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Holger Loesch - Member of the Executive Board Federation of German Industries Will Be Part of Dinner Keynote at IHS Forum in Berlin

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that Holger Loesch, a member of the Executive Board Federation of German Industries (BDI), will be part of a dinner keynote on day two of the IHS Forum in Berlin, which is being held 12-14 of May.

“We are thrilled that Mr. Holger Loesch will join us at the Berlin forum to participate in the session on challenges to Germany’s global competitiveness in a new energy world. We know how important a subject it is,” said Steen Lomholt-Thomsen, IHS senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “In light of the European 2030 energy targets, all industries are affected; we look forward to hearing Mr. Loesch’s view and insights.”

The featured dinner keynote session on 13 May, held under the theme of “Challenges to Germany's Global Competitiveness in a New Energy World,” will discuss how Germany, the country with some of the most sophisticated supply chains and industry clusters globally, connects energy-intensive and non-energy-intensive businesses alike. The session will be followed by a debate around a German industrial policy’s future and its impact on energy-intensive industries from Germany.

Additionally, during this session, IHS will present its major new study on “A More Competitive Energiewende: Securing Germany's Global Competitiveness in a New Energy World,” - a report that examines the links among Germany’s energy costs, competitiveness, environment and economic performance.

Mr. Holger Loesch has been a member of the Executive Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) since July 2011. He first joined BDI in 2008 as head of communications and marketing. Prior to his present position, Mr. Loesch was responsible for the management of corporate development, communication and customer relation management of Arabella Hotel Holding, Munich, and head of the central area of communications and marketing for Schörghuber Group in Munich. He was also a journalist and editor at the Bayerischer Rundfunk in the field of television and he headed the staff television Directorate of the Bavarian Radio in 1998 until he took over the management of the central program coordination. Mr. Loesch holds a degree in political science, history and German studies from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

About The Report

A More Competitive Energiewende: Securing Germany's Global Competitiveness in a New Energy World is a study examining German competitiveness in a world of changed shale gas development. The study considers alternative paths to transitioning to a lower carbon energy policy, the role for natural gas in achieve these objectives, and quantifies the effects on German global competitiveness. This research was supported by the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI). Additional support came from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI), Wirtschaftsverband Erdöl- und Erdgasgewinnung, BASF, Bayer, BP, Central European Petroleum, Dow, Evonik, ExxonMobil, Linde, Total, Vestolit and Wacker. IHS is exclusively responsible for all analysis and content.

Download A More Competitive Energiewende: Securing Germany's Global Competitiveness in a New Energy World at: www.ihs.com/GCSv2

Attendance & Registration

The IHS Forum, Berlin 2014 will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin from 12-14 May. Further information and delegate registration is available at http://ihsglobalevents.com/forum/berlin2014/.

Media Accreditation

Members of the press can register for a complimentary pass to the IHS Forum in Berlin by sending an email with name, title and outlet details to [email protected].

Agenda

A full agenda and additional information can be found here: http://ihsglobalevents.com/forum/berlin2014/agenda/

About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2014 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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