“Full speed ahead.” Following the successful premiere of the Hamburg Boat Show last October, the Messe Friedrichshafen team, in charge of operational business, is being restructured. Lars Jansen will be the show director for the event. Working together with Dirk Kreidenweiß, the show director for last year’s water sports fair, Jansen (32 years old) made significant contributions to the success of the event. Beginning immediately, he will be responsible for project management at the Hamburg Boat Show. As the new department head, Dirk Kreidenweiß will now assume overall responsibility for the water sports fairs Hamburg Boat Show and Interboot as well as for the car and lifestyle event Tuning World Bodensee. Helin Cetin and Sabine Löffler have been newly brought on board as project coordinators in Dirk Kreidenweiß’s team.
Lars Jansen comes from the Black Forest and moved to Lake Constance in 2008 to train as an event manager at Messe Friedrichshafen. After a successful stint in self-employment, he returned to the trade fair business in 2015. The thirty-two-year-old trade fair professional worked with Messe Friedrichshafen for seven years in the team for Interboot and Tuning World Bodensee, where he shared responsibility for trade fair planning and organization. Now he is taking the helm on deck in operational business at the Hamburg Boat Show, which will take place for the second time at the Hamburg Fair Grounds from October 23 to 27, 2019, organized by Service GmbH of the German Boat- and Shipbuilding Association.
“We are now excellently positioned and can further develop the upcoming events in a targeted manner with concentrated water sports expertise,” emphasizes Dirk Kreidenweiß. In addition to the new show director, project coordinators Helin Cetin and Sabine Löffler will also be responsible for acquiring exhibitors and support, beginning in March.