A recent publication by Yanqiu Tao et al. in Nature Communications suggests that virtual conferencing can reduce the carbon footprint by 94% and energy use by 90% as opposed to in-person conferences. These findings probably apply to regular conferences with lectures, speakers and audiences. But Heidelberg, Germany, based RauCon GmbH & Co. KG presents evidence that the euroPLX Marketplaces for Pharma Business Opportunities slash the carbon footprint of attendees by saving air miles which would accumulate by not attending.
A frequent euroPLX Marketplace attendee calculated that by attending 30 times, he was able to meet business partners from all over the world which would have required travels equivalent to a trip to the moon and back, had he wished to visit them at their company headquarters: about 760,000 kilometres!
Dr. Norbert Rau, the founder of RauCon GmbH & Co. KG, who designed and introduced the euroPLX Marketplace concept in 1995 said: “The virtual versus real discussion must differentiate very carefully. A regular speaker-type conference can be replaced by a well-organised video event without losing much. For an event that focuses on business negotiations, however, personal interactions and hallway conversations are a must. Virtual interactions are not the same although they are a flexible counterpart to the traditional in-person format.“
For almost 27 years the Heidelberg, Germany, based service provider RauCon GmbH & Co. KG runs an online exchange for pharma business opportunities and a platform to arrange combined real (in-person) and digital (video) business meetings. The online exchanges euroPLX and asiaPLX represent the world’s most often held and leading pharma partnering events since 1995.