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Jochen Witt

Jochen Witt

President & CEO, jwc GmbH

Jochen is President and CEO of jwc, the globally leading management consulting firm for the trade fair and conference business. jwc provides consulting services in the areas of Strategy and Business Development, Pricing of Trade Fair Services, Mergers, and Acquisitions, Planning and Construction of Venues, as well as Business Intelligence. jwc’s clients are publishing companies, trade fair, and congress organizers, venue owners, private equity companies, service providers and governments in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. jwc offers a unique combination of long practical experience in the trade fair industry along with exceptional know-how in the area of strategy and marketing consulting. jwc has paved the way for new pricing methods in the trade fair and conference industry: The world’s leading organizers have adopted jwc’s methods in setting prices for a trade fair or conference services, resulting in higher exhibitor and visitor satisfaction as well as increased organizer’s profitability.

Prior to assuming his current position, Jochen held the position of President and CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH from 1998 until April 2007. During that time he successfully managed the international expansion of Koelnmesse's portfolio, the expansion of the service business and the modernization of the exhibition grounds in Cologne.

Jochen was Chairman of the European Chapter of UFI from 1999 to 2005 and UFI President from October 2006 to October 2007.

Before joining the trade fair and conference business, Jochen worked for BASF AG in various positions in Europe and Canada. Jochen is a much sought-after speaker and writer in the trade fair industry and related industries. He holds degrees in law and international taxation.


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