/ BOAR NOMINATIONS / Mr. Klaus Dittrich


Mr. Klaus Dittrich

Chairman and CEO Messe München GmbH
Executive Nomination Europe

“In my role as chairman and CEO of Messe München GmbH I am also responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Messe München Group.”

Organizational Involvement

1990 – 1995 – Seat on Munich City Council.


1997 – 1999 – Member of the Bavarian Senate.


Member of the Board of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA).


Chairman of FKM – the Society of Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics.


Board of Directors of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).


Member of the presiding committee of the economic advisory association Wirtschaftsbeirat Bayern.


Board member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce Munich-Stuttgart.


Member of the plenary assembly of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria.


Economic advisory councils of Bayern LB, Stadtsparkasse München and TÜV Süd.


I acquired extensive expertise in business and industry as a member of the supervisory and executive boards of a number of industrial and service enterprises.


Member of the Management Board of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen.


My hobbies are mountain-climbing, skiing, motorcycling, long-distance running and literature.

Educational Background

Graduation as Master of Arts in German and Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.

Work Experience

2002 -2003 – Joined Messe München GmbH as Deputy Managing Director.


2003 – Managing Director, Messe München GmbH.


2010 – 2020 – Chairman and CEO of Messe München GmbH.


I am in charge of the trade fairs bauma, ISPO MUNICH, ISPO BEIJING, ISPO SHANGHAI, OutDoor by ISPO, INHORGENTA MUNICH and EXPO REAL.

Internally, my areas of responsibility include the Central Divisions of Corporate Strategy and Personnel, the digital Business Unit and the Departments of Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications.