Petra Wolf takes over as Executive Director Exhibitions II

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Petra Wolf takes over the Exhibitions II Division of N?rnbergMesse with effect from 1 October 2013. “We are convinced that Petra Wolf as a ‘passionate exhibition organizer’ and with her personality, capabilities and meanwhile 16 years experience of exhibitions in our company is the right woman for this management position,” say Peter Ottmann and Dr. Roland Fleck, CEOs of the N?rnbergMesse Group.

With effect from the autumn, Petra Wolf and her team of more than 40 colleagues will be responsible for the BIOFACH and VIVANESS, POWTECH and TechnoPharm, fensterbau/frontale, Stone+tec, it-sa and mailingtage trade fairs. As a Member of the Management Board she will also be responsible for the new focus on ‘Product and Innovation Management’. She succeeds Claus R?ttich, who took over the Marketing & Communications Division in March.

Petra Wolf, 42, has decisively promoted the International Division over the past four years. This international business division is currently responsible for round 20 exhibition themes and more than 40 organization contracts in N?rnberg and in the meanwhile five international subsidiaries. Last year it generated a revenue volume of just under 24 million euros, which accounts for more than ten per cent of the total revenues of the N?rnbergMesse Group. “I am looking forward to using my experience gathered over the past years to act as a bridge builder between our international and German business in the future,” says Wolf.

Career history
Wolf studied German philology and sociology in Bamberg. The qualified editor started her career at N?rnbergMesse GmbH as press consultant in 1997. From 2000 onwards she was responsible as team director for the marketing and press work for almost 20 themes in N?rnberg and worldwide, including the leading exhibitions Chillventa, IWA OutdoorClassics, POWTECH and GaLaBau. Wolf took over as Executive Director International Division and was granted joint power of representation in 2009, and has been a Member of the Management Board of N?rnbergMesse since then.

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, Italy and now in India too. The group also has a network of approx. 50 representatives operating in some 100 countries.