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NürnbergMesse invests in youth in week that sees three big German shows return live

In a week that sees Germany stage three major tradeshows (consumer electronics show IFA 2020, Berlin 3-5 September; Caravan Salon, Düsseldorf, 4-13 September and consumer goods show Nordstil, Hamburg, 5-7 September), NürnbergMesse is continuing to invest in its future.

On 1 September, 15 young people began training programmes or dual-track study curricula at NürnbergMesse. NürnbergMesse CEO Peter Ottmann says: “We’re investing not just in our new colleagues, but quite knowingly in our company’s own future.”

Eight management assistants for events, one for marketing communications, and one for digitalisation management will be joined by four students in tradefair, conference and event management and one in media and communications who are in their first semester at the Cooperative State University in Ravensburg.

The trainees will have two introductory weeks, as well as training in how to use various IT resources, as well as being part of a mentoring programme.

The latest crop brings the total to 46 trainees and students working at NürnbergMesse as of 1 September. The company employs more than 1,000 people at 10 locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Greece, Austria and the USA.

NürnbergMesse Group also has a network of international representatives operating in more than 100 countries. Its portfolio includes around 120 German and international tradefairs and congresses in analogue, hybrid and digital formats. Every year, up to 35,000 exhibitors (international contingent: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (26% from outside Germany) take part in the Group’s own, partner and guest events.