ProWein under new management

ProWein organisers Messe Düsseldorf has announced the appointment of Marius Berlemann as the show’s new head.

From March 1 Berlemann will take over the position of director and assume responsibility for the complete worldwide ProWein portfolio as global head wine & spirits.

Since May 2012 Prowein had been headed by interim manager Michael Degen (pictured), executive director and member of the board at Messe Düsseldorf.

Berlemann will report to Degen, who is responsible for both ProWein and a number of other international trade fairs.
Berlemann joined Messe Düsseldorf as a trainee in 2010. In 2012 he became a senior project manager. In this position he was in charge of growing the ProWein family in China (Shanghai) and South East Asia (Singapore) among other projects.

At both locations Berlemann had already been working for the Messe Düsseldorf subsidiaries, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai Ltd and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, for several months. Before joining MD the 30-year old completed his master's majoring in general management at Witten/Herdecke University.