiesel fuel to help them save money, increase power, and reduce emissions. Contact Details Purify Fuel Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-260-0480

August 11, 2021 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cyvatar’s Craig Goodwin Named a Finalist for the Top 10 Cybersecurity Experts at the 2021 Black Unicorn Awards


Cyvatar today announced the selection of a member of its senior executive team as a finalist for outstanding achievement at this year’s Cyber Defense Magazine Black Unicorn awards, announced during the 2021 Black Hat USA conference. Craig Goodwin, Cyvatar co-founder and chief product and strategy officer, was selected as a finalist for the Top 10 Cybersecurity Experts; he competed against the industry’s leading cybersecurity experts for this prestigious award. “We’re pleased to name Craig Goodwin as a finalist for the Top 10 Cybersecurity Experts among the elite group of information security professionals at the third annual Black Unicorn awards,” said judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr., David DeWalt, Dr. Peter Stephenson, and Gary Miliefsky. “This year’s competition was fierce, and he should be proud of his achievement.” Craig was selected from security practitioners around the world that vied for top honors. He is a battle-tested CISO who has built a successful career delivering transformative IT and security programs by combining holistic security, IT, and business leadership expertise to produce extraordinary results. Craig’s innovation brings the membership economy to cybersecurity with Cyvatar’s CSaaS platform, which is rapidly becoming the de facto operating system for today’s security programs. “At a time when so many companies struggle to find top security resources, we’re blessed to have an exceptional talent like Craig leading company strategy,” said Corey White, Cyvatar co-founder and chief executive. “Because we offer cybersecurity as a service, people are the lifeblood of our organization. The work Craig and his team have done to bring the award-winning Cyvatar platform to customers enables us to deliver fast, affordable, fully managed security programs to any size business at prices that don’t break the bank. His achievement means no customer has to go without the very best cybersecurity available today.” Only Cyvatar offers subscription-based CSaaS designed to provide outcomes, continuous remediation, ongoing solution maintenance, and the ability for all of its customers to execute their security strategies at speed and scale. Find out how CSaaS can work for your business at About Cyber Defense Awards This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 9th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Dr. Peter Stephenson of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber and David DeWalt of NightDragon with much appreciation to emeritus judge Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group. To see the complete list of finalists for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 please visit About Cyvatar Cyvatar is committed to making cybersecurity effortless for everyone. As the industry’s first subscription-based, cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) company, it’s our mission to transform the way the security industry builds, sells, and supports cyber solutions. We empower our members to achieve successful outcomes by providing expert advisors, proven technologies, and a strategic process roadmap to guarantee results that map to their business drivers. Our approach is rooted in proprietary ICARM (installation, configuration, assessment, remediation, maintenance) methodology that delivers smarter, measurable security solutions for superior compliance and cyber-attack protection faster and more efficiently, all at a fixed monthly price. And because we’re a subscription, members can cancel anytime. Cyvatar is headquartered in Irvine, California with locations around the world. Begin your journey to security confidence at and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Contact Details Cyvatar KC Higgins +1 303-434-8163 Company Website

August 11, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Palm Communities Unveils 50-Unit Affordable Housing Community

Palm Communities

Palm Communities announces the grand opening of Cedar Glen II, an affordable housing community in Riverside, California, that will assist rent-burdened families and provide permanent supportive housing for special needs individuals. Palm’s affordable housing community supports Riverside County’s Housing First goals as an approach to successfully connect people experiencing homelessness to services and permanent housing. “Preserving and increasing the quality of life for Riverside residents is one of my top priorities,” said Jim Perry Riverside City Council, Ward 6. “Strong public and private partnerships to provide affordable housing and services are imperative to reduce and prevent homelessness in the community. Permanent supportive housing options like Cedar Glen II is one way the city is investing in long-term infrastructure to support, improve and enrich the economic and social opportunities for Riverside residents.” Cedar Glen II is the second phase of a broader affordable development community. It is the fifth community in which Palm Communities and Riverside County have partnered to provide permanent supportive housing in the area. Additionally, this is the first community in Western Riverside County to utilize “No Place Like Home” funds from the State of California, specifically targeting individuals and families who have been homeless. “Restoring private-sector jobs, improving local infrastructure, and investing in affordable housing are ideal opportunities to increase economic development in Riverside,” said Kevin Jeffries, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, 1st District. “It is essential that quality permanent supportive housing opportunities are built to keep the positive trajectory of growth for our neighborhoods, businesses and families.” Located at 9830 County Farm Road, the community offers one- and three-bedroom apartments. The service-enriched community includes a clubhouse, kitchen, free computer lab, tot-lot, basketball/futsal court, and a walking circuit with exercise equipment. Additionally, residents will have access to on-site case management and connectivity to other services in the community. “California is experiencing an extreme shortage of nearly one million affordable rental housing units for low-income renters. Riverside is ramping up its efforts to meet this demand, and we are thankful to the Riverside City Council and the County Board of Supervisors for supporting the development of Cedar Glen,” said Dan Horn, President, Palm Communities. “Affordable housing is making a clear difference in the lives of our residents and improving the communities in which we build.” Palm has been developing tax credit communities in Riverside County for nearly 40 years and has partnered with the county since 2010 to provide permanent supportive housing. Palm was also the first affordable housing developer to leverage the county’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds. Cedar Glen II is leased up and will be fully occupied by August 2021. For more information about our properties and availability, please visit Our Communities! About Palm Communities Palm Communitie s is an affordable housing developer in California specializing in housing for families, seniors, and those with special needs. For over 41 years, and with nearly 2,000 multi-family units, Palm Communities builds and maintains strong collaborative relationships with public agency partners, business partners, lenders, and non-profits. Palm focuses on quality for generations and believes that affordable housing is one first step to provide residents with the best opportunity to improve their life outcomes. Contact Details Palm Communities Lauren Horn +1 760-285-4230 Company Website

