Reed Exhibitions Austria

Reed Exhibitions Austria is a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions in London (RELX-Group), one of the market leaders in the exhibitions industry and currently active in 40 countries across the globe. In the Austrian group of companies are Reed Exhibitions Messe Salzburg, Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien, exclusive operator of Messe Wien, and STANDout, one of the top 20 exhibition-stand building companies in Europe. Reed Exhibitions Austria is active in Salzburg, Vienna and Wels and workplace for ~300 employees.

 

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Management of Reed Exhibitions Austria and Germany

BENEDIKT BINDER-KRIEGLSTEIN

CEO AND CHAIRMAN REED EXHIBTIONS ATD

Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein has been Chairman of the Board and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Reed Exhibitions Austria since November 2017. Three years later - in November 2020 - he also took over the same position for Reed Exhibitions Germany.

Born in Vienna, he began his professional career in sales for Austria at the Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Group, where he worked from 1999 to 2011, rising to the position of Managing Director and Head of Sales for Austria, Romania, Italy, Turkey and the SEE region. His Executive MBA degree from the IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia also falls into this period.

This was followed by a position as COO at F. Trenka chem.-pharm Fabrik GmbH in Vienna, where Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein was entrusted with the development of new business areas and cooperation with contract manufacturers.

Immediately prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, he served as Director of Marketing and Sales in Europe at Graphic Packaging International, based in Brussels, where his responsibilities included the conception and implementation of a Europe-wide sales and marketing structure. 

BARBARA LEITHNER

COO REED EXHIBTIONS ATD

In July 2020, Barbara Leithner took on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Reed Exhibitions Austria and thus overall operational responsibility for the company's own trade fair portfolio. Since November 2020, the task as COO Reed Exhibitions Germany has also fallen within her area of responsibility. She has been working at Reed Exhibitions in a wide range of functions since 2010 - most recently as Managing Director B2B trade fairs.

After completing her education at the Höhere Lehranstalt für Tourismusberufe in Krems an der Donau, the native of Lower Austria studied social sciences and economics at the Karl Franzens University in Graz. This was followed by doctoral studies at the Swiss University of St. Gallen - School of Economics, Law and Social Sciences. The 44-year-old then gained international professional experience at K&C Kremsner & Consultants Unternehmensberatung AG.

RONALD HERZOG

CFO REED EXHIBTIONS ATD

Ronald Herzog has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Reed Exhibitions Austria since November 2017 and is responsible for the areas of finance, controlling, accounting, purchasing as well as legal and insurance. In November 2020, he also took on the role of CFO for Reed Exhibitions Germany. After graduating from the commercial academy in St. Johann im Pongau, the 45-year-old studied commercial sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. His studies also included a first engagement at ERSTE Bank AG as well as in-depth training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA. After his time as an investment manager in the co-management of a venture capital fund at ECOS Private Equity, he started his career at Reed Exhibitions in 2008. There, the Salzburg native served as head of the controlling, accounting and purchasing departments, among others. In 2015, he took over the position of Finance Director. 

MICHAEL KÖHLER

CSO REED EXHIBTIONS ATD

In 2019, Michael Köhler took over the position of Sales Director at Reed Exhibitions Germany. His promotion to CSO (Chief Sales Officer) at Reed Exhibitions Austria and Germany followed in November 2020. After studying sports management at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and graduating with a degree in business administration, he gained his first professional experience at an event agency in Stuttgart and at Messe Chemnitz from 2003 to 2008. In 2008 he moved to Reed Exhibitions, where he was Event Director at the Düsseldorf location until 2015. After a year as Industry Vice President of Reed Exhibitions in Norwalk CT, USA, he was appointed Group Exhibitions Director of Reed Exhibitions in Vienna in 2016. Before returning to Reed Exhibitions in Düsseldorf, he headed the Management Forum of the Handelsblatt Media Group as Managing Director in 2018-2019.