The realm of policymaking plays a central part in BITKOM’s activities. We cooperate with government, ministries, parliament and the political parties, objectively and on a basis of trust. We have been successful in bringing the information and telecommunications industry to the attention of Germany’s policymakers: the best example of this is the annual national IT summit at the invitation of the German Chancellor.
BITKOM makes its voice heard at important governmental hearings and in daily individual conversations with key decision makers. In addition, BITKOM also offers representatives of politics and industry its own platforms for the exchange of views. In addition to numerous conferences, these include the political evenings, a large summer festival for policymakers and press in Berlin and an executive dinner in Brussels.
BITKOM is the most important intermediary between the ICT industry and the media in Germany. We communicate our membership’s views on political, economic and social issues and represent the concerns of the industry to the public at large. BITKOM is mentioned around 30,000 times per year in print and online media.
Networking & Contacts
BITKOM organizes some 1,300 events every year, bringing together more than 20,000 decision-makers and experts from the field. Our forums, working groups and expert committees provide member companies with unique platforms for exchange of views at expert and management levels. Here, shared positions and activities of the BITKOM industry are developed. At the same time valuable contacts are made with competitors, partners and customers. With numerous meetings to promote cooperation and stands at trade fairs at home and abroad, BITKOM provides support to its members in the international market.
Service & Information
BITKOM keeps its members continuously informed about all issues of importance to the industry. The electronic newsletter infoline provides a compact and exclusive summary of developments in policymaking and technology which are critical for success. This information is available and updated daily on our Members’ Portal. BITKOM’s own market research provides solid, objective data and analyses of the ICT market. BITKOM also offers its members practical assistance with numerous checklists and guidelines, etc.
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