20 May 2024, 11:07
By Furniture News Mar 24, 2021

Messe Frankfurt reveals management changes

Exhibition organiser Messe Frankfurt has announced a change in the leadership of its consumer goods division.

Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger will take over as vice presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs from 1st June, while Nicolette Naumann, who is leaving the company of her own volition, will continue to serve in an advisory capacity until 30th June.

The pair will be responsible for trade fair brands including Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld, as well as future fair formats and platforms. They will continue to report to management board member, Stephan Kurzawski.

Since December 2017, Julia has been responsible for the strategic orientation of Paperworld, Creativeworld, Christmasworld and Beautyworld, as group show director of consumer goods fairs. 

Philipp Ferger started as an assistant to the company's management board in 2011 and worked in this capacity for Detlef Braun, who is responsible for the business' Consumer Goods & Leisure division. Philipp took over responsibility of Tendence as group show director in 2016, and was appointed second MD of nmedia, alongside Nicolaus Gedat, in 2019.

Nicolette has held various positions at Messe Frankfurt since 1986, and is currently responsible for Ambiente. 

Detlef Braun comments: "With Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger, we have found our new top team for the consumer goods industry. They both bring detailed knowledge of the consumer goods markets as well as extensive skills and experience in marketing, PR, sales and the organisation of a wide range of trade fair and online formats to align our leading trade fair platforms for the future in an increasingly challenging global industry environment.

"We are delighted to have been able to recruit them for this challenging roles and thank Nicolette Naumann for a 35-year career at Messe Frankfurt and her countless successes at home and abroad, which are unparalleled in the industry. Her name will forever be associated with Ambiente."

Pictured: Nicolette, Philipp and Julia

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