News Members: Roland Bleinroth new Emeca pres...
News Members

Roland Bleinroth new Emeca president

Photo: Messe Stuttgart

Roland Bleinroth, CEO of Messe Stuttgart, has been elected to lead the association of the European Major Exhibition Centres for the two upcoming years 2022 and 2023. Maria Joao Rocha de Matos, general director of FIL Lisbon Exhibitions & Convention Centre, will join the board as vice president for digital business. The current president Ricard Zapatero, international business director at Fira Barcelona, will switch in 2022 to be responsible for strategy. Maurits van der Sluis, COO of RAI Amsterdam, will conclude his three terms on the EMECA board at the end of this year. EMECA's secretary-general Barbara Weizsäcker received congratulations for serving ten years in office. The EMECA board 2023: Roland Bleinroth, EMECA president (Messe Stuttgart, Germany), Corrado Peraboni, vice president treasurer (IEG, Italy), Anne-Marie Baezner, vice president communication (Eurexpo Lyon, France), Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti, vice president EU relations (VIPARIS, France), Elzbieta Roeske, vice president technical affairs (Grupa MTP Poznan, Poland), Maria Joao Rocha de Matos, vice president digital business (FIL Lisbon, Portugal), Ricard Zapatero, vice president strategy (Fira Barcelona, Spain) and Barbara Weizsäcker, EMECA secretary-general.