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Appointment: Messe Berlin IFA 2022 Under New Dual Leadership

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

David Ruetz and Kai Mangelberger are taking over IFA 2022 as the Senior Vice President and Director of IFA 2022 respectively, receiving the batons from incumbents Jens Heithecker and Dirk Koslowski.

Leading the management for IFA 2022: David Ruetz (L) und Kai Mangelberger (R).

Leading the management for IFA 2022: David Ruetz (L) und Kai Mangelberger (R).

One hundred days before IFA 2022 opens its doors, Messe Berlin has appointed David Ruetz (53) and Kai Mangelberger (42) as the new dual heads of IFA 2022.

“I will be able to rely on the expertise of the IFA project team. My colleagues have been familiar with this market for many years and in the past have repeatedly shown that Messe Berlin knows how to do live events. Here in the capital we are offering our international visitors a platform for good business, networking and a good overview of trends,” said David Ruetz, SVP, IFA 2022.

This team replaces the previous IFA leadership of Jens Heithecker and Dirk Koslowski.

As head of ITB Berlin, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show, David Ruetz has broad knowledge of developing successful global B2B projects.

As an experienced international communications expert, he has been in charge of ITB at Messe Berlin since 2002.

In this period he contributed decisively to transforming the trade show into a global brand.

During the pandemic, ITB was successfully able to drive forward digitalisation, and with ITB.com it created a main platform for the global tourism community.

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