Claus R?ttich: new Executive Director Marketing & Communications at N?rnbergMesse

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* Change after ten successful years as Executive Director Exhibitions
* New assignment covers market and customer-orientated communications for all N?rnbergMesse products
The task of powerfully communicating and positioning the N?rnbergMesse Group, its trade fair brands and the advantages of the N?rnberg exhibition location needs an experienced exhibition and marketing professional. “With Claus R?ttich we have found two-in-one as it were: an exhibition expert who has been connected with N?rnbergMesse for 20 years and passionately devoted to marketing since the start of his professional career. Ideal qualities for promoting Marketing & Communications,” say Dr. Roland Fleck and Peter Ottmann, CEOs of N?rnbergMesse.

Claus R?ttich,
Executive Director Marketing & Communications
R?ttich (50) takes over the division with effect from
1 March from Peter Ottmann, who was appointed CEO in August 2011 and had continued to fill this post on an interim basis. “I look forward to using my passion for marketing and my experience from over ten years of ‘making exhibitions’ to create new impetus for N?rnbergMesse and its highly diversified portfolio of trade fairs,” says Claus R?ttich.

R?ttich’s future area of responsibility includes Dialogue Marketing & Visitor Service, New Media,
Protocol & Event Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising & Corporate Design, Market Research, Brand Rights Management and the activities of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Career history
R?ttich studied economics in Augsburg and
Yale, USA, specializing in marketing, international business and strategic corporate management. He joined N?rnbergMesse in 1993 as Assistant to the Managing Director. He was appointed Director Marketing and Corporate Development in 2000 and in 2002 took over the newly created division Exhibition Management II at N?rnbergMesse, with responsibility for about a dozen trade fairs, including world-leading exhibitions like BioFach, fensterbau/frontale and POWTECH, but also for many special-interest events, such as Vivaness, mailingtage, TechnoPharm, Stone+tec and it-sa. R?ttich was granted joint power of representation in 2005 and since then has been a Member of the Management Board of N?rnbergMesse.

About the N?rnbergMesse Group
N?rnbergMesse is one of the 20 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe.The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the N?rnberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share:
39 %) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 22 %) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the N?rnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil and Italy.The group also has a network of 47 representatives operating in 98 countries.