We live Trade Fairs.

Locally - in Düsseldorf. Around the globe. And with passion wherever we are. This is how we lead the way as a management team, drive innovations, set trends and take our co-workers along on this journey. Taking you too - into a successful future. 

Werner Matthias Dornscheidt

President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Vita Werner Matthias Dornscheidt

    Positions

    since 2004 | Chief Executive Officer at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    1999 - 2003 | Chief Executive Officer at Leipziger Messe GmbH

    1990 - 1999 | Deputy Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf International GmbH

    1979 - 1999 | NOWEA International GmbH

    Titles/Qualifications

    Degree in Business Administration

    Studies/Training

    Studies in Aachen

    Hotel Management

    Mandates

    Holder of the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

    Holder of the Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony

    Honorary Consul to the United Mexican States

    Date/Place of Birth

    1954/Düsseldorf

    Martial Status

    Married, two children

Hans Werner Reinhard

Managing Director Operational Trade Fair Business

  • Vita Hans Werner Reinhard

    Positions

    since 2014 | Managing Director Operational Trade Fair Business

    2010 - 2014 | Deputy Managing Director Operational Trade Fair Business

    2003 - 2010 | Head of Division and Authorised Signatory

    1999 - 2003 | Head of Project Team, Department Head of Protocol and Management Affairs at Leipziger Messe GmbH

    1997 - 1999 | Messe Düsseldorf International GmbH

    Titles/Qualifications

    Degree in Commerce

    Degree in Business Administration

    Studies/Training

    European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel

    Date/Place of birth

    1970/Sindelfingen

    Martial Status

    Married, three children

Joachim Schäfer

Managing Director Operational Trade Fair Business

  • Vita Joachim Schäfer

    Positions

    since 2006 | Managing Director Operational Trade Fair Business

    1985 - 2005 | Development of the US Subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG and President of Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.

    1980 - 1985 | Managing Director of TEAM – Trans European American Marketing Company (USA) at DELIA Associates (USA)

    1978 - 1980 | Employed at DATUM e.V., Bonn-based Institute for Computer-Assisted Development Planning

    Titles/Qualifications

    Master of Information and Computer Science

    Master of City Planning and Public Administration

    Studies/Training

    University of Stuttgart

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Date/Place of birth

    1953/Mayen (Eifel)

    Martial Status

    Married, three children

Bernhard Johannes Stempfle

Managing Director Finance and Technology

  • Vita Bernhard Johannes Stempfle

    Positions

    since 2011 | Managing Director Finance and Technology

    since 2010 | Managing Director Finance

    2005 - 2010 | Member of the Executive Board at Freudenberg Simrit Europa

    2003 - 2005 | Head of Group Controlling at Freudenberg & Co. (Holding)

    1992 - 2003 | Various Management Roles at Deutsche Bank AG

    Titles/Qualifications

    Degree in Commerce

    Studies/Training

    Business Administration (MBA) at Ashridge, England

    Studies in Business Administration at the University of Passau

    Trained as a Bank Clerk at Deutsche Bank AG

    Date/Place of birth

    1965/Aalen (Baden-Würtenberg)

    Martial Status

    Married, four children

Michael Degen

Executive Director Domestic Trade Fairs Division

  • Vita Michael Degen

    Positions

    since 2007 | Executive Director Domestic Trade Fairs Division

    1998 - 2006 | Authorised Signatory at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, Hamburg

    1997 - 2006 | Authorised Signatory and Head of the Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Division at Messe Hamburg und Congress GmbH, Hamburg

    1994 - 1997 | Project Manager at Messe Berlin GmbH, Berlin

    1993 - 1994 | Management Role in Marketing for Exhibitions and Trade Fairs and Exhibitions at Messe Berlin GmbH, Berlin

    1992 - 1993 | Marketing Officer, Central Marketing and Corporate Planning Division at Messe Berlin GmbH, Berlin

    Titles/Qualifications

    Degree in Commerce (FH)

    Studies/Training

    Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft, Berlin

    Date/Place of birth

    1963/Kiel

    Martial Status

    Married, one child

Clemens Hauser

Executive Director Technology Division

  • Vita Clemens Hauser

    Positions

    since 06/2011 | Executive Director Technology Division

    2002 - 2011 | Head of Operating and Communication Technology Department at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    2001 - 2002 | Deputy Head of  Event Technology Department at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    1998 - 2001 | Employed in Operating Technology Dept., Responsible for the Construction of an Exhibition Hall from Design through to Commissioning at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    1988 - 1998 | Customer Consulting, Sales, Project Planning and Project Coordination at ANSALDO (Germany) GmbH, Düsseldorf

    Titles/Qualifications

    Degree in Engineering

    Studies/Training

    Studies of Electrical Engineering FH Düsseldorf

    Date/Place of birth

    1961/St. Tönis bei Krefeld

    Martial Status

    Married, three children

Erhard Wienkamp

Executive Director Foreign Trade Fairs Division

  • Vita Erhard Wienkamp

    Positions

    since 2015 | Responsible for the Worldwide Portfolio of the Plastics and Rubber Trade Fairs, Foreign Business, Partner and Guest Events

    ab 2002 | Executive Director Foreign Trade Fairs Division at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    1993 - 2002 | Project Manager for the PaPro, K and interpack Trade Fairs at Messe Düsseldorf

