Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organizer of ITB
Asia, has appointed Mr Nino Grüttke as Executive Director.
Gruttke, who will lead the ITB Asia team, will help develop participation from the Asian meetings, incentives,
convention and exhibition (MICE) market. The second objective will
be to expand the exhibitor base of ITB Asia, which takes place
20-22 October in Singapore.
After the inaugural show in 2008, ITB Asia in
2009 strengthened its position as one of the travel industry’s leading
travel trade show for the Asian market. Despite economically
difficult times, visitor numbers at ITB Asia 2009 held up strongly
while attendance numbers at competing trade shows declined.
Before joining Messe Berlin (Singapore), Mr
Grüttke held a number of executive positions at Messe Berlin head
office in the German capital, including assistant to the Chief
Operating Officer. Only 27, Mr Grüttke is already regarded in the
industry as a highly accomplished trade fair specialist.
Buck, Director of Messe Berlin’s Competence Center Travel &
Logistics, said, “Nino brings new leadership, energy and strategic
thinking to our already successful ITB Asia team. This year we are
confident of renewed growth and another great show that will
deliver impressive business results to exhibitors and buyers
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