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asknet at the Hosting & Service Provider Summit 2013

e-commerce experts to hold a presentation at industry event for service providers.

Karlsruhe, May 2, 2013 – On the back of the HOSTING & SERVICE PROVIDER SUMMIT’s successful debut last year, cloud technology providers, hosting companies and service providers are once again descending on Frankfurt, Germany on May 2 and 3, 2013 for this year’s event. Representatives of asknet AG are present once again to provide visitors and IT experts with an insight into their international experience in e-commerce.

This event is a meeting point for leading providers of cloud technologies and partners from the hosting and service provider segment. The focus of the summit is new business models and opportunities created by cloud computing technology and resulting requirements for the viable operation of high-tech hosting companies, such as sales through companies’ own websites. Star-studded keynote speeches, user reports, discussion panels and networking events give participants a chance to evaluate the latest trends, technologies and business prospects.

“We are delighted to get the chance to share our expertise in the world of international e-commerce with industry experts at such a top-class event and make an active contribution through Katja Speck’s speech on risks and opportunities in international e-commerce.” says Michael Konrad, CEO of asknet AG. asknet offers localized e-commerce platforms and all corresponding services, such as international and local payment methods. The Karlsruhe-based company takes care of the entire sales process and provides native-speaking customer service in the respective local time zones. “Thanks to our experience in international e-commerce, our customers benefit from an increased conversion rate – after all, we know where the pitfalls are with this technology and are ready to step in with our best practices,” says Konrad.

The Hosting & Service Provider Summit 2013 takes place in the Villa Kennedy Hotel in Frankfurt am Main on May 2 and 3, 2013. For more information on the event, please visit

About asknet

asknet is a global leader of customized e-commerce solutions that enable merchants to sell to customers in more than 190 countries worldwide. Top software publishers such as ABBYY, CyberLink, F-Secure, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, Panda Security and Steinberg Media Technologies rely on asknet's e-commerce gateway to globally and securely distribute their software and digital media. 80% of German universities use asknet’s portals to distribute their software to students and both Adobe and Microsoft leverage asknet as large account reseller to serve the academic market in Germany. asknet’s portal is the top internet destination for students to download a wide range of software. asknet was founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, formerly the University of Karlsruhe). Transaction revenues amounted more than 90 million Euros in 2012. For more information, visit