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Dr Roland Fleck, Marcus König, Albert Füracker und Peter Ottmann at NürnbergMesse

Marcus König (2nd from left), Mayor of the City of Nuremberg, was unanimously elected as the new Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board Albert Füracker (2nd from right), Bavarian Minister for Finance and Home Affairs, Dr Roland Fleck (1st from left) and Peter Ottmann (1st from right), CEOs of NürnbergMesse, congratulate.

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Mayor Marcus König is New Deputy Chairman of NürnbergMesse’s Supervisory Board

29. June 2020

A change of positions on the Supervisory Board: at its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse elected unanimously Marcus König, Mayor of the City of Nuremberg, as the board’s new Deputy Chairman. In that capacity, König succeeds his predecessor from City Hall, Dr Ulrich Maly. König joins Albert Füracker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Bavarian Minister for Finance and Home Affairs, at the head of NürnbergMesse’s oversight body.

Finance Minister Füracker expressed his pleasure at the prospect of working with the Nuremberg mayor. “As an experienced member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Construction and Contracting Committee, Marcus König is very well acquainted with NürnbergMesse’s needs and concerns. NürnbergMesse’s two majority shareholders, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg, stand together behind the organisation, especially in this difficult period caused by the coronavirus.”

“I’m looking forward to my new duties on the Supervisory Board. NürnbergMesse is one of the city’s most important employers. Its trade shows and conferences generate extensive purchasing power effects that strengthen Nuremberg both as a business location and as a metropolitan region”, König said.

The chair of NürnbergMesse’s Supervisory Board traditionally alternates between the organisation’s two majority shareholders. König will begin his tenure on the board in a deputy capacity. In three years, the chair will then transfer from the state to the city. The Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse has a total of 18 members, including representatives of the Nuremberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Middle Franconia, the Chamber of Crafts for Middle Franconia, as well as six representatives of the Employees’ Council of NürnbergMesse GmbH.

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NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. It comprises NürnbergMesse GmbH and its 15 subsidiaries and affiliates. The company employs more than 1,000 people at eleven locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Greece, Austria and the USA. NürnbergMesse Group also has a network of international representatives operating in more than 100 countries. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses in analogue, hybrid or digital form. Every year, about 35,000 exhibitors (international share: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 26%) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group.