Our management introduces itself
We are responsible for one of southern Germany’s leading event locations. And we all share a common goal: to create successful events where people network, exchange knowledge, discover new things or simply enjoy themselves. Whether we serve as an organizer of trade fairs and conventions or as a host for external organizers, our customers and guests are always at the centre of our work. We want our exhibitors, visitors and partners to be successful and to feel at home with us. See for yourself at an event in Karlsruhe: we are professional hosts with heart and soul.
"It is a daily fulfilling task to be a participant on the interface where supply meets demand, whether in the form of innovative products, knowledge or cultural performances. I am fascinated by the dynamics of these extraordinarily diverse and constantly evolving markets. At Messe Karlsruhe, we are proud to be actively involved in shaping the economic and cultural life of the city of Karlsruhe."
Britta Wirtz, Managing director
T +49 721 3720-2102
"To successfully advance the future of Messe Karlsruhe, to be able to help shape something: that’s what drives me. It is great that we are part of one of the most innovative regions in Europe."
Birgit Fiehn, Officer to Managing Director and New Business Development
T +49 721 3720 2103
"For me, the trade fair is a big marketplace: it is constantly in motion and a meeting place for locals and guests. There is never a dull moment at my workplace."
Susanne Bold, Assistant to Managing Director
T +49 721 3720 2101
"We develop qualitative and valuable trade fairs for the general public in the respective markets, taking into account current topics and trends and in dialogue with our exhibitors and partners. This is quite clear at trade fairs such as offerta and art KARLSRUHE."
Beate Frères, Head of Division Exhibitions and Conventions
T +49 721 3720-5121
"For me, the basis for successful events is an excellent service orientation through personal customer relationships with lean structures, combined with decision-making processes that are speedy, uncomplicated and solution-oriented. In addition, the modern infrastructure of our campus and the economic strength of our surroundings offer the best framework conditions"
Oliver Brück, ppa., Divisional Manager Guest Show, Event Service, Building Technology & Infrastructure
T +49 721 3720-5180
"For me, conventions are an incredibly exciting event format because new ideas always emerge. Together with our team, I do everything I can to guarantee that Messe Karlsruhe creates the right framework for innovations. Karlsruhe itself offers the ideal location for this."
Holger Klanfer, Head of Division Congress
T +49 721 3720-2130
"For me, personal contacts and trust are the basis for successful communication. Being a contact person means being approachable. That’s exactly what we live for at Messe Karlsruhe."
Maren Mehlis, Head of Division Communication
T +49 721 3720-2340
„Digitalization is rapidly changing our business segment in many areas. When one innovative event concept premieres today, we are already working on other new ideas for tomorrow.”
Frank Thieme, Head of Executive Division New Business & Products
T +49 721 3720-2105
„We have been growing for many years. We are expanding our company – sustainably, reliably and responsibly. Continuous investment in competitive infrastructures will further increase our profitability.“
Eva Apenberg-Großmann, ppa., Authorised Signatory
T +49 721 3720-2200
„Services can only be as good as the people behind them. This goal can best be achieved in an attractive working environment.”
Brigitte Emmerich, Head of Department Human Resources
T +49 721 3720-2111