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Claire Steinbrück to Become Director of imm cologne

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Koelnmesse recently announced that Claire Steinbrück will take over the project management as Director of imm cologne on 1st August. Prior to this, she worked for more than two years at Koelnmesse as team leader for international trade fairs in the International business division.

Ms. Steinbrück succeeds Uwe Deitersen, who is moving to the newly created position of Director Customer Relations for the furniture industry and will be responsible for contacts with associations, key account exhibitors and visitors as well as relevant multipliers in Germany and abroad. Until July 31, 2018, Mr. Deitersen will also temporarily continue his previous activities as Director of imm cologne.

Together with Creative Director Dirk Spierenburg, Claire Steinbrück will drive the transformation of imm cologne into a holistic interior show in the coming years. "Claire Steinbrück has impressively demonstrated her strategic and conceptual strengths in the field of international trade fairs. We are therefore happy to entrust her with one of our events with great international appeal. The future of imm cologne is in the best of hands with her," says Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse.

Before Claire Steinbrück took over as team leader for international trade fairs in the International business division in April 2016, she studied trade fair, congress and event management in Ravensburg before holding various positions at Messe Frankfurt − most recently Deputy Director of the German Pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan. Until now, she has been the contact person at Koelnmesse for all international trade fairs and has thus played a major role in the further internationalization of the Cologne trade fair program.

The management of Koelnmesse would like to thank Uwe Deitersen for more than ten years of outstanding commitment to imm cologne and wishes both colleagues every success in their new roles.

More about Koelnmesse: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include the LivingKitchen/CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the network of the interior decorating industry, Koelnmesse offers direct access to relevant products, contacts, competence and events. For more information, visit http://www.global-competence.net/interiors/

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