German Centers of Excellence

Presentation and Networking Reception

Strategies for Success in the German ICT Market

Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 4:00-6:00 pm Presentation, 6:00 pm Reception

Tysons Corner, Virginia

Join Us To Explore Business Opportunities In Germany!


You are cordially invited to attend Strategies for Success in the German ICT Market, a Presentation and Reception on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at The Tower Club Tysons Corner, hosted by the German Centers of Excellence.  Industry experts and executives whose firms are well established in Germany will offer a wealth of information and practical advice on how to be successful in the German ICT market. 


The German economy is the third largest in the world, and the largest in the European Union.  The ICT sector is one of the chief contributors to Germany’s economic strength.  The main share of IT spending has been in the following areas:  business software, IT services, telecommunications services and digital lifestyle products.  And now, German private and corporate consumers are actively seeking innovative, high quality products and services in these areas: Voice over IP, network infrastructure, wireless applications, security and multi-media collaboration.  In 2005 IT expenditures are forecast to increase substantially, offering U.S. firms with technologically advanced products excellent chances for success.


Strategies for Success in the German ICT Market


Moderator: Wolfgang Tolle, President and CEO, LaunchDreams

Former Member, NVTC Board of Directors


German Business Outlook 2005: Dr. Jürgen Weber, Federal Commissioner for Foreign Investment in Germany


An Overview of the German ICT Market--Trends and Opportunities:

Volker Wirsdorf, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service

Sven-Erik Heun, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher


Entrepreneurial Perspectives:

Norbert Quinkert, Chairman, Motorola Deutschland GmbH

Christoph Bellmer, CEO, Toll Collect GmbH

Dr. Prof. Joachim Niemeier, CEO, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH

Dr. Stephan Scholtissek, Country Managing Director, Accenture


Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The Tower Club Tysons Corner

8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700

Vienna, Virginia  22182

4:00-6:00 pm Presentation

6:00 pm Reception



German Centers of Excellence is a joint initiative of Germany’s federal business promotion agency, Invest in Germany, and the Economic Development Corporations of Germany’s largest cities.  The aim of the tour in 2005 is to promote business opportunities in the German ICT sector and to create new business relationships between Germany’s primary business and technology centers and their counterparts in North America.  This year’s participating cities are Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Duesseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart and Nuremberg. 


We encourage you to take part in this exciting and informative presentation! Online registration is available at: