June 28–30, 2022 the long-awaited 4GAMECHANGERS Festival took place in the Austrian capital Vienna. The event, which was organised by the TV channels ProSieben, Sat.1 and PULS 4 under the motto “The Power of Cooperation”, has risen to become one of the most important international digital conferences in recent years and offers a platform for personalities and digital projects from all industries and communities.

This year, 4GAMECHANGERS had an impressive list of speakers, including top international politicians, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, as well as celebrities and film stars. Among others, the Austrian Federal President Van der Bellen addressed the large audience in the Marx Halle, & film star/ activist George Clooney made a special speech to the audience reinforcing support for Ukraine.

Particularly emotional & historic was the appearance of the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, broadcasting live for the first time in Austria in the presence of Austrian Federal President, Alexander Van der Bellen and Austrian Federal Chancellor, Karl Nehammer.

During his first live address to Austria on Thursday, June 30, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an emotional appeal. Moreover, he called for tougher sanctions against Russia as well as increased support for Ukraine. Zelenskyy said during a 4Gamechangers Festival appearance that the war in Ukraine is also a “Gamechanger” for Europe. An earlier appearance by Hollywood star George Clooney created a stir and reinforced the need for maximum support for Ukraine & president Zelenskyy.

Picture: © www.bundespraesident.at / Peter Lechner and Daniel Trippolt / HBF