Roland Bleinroth has been President of Messe Stuttgart since 2006, and CEO since February 2020. In this function he is responsible for the entire company, the trade fair business and individual business divisions, including Business Development, Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications, Finance and Messe Stuttgart Digital. In addition, the two trade fair areas Lifestyle & Leisure and Industry & Technology are directly assigned to him. With Messe Stuttgart International, he is also responsible for the foreign business of Messe Stuttgart.
Bleinroth was previously active as President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc. at the location of Atlanta/USA for ten years, responsible for building up the business of an internationally successful trade fair company in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico). At AEG Daimler-Benz Industrie, for seven years he held management positions for the strategic planning, foreign business and marketing of a successful industrial company.
Beside his full-time activity, Bleinroth is also involved in further voluntary activities, and is, among other things, the Chairman of the Tourism Committee of the Stuttgart Regional Chamber of Industry and Trade, a regular member of the Stuttgart Regional Chamber of Industry and Trade, and a Board Member of the Italian Chamber of Trade in Munich.
Stefan Lohnert has been President of Messe Stuttgart since February 2020. From 2006 he had already been active in the company as Division Director Guest Events and ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart. He is still responsible for this division, and now also for the Business & Education division. Furthermore, the Protocol Department, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Stuttgart Trade Fair Services & Sales, Event Operation, Construction and Facility Management, Human Resources, as well as the Works Council, are assigned to him.
In the past, Lohnert worked in management positions for the Office of Culture in Tamm and the Congress Centre in Böblingen, and he was Managing Director of Tourismus GmbH in Bad Saulgau, as well as the Congress Centre and the Sports Hall in Böblingen.
In addition to his management activities, Lohnert has many commitments, including as Chairman of the German Chapter of the International Congress Center Association (ICCA), Member of the Administrative Board of the German Convention Bureau (GCB) and Member of the Advisory Board of the Stuttgart Convention Bureau. He is also a guest lecturer at universities in Ravensburg, Stuttgart, Heilbronn and Ludwigsburg.