Roland joined Messe Stuttgart in January 2006. In Oct. 2007, Messe Stuttgart inaugurated its brand-new “green” Convention & Congress Center in Stuttgart/Germany, featuring over 1.1 million sq.ft. of indoor exhibition space under roofs that are partially covered with a special plant mix, while other parts are covered with solar panels. The state-of-the-art buildings feature many more “green” and sustainable elements. In addition, sustainability and green topics are also the theme of many of its trade shows. Messe Stuttgart is proud to host the largest event on sustainability in Europe. 

  • University Bonn/Germany 
  • Pennsylvania State University/USA 
  • University Cologne/Germany – Post-graduate degree in Economics 

Professional Positions:
  • 1981 – 1983: German Air Force /NATO 
  • 1984 – 1989: Program Manager and translator for official guests of the German government 
  • 1989 – 1995: AEG DaimlerBenz Industry: Head of Marketing-Projects and Sales Coordination for Industrial Automation Division 
  • 1996 – 2005: Messe Frankfurt Inc. (Atlanta): President 
  • 2006 – today: Messe Stuttgart (Germany): President

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