VNU Exhibitions appoints Heiko M. Stutzinger as new Managing Director Asia Pacific

General Press Releases Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:24
Bangkok--31 Oct--VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific
International event organizer Jaarbeurs/VNU Exhibitions is pleased to announce the appointment of Heiko M. Stutzinger (44) as its new Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region.

With more than a decade of experience in senior management positions in trade show business and management consulting, Heiko is a known expert for the development of new business areas, strategic growth as well as restructuring and turnaround management. He has an excellent track record of intercultural leadership, operations excellence and corporate management and most recently serves as Deputy General Manager of Messe Duesseldorf Shanghai as well as Deputy Managing Director of Messe Duesseldorf China based in Shanghai. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from EBS University and is active as Guest Professor at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE).

Heiko will oversee the entire Asia Pacific region and will be responsible for setting the strategic direction as well as defining the growth strategy of VNU in that region. "Heiko is an experienced, highly-respected executive that shares our vision for future growth, operations excellence and superior customer service. He has demonstrated the ability to build and grow business, operations and projects in China," said Albert Arp, CEO of Jaarbeurs/VNU. "Heiko will help us to bring our regional operations to the next level and strengthen our position in this critically important part of the world."

"For the past years VNU continues to drive growth in the Asia Pacific region. We have built several strong events and a passionate team and look forward to Heiko leading and further strengthening our Asia Pacific business," said Ton Otten, Director Jaarbeurs International and Member of the Board of Directors VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific.

"From being part of the fast-moving events industry in Asia Pacific - especially in China - over the last years I have witnessed the substantial progress VNU Exhibitions has made in the region firsthand. I am truly excited to be joining VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific and look forward to leading the Asia Pacific team on our future growth course," said Heiko M. Stutzinger.

Heiko will officially take on the role starting 1st February 2019 and will be based in the company's Bangkok office.
About VNU Exhibitions

VNU Exhibitions (Europe) is a daughter company of the Dutch trade show organizer Jaarbeurs. We organize trade shows, conferences and summits outside the Netherlands. We have our own companies in China and Thailand, while our head office is in Utrecht, from where we work on expanding the VIV brand around the globe.

Together with industry partners and exhibition organizers from around the world, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific develops, executes, and internationalizes trade show and conferences from livestock to technology, from pets to medical congresses. VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific successfully applies its concepts and know-how across industries and in all Asian countries.

VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Company Limited is a joint venture between two of the world's leading trade show and exhibition management companies. Jaarbeurs from the Netherlands and TCC Exhibition and Convention Center from Thailand combine leading European MICE with Asian service excellence.

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