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A new addition: Ulrich Rothgerber joins the Cleanzone team

15 Jan 2019

Ulrich Rothgerber, an expert and highly influential figure in the German cleanroom industry, has joined Messe Frankfurt as a consultant with effect from 1 January 2019. He will be using his experience and network to continue strengthening Cleanzone’s position as the leading platform for high-tech cleanroom production.

The Cleanzone team has become even stronger this year: Ulrich Rothgerber, a trade fair manager with in-depth knowledge of the German cleanroom industry, has joined Messe Frankfurt as a consultant. Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Member of the Extended Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt: “We are pleased to report that Mr. Rothgerber will now be putting his industry expertise, experience and network to work for Cleanzone. We will be working with him to further strengthen the trade fair's position as one of the most important European platforms for high-tech cleanroom production.”

Between 1997 and 2004, Rothgerber successfully established the Cleanrooms Europe trade fair for P.E. Schall / PennWell Corporation, which was held in a number of venues, including Frankfurt. Following this, Rothgerber took on executive positions with other large German trade fair organisers, and successfully implemented the topic of cleanrooms in the Lounges trade fair.

The Cleanzone cleanroom trade fair has been taking place annually in Frankfurt am Main since 2012, during which time the number of exhibitors has increased by 100 percent, from 39 at the debut event to 78 in 2018. In the rapidly growing cleanroom technology market, the trade fair networks international providers and users of cleanroom technology, while the Cleanzone Conference and Cleanzone Plaza supply information on the latest trends, standards and innovations. Cleanzone 2018 drew newly 1,300 participants from 39 countries, with 38 percent of visitors coming from outside Germany. The 2018 trade fair for cleanroom technology had an even broader programme than in 2017, with over 30 percent more exhibition space.

The next Cleanzone will be taking place on 19 and 20 November 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. Cleanzone Middle East will also be returning once again in autumn 2019.

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Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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*preliminary figures 2018