The global wine expo ProWein has named a new director.
Effective April 1, 2019, Bastian Mingers will become the new Global Head for Wine & Spirits and Director of ProWein at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. The 35-year-old will take over the position from Marius Berlemann, who in turn will become the General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai Ltd., with project and HR responsibility for the entire Messe Düsseldorf portfolio in China.
The move allows Berlemann to remain closely involved with ProWine China and ProWine Asia (Hong Kong), the company says, while promoting further expansion of Messe Düsseldorf from directly within China.
As the new head of the ProWein portfolio, Mingers brings a range of experience in managing complex projects as well as in strategic development and implementation. He is already familiar with the ProWein team, having worked as a Senior Project Manager there from 2011 to 2015. Since 2015, he has helmed Energy Storage, the international conference and trade fair for renewable energies.
“I am very much looking forward to the challenges that this new position will involve and am confident that I will be able to continue the strong growth of the ProWein portfolio,” says Mingers. In his new role he will report directly to the Executive Director and Messe Düsseldorf board member Michael Degen.
ProWein is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. About 7,000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries are expected for ProWein 2019, welcoming around 60,000 trade visitors from 130 nations.