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June 15, 2022

New members on the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin

The State of Berlin has appointed Iris Lanz and Dr. Eric Schweitzer to the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin. Berlin entrepreneur Iris Lanz is co-founder and managing director of She was employed by visitBerlin from 2014 to 2020, most recently as Director Berlin Convention Office. Eric Schweitzer is a full-time entrepreneur. He was DIHK President from 2013 to 2021 and was subsequently elected DIHK Honorary President. From 2004 to 2016, Eric Schweitzer was President of the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce. He has been Chairman of the Board of Management of ALBA AG since 2018.

About Messe Berlin

Berlin has been a trade fair venue for 200 years, and for many decades one of the most important worldwide. As the trade fair company owned by the capital, Messe Berlin has a decisive contribution to make. Every year, it conceives, markets and organises hundreds of live events. Its wide-ranging portfolio includes IFA, InnoTrans, ITB, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the International Green Week, all of them leading global trade fairs, as well as major conferences and outstanding events such as the fan zone at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has around 90 foreign representatives who market events in over 170 countries. Each year some 25,000 members of the media from all parts of the world obtain accreditation for events on the exhibition grounds in Berlin where the company has its headquarters. Its aim is to be an outstanding host for visitors to every event at Messe Berlin, to give individuals an optimum boost for their business and to ensure fair conditions for everyone. This approach is reflected in the company’s slogan ‘Messe Berlin – Hosting the World’.

Great visitor rush at the start of the DMEA