David Ruetz, head of ITB and latterly also of IFA, has taken over as senior vice president of the Travel + Logistics division at Messe Berlin and is therefore now also responsible for ILA Berlin. He succeeded Dr. Martin Buck, who has now retired. At ILA Berlin, Ruetz will deal mainly with strategically developing the event. The emphasis will be on evolving it into an exhibition for the key themes of innovation, new technologies and sustainability. Ruetz joined Messe Berlin in 2001 and took over as project manager of the globally leading fair for the tourism industry in 2003.