Gauselmann Group present at anniversary summer gala of representation of the Federal State North Rhine-Westphalia in Berlin

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, deputy minister president of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and minister for innovation, science, research, and technology opens the IMA 2007 (international trade show for the entertainment and vending machines industry) in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, stellv.<br>Ministerpräsident und Minister für Innovation,<br>Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie,<br>sagt Paul Gauselmann per Handschlag zu die<br>IMA 2007 als Festredner zu eröffnen.Berlin/Espelkamp. The Gauselmann Group provided games and fun with their innovative products at the summer gala of the representation of the Federal State North Rhine-Westphalia at the German Federal Government for guests from politics, economy, and media. Among these innovations, the kicker robot “Star Kick,“ which has already received several awards, dared the guests to venture a match man vs. machine. Very fast, more and more guests at the summer gala were caught by the “football fever“, and were fascinated by this unique and prime gaming machine of the Gauselmann Group.

Together with other reputed companies such as Bayer AG, RWE, E.ON, Ford, Deutsche Telekom, Opel, MAN, and BP the Gauselmann Group was one of the numerous sponsors of the evening.

The Chairman of the Management Board of the Gauselmann AG and company founder Paul Gauselmann even took this special occasion to attend the summer gala in Berlin in person. “For almost 50 years my group of companies has been firmly rooted in North Rhine-Westphalia, and that is why I can fully identify with the successful history of my Federal State, since as an entrepreneur I lived the longest part of this time just as successfully,“ explains a delighted Paul Gauselmann.

Paul Gauselmann seized the opportunity of the absolutely successful summer party to get together with some of the numerous politicians, who attended, among others Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel as well as the entire cabinet of minister president Jürgen Rüttgers, and to further intensify existing contacts. Talking to the deputy minister president and minister for innovation, science, research, and technology, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, proved especially rewarding, because he firmly promised to Paul Gauselmann, chairperson of the VDAI (Registered Association of the German Vending and Coin-Operated Amusement Machines Industry), to be the speaker at the opening of the IMA 2007 on January 16, 2007 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In addition to this promise the minister was also enthusiastic about the product range of the Gauselmann Group, in particular about the “Star Kick,“ and immediately started a match against Paul Gauselmann. He strongly emphasized the importance of the cooperation between universities and industry and in this context praised the efforts of the Gauselmann Group that had made a product such as “Star Kick“ possible.

„A totally successful and delightful summer party and an event in Berlin worthy of the 60th anniversary of our Federal State,“ concluded Paul Gauselmann.