Jan-Raphael Spitzhorn was named director, photokina at Koelnmesse. He succeeds Fabian Ströter, who is relinquishing this position for personal reasons, the company said. The 39-year-old business-administration graduate has been with the company since 2012, initially in the Corporate Development division, where he already strategically supported photokina and participated in a fundamental concept adjustment starting in 2016.
He was previously part of Koelnmesse’s management team in the Trade Fair Management division “Digital Media, Entertainment & Mobility”. In 2017 he became Director of the “DIGILITY – B2B Conference and Expo for Virtual and Augmented Reality”, as well as 3D Technologies and AI.