Deutsche Messe announces personnel change within management

Deutsche Messe AG is reassigning two managerial slots, effective 1 September 2018. Management of the DOMOTEX portfolio – which includes floor-covering events in Hannover, Shanghai, Atlanta, and Gaziantep, Turkey – passes from Susanne Klaproth to Sonia Wedell-Castellano. Klaproth then becomes director of the auditing department.

DOMOTEX has continued to grow and set international standards in recent years. “Thanks to Susanne Klaproth’s many years of hard work, the DOMOTEX brand enjoys a strong reputation in the market and a high level of trust among our customers,” explains Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG. “This year’s results were the best since the inception of DOMOTEX – both in Hannover and Shanghai. We thank Ms. Klaproth for her outstanding commitment to DOMOTEX.

Wedell-Castellano, the new director of the DOMOTEX portfolio, will continue to drive the growth of DOMOTEX events. “As a department manager in the HANNOVER MESSE division, Sonia Wedell-Castellano successfully launched and expanded a number of different trade fairs and special formats. We are pleased she will now use her expertise to further develop our DOMOTEX portfolio.” says Gruchow. 

Deutsche Messe AG

As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2017 revenue of 356 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief and safety & security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in more than100 countries.