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Award of the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon to NürnbergMesse CEO Prof. Dr Roland Fleck

Award of the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon to NürnbergMesse CEO Prof. Dr Roland Fleck

Presseinformation NürnbergMesse

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Prof. Dr Roland Fleck

13. February 2023

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to NürnbergMesse CEO Prof. Dr Roland Fleck. The Order insignia were officially presented by Bavaria’s State Minister of the Interior, Joachim Herrmann, at the Nuremberg Office of the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance and Homeland this past Monday.

With this award, the German Federal President honoured Fleck’s work on behalf of the city and metropolitan region of Nuremberg, since 1996 as Professional City Councillor for Economic Affairs, Urban Development, Housing and Transportation at City Hall and since 2011 as CEO of the NürnbergMesse Group. However, the award was also given in recognition of his many years of volunteer work on behalf of cultural, political, and social causes, including as President of the association “Friends of the Nuremberg State Opera”, as Honorary City Councillor of the Franconian metropolis, and as Treasurer of the “Nuremberg Nurses Association of the Bavarian Red Cross”.

This is the second official state award given to the Professor Fleck after the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (“Ordine della stella d’Italia”) and Honorary Knighthood (“Cavaliere”) presented by Italy’s State President Sergio Mattarella in 2019.



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The NürnbergMesse Group is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. It includes NürnbergMesse GmbH and that company's 15 subsidiaries and affiliates. The Group employs more than 1,000 people at eleven locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Greece, Austria and the USA. It also has a network of international representatives in more than 100 countries. Its portfolio comprises some 120 national and international exhibitions and conferences held in person and as digital events, focusing on five general fields: Retail & Consumer Goods, Building & Construction, Process Technology, Electronics & Security, and Social & Public. Its events safeguard jobs; generate tax revenues as well as billions of euros in purchasing power effects each year, making NürnbergMesse a major economic engine for the Nuremberg metropolitan region and Germany as a whole. As an employer and organiser of major events, NürnbergMesse assumes responsibility for people and the environment. It shapes its corporate actions in accordance with the 17 UN SDGs with the aim of achieving climate neutrality in energy supply by 2028.