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WMR - July 2018

Talk of the town

BASELWORLD

Change in the Baselworld Show Management


The longstanding Managing Director of Baselworld, Sylvie Ritter, has decided to step down from her position at the MCH Group. Michel Loris - Melikoff, who has until now
held the position of Director of MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA, will succeed her.

Ritter led and guided Baselworld with passion and expertise and made it the industry's flagship event. “After 26 years with the MCH Group – 15 of which were as Managing Director of Baselworld – it's time for me to start something new and take on new challenges”, she says.

“Sylvie Ritter has made her mark on Baselworld for decades and has been the most important personal contact for the exhibitors at Baselworld,” says François Thiébaud, President of the Swiss Exhibitors' Committee. Eric Bertrand, President of the Baselworld Exhibitors' Committee also stresses that "we have always appreciated her exceptional commitment and her excellent knowledge of the industry."

The departure of Sylvie Ritter is also greatly regretted within the MCH Group. “She has shaped and directed Baselworld with great passion and professionalism,” says CEO René Kamm. “We very much regret her departure and I would like to thank her on behalf of the entire MCH Group for her extraordinary commitment during her many years of activity within our company.”

Michel Loris-Melikoff, who joined the MCH Group three years ago as Director of MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA, will be the new Managing Director of Baselworld. The transfer of management took place on 1 July 2018. "We are pleased to have found a very competent successor in Michel Loris-Melikoff," says René Kamm, CEO, MCH group.

The complete feature is in Watch Market Review - July 2018 edition on page no. 18.