Bitkom is Germany´s largest digital technology industry association and its foremost advocate before governments and in the global marketplace.
As a member-led organization, we work with and for our members and engage with policymakers on key issues. This is done with substance, and with the objective of promoting open markets and an innovation-friendly environment. The overarching goal of our efforts is to increase the attractiveness of Germany as a location for investment and job creation in the digital technology industry. Furthermore, we aim to enhance digital sovereignty, promote the digital transformation of the German economy and its public sector and to broaden social participation in digital developments.
By becoming a Bitkom member, you will be able to contribute and strengthen these efforts, as well as benefit from the following:
Each year, our members dispatch several thousand executives, entrepreneurs, experts, and innovators to the meetings of our committees. By providing our members a forum and by organizing a constant dialogue between tech experts, business executives, regulatory and legal professionals at our committee meetings and other events, both virtual and in-person, in Berlin, Brussels and across Germany, we connect our members with one another.
Moreover, as a member, you will receive important information sooner and much more efficiently, allowing you to adjust your business operations to new regulations quicker and develop new data-driven business models and get to the market faster and more effectively - giving you a clear competitive advantage.
We are committed to creating a regulatory environment that fosters innovation and drives growth in the digital economy. We also strive to make Germany an even more competitive and attractive investment destination. To achieve this, we actively participate in legislative processes and maintain a constant dialogue with government and regulatory agencies. As a result of this continuous dialogue and our trusted relationships, we are able to provide policymakers and regulators with concise and valuable policy recommendations. This ensures proposed legislation and regulations enable our members to grow and innovate effectively.
We are the voice for the digital industry in Germany. Through our publications, such as studies and white papers, and their subsequent marketing, we help to raise awareness of our members’ expertise. In addition, we inform the broader public by serving as a leading resource on digital trends, technologies, policies, and related issues that affect member firms. We also demonstrate the importance of the industry to the wider economy.
As a member, you can enhance your company's visibility and increase the reach of your messages. You can also benefit from Bitkom's positive image by partnering at our events or hosting one of our committee meetings. You may also use the “Bitkom Member” logo for your own PR and/or marketing activities.
Bitkom has more than 2,000 member companies – including half of the 40 DAX companies and many other global players, around 1,000 high-performing SMEs and over 500 innovative tech startups. During our committee meetings and larger conferences, we bring together established member companies, startups, and providers and users of digital solutions. Consequently, as a member, you can establish and maintain valuable business contacts and position yourself in the new digital value creation ecosystems in the most relevant industries.
In addition, members and their employees have access to many benefits and discounts from our subsidiary, Bitkom Akademie, which has been a widely recognized center for the continuing education and development of specialists and executives on digital topics since 2005, e.g.:
Through our buying power, we can offer special terms and conditions on a variety of products and services to our members. This enables member companies and their employees to save money.
In the B2B area, we have negotiated several cooperations for members, including the following
And in the B2C area, employees of member companies can take advantage of discounts on goods and services such as:
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