Julia Uherek has been appointed Group Show Director for consumer goods fairs effective 1 December 2017. In her new position, she is responsible for the strategic orientation of the Paperworld, Creativeworld, Christmasworld, and Beautyworld trade fairs. Julia Uherek is succeeding Cordelia von Gymnich, who will now be concentrating on her responsibilities as the head of the Services division.
Uherek, who received her degree in journalism, began her career at Messe Frankfurt in 2008 as a trainee in Corporate Communications. She has been in charge of the Marketing Communications for Consumer Goods department for these events since 2011, and will retain temporary responsibility for this department until further notice.
Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt: “With her detailed knowledge of consumer goods markets and extensive expertise in marketing and PR, Julia Uherek boasts the skills and experience necessary to gear our trade fair formats for the future in a challenging industry environment. We are delighted that she has agreed to take on this important position.”
Julia Uherek will report to Stephan Kurzawski, Senior Vice President of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,300 employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €647 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).