    1988 - 1993 |Management Assistant at theGerman-Argentinian Chamber of Commerce, Buenos Airess

    1985 - 1988 | Consultant in the Foreign Trade Department of the Federation of German and Foreign Trade, Bonn

    Deputy Managing Director in the Foreign Trade Department

    Titles/Qualification

    Degree in Economics

    Studies/Training

    Studies in Economics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster

    Date/Place of birth

    1958/Brake (jetzt Bielefeld)

    Martial Status

    Married, two children
  • Supervisory Board
    Thomas Geisel
    Lord Mayor of the City of Düsseldorf
    Capital of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia Chairman of the Supervisory Board


    Vice Chairman / Vice Chairwoman

    Dr.-Ing. E.h. Wolfgang R. Bays
    Vice President of the Düsseldorf Chamber of Crafts

    Andreas Hartnigk, Attorney-at-Law
    Councillor of the City of Düsseldorf

    Gabriele Schafer
    Employee Representative at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH


    Members

    Uwe Balzer, Commercial Employee
    Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    Bernd Bresgen, Commercial Employee
    Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    Karl-Uwe Bütof
    Assistant Director of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry, Small and Medium-Sized and Craft Trade of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia

    Friedrich G. Conzen, Merchant
    Mayor of the City of Düsseldorf

    Ulrich Dreckmann, Commercial Employee
    Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    Andreas Ehlert
    President of the Chamber of Skilled Trades, Düsseldorf 

    Ursula Holtmann-Schnieder   
    Councillor of the City of Düsseldorf

    Dr. Günther Horzetzky
    State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry, Small and Medium-Sized and Craft Trade of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia

    Ian Hume, Commercial Employee
    Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    Dipl. Sozialarbeiter Günter Karen-Jungen      
    Mayor of the City of Düsseldorf

    Manfred Kornfeld
    CFO of Industrieterrains Düsseldorf-Reisholz AG

    Dipl.-Kffr. Claudia Laskowski, Commercial Employee
    Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    Dr. Steffen Neumann
    First Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

    Angelika Penack-Bielor 
    Councillor of the City of Düsseldorf

    Stefanie Rübsamen, Commercial Employee
    Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

    Frank Spielmann
    Councillor of the City of Düsseldorf

    Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann
    Councillor of the City of Düsseldorf

  • Shareholders
    Shareholders Capital Shares
    City of Düsseldorf 56,50 %
    Industrieterrains Düsseldorf-Reisholz AG, Düsseldorf 20,00 %
    State of Northrhine-Westfalia, Beteiligungsverwaltungsgesellschaft des Landes NRW mbH, Düsseldorf 20,00 %
    Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Düsseldorf 1,75 %
    Chamber of Handicraft of Düsseldorf 1,75 %
    Capital stock 100,00 %
  • Participation

    Trades fairs thrive on networking. Here you will find an overview of all domestic and foreign participations of Messe Düsseldorf.

    Subsidaries

    Name

    City

    Participation

    Shanghai

    100 %
    (via MD China)

    Düsseldorf

    94,3708 %

    FIXXUS Grundstücks-Vermietungsgesellschaft mbH Co. & Objekt Rheinhalle KG

    Düsseldorf

    94 %

    Messeturm Düsseldorf Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

    Düsseldorf

    50 %

  • Memberships
    Auma
    German Association of the Exhibition Industry (AUMA)

    As the central organisation of the German trade fair industry, AUMA is the combination of all those forces which are partners shaping the trade fair market, in other words, exhibitors, visitors, trade fair organisers and service companies. In the service of its members it devotes all its energies to ensure that
    • trade fairs are the leading marketing instrument for the exhibiting and visiting sectors of business,
    • Germany with its international trade fairs maintains its leading position worldwide,
    • trade fairs conducted by German organisers abroad play a leading role.
    AUMA promotes the quality of German trade fairs through the creation of market transparency, through the support of cooperation between the market partners, through the exchange of information and experience between its members and through joint projects with the members.
    www.auma.de
    ufi
    International Association of the Exhibition Industry (ufi)

    ufi, the Global Association of the Fair Industry, is a non-governmental organization based in Paris and associating organizers of fairs and exhibitions from around the globe. Membership in this prestigious organization is an orientation guideline and good reference for the exhibitors and visitors and one of the guarantees of the high quality of the fair and exhibition projects for which ufi lays down binding criteria on incorporation in the category of international fairs.

    www.ufinet.org
    FKM
    Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics (FKM)

    From the very start in 1965, FKM’s basic principles included establishing comparable and reliable exhibition statistics. FKM set up uniform rules for obtaining exhibitor numbers, visitor attendance, exhibition space data and for visitor breakdown statistics. FKM ensures independent auditors check that the rules are adhered to. Because exhibitors and visitors can only plan properly if they can be sure that the data available for the period in question, compared with other exhibitions, is based on uniform criteria.
    www.fkm.de

Unsere Partner

  • DBS
  • Ufi
  • Auma
  • Fkm