Peter Becker takes his leave – New Man at the Helm of Messe Husum & Congress

Arne Petersen (46) will be taking the helm of Messe Husum & Congress as managing director with effect from 1 January 2018, replacing Peter Becker (49), who leaves the company at the end of the year. Also new to the team is Andrea Werner, the new project manager for HUSUM Wind.


14.11.2017 // After seven years, Becker can look back on a successful time in Husum: besides the introduction of new formats, Becker was also able to establish HUSUM Wind as the leading trade fair for the German-speaking wind energy market. Alongside his exhibition team, during this year’s HUSUM Wind Becker displayed strong nerves as Cyclone Sebastian forced the temporary evacuation of Halls 1 to 4, before continuing to make the exhibition as success. “The company is well positioned. For me it is very important that my dedicated team and I conclude all the outstanding asks by the end of the year”, says Becker. The supervisory board and the partners in Messe Husum & Congress thank Peter Becker for the trustworthy collaboration and wish him all the best for the future.

The new managing director Arne Petersen began his career over twenty years ago at Hamburg Messe. Other stations on his journey include Gruner + Jahr, Reed Exhibitions and Deutsche Messe. For the last four years Petersen was head of expo management at Koelnmesse, where he was responsible for furniture trade fairs and globally leading fairs such as IMM Cologne / LivingKitchen, Interzum, Orgatec and FSB/Aquanale. “I am looking forward to the new challenge and am sure that we will set a few things in motion over the next few years in Husum”, says Arne Petersen. The supervisory board emphasises that renewable energy will remain a major focus of the exhibition work in Husum. “We are delighted to have gained an absolute pro in the shape of Arne Petersen for Messe Husum & Congress”, says chairman of the board Peter Cohrs.

New in the exhibition team is also Andrea Werner (52). She succeeds Thomas Seifried who project managed HUSUM Wind up to now, before moving on to other things. Andrea Werner worked in Dubai for the last ten years, most recently as regional sales manager for an international chain of hotels and for the German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK), U.A.E. Before that she was project manager for Messe Frankfurt in Dubai, and brings twenty years trade fair experience with her. Andrea Werner is also project managing New Energy Husum, which is being organised by Messe Husum & Congress for the 15th time from 15 to 18 March 2018.


Andrea Werner, new project manager of HUSUM Wind: