It was with great pleasure that we were able to announce, just in time for the reopening of ticket sales, that we have a new main sponsor at our side: IWB. We feel great joy and gratitude that in addition to the presenting partner CIC and the main sponsor Merian Iselin Klinik, YOUNG STAGE was able to gain a further main sponsor, IWB, during the pandemic. This commitment of IWB at this particular time is anything but self-evident, we would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for this strong sign – and we are happy to present our new main sponsor IWB in the following interview with Erik Rummer, Head of Corporate Communications.
Erik Rummer, Head of Corporate Communications.
Mister Rummer, why is IWB supporting the YOUNG STAGE festival?
Erik Rummer: Reliably supplying our customers with energy, water, telecoms and mobility services is our core task. With our commitment to YOUNG STAGE, we want to increase the awareness and appreciation of the general public for these services, which are often invisible in everyday life and taken for granted by many people, and thus make visible the importance of our work.
Which values associate IWB with the circus festival?
IWB and YOUNG STAGE have a lot in common: the passion for what we do. The enthusiasm to follow new and innovative ways – be it on the trapeze or in renewable energy supply. And the ability to recognise the potential of young talent.
IWB and YOUNG STAGE are electrifying together from now on – which were the reasons for the partnership?
Day after day, we push forward the energy transition with a lot of passion and innovative ideas and we are committed to promoting young talents. The partnership with YOUNG STAGE allows us to make our values and convictions accessible for the visitors.
Please complete the following sentence for us: YOUNG STAGE stands for …?
… passion, energy, innovation and thrill.
What do you wish YOUNG STAGE for the 12th edition of the festival in November 2021?
After a year and a half of preparation behind the scenes by the artists and the organisers, we wish them a lot of joy and energy – and we are looking forward to spectacular evenings full of thrills.