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NRW Business Conference - Tapping the German E-commerce Market: New Opportunities for American Companies

NRW.INVEST (NORTH AMERICA) LLC

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST)

NRW Business Conference - Tapping the German...

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Germany’s e-commerce market is the fifth largest in the world and second largest in Europe, and its current growth potential triples that of the current lead market, the UK. As the biggest market in Europe in terms of population, internet use and total purchasing power levels, Germany offers major opportunities for international companies looking to participate in the domestic market. With more than 51 million digital consumers in 2014, Germany enjoys the highest e-commerce customer potential within Europe. The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s    No. 1 economic state, provides excellent market opportunities.

Given the current growth trends and rising importance of e-commerce globally and especially in Europe, American companies should consider these opportunities in their international expansion strategies. This business conference, hosted by the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, takes a close look at:

  • What are the global trends driving the adoption of e-commerce as a sales channel?
  • What are the challenges for internationally active companies?
  • Where are significant market potentials evolving?
  • How do these trends affect new business models and corporate expansion strategies?
  • Why is it important to look at new demand models for supply chain management, logistics and its strategic locations?

 

 

PROGRAM
NRW Business Conference

Tapping the German E-commerce Market: New Opportunities for American Companies

 

          2:00 pm            Registration

 

            2:30 pm            Welcome Remarks and Moderation by

Dr. John D. Gatto, President & CEO,

NRW.INVEST (NORTH AMERICA) LLC

 

                                  Introduction:

                        North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) – Germany’s U.S. Business Hub in                                               Europe                 

            Astrid Becker, Head of Division North and South America and Asia,                                         NRW.INVEST GmbH

 

            2:50 pm            Keynote Speakers:

 

                                  E-Commerce in Germany: Positioning for the Future

                                    Professor Dr. Silvia Zaharia, eWeb Research Center,

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

 

                                   Inside the global supply chain – new perspectives and implications for logistics service providers

Roger Schiyer, Director of Marketing – Enterprise – Industrial & Automotive Sectors,

UPS

 

          3:50 pm            Coffee Break

 

            4:10pm            Presentations:

                                   

eBay and the City of Moenchengladbach: Strategies in a Competitive Global E-commerce Landscape

David Bongartz, Authorized Officer,

Business Development Corporation Moenchengladbach (WFMG)

                                   

A Prime Location for realizing Logistics Operations and E-Commerce in Germany– the Niederrhein Region

Bertram Gaiser, CEO,

Standort Niederrhein GmbH



          5:10                  Q&A and Conclusion

 

                                  Reception

 

 

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Have questions about NRW Business Conference - Tapping the German E-commerce Market: New Opportunities for American Companies? Contact NRW.INVEST (NORTH AMERICA) LLC

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Union League Club Chicago

Chicago, IL

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST)


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