Overview

No other technology trade association can match TechAmerica’s global reach from state capitols to Washington, D.C. and around the globe. TechAmerica’s global public policy and advocacy reaches all corners of the earth and talks to the most important policymakers.

Policy that affects TechAmerica members globally is created both in the U.S. and in power capitals around the world. We follow export controls and U.S. trade law in Washington and press for action on the issues that are most critical to our members like China’s environment and indigenous innovation policies, EU environment and privacy rules and provide private sector input on Internet governance rules.

TechAmerica Europe

One of TechAmerica’s 3 global hubs, our office in Brussels was established in 1990 and anchors the TechAmerica efforts in Europe. TechAmerica Europe focuses on managing issues critical to the tech community including regulatory standards, security policy and the impact of EU policies on transatlantic trade, investments, jobs, research, education and community affairs throughout Europe.

TechAmerica Europe members employ over 500,000 people in Europe, active throughout the high technology spectrum, from software, semiconductors and computers to Internet technology, advanced electronics and telecommunications systems and services.

The members of TechAmerica Europe are actively involved in making the case of the technology industry to members of the European Parliament and government officials throughout Europe. There are also plenty of opportunities with regular meetings and gatherings for members to network with each other and contribute to the policy direction of the European efforts.

TechAmerica International Policy Committee

The TechAmerica International Policy Committee coordinates development of the association policy positions on our priority international issues and implementation of advocacy strategies for ensuring our positions are included in public policy efforts in the United States, other countries or international organizations.

The typical committee participants are government relations professionals and in-house counsels at companies interested in a broad range of international legislative and regulatory issues related to trade, internet governance, environment, information security, standards, export controls, and customs with a focus on Europe, China and India. Attorneys from affiliate law firms also participate.

WITSA Affilliation

TechAmerica is a member of World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)a consortium of over 60 information technology (IT) industry associations from economies around the world.

Founded in 1978 and originally known as the World Computing Services Industry Association, WITSA has increasingly assumed an active advocacy role in international public policy issues affecting the creation of a robust global information infrastructure.

USITO Affiliation

The United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in Beijing, China opened in 1995 to promote trade and cooperation between the information technology industries of the United States and China by representing U.S. information technology industries in China, monitoring and expressing support for legislation conducive to U.S. export and investment opportunities and promoting the further opening of these markets.

USITO was established in late-1994 by a consortium of U.S.-based high-tech trade associations, including TechAmerica, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), with support from the United States Department of Commerce.

USITO serves as a locus for policy coordination and advocacy projects in addition to our daily market development efforts – locating potential joint venture partners and distributors, organizing industry roundtables and trade missions, and generally facilitating business opportunities. USITO also works to foster an improved intellectual property rights environment in China.

TechAmerica Staff Contacts

In the United States

Ken Montgomery
Vice President, International Trade Regulation
ken.montgomery@techamerica.org
202.682.4433

Burak Guvensoylar
Coordinator, Government Affairs
burakg@techamerica.org
202.595.3688

In Europe

Jarita Christie
Senior Director, TechAmerica Europe
Brussels, Belgium
Jarita.Christie@TechAmerica.org
+32 485 890 070

Christian Wagner
EU Security and Privacy Policy Manager
Brussels, Belgium
christian.wagner@techamerica.org
+32  (0) 2 502 6902

Chiara Venturini
EU Affairs Manager
Environment & Standards
Brussels, Belgium
chiara.venturini@techamerica.org
+32  (0) 2 502 7015

China

Ken Montgomery
Vice President, International Trade Regulation
ken.montgomery@techamerica.org
202.682.4433

 

Featured Meetings & Events

Vision Federal Market Forecast Kick-Off

May 01, 2014 9:00 AM to May 01, 2014 12:00 PM

American Technology Awards Showcase

May 20, 2014 7:00 PM to May 20, 2014 9:30 PM

Technology & Government Dinner

June 12, 2014 5:30 PM to June 12, 2014 9:00 PM