From 1st December, Matthias Pollmann will take on the role of division head for the fields of furniture, furnishing and design in the Cologne trade fair portfolio, one of show organiser Koelnmesse’s key areas of expertise, best reflected in January's imm cologne event.
“We are banking on his skills as an experienced director in trade fair management, who has distinguished himself through his successful work in a variety of projects and is already highly regarded by our customers as an expert strategist,” says Kölnmesse CEO Gerald Böse.
He will succeed Arne Petersen, who managed the division from summer 2014 and is leaving the company for personal reasons.
Matthias has known Koelnmesse since he carried out an internship there as a business studies student, before joining the company as a trainee in 2006. After working as a sales manager for several years, at the beginning of 2012 he took on the role of project manager for furniture production and interior design fair, interzum.