Mr. Mathias Kuepper to take over new position on June 1, 2016
Effective June 1, 2016, Mr. Mathias Kuepper will join the Board of Directors of subsidiary Koelnmesse Pte. Ltd., Singapore. His management activities will focus on the staging of Koelnmesse events in Southeast Asia and the expansion of business activities in the region’s market.
“With the appointment of Mr. Kuepper as Managing Director of our subsidiary, we are filling this position with an experienced manager from our own ranks,” says Mr. Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. “In doing so, we are laying the groundwork for the sustained positive development of our activities in the Asia-Pacific trade fair market, which plays a major role in our long-term internationalisation strategy.”
As Managing Director, Mr. Kuepper will work together with Mr. Michael Dreyer, who has held this position since 2002 and will continue to be extensively involved in the expansion of Koelnmesse’s activities in the Asian market in his position as Vice President of Koelnmesse Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Kuepper, who has a degree in economic geography, began his career at Koelnmesse in 2002. He has extensive knowledge of event and project management, as well as many years of experience with strategic business development in Asia. To date, he has served in the Koelnmesse representative offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. Before being appointed Managing Director of Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, Singapore, he was the subsidiary’s General Manager.
Koelnmesse organises and supervises around 80 trade fairs, exhibitions, guest events and special events in Cologne and in the most important markets worldwide. The subsidiary Koelnmesse Pte Ltd stages various leading trade fairs for the Southeast Asia region: the dental trade show IDEM Singapore, THAIFEX – World of Food Asia (a trade show for the F&B industry) and EmTech Asia, the world’s most important conference for emerging technologies.