AUMA Board of Directors: Mario Tobias newly elected

Mario Tobias, CEO of Messe Berlin - Photo: © Messe Berlin/Jörg Carstensen

The General Assembly of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, AUMA, elected Mario Tobias to the Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Berlin, on 13 June. The 52-year-old Tobias has been CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH since September 2023.  Before joining Messe Berlin he was Head of the Potsdam Chamber of Industry Commerce,  and has held prior positions with Germany’s digital association bitkom and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).

Klaus D. Kremers, Managing Partner of Paradies GmbH, was re-elected as 2nd Deputy AUMA Chair for another three years’ term. Since 1997, he has been a member of the AUMA Board of Directors, representing textil + mode – the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry, and has been holding the position of 2nd Deputy Chair since 2003.

Resigning from the AUMA Board of Directors is Jelto Hendriok, CEO of Straub GmbH, who served on the board on behalf of the German Chemical Industry Association. Martin Buhl-Wagner (Leipziger Messe GmbH), Dr. Jochen Köckler (Deutsche Messe AG), Henning Könicke, (Trade Fairs and Exhibitions Association, FAMA), Klaus D. Kremers (Paradies GmbH) and Ulrich Reifenhäuser (Reifenhäuser GmbH) were all re-elected to the Board of Directors.

Freiburg Wirtschaft Messe und Touristik GmbH and Messe Augsburg GmbH have become new members of AUMA. The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry counts 67 members, including 30 associations of the exhibiting and visiting industry as well as service associations, and 37 exhibition organisers.