August 10, 2021 11:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Issues Monthly Reporting Package for July 2021

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (“the Trust”), has filed a Form 8-K containing its monthly report for the period ended July 31, 2021. An aggregate net operations distribution of $0.091163, as well as an aggregate net sales proceeds distribution of $0.420589 per trust certificate (CUSIP #217519107) will be paid on August 10, 2021, to certificateholders of record as of August 9, 2021. Additional information can be obtained on the Monthly Distribution Statement, which can be found on the Trust’s website at About Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (the “Trust”) was established to acquire 160 retail properties and 6 warehouse distribution centers (the “Properties”) from J.C. Penney as part of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The Trust’s operations consist solely of owning, leasing and selling the Properties. The Trust’s objective is to sell the Properties to third-party purchasers as promptly as practicable. The Trustee of the trust is GLAS Trust Company LLC. The Trust is externally managed by an affiliate of Hilco Real Estate LLC. The Trust is intended to be treated, for tax purposes, as a liquidating trust within the meaning of United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-4(d). For more information, please visit Forward Looking Statement This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the Trust’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events and stock price performance. The Trust has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Trust believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. These factors, including those discussed in the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Trust’s filings with the SEC that are available at The Trust cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Trust’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may not in fact occur. The Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Contact Details Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Larry Finger | Principal Financial Officer +1 310-526-1707 IRRealized LLC Mary Jensen | Investor Relations +1 310-526-1707 Company Website

August 09, 2021 05:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLR) (“WHLR” or the “Company”) announced today that it has reported its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 on Form 10-Q. In conjunction with this announcement, the Company has posted to its website supplemental information regarding WHLR's financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. This information, as well as additional information on WHLR and its business activities, can be accessed via the Investor Relations page at ABOUT WHEELER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, INC. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-managed commercial real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning and operating income-producing retail properties with a primary focus on grocery-anchored centers. Please visit the Company's website for more information. Interested parties may access the website through the following link Contact Details Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Mary Jensen | Investor Relations +1 757-627-9088

