The 1,001 delegates met digitally for the first time at the CDU’s national party conference on January 15 and 16, 2021. Only the three candidates for the party presidency and the CDU presidium met in HUB 27 at Messe Berlin. A semi-circular LED wall provided the appropriate background for the live broadcast.
As in previous years, we at G+B were there again as a technical service provider and wowed the audience with a flawless digital platform and brilliant video and studio technology. Our G+B streaming portal was the Digital Plenary Hall, where all delegates met to exchange ideas and for the elections.
Speaking of elections:
Acclamations are all those ballots that have nothing to do with personal elections, e.g. approvals of agenda items and motions, accountability reports, discharge of the Federal Executive Board, etc. These votes were mapped via the G+B Streaming Portal.
The personal election was mapped in a separate digital voting booth via a certified partner. The results were available within seconds in the digital plenary hall.
Paper was also completely dispensed with at this 33rd party congress – all documents were available digitally for viewing and downloading from the G+B Streaming Portal.
Good for the environment.