The 54-year-old leaves at the end of 2020. He canceled his contract one year before it expired. Supposedly to take on new challenges, as reported from Messe Berlin. Dr. Christian Göke has been head of Messe Berlin since 2013.
Göke presented Messe Berlin with the major international IFA Int. Funkausstellung, the Green Week or the ITB, the world’s largest tourism fair, which had to be canceled this year.
Göke is a lawyer and has been at Messe Berlin for 20 years, he once came from Messe Frankfurt.
Berlin’s Senator for Economic Affairs Ramona Pop (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen) commented on Göke’s decision on Wednesday evening: “I thank Mr. Göke for having worked successfully at Messe Berlin for two decades. Thanks to him, Messe Berlin is known nationally and internationally as a congress location. Together with the State of Berlin, he will continue to lead the fair through the crisis year 2020. ”(dpa)