August 05, 2021 04:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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As wildfires rage across the Western U.S., a New Survey Finds Majority of Residents Don’t Know if They Live in a High-Risk Area, a leader in property risk analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI), today released the results of a new survey exploring how prepared residents of Western states are for wildfire season. They polled residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and found that the majority of all respondents (55%) don’t know if they live in a high-risk area, despite 87% saying they are either concerned or very concerned about this year’s wildfire season. While 89% of all respondents said they believe mitigation efforts like clearing vegetation and installing screens on windows to keep embers out can make a real impact in protecting property from wildfires, only two-thirds (66%) are reporting that they are taking steps on these efforts. For those that are, over a quarter (27%) take action all-year round. “It’s encouraging that the vast majority of residents in the Western states understand the impact of mitigation efforts, but it’s important that the number of homeowners actually taking action increase in order to maximize protection of properties and communities in these regions,” said Attila Toth, CEO of “We know mitigation efforts can have a profound impact with regards to protecting homes and communities, as evidenced by the findings of a recent study we conducted with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). We studied more than 71,000 properties involved in wildfires between 2016 and 2019 and found property owners who clear vegetation from the perimeter of their home or building can double their structure’s likelihood of surviving a wildfire.”’s Z-FIRE™ is an AI model trained on more than 1,400 wildfire events across more than 20 years of historical loss data. It considers property-level features that influence risk, such as topography, historical climate data, and critically, factors extracted from high-resolution imagery like, building materials and surrounding vegetation in multiple defensible spaces. This empowers insurers with a much more precise risk score to inform underwriting and rating while recognizing mitigation efforts by homeowners and their respective communities. In terms of communicating the benefits of mitigation efforts, 51% of survey respondents said the best way to get that information would be through a letter from local fire officials, followed by 40% who think it’d be best to get this information when renewing or applying for homeowners insurance, and 9% who would like to get this information from a real estate website like Zillow. Despite the fact that 40% of respondents would like to get this information through their insurance provider, 58% have never spoken to their carrier about wildfire risk. Additional key findings from the survey include: 87% of all respondents are confident or very confident in their local fire departments to contain and manage fire-related emergencies Despite wildfires starting earlier and the extreme drought impacting the Western U.S., 35% of all respondents think this year’s wildfire season will be about the same as last year Oregonians are most proactive in protecting their property, with 73% of Oregon respondents saying they are making mitigation efforts compared to 66% of all respondents Californians are most proactive when it comes to discussing wildfire risk with their insurance provider, with 39% of California respondents saying they’ve had that discussion compared to 34% of all respondents 36% of all respondents believe mitigation efforts by homeowners is the most important factor for saving properties during wildfire season For more information on and its wildfire risk model, Z-FIRE™, please visit About offers access to precise intelligence about every property in North America for insurance and real estate customers. The company uses aerial imagery, building permit, transaction and weather data, combined with artificial intelligence (AI) to turn more than 200 billion data points into comprehensive digital records. provides a constantly updated database of property information that impacts a property’s value and associated risks and also accounts for the potential impact of catastrophic events like wildfires, hail storms and floods by combining its vast property knowledge and predictive AI models into property-specific risk scores. In an increasingly digital world, brings properties into a new digital age that enables real time transactions and powerful predictive analytics. Visit for more information. Contact Details Abby Schiller +1 216-870-1835

August 05, 2021 08:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Advisors Mortgage Group Welcomes Anthony Marone to the Family

Advisors Mortgage Group

Family. Customers. Community. We take care of our Family, who help us take care of our Customers, which allows us to give back to our Community...this is the mission statement of Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC headquartered in Ocean Twp, NJ. This statement falls perfectly in line with its newest branch manager, Anthony Marone’s slogan, which is “Your friend in the Mortgage Business”. Advisors announced the opening of its new branch located at 200 Craig Road in Manalapan, NJ with Marone at the helm. “I joined Advisors because I was looking to partner with a local lender that services my immediate area in New Jersey and because of its commitment to helping loan officers succeed,” said Marone. “Advisors Mortgage Group utilizes the latest technology and strong social media outreach to promote and cultivate lasting client relationships.” By offering the most competitive rates and the lowest possible fees, Marone strives to offer a seamless loan process. He believes that clear and concise communication throughout the loan process is key to a customer’s positive experience. Marone has won multiple awards in the industry. He was most recently featured in the March 2020 Forbes Magazine and the March 2021 issue of Fortune Magazine as a Top 100 Market Leader in America for Mortgage Bankers. As a certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS), Certified Military Housing Specialist (CMHS) and Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP), Marone has extensive knowledge and skills that set him apart from the rest of the industry. He’s considered an expert with originating the Police and Fire Mortgage for New Jersey’s Police Officers and Firefighters. Marone also takes great pride in giving back to his community and is an active member of New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association Local A#163. “We are excited to have Anthony join the Advisors Family,” commented Sean Clark, Vice President at Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC. “His dedication is evident through the hundreds of 5 Star reviews that he has received over the past few years. I am sure he will propel our company to new heights with his unwavering service to his clients, which results in repeat customers.” If you are looking to apply for a loan or refinance an existing loan, please contact Anthony at 732-289-5600, visit (NMLS: 1190158). About Advisors Mortgage Group With big dreams and even more determination, Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC was founded in October 1999 by a single loan officer in a 400 square foot office in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. In the years since its formation, Advisors has grown to serve not only the greater New Jersey area, but also a vast portion of the United States. With branch offices up and down the East Coast and its corporate office in Ocean Township, NJ, Advisors Mortgage has established itself as a pillar of excellence in the mortgage industry. Our immense experience is our greatest asset and is the foundation of the success of the company and every Advisors branch and loan officer. In 2005, Advisors Mortgage Group was designated by the Federal Housing Authority as a Full Eagle FHA Underwriter. As a Full Eagle, Advisors has been able to expand its loan volume by approving loans which a majority of the competition could not dream of. We have built a platform for a seamless and stress-free mortgage process for all of our customers, and we have that same mission throughout all of our offices. We understand that success cannot be attained without teamwork and communication, two of our most important strengths. If you are looking to apply for a new loan, refinance an existing loan, simply have questions or require any assistance during the loan process please do not hesitate to call our Corporate Headquarters at 800-778-9044. About Advisors Mortgage Group Advisors Mortgage Group is a multi-state mortgage banker with more than thirty branch locations across the country. Focusing on residential lending, Advisors prides itself on maintaining a local and personal feel to help each and every customer feel the comfort and protection that their home financing needs are in the right hands. Advisors has been on the Best Places to Work in NJ list for the past eight years, making sure that all employees feel like Family, while also maintaining the customer service standards that the company was built on. The mission statement at Advisors is that we take care of our family, who help us take care of our Customers, which allows us to give back to our Community. NMLS 33041 Contact Details Advisors Mortgage Group Sean Clark +1 800-778-9044 Company Website

