As the financial year draws to a close, turnover for the Messe Berlin group of companies is forecast to reach €238 million, marking an increase of 27 per cent over the base year 2013. More than two million visitors from around the world came to find out about the products and services shown at a total of 102 events held by the Messe Berlin group of companies.
The supervisory board of Messe Berlin has agreed to an early renewal of the contract with chief executive Christian Göke. The original contract was due to expire in 2016. As chief executive officer Göke has been head of Messe Berlin since July 1st 2013.
The supervisory board of Messe Berlin has elected Peter Zühlsdorff to the post of chairman at its latest meeting. He takes his position on a board comprising high-profile members of international standing from commerce, industry and politics.
The Messe Berlin GmbH group of companies has begun the new year having just concluded its most successful odd-numbered financial year in the company’s entire history. With a turnover of 190 million euros (2011: 180 million) Messe Berlin was able to post a new record.
Monday noon witnessed the raising of the topping-out garland at the building site of the CityCube Berlin. Around 300 guests came to the roofing ceremony of the capital’s new venue for congresses and trade fairs to thank the architects, planners, engineers and construction workers for what they have achieved to date.
Messe Berlin has announced the appointment of Ingrid Maaß as its new chief operating officer following its latest regular supervisory board meeting. The move follows a decision by the supervisory board, in December 2012, to appoint Christian Göke to succeed the current chief executive, Raimund Hosch, who is due to retire at the end of June.
Christian Göke has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Messe Berlin. He will take up the role on July 1st 2013, with Raimund Hosch, who currently holds the post, due to retire.
The new Berlin/Brandenburg exhibition grounds next door to the future major airport BER have been completed in record time. Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, which is now ready, is a fair and event venue that can be used in a wide range of ways. Besides three permanent display halls covering a display area of more than 20,000 square metres it offers space for large outdoor displays as well as additional temporary trade fair buildings and service facilities.
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