Wolfram Diener has become the new president and CEO of Messe Dusseldorf, while Erhard Wienkamp has been made managing director of the operative trade fair business and as such will take charge of Drupa.
Diener succeeds Werner Dornscheidt, who will retire at the end of June 2020 after almost 17 years at the helm of the Düsseldorf trade fair company. Diener will take up the post on 1 July 2020.
Wienkamp will take up his new post on 1 January 2020, replacing Hans Werner Reinhard who left the company on 30 September this year.
Dornscheidt said of the changes: “Markets are shifting, the world is becoming more international, more digital and more complex. With their many years of trade fair experience worldwide, Wolfram Diener and Erhard Wienkamp are the ideal torchbearers to lead Messe Dusseldorf into the future. They stand for both renewal and continuity.”