Andreas Buhr is one of today's leading sales experts in Germany and is among the most popular speakers in Europe. Buhr is the owner of the go! Academy for Leadership and Sales AG, and is one of only four Certified Speaking Professionals by the National Speakers Association (NSA) in Germany. Andreas Buhr is a certified trainer (DVNLP) for Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Professor of Leadership and Sales at the European School of Business (ESB) in Reutlingen, at the Steinbeis University in Berlin and at the ZfU International Business School in Switzerland. In 2008 Andreas Buhr has been rewarded as top-Speaker with the "Trainer of the Year" Award.
Andreas Buhr studied Business Administration in Bielefeld and St. Gallen, Switzerland and graduated with a MBA. In 1980 he started his professional career at the ERGO Group, parallel to his study. Initially responsible for sales in the field, he was already at 28 on the tip of one of the largest Sales Organizations in Europe. His responsibilities included the employment of new staff, training and development of salespeople and managers as well as the planning and implementation of seminars. In 25 years, Andreas Buhr mediated an insurance portfolio of € 3 billion with over 1,000 employees.
As part of the Marketing & Innovation Forum Europe 2011, he will present findings from one of the widest distribution studies in German-speaking market. The report which has been carried out in cooperation with Prof. Marco Schmäh responds to brands evoke emotions, how enterprise 2.0 works on the Sales-site and the real impact of social media on sales.