German Cities of Excellence Tour

The German Cities of Excellence (GCOE) tour is coming to North America for the seventh year in a row and has chosen Westcoast destinatons Vancouver and Palo Alto, CA. The GCOE tour will offer perspectives on the latest developments in the German IT-market and present partnership opportunities in Germany’s high-tech business.

The joint initiative and their partner companies will provide a roadmap for North American companies wishing to export, form business partnerships and invest in Germany. In addition, the events will provide networking and practical advice on growing market share, setting up a business and achieving success in the German business environment. Senior management from German and North American companies in the IT-sector that already have invested in the regions will form part of the speaking delegation.

GCOE is a joint initiative between the Economic Development Corporations of Germany’s largest cities – Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Essen, Frankfurt am Main and Munich. The German IT-sector is one of the main contributors to Germany’s economic strength with annual revenues totalling more than $ 270 Billion. Now, as the German economy is growing, consumers and corporate customers are actively seeking innovative products and qualified service in network infrastructure, mobile applications and security. Accelerators for growth are user software, IT-service, environmentally compatible hardware and broad band services.

Vancouver’s breakfast event takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 23rd and registration is free.