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Tendence announces new director

Susanne Schlimgen announced as acting Tendence director, taking over from Bettina Bär who begins maternity leave

Messe Frankfurt announces a new acting head of Tendence Teams, who was put in place from 1 May. Susanne Schlimgen has taken over from Bettina Bar, who has begun maternity leave.

Born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Susanne Schlimgen has been with Messe Frankfurt in a variety of positions since 2002. Until her appointment as Tendence director, she was coordinator for the Nordstil regional order fair.

Tendence is not an unknown quantity for Susanne Schlimgen. From 2007 to 2011, she was responsible for the Giving section of the international Ambiente and Tendence consumer-goods fairs.

'We are delighted that Susanne Schlimgen will take over from Bettina Bär as acting Tendence director,' says Philipp Ferger, group show director, Tendence. 'With many years of experience in the field of consumer-goods fairs, she is extremely well prepared for her new duties not only in terms of content but also organisationally and strategically.

'We are convinced that, with her trade-fair expertise, creativity and many years of experience in the sector, Ms Schlimgen will continue with the successful development of Tendence in the future.'

The next Tendence opens its doors from 30 June to 3 July 2018.

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