Thursday, 10. September 2020

ALSO develops new virtual event format for the countries

SPOTLIGHT on new platforms

The ALSO Group will hold its third virtual fair of the year during October 2020. The exact date for each of the participating 21 countries will be announced on the local website and invitations. The focus of this SPOTLIGHT, as the event is called, will be on cloud and new digital  platforms. From the ALSO Cloud Marketplace with its multitude of functionalities and its variety of software apps to IoT products ready for resellers to get into  this  latest  technology, from hybrid cloud solutions to streaming, gaming and  cybersecurity –  ALSO SPOTLIGHT offers information on every topic future-oriented customers will be interested in.

The event, which is completely based on Microsoft Teams, will contain live events, webinars, paneldiscussions and expert talks. There are even plans for a ‘beauty contest’, where smaller ISVs getthe opportunity to present their apps to the visitors in a five minutes elevator pitch. Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN): “We are very excited to bring these fo rmats to eachof   our countries as a local event with our local ALSO experts. One of   the most interesting featuresis the option of participants to directly get in touch with each other and with our vendors. This is where our vision of the ALSO ecosystem will come alive.”

Participating vendors  include  global companies such as Microsoft or HPE as well as local ISVs. Interested resellers can get a first overview of the event and the formats it will contain on the ALSO website of their country. Registrations will start on Monday, 14. September. Attendance willbe free of charge and open to all members of the ICT industry.

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Beate Flamm
Senior Vice President Communication
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ALSO  Holding  AG 

ALSO  Holding  AG  (ALSN.SW)  (Emmen/Switzerland)  brings  providers  and  buyers  of  the  ICT  industry  together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware, software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors,  as  well  as  traditional  distribution  services.  From  the  development  of  complex  IT  landscapes,  the  provision  and  maintenance  of  hardware  and  software,  right  through  to  the  return,  reconditioning  and  remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop. ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Droege Group

Droege  Group  (founded  in  1988)  is  an  independent  advisory  and  investment  company  under  full  family  ownership.  The  company  acts  as  a  specialist  for  tailor-made  transformation  programs  aiming  to  enhance  corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution - following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused   investment   strategy   based   on   current   megatrends   (knowledge,   connectivity,   prevention,   demography,  specialization,  future  work,  shopping  4.0).  Enthusiasm  for  quality,  innovation  and  speed  determines the company’s actions. In recent years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and international markets and operates in 30 countries.

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