Karl Pringle of Strategic Thought to speak at CeBit in Hannover, Germany on doing business with the US Government.


A team from the Greater Washington Initiative (GWI) will travel to Hannover, Germany on March 14 to host a conference on “Doing Business with the US Government: The World’s Largest Buyer of Technology.”


The conference will be held during CeBIT (www.cebit.com), the world’s largest annual IT, telecommunications, software and services exhibition. Last year, CeBIT attracted 6,200 exhibitors and more than 510,000 visitors representing companies from around the world. This year’s event runs from March 10-16.


The conference will provide an overview of how to do business with the US government, information on how to increase current Government business through the General Services Administration (responsible for over 25% of US Government procurement) and highlights of US Government procurement opportunities within the areas of information technology, telecommunications and homeland security.


Karl Pringle, Director of US Operations for Strategic Thought will discuss how a growing UK technology company has sold its enterprise risk management software, Active Risk Manager, to major US government contractors including Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Space Technology.


The Greater Washington Initiative (www.greaterwashington.org) is the economic development organisation representing the Washington DC region, which has a population of nearly 6.0 million and is the fourth largest economic region in the US covering 15,500 sq km and encompassing the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. Great Washington has lead the US in job growth over the past 20 years, adding about 70,800 (preliminary estimate) new jobs in 2004.


For further information please visit www.greaterwashington.org or contact International Business Development Director, April DuBois.