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Nurnberg Convention Center gets new director

thorsten-bohmThorsten Böhm has been hired as the new director of the Nürnberg Convention Center. Böhm succeeds Friedhelm Lenz, who has retired after almost 30 years of managing the Center.

“We are very excited to have Thorsten Böhm, a real home-grown talent, take on the role,” said Roland Fleck, managing director, NürnbergMesse.

The Nürnberg Convention Center is one of the major convention and congress centers in Germany and Europe and provides space for more than 14,000 people in three areas. In 2011, the Nürnberg Convention Center achieved a turnover of about $18 million.

Böhm knows the event business at the Nürnberg Convention Center, where he has been a member of the team for 12 years. As a senior advisor, he was responsible for events such as ConSozial, the largest congress and exhibition for the social market in the German-speaking world, and Kommunale, the leading German exhibition and congress for municipal requirements. Thorsten Böhm, an Event Management and Business Administration graduate, worked closely with Friedhelm Lenz, who managed the NürnbergMesse congress division for over 27 years.

“With Thorsten Böhm we have managed to obtain someone with knowledge of the congress business and who represents what makes the Nürnberg Convention Center special – namely, orientation towards customer requirements and the professional expertise of a leading European and German convention center,” said Jan Gerrit Ebener, a member of the NürnbergMesse Management Board. “Thorsten Böhm represents continuity, which can only be beneficial to the customers.”

The NürnbergConvention Center comprises the NCC West, NCC Mitte and NCC Ost convention centers. The decentralized location of the center ensures the exhibition halls always are connected directly and can be used together with the centers.

“The convention centers can be used both on their own and in connection with the halls. Event ensembles that are independent of one another can thus take place according to event and customer requirements,” said Böhm.

Many prestigious congresses take place at the Nürnberg Convention Center, including the International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, the International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons and the DOAG Conference & Exhibition. These congresses often take place with accompanying exhibitions and congress tradeshows as well as corporate events.

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