Jochen Köckler (53) is the new chair of the Society of Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics (FKM). The board chairman of Deutsche Messe, Hanover, was voted in unanimously at the shareholders' meeting of the certification organisation. Köckler took up his post on January 1, 2023 and his term of office is three years. Britta Wirtz, 1st vice FKM chair and CEO of Messe Karlsruhe, had provisionally filled the role since Klaus Dittrich left in May 2022. She was confirmed as 1st vice chair of the organisation at the meeting. 2nd vice chair is still Constanze Kreuser, CEO of RAM Regio Ausstellungen, Erfurt.