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Opportunities in Europe via Business Location Hessen and Region of FrankfurtRhineMain to Be Highlighted in San Francisco and in San Jose, CA, June 1 and 2, 2011
[May 20, 2011]

Opportunities in Europe via Business Location Hessen and Region of FrankfurtRhineMain to Be Highlighted in San Francisco and in San Jose, CA, June 1 and 2, 2011

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Hessen and FrankfurtRhineMain are hosting two exciting speaker panel events in San Francisco, June 1, 2011 and San Jose, June 2, 2011 in cooperation with the German Consulate in San Francisco, German-American Business Association (GABA), and San Jose Office of Economic Development.

Discussions will be on opportunities for U.S. companies in Europe with a focus on Hessen and its strong IT industry. About 77,000 are already employed in Hessen's IT industry, which continues to grow annually. Hessen is Germany's economic growth engine featuring a very dynamic technology sector, and is also a very convenient destination with Frankfurt airport, the international hub for central, northern and eastern Europe.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Steinmetz, Head of the Multimedia Communications Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt, will provide an update on the IT landscape in Hessen and introduce the House of IT (HIT), a newly established center of excellence for the IT industry. Prof. Dr. Steinmetz is the state advisor for IT. Attendees will hear from the German Consulate General, Peter Rothen,Joe Hedges, International Program Manager, San Jose Office of Economic Development; and Ulrich Plechschmidt, VP of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and CA Technologies (News - Alert).

Panel Discussion & Networking Events

Doing business in Europe via Germany's state of Hessen

Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 6:00 PM (presentations begin at 6:30 PM)

San Francisco Marriot Union Square, 30th Fl., Russian Hill Room

480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 6:00 PM (presentations begin at 6:30 PM)

San Jose Marriott Hotel, Blossom Room

301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA

Going Global is EVERYONE's business today, so companies looking towards Europe should find out the reasons Hessen continues to be Germany's economic growth engine and leading region for IT. Hear from executives who have established their business in Europe and learn from their successes and challenges. Presentations will be followed by Q&A, networking, and Hessian culinary specialties!

Who should attend?

  • Small and medium enterprises and major employers
  • Technology professionals & entrepreneurs
  • Local and regional economic development professionals
  • County and city government leaders and managers

The events are free of charge, however, RSVP is necessary.

German State of Hessen U.S. Office for Economic Development offers cost-free services to support North American companies that are looking to establish a subsidiary or a partnership in Europe.

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