China, 18th February: Earlier this week, international exhibition organiser, Messe Düsseldorf, announced management changes. Marius Berlemann will become the General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai Limited and Bastian Mingers will serve as the Global Head of Wine & Spirits (including the ProWein trade fair portfolio). Both new roles are effective as of 1st April 2019.
Berlemann will succeed Heiko M. Stutzinger, who officially left the company on 31st January 2019. In his new role, Berlemann will be responsible for all projects and personnel in the portfolio of Messe Düsseldorf China. He is currently Global Head of Wine & Spirits. While, Mingers previously served as the Senior Project Manager in the ProWein team from 2011 to 2015.