Messe Frankfurt: Michael Jänecke to retire
Messe Frankfurt

Michael Jänecke to retire

(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)

Michael Jänecke retires on January 1, 2023, after more than 30 years with Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany. He has managed Techtextil since 1992, and in 2013 he took on the additional role of Show Director of Texprocess.
With expert knowledge and extensive industry experience, Jänecke has played a key role in shaping the leading international trade fairs and building them up to their current importance in the market. Following a continuous period of development and growth, this culminated in the biggest edition of Techtextil and Texprocess in 2019.
In close cooperation with Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiaries and exhibitors, Jänecke was responsible for the internationalization of the 2 leading trade fairs. Moreover, he expanded the synergies generated by Techtextil and Texprocess, which are now held jointly in Frankfurt/Germany and Atlanta, GA/USA. As an expert for the textile industry, he has supported partners, exhibitor advisory boards, committees, associations and visitors from all over the world with his wide-ranging specialist knowledge and wealth of experience.
Jänecke is succeeded by Sabine Scharrer,who will take over as Show Director of the leading international trade fairs, Techtextil and Texprocess, including the associated brand management.
Scharrer joined Messe Frankfurt in 1996 and has worked, inter alia, for the company’s technical trade fairs abroad as well as managing consumer goods fairs, including Ambiente. Since 2016, the trade fair expert has been responsible for the Home Textiles segment of Heimtextil. In the intervening years, she has developed the fair’s offers for interior architects and interior designers, as well as setting up, inter alia, the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Library. Moreover, she focused on improving the integration of the upstream segments of Textile Technology and Fibers and Yarns in the fair.
In her new role as Show Director of Techtextil and Texprocess, Scharrer aims to continue the internationalization of the 2 leading fairs in cooperation with the industry partners and, at the same time, boost the worldwide synergistic effects of Messe Frankfurt’s brand events in the field of technical textiles and textile technology.
Bettina Bär assumes responsibility for the Home Textiles segment of Heimtextil from September 15, 2022. Her partner in the joint leadership of the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is Meike Kern, who remains in charge of the Household Textiles segment. Bär suceeds Sabine Scharrer in this position.

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