Messe Berlin: Supervisory board agrees early renewal of contract with CEO Dr. Christian Göke
Berlin, 15 September 2015 – At its regular meeting on 14 September the supervisory board of Messe Berlin agreed an early renewal of the contract with Dr. Christian Göke (50), CEO of Messe Berlin. The original contract was due to expire in 2016. As chief executive officer Dr. Göke has been head of Messe Berlin since 1 July 2013.
Peter Zühlsdorff, chairman of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin: “The supervisory board is extremely satisfied with the company’s economic performance and Dr. Christian Göke’s leadership. For this reason, and in recognition of his outstanding achievements, the supervisory board and the representatives of the shareholders have agreed an early renewal of Dr. Christian Göke’s contract.“
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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.