Düsseldorf is the seventh-largest city in Germany with an approximate population of around 617,280. It is situated at the confluence of river Rhine and its tributary Düssel. According to a survey Dusseldorf is the sixth most livable city in the world.
Düsseldorf is known to be an international business and financial centre at the same time is popular for fashion and trade fairs. Messe Düsseldorf in the city organises around one fifth of premier trade shows. Düsseldorf has emerged as one of the top telecommunications centres not in Germany but as well in Europe too. There is a presence of many foreign information and communication technology companies in Düsseldorf such as Huawei, NTT, Ericsson, Nokia, and GTS.. There are 18 internet service providers located in the capital of North-Rhine Westphalia.
Some of the leading internet companies in Düsseldorf have their roots in the world of advertising. Around 400 advertising agencies are located in Düsseldorf of which the most prominent are BBDO Group and Publicis. There are about 200 publishing houses in Düsseldorf. Daimler AG builds the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter light commercial vehicles in Düsseldorf. Many Japanese banks and corporations have their European headquarters in Düsseldorf.