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CloserStill Media acquires spring Messe

by Saul Leese

British organiser CloserStill Media has acquired spring Messe – Europe’s leading HR sector show series – Zukunft Personal – which compliments the company’s corporate learning portfolio.

spring Messe operates the Zukunft Personal trade show series for the HR sector and was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsch Messe AG.

Zufunft Personal Europe is Europe’s largest annual event for the human resources sector with an audience of 20,000 HR professionals  covering 12,500sqm. The Zukunft Personal events join CloserStill’s corporate learning and development global event network, which includes Online Educa (OEB – Berlin), Learning Technologies in London and Paris, DevLearn (Las Vegas) and Learning (Orlando).

Zukunft Personal Europe is held annually in September and takes place in Cologne, with two further regional events taking place in the spring-time in Hamburg and Stuttgart.

spring Messe operations will continue to be based from the existing office in Mannheim and becomes the hub for CloserStill’s future German activities. CloserStill also operates its successful veterinary, corporate learning and development and technology event brands in Germany.

Alexia Maycock, CMO of CloserStill, said: “With Zukunft Personal now part of our growing global learning network, we are excited about the expansion and growth opportunities ahead.  Zukunft Personal is a very impressive, high quality event series and we’re delighted to have the team behind it now part of the growing CloserStill family as we look to further expand our presence across our European markets.”

Christiana Nägler, director of Zukunft Personal, commented: “We are excited about the future growth potential now being part of CloserStill and its large global network of learning and HR technology events.”

Jochen Koeckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe AG, said: “We are delighted to have found a new home for spring Messe and our colleagues in Mannheim. We have no doubt the shows and the team at spring Messe will continue to thrive under new the ownership.”

Under the reorganisation at spring Messe CloserStill’s Astrid Jaeger will join the management team in Mannheim.



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