Christoph Lücke (pictured, left) is taking on the role of Project Head of Hamburg Messe und Congress’ maritime trade fairs SMM, MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, and Seatrade Europe effective 01 February 2023. He takes over from Claus Ulrich Selbach who remains committed to the maritime industry as Business Unit Director.
Christoph Lücke (37) has been on the SMM team as Project Manager since 2016. His range of responsibilities included acquiring and supporting national and international customers. In recent years the portfolio of maritime and technology trade fairs at Hamburg Messe und Congress has grown through the addition of MARINE INTERIORS, Seatrade Europe and the H2EXPO & CONFERENