An association is only as strong as the ties that connect it with politics and the public. The ZVEI therefore opened a representative office in Berlin in 2007. It represents the concerns of the German Electrical Industry to politics and the media.
The ZVEI has established itself in Berlin-Mitte − at the Gendarmenmarkt, not far from all major political institutions in the capital. The Association gets involved in hearings of the Bundestag, in talks with MPs, with journalists, with other associations, in particular within the BDI, and with social groups.
The Berlin representation states the positions of the German Electrical Industry at party conferences, congresses, parliamentary evenings of other players and with its own events and background discussions, reporting the developments that are politically relevant for the Electrical Industry back to its members. The representation's field of activity also includes the coordination of the state offices and their PR work.