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Dr. Andreas Gruchow

Dr. Andreas Gruchow

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Dr. Andreas Gruchow
Managing Director, German Exposition Corporation International GmbH

Since April 2008, Dr. Andreas Gruchow has been a Member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe in Hannover. He is responsible for all global activities, i.e. all exhibitions and events outside Germany, the abroad subsidiaries, worldwide representatives, global alliances and cooperations (i.e. the CEO for the Global Fairs and Activities of Deutsche Messe).

Earlier, he was Senior Vice President of the International Trade Fairs division also at Deutsche Messe and in charge of events like DOMOTEX, LIGNA, BIOTECHNICA and INTERSCHUTZ etc. Notable accomplishments in this capacity: significant expansion of overseas trade fair operations, establishing events such as DOMOTEX Asia/Chinafloor (Shanghai), WoodMac China (Shanghai), BIOTECH China (Shanghai) among others. He also expanded collaborations and alliances with other global players in the trade fair business abroad as well as for Hannover.

During that time he also was the General Manager of Fachausstellungen Heckmann GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, organising B2C events/consumer events.

He joined Deutsche Messe in March 1994 as Director of the “EXPO 2000”.

Dr. Andreas Gruchow was born in 1964. He studied at the University of Hannover and graduated with Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering.

Since March 2009 he has been holding the position of Managing Director of GEC and Board Member of SNIEC.