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BTD International Consulting AG launch

(PresseBox) (München, ) In future, the BTD Group s international clients will be served by BTD International Consulting AG. Located in Zurich, the newly founded company advises sports clubs, leagues, associations, organisers and operators of stadia & arenas in the construction and modernisation of event venues.

BTD International Consulting AG primarily benefits in this respect from the experience gained in the construction and operation of the Munich Allianz Arena.

A main portfolio focus is thus all consultancy services, in conception, implementation and the ongoing operation of event arenas. Here, the Group s independence from combines and external investors is an important guarantee for the optimum selection of suppliers and long-term investment protection.

The appointment of the former vice-president of SKIDATA, Johannes Lippert, as CEO could be secured. "We consider ourselves lucky at BTD to have enlisted Mr Lippert as one of the world s most experienced consultants in stadium processes and technology", stated the Managing Director of BTD Group, Stefan Leibhard.

Johannes Lippert describes the novel opportunities as follows: "Against a backdrop of concrete requests and demands from international quarters, establishing the company was a natural step. Sought-after solutions from major events such as the UEFA European Championship, the forthcoming Olympics, FIFA World Championships or simply the necessary upgrades of existing arenas figure amongst our core competencies."

About Johannes Lippert:
Johannes Lippert, 44, was employed at SKIDATA, the world leader in access systems, from 1992 until 2008. In his capacity he worked on, among other things, projects for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Championships, 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2004 and 2008 UEFA European Championships. In his position as CEO of BTD International Consulting AG he is in charge of the BTD Group’s international consultancy business.

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The BTD Group was founded in 1997 by the managing directors, Stefan Leibhard and Kersten Kröhl with BTD Telekommunikation GmbH. The companies, BTD Newmedia, BTD Service and BTD System followed, devoted to the business sectors of new media, mobile communications and IT services. BTD Newmedia serves the entire value creation chain in the Internet and, in this role has been managing customers such as DFL, FC Bayern München, VfB Stuttgart or T-Online for many years. As one of only few agencies, BTD Newmedia possesses the competencies to provide a full range of services from consultancy, design and development to up-and-running operation with a round-the-clock service. Its portfolio also includes the company's own call centre. Since mid April 2008, the newly established BTD International Consulting AG has also been serving sport clubs, leagues, associations, organisers and stadia and arena operators in the construction and modernisation of venues. Customers include e.g. the O2 arena in Berlin, the Polish football league and Sony. BTD International Consulting AG primarily benefits in this respect from experience gained in the construction and operation of the Munich Allianz Arena. In the Internet at: www.btd.de