For its business in Singapore, Messe München has taken on a top manager with international connections: Michael Wilton is the new General Manager as of June 1, 2020. This experienced executive has worked in management positions in the trade-fair business for over ten years.
With effect for June 1, Michael Wilton has taken on the management of the operational side of Messe München’s business in Singapore and is thus responsible for further strategic development for the Southeast Asian market.
The new General Manager of the Messe München subsidiary worked in leading positions for Mack Brooks Exhibitions since 2007. In this role, his responsibilities included the growth strategy of the international exhibition organizer in the Asian region. Aside from the great expertise he acquired there in the Asian trade-fair market, he has considerable knowhow about the market in Great Britain, Europe and the USA as well as a broad portfolio of industry knowledge.
“As part of our strategic orientation, the company in Singapore is to be extended into an ASEAN hub and will play an important role in future in the exporting of established trade shows to the region as well as in developing new event formats. With his expertise, Michael Wilton is the ideal appointment for this strategically important position in the management of our Asian subsidiary”, emphasizes Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München.
The role of the Singapore location is to be further strengthened in the coming years. Through a permanent local presence under strong management, the process of identifying growth possibilities should be driven ahead.
“Michael Wilton stands out due to his extensive experience in the business development of international companies and thus brings the best qualifications to press ahead with our course of internationalization in Southeast Asia”, says Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München GmbH.
“I’m delighted to have the exciting task of advancing Messe München’s successful business in the Southeast Asian region, thus supporting the growth strategy of the company”, underlines Michael Wilton.