The Board of Management of AUMA – the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry unanimously elected Peter Ottmann (53), CEO of NürnbergMesse, as 1st Deputy Chairman at its meeting in Frankfurt yesterday. Peter Ottmann will alternate on the AUMA Board of Management with his CEO-colleague Dr Roland Fleck since 2011.
"AUMA is playing an outstanding role in these challenging times, especially when it comes to highlighting the importance of Germany as a trade fair venue both nationally and internationally.
I am looking forward to supporting the Chairman of AUMA, Philip Harting, together with the Second Deputy Chairman, Klaus Kremers, in his demanding task in the next three years," said Peter Ottmann.
Peter Ottmann replaces Werner M. Dornscheidt, who has held this office since 2009. Dornscheidt is retiring as Chief Executive Officer at Messe Düsseldorf at the end of June due to age.
As the top central association of the German trade fair industry, AUMA has 73 members, including 38 associations of the exhibiting and visiting industries as well as service companies and 35 trade fair organisers.
The AUMA Board of Management includes 22 representatives of the members, half of whom are representatives of the trade fair companies and half of whom are representatives of the exhibitor and visitor sides from industry, trade and commerce and the skilled trades.