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July 02, 2015

The management team is complete again – Dirk Hoffmann is the new CFO of Messe Berlin

Berlin, 2 July 2015 – At its regular meeting today the supervisory board of Messe Berlin appointed 45 year-old Dirk Hoffmann, a business studies graduate, as the chief financial officer of Messe Berlin. He will take up his post on 15 September 2015 and oversee Finances, IT and Human Resources.

Dirk Hoffmann studied Business Management in Germany, the US and Canada and after working for Booz Allen & Hamilton and Fox Mobile (formerly Jamba) his last post was as managing director of ImmobilienScout24 in Berlin.

Peter Zühlsdorff, chairman of the supervisory board, welcomed the decision: ”Dirk Hoffmann is a highly competent business manager. I am confident that we have secured the services of a management team member who together with Dr. Christian Göke as CEO will continue to build on the successes of Messe Berlin.“

Dirk Hoffmann: “I look forward to the many challenges and operational responsibilities that managing this leading international company for trade fairs and congresses will bring along.”

A Press photo of Dirk Hoffmann is available here:

About Messe Berlin

In 2014, marking a new turnover record of more than 269 million euros, Messe Berlin concluded its most successful financial year in the company's entire history. Based on turnover and growth, Messe Berlin is among the world’s ten leading trade fair companies operating their own exhibition grounds. The company’s wide-ranging portfolio includes five global brands: the International Green Week Berlin, ITB Berlin / ITB Asia, IFA, InnoTrans and Fruit Logistica Berlin and Hong Kong. In addition to its in-house workforce of more than 700, through its activities Messe Berlin secures employment for around 25,000 people. With retailers turning over more than 200 million euros, hotel overnights equalling 2.4 million, cab rides numbering more than two million and visits to restaurants over two million, business in the German capital receives a substantial boost from the events organised by Messe Berlin. As such, Berlin and Brandenburg are among the largest employers as well as a driving force of the local economy and tourism. Every year 30,000 media representatives from Germany and abroad report on events in Berlin. In terms of the media coverage it attracts Messe Berlin is one of the capital’s most important ambassadors.