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Getting Connected Across Industries

One of the world’s leading international trade fair organizers, German-headquartered Messe Frankfurt GmbH has its regional headquarters set up in Hong Kong as Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. Stephan Buurma joined Messe Frankfurt GmbH at its German headquarters in 1995, and relocated to Hong Kong in 2001. Now the Managing Director of both Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd, Buurma is also a member of the Extended Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd hosts two exhibitions in Hong Kong and nearly 40 exhibitions in Mainland Chinese cities annually. The company’s extensive portfolio of events covers automotive technologies, building technologies and lighting, consumer goods and leisure, entertainment, media and creation, textiles and textile technologies, environmental awareness, water resources, safety and security, toys, maternity and baby care products, as well as meat processing.

In January 2002, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd joined the Chamber as a way to connect with leading companies, SMEs and government bodies across different industries in Hong Kong. The Chamber’s extensive membership network nicely complements Messe Frankfurt’s business which covers a broad spectrum of sectors.

Buurma and his colleagues enjoy attending Chamber events such as cocktail receptions and luncheons. The events allow them to connect with fellow members, exchange views and keep abreast of the latest economic and market developments favouring or threatening their business. “Trade fairs are an effective tool which can generate both long-term and short-term economic benefits for the cities and the regions in which they are located. Through working with the Chamber and interaction with its members from diverse industry backgrounds, Messe Frankfurt has been able to offer more professional trade fair services to satisfy our customers, therefore, expanding further,” Buurma concluded.


Company: Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

HKGCC Membership No.: HKM0465

Established: 1994


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