Heiko M. Stutzinger (44), Deputy General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MDS) will additionally take over the position as Deputy Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd. (MDC) in Hong Kong.
Messe Düsseldorf China is the main hub for the outbound business of the Messe Düsseldorf in China and committed to introducing the world’s No. 1 trade fairs to Chinese exhibitors and visitors. Active since 1999, MDC is relying on its comprehensive marketing and service network in the region. In 2017, it supported a total of 31 leading shows on a global scale covering the following industries: printing, packaging, wire & tube, plastics, energy storage, medical devices, retail, safety & health, wine & spirits and caravanning. In 2017 MDC supported exhibitions hosted by Messe Düsseldorf Group in 9 countries, helping some 3,000 Chinese companies gain access to global markets.
“Besides the outbound business, Messe Düsseldorf China is actively developing exhibitions also in Hong Kong - the launch of ProWine Asia in 2017 was a first start with great success“, reports Hans Werner Reinhard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd., “at our fairground in Düsseldorf, China today is the second-largest exhibitor nation and thus becoming increasingly significant for us – a fact that will now also be reflected in our regional human resources strategy”, explains Mr. Reinhard.
Heiko M. Stutzinger has more than a decade of trade show experience and is a known expert for the development of new business areas and strategic growth. He has an excellent track record of strategic leadership, operations excellence and management in China and Germany. From the start of his career with Messe Düsseldorf in 2008, Mr. Stutzinger has been holding several leading positions in the headquarters in Germany before becoming Deputy General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai in 2015. Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. organizes a total 16 well known trade shows in China amongst which are leading shows like e.g. wire & Tube China, Shanghai World of Packaging (swop) as well as All in Print China.