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Jena, Frankfurt, Germany, October 17, 2012 – In Frankfurt, Intershop is hosting today and tomorrow its international partner day. At the event top managers from the e-commerce sector of Europe are gathering to discuss market trends and partnering opportunities. Donn Atkins, who led PartnerWorld, IBM’s worldwide partner program and was named 2005 “Channel Executive of the Year” by CMP Media (now United Business Media) and CRN (Computer Reseller News), presents current challenges in the channel business: ”In a business with an ever accelerating speed of innovation providing the technological expertise as well as the cultural skills to understand the market and the customers across the different cultures, industries, and technology is something no business can do efficiently in a long- or even mid-term by itself. Therefore, developing and living intelligent partner strategies will be decisive for business success. Channel business will play an even bigger role in e-commerce in the years to come.”
The international partner day results from Intershop´s new sales and marketing approach. Jochen Moll, CEO of Intershop, stresses the importance of the channel business: “We consider partnerships the future of our business. A vital network of specialized partners provides our customers with the best choice of options when they look for the solution for their individual business. At the same time, Intershop and our partner mutually profit from more business opportunities based on the extended expertise and sales force of the partner network. Intershop is dedicated to set new standards in the partner business.”
Reflecting this focus, the full agenda includes presentations of Intershop´s new business partner and implementation partner programs, the product roadmap, and the award for the best early adopter program project. Conquering new markets is also focus of the presentation of Rudolf Scharping, former German minister of defence. As well respected insider of China, Mr. Scharping will provide the partner day attendees with valuable insights and inspirations of opportunities in the growth market China. But also proven experiences are shared during the event at the exclusive Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt. Markus Böhm, Head of Unit of long-standing German implementation partner dmc, will share experiences from the implementations of the first project with Intershop´s new e-commerce-platform Intershop 7, while Julian Thomas, CTO of Pottermore, will tell about the successful implementation of Intershop-software for the digital world for Harry Potter fans.
The Intershop International Partner Day is an event on invitation only. More information can be found during the event at http://www.facebook.com/Intershop.Communications.AG or via twitter: http://twitter.com/intershop.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
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