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.
Wolfram Nikolaus Diener
President & CEO
Vita Wolfram Nikolaus Diener
since 07/2020 | President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
2018 – 2020 | Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
2011 – 2018 |Member of the Management Board UBM Asia Ltd. (today Informa Markets), Hong Kong
Senior Vice President, responsible for exhibitions in China as well as jewellery and gemstone fairs worldwide incl. print and digital media
2005 – 2011 | Vice President Venetian Macau Ltd./Marina Bay Sands Singapore Ltd.
Operation of the Convention and Congress Centre, exhibitions and special events, hotel logistics
2001 – 2005 | Managing Director Shanghai New International Expo Centre Ltd.
(German-Chinese joint venture with the participation of Messe Düsseldorf)
1997 – 2001 | Managing Director for Asian Operations, Messe Frankfurt (H.K.) Ltd.
1992 – 1997 | Project Director Foreign Trade Fairs, Hamburg Messe- und Congress GmbH
1991 | Division Head for Catering and Events, Baden-Württemberg horticultural show, Pforzheim
Diploma in Business Administration (FH)
Date/Place of birth
Married, three children
Bernhard Johannes Stempfle
Managing Director Finance and Infrastructure
Vita Bernhard Johannes Stempfle
since 07/2020 | Managing Director Finance and Infrastructure, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
since 2011 | Managing Director Finance and Technology, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
since 2010 | Managing Director Finance, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
2005 - 2011 | Member of the Executive Board, Freudenberg Simrit Europa Group
2003 - 2005 | Head of Group Controlling, Freudenberg & Co. (Holding)
1992 - 2002 | Group Deutsche Bank AG, Stuttgart, Böblingen, Paris, Frankfurt
Degree in Commerce
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
Married, four children
Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business
Vita Erhard Wienkamp
Since 2020 | Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
2002 – 2019 | Executive Director and Authorised Signatory for operating international trade fairs Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
1993 - 2002 | Project Director for Papro, K and interpack Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
1993 - 1993 |Assistant to the Managing Director German-Argentine Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Buenos Aires
1985 - 1988 | Project Manager in the foreign trade department of the Federation of German Wholesalers and Exporters (Bundesverband des Deutschen Groß- und Außenhandels) in Bonn, area of responsibility: developing countries - foreign trade, last as Deputy Managing Director
Degree in Economics
Studies in Economics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
2 July 1958
Brake (now Bielefeld)
Married, two children
Executive Director Operative Trade Fair Business
Vita Petra Cullmann
since 2020 | Executive Director Operative Trade Fair Business, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
since 2015 | Global Portfolio Director Plastics & Rubber, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
since 2007 | Director K, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
2001–2017 | Director Partner and Guest Events, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
1999–2000 | Director Sports Marketing/German House - Summer Olympic Games 2000, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Sydney
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.
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.
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.