Tokyo, 21st March: Messe Düsseldorf, an international exhibition organiser, has appointed Akiko Ohara as General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Japan, succeeding Dr. Andreas Moerke. After 12 years in Japan, Dr. Moerke will return to a management position at the company’s home base in Germany as of 1st August 2019. The appointment of Ms. Ohara represents the first time Messe Düsseldorf has appointed a woman to the top position in one of its international subsidiaries.
Ohara has a degree in sociology and has more than 20 years of experience in the Japanese trade fair industry. According to Messe Düsseldorf, its Japanese subsidiary will focus on expanding its events and seeking new formats as well as increasing its market network through partnerships and cooperative ventures.