Behind every success story you find people who are creating great things together. Get to know these movers and shakers in the Messe München international network. Read their portraits here.

Christian Rocke

It’s High Time

Edition 02/2019 - Global warming and environmental pollution threaten the basis of our life. The world is seeking solutions. And the IFAT network presents them. Exhibition Group Director Christian Rocke provides insight into the booming sector of environmental technology.

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Mirko Arend

The Builder

Edition 02/2019 - Mirko Arend has the construction industry in his genes. He would have been a third-generation building contractor. If he hadn’t preferred to find out how to predict the future. Today, he uses that knowledge in his job as head of the BAU network at Messe München.

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Suzette Scheepers

“We bring together decision-makers from across Africa”

Edition 02/2019 - Suzette Scheepers, head of Messe München South Africa, explains how trade fairs can bring international business together with African players.

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Markus Rothermel

Sporting Spirit

Edition 01/2019 - Health coach Markus Rothermel teaches companies such as Messe München how to keep body and spirit healthy and balanced. He is convinced that “movement has healing power.“

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Bhupinder Singh

“Wherever there is chaos, there is opportunity“

Edition 01/2019 - To stay on your toes in India’s rapidly evolving trade fair industry, you need a can-do attitude, says Bhupinder Singh, head of Messe Muenchen India.

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Claudia Sixl

The Shining Light

Edition 01/2019 - Claudia Sixl arrived at Laser World of Photonics as a non-specialist. She has acquired the relevant expertise since then—and today she works with science and industry in the international Laser World of Photonics network to highlight developments in an industry of the future.

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Jennifer Hader

“Working for us is something special”

Edition 02/2018 - Jennifer Hader, HR Director at Messe München, talks about the future of work, juvenile mentors and the team spirit in an international company.

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Rolf Tischer

The orchestrator

Edition 02/2018 - Rolf Tischer is a logistics expert who makes sure everything is seamlessly orchestrated. The Head of the Trade Fair Services department explains how he and his team succeed in building a small town every three years.

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We Want to Connect People

“We Want to Connect People”

Edition 01/2018 - Monika Dech and Margit Dittrich, who founded the women’s network “Connecting women”, talk about the challenges women face in business, things women do better than men – and why they especially profit from digitalization.

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Across all Industries

Across all Industries

Edition 01/2018 - Robots are the stars at the Automatica. The leading international trade fair for smart automation and robotics, for which Armin Wittmann is responsible, shows today what the factory of the future will look like.

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Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow

Edition 01/2018 - Petra Westphal is working for Drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, for more than 20 years. As “Miss Drinktec” she knows: Today a beverage needs to be able to do a lot more than merely quench a thirst. Writing messages to the smartphone, for example.

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Klaus Dittrich

We have a very special responsibility

Edition 02/2017 - Messe München CEO Klaus Dittrich talks about the importance of values, the contribution made by the company to Munich as a business location, and the moral of the honorable salesman.

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Stefanie Mändlein

Prime mover

Edition 02/2017 - Stefanie Mändlein has been the project manager for Inhorgenta since 2015. She orchestrated the event’s turnaround, restoring the jewelry trade fair to its former glory and lending it new glamour.

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Falk Senger

The wonders of technology

Edition 02/2017 - Automatica, Electronica and Productronica are three of the most important trade fairs in the field of technology and all three are staged by Messe München. Exhibition organizer Falk Senger describes the advances made in the technology industry.

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Claudia Boymanns

Building Networks

Edition 01/2017 - Expo Real is one of Messe München’s major successes, winning worldwide acclaim. Claudia Boymanns talks about the most important meeting of the real estate sector.

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Markus Dirr

Now Corporate is hitting back

Edition 01/2017 - Markus Dirr has been Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Messe München since the beginning of 2017. We talked to him about his motivation, opportunities in the B2B business and how he defines his role.

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