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Europe’s Role in the Global Economy: Insights from Roland Berger


Bielefeld, August 15, 2013 – What role does Europe play in the global economy? What will be the related developments in the next years? What is the outlook regarding success factors which can help secure long-term gains on national and international markets? Answers to these questions will be offered by Prof. Dr. h. c. Roland Berger, founder and Honorary Chairman of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, at the Management Forum Wachstum 2020 (“Growth 2020”) presented by itelligence AG on September 12th in Bielefeld. With a view to the Bundestag election the question arises: what course will be set in the political sphere?

Europe – often underestimated – is in a process of transformation. Unlike the old and new superpowers USA and China, Europa today is mentioned too rarely as a central player in the 21st Century. However, German companies in particular demonstrate that innovation and internationalization are mutually reinforcing ingredients in growth strategies. In addition to Prof. Berger, representatives of firms from various industries will show their approaches to successful growth – for the period beyond 2020 as well.

Markus Schaumburg, General Manager of GEDIA Gebrüder Dingerkus GmbH, will speak on “Innovation, Technology and Globalization as Growth Motors of the Automotive Supply Industry”.

The subject “Expansion in the Customer’s Wake” will be illuminated by Christian-Hans Bültemeier, Commercial Director, HANSA-FLEX AG.

The building blocks of innovation “From the Sensor into SAP” are the subject of the presentation by Dr. Thomas May, General Manager, ifm electronic gmbh. As General Manager for Innovation Management in Medium Sized Business he will report on the new, already visible examples of integration and automation under the rubric of industry 4.0.

Dr. Birgit Wittenbreder, Management Direction for DACH, itelligence AG, will address the topic of growth with her presentation “Growth Means Transformation to Concentrated Markets”.

Admission is free, but due to the limited number of seats, the company requests that those who wish to attend should register on the internet page

itelligence is one of the leading international full-service providers of solutions in support of SAP solutions, employing more than 2,800 highly qualified employees in 22 countries and infive regions (America, Asia, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Germany/Austria/Switzerland). As a frequently awarded SAP partner, among others global value-added reseller, SAP Certified in Cloud Services and SAP Gold Partner Business ByDesign, itelligence realizes complex projects in the SAP solution-based environment for over 5,000 customers worldwide. In 2006, itelligence obtained gold-level status as an SAP channel partner as part of the SAP PartnerEdge™ program in Germany, and in the U.S. in 2007. The company’s services in support of SAP solutions range from consulting and licensing to application management services and outsourcing & services to proprietary industry-specific SAP. In 2012, itelligence generated total sales of EUR 407.1 million. itelligence is “Top Consultant” 2012