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Change in management: Susanne Schlimgen takes over as head of Nordstil

Jan 24, 2020

On 1 February 2020 Susanne Schlimgen will be taking over as the head of Nordstil in Hamburg, enabling Messe Frankfurt to fill an important post from its own ranks. Thomas Binu, who has been successfully developing the regional ordering days in Hamburg, is leaving the company at his own request.

Susanne Schlimgen will be taking the helm of Nordstil from 1 February 2020
Susanne Schlimgen will be taking the helm of Nordstil from 1 February 2020

“When Susanne Schlimgen comes on board at Nordstil, we’ll be welcoming an experienced and committed trade fair specialist. She is passionate about her work, knows the ropes in the industry extremely well and is greatly valued among our customers. It means we’ll have a very reliable leader at the helm of our prestigious northern German event,” says Philipp Ferger, Group Show Director of Nordstil and Tendence.

Susanne Schlimgen has been responsible for the development of Frankfurt’s consumer goods exhibitions since 2002. She has held a variety of positions and has, for example, been with Nordstil as a coordinator from the very beginning. One of the areas where she proved her management qualities was by overseeing Tendence in 2018/19, while Bettina Bär was on parental leave. She subsequently concentrated on networking and on the further development of the overall vision of Tendence and Nordstil. Her predecessor, Thomas Binu, who started his career with Messe Frankfurt in 1999, took over the original ordering days in Hamburg in May 2017. “We want to thank him for his high level of commitment, and we’d like to wish him all the best for the future,” emphasises Philipp Ferger.

The next Summer Nordstil will take place from 25 to 27 July 2020, and the next Winter Nordstil from 16 to 18 January 2021.

Nordstil – regional ordering days in Hamburg

Nordstil is the regional ordering platform for the North. It features a wide product range covering four segments: Home & Garden, Style & Design, Gifts & Stationery and Jewellery & Fashion. Nordstil is the regional ordering platform for the spring and summer business and then again for the autumn, winter and Christmas seasons. It is aimed at northern distributors.

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Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. It employs a workforce of 2,600* at 30 sites and generates an annual revenue of around EUR 733* million. We have close ties with our industry sectors, and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global revenues network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both on-site 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. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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