August 05, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions & MCI Group Partner with Medical Professionals to Deliver Virtual/Hybrid Events

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions, an enterprise virtual/hybrid event platform and the MCI Group, a leading global event management firm are partnering to deliver virtual and hybrid event solutions for medical organizations to complement their live events. The American Thoracic Society, a nonprofit organization focused on improving care for pulmonary diseases with more than 16,000 members worldwide, launched their annual conference in April 2021 as a 100% virtual event. They selected the MCI Group as its event management partner and Cloud Conventions as its virtual event platform. This August, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses(AORN), guided by an abundance of caution from the recent surge in COVID cases, transitioned their hybrid conference to a fully virtual event under the guidance of the MCI Group. Their new virtual event will educate and engage attendees and exhibitors using the Cloud Conventions virtual/hybrid event platform. “Audiences for conferences hosted by medical professional groups have unique requirements and a heightened awareness of the risks imposed by the pandemic,” said Carolyn Bradfield, CEO of Convey Services, parent company of Cloud Conventions. “Medical professionals not only want to stay up-to-date on scientific advances, but they also need to complete continuing medical education (CME) to maintain licensure. A virtual, on-demand option for engagement plus education ensures attendees have a safe environment to meet their educational needs, interact virtually with other attendees and engage live or on demand with suppliers and sponsors.” The American Thoracic Society’s all-virtual conference in April brought together 9,000 registered attendees for 140 clinical and scientific sessions, 71 special networking events and over 3800 presentation sessions and scientific posters. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses will offer on-demand and live sessions, a networking and innovation lounge, an exhibitor solutions center hosting in-booth sessions, product showcases along with an innovation theater. “Striking the balance between a live and virtual event environment is a strategic decision that medical professional groups must make as they consider event design today and even more in the future,” said James Kelley, Director at the MCI Group. “Our customers rely on MCI to guide them to deliver the best options that engage audiences before, during and after the event ensuring that virtual environments complement and not conflict with the on-site program.” A recent research study, “Association Trends: from Disruption to Opportunity” by Community Brands, revealed that 85% of association event professionals plan to invest more in virtual events in the next 12 months. This trend is driven by a 48% increase in members engaging more with their associations due to increased virtual options and on-demand education. The Tagoras 2020 “Virtual Conference Report” detailed that 75% of those delivering virtual events did so to reach audiences who could not otherwise attend. With the increase in COVID cases driven by variants, medical professional groups are now pressed to include virtual alternatives that are specifically geared to the industry, as they enter the busy fall conference season. Download the Case Study: “The 2021 American Thoracic Society Virtual Event” for free at: Show organizers and event managers can learn more about Cloud Conventions by visiting and the MCI Group by visiting About The MCI Group MCI is a global engagement and marketing agency. We design human-centric solutions that unleash the power of people to deliver innovation and growth for our clients. Our offering includes live & virtual events, strategic & digital communications, consulting & community solutions. We help brands, companies, associations, and not-for-profits solve their challenges, bringing their people together to shape their tomorrow. MCI is an independently owned company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with a global presence in 60 offices across 31 countries. MCI’s US headquarters is in the Washington, DC area with offices in New York, Baltimore, Dallas, and Chicago. About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions from Convey Services is Cloud Conventions is an enterprise virtual/hybrid event management platform that redefines the exhibitor and attendee experience to allow companies to provide easy access to in-depth product information, showcase their brands with graphics and videos, create calls to action and generate immediate sales leads. Used around the world for large managed events and smaller self-directed meetings, conferences and corporate kickoffs, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, continuing education, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Cloud Conventions supports multiple languages and currencies, internal, external and single-sign on registration, and supports all conferencing carriers and platforms. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting or contacting or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Community™, Cloud Kickoffs™, Conduct™, One-Touch Email Share™, Hub & Spoke™, 360° Virtual Exhibit Hall & Lobby Experience™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Convey Services Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 Company Website

August 04, 2021 03:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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