Change in management at wire® 13 May 2021

Messe Düsseldorf has reorganised its management team in charge of its biggest portfolio of 15 trade fairs in six countries, by appointing Daniel Ryfisch project director of the global portfolio.

Daniel has been deputy director of wire® and Tube since 2015, as well as project director for their international satellites in China, Thailand, Brazil, Russia and India since September 2020. He is now responsible for both the strategic orientation of the trade fair themes and the expansion of the exhibition business abroad.

Daniel Ryfisch comes with plenty of experience in international and national trade fair business under his belt. After several stays in the USA and Asia, the 39 year old economics graduate started working as a trainee with Messe Düsseldorf.

“wire and Tube are the global players in their respective industries and therefore leaders worldwide. As most relevant impulse generators they provide their industries with strong guidance,” commented Daniel Ryfisch.

Daniel will continue to report to Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, global portfolio director, who will now change his focus on developing new business lines in the fields of wire, Tube and Flow Technologies. 

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.