***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2000
"FRANKFURT: BUILDING THE TELECOM & INTERNET HUB OF
By Hartmut Schwesinger, CEO, Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Open to the Public with Pub Talk at 6:00 p.m.
For all interested in opening up your company's activities in Germany,
this is a key presentation for you. Hartmut Schwesinger will
discuss technical and business opportunities in the Frankfurt region
for your company to take advantage of one of Europe's most dynamic
and future oriented clusters for telecommunications and eBusinesses.
With major international telcos, such as MCIWorldCom, Deutsche Telekom,
Colt Telecom, Level3, Metromedia Fiber Networks, Frankfurt offers
plenty of opportunities for new market entrants. Adding to this
excellent infrastructure is Continental Europe's largest Internet
knot, the so-called "DE-CIX", which amounts to 85% of
all German Internet traffic.
Frankfurt is considered the "heart" of the German Internet.
ABOUT FRANKFURT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GMBH
The Frankfurt/Rhine Main region is strategically located in the
center of Europe. As most major European cities are accessible
within two hours by plane car or train, you can do business in almost
every European market in "one" business day. Through
the largest airport on the European continent with the most connections
to North-America (280 per week), the concept of international business
becomes more practical. San Francisco is just 10 hours away from
Frankfurt is the No. 1 location for financial services in Europe.
The European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bank are the largest
of 375 banks located in this region. This strong financial
presence gives you fast access to capital for your investments.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange - one of the most important in Europe,
with its Neuer Markt, offers going public as the perfect continuation
of and conclusion to Venture Capital investments in young and growing
companies. The Neuer Markt is Europe's No.1 trading place for technology
ABOUT HARMUT SCHWESINGER
Dr. Hartmut Schwesinger has been Chief Executive of Frankfurt Economic
Development GmbH since January 1, 1994. Dr. Schwesinger was
the first to introduce an Internet homepage for Frankfurt in 1994/95,
picking up early trends from the Silicon Valley he called
this platform "Frankfurt Digital Marketplace." (http://www.frankfurt-business.de).
Prior to this, he worked for Deutsche Shell AG of the Royal Dutch