D – Sabine Geldermann is the new Director of the Düsseldorf trade fairs drupa (International trade fair for the print & media industry) and digi:media (trade fair for commercial publishing und digital printing). Geldermann succeeds Manuel Mataré, who will be gradually retiring from the operating business.
Sabine Geldermann disposes of many years of industry and trade fair experience. In past years the 46-year-old was employed by Blenheim International (Germany) as Project Manager, where she was responsible for running the leading European promotional products show, the PSI and the International Franchise Show. In her position as Director of the PSI, she has been a member of the extended board of directors of Reed Exhibitions Germany since 2000 and was additionally responsible for the viscom (International trade show for visual communications, technology and design) and the PRO SiGN (International trade show for advertising technology and digital print). Since 2009 Sabine Geldermann has been a member of the division management in the VDI (Association of German Engineers) where she is responsible for Sales & Marketing as well as for the acquisition of new strategic partners.
The drupa takes place every four years and the next event will be staged from May 31st to June 10th, 2016, the organiser of the event is the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. This year’s edition of digi:media, which is staged every two years, was cancelled at the end of last year due to lacking participation.