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News Overview 5/30/16
New Project Director for Leading World Trade Show

New Project Director for Leading World Trade Show

Helene von Groote to take over as Project Director of the international trade show OTWorld.

As part of the strategic restructuring of the medical fairs organised by Leipziger Messe GmbH, Ronald Beyer is handing over as Project Director of OTWorld to Helene von Groote as from 1 June 2016.

This change of project director at OTWorld means that Helene von Groote will now bring together all the expertise in the area of orthopaedic and rehabilitation technology. She has many years experience as Project Manager for OTWorld and has, for the last five years, been Project Director of the ISPO World Congress (2013 Hyderabad, 2015 Lyon, 2017 Cape Town), as a result of which she has built up a distinguished international reputation. She will also assume responsibility as Project Director for the veterinary congresses organised by the Leipzig Exhibition Centre.

After studying business management, together with exhibition, event and congress management, at the University of Ravensburg, Helene von Groote has worked for Leipziger Messe GmbH since 2005, first as Project Manager and, since 2011, as Project Director. “I am looking forward to taking on this demanding job and continuing with the long-term development of OTWorld at its Leipzig venue. OTWorld is an ideal complement to my previous projects in the medical field,” says Helene von Groote. As Project Director, she reports to Executive Director, Klaus Ernst.

Ronald Beyer will contribute his extensive experience to the further extension of the medical coverage and, as well as overseeing the leading national events therapie Leipzig, med.Logistica and MEDCARE, he will also be responsible for the development of new events and coverage.

A graduate in economics, with special reference to foreign trade, Ronald Beyer has been in charge of OTWorld for the last 18 years and has made a crucial contribution to the growth of the event. Under his leadership, the international trade show and world congress have taken firm root in their Leipzig venue, which was an essential prerequisite for further development in both national and international terms. During this time, the event has positioned itself as the worlds largest and most important meeting place for the sector.