Wolfgang Kranz new Executive Director International

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Wolfgang Kranz heads international business at the N?rnbergMesse Group with effect from November. The experienced exhibition professional thus takes over responsibility for further growth in the international business field, which is to more than double its revenue by 2020. Kranz succeeds Petra Wolf, who moved to the Exhibitions II Division of N?rnbergMesse on 1 October.

The International Division covers all the N?rnbergMesse Group’s international business. Besides the five subsidiaries in Brazil, China, India, Italy and the USA, his area of responsibility includes some 50 international representatives and the pavilion organization contracts awarded to N?rnbergMesse by German federal and state governments. The CEOs of N?rnbergMesse, Dr. Roland Fleck and Peter Ottmann, are agreed: “With Wolfgang Kranz the N?rnbergMesse Group has gained an exhibition manager who brings more than 20 years of expertise in national and international exhibition business.”

Career historyOn completion of his training and business management degree studies, Wolfgang Kranz started his career at Koelnmesse GmbH in 1985, where he held various management posts in project management and marketing. As Member of the Management Board and later as Managing Director, he was responsible for the themes of Food, House & Furnishing and Technology & Environment, and for their internationalization. He then set up his own company, where he was most recently responsible for representing Asian and European exhibitions in the DACH region and Europe.

About the N?rnbergMesse GroupN?rnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe.The portfolio covers some 120 national and international trade fairs and congresses and approximately 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 N?rnbergMesse Group’s own, partner and guest events. The group is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and now in India too.The N?rnbergMesse Group also has a network of approximately 50 representatives operating in about 100 countries.