Bitkom is Germany’s digital association and represents more than 2,700 companies of the digital economy, including 2,000 direct members. The members of Bitkom employ more than 2 million people in Germany. Among these members are 1,000 SMEs, over 500 startups and virtually all global players. The data centre industry forms a vital part of Bitkom’s core members, covering a broad range from small and communal data centres to large, international hyperscalers and colocation providers. It also includes companies involved in planning and construction of data centres as well as suppliers of e.g. electrical and cooling equipment. A strong European digital policy and a fully integrated digital single market are at the heart of Bitkom’s concerns, as well as establishing Germany as a key driver of digital change in Europe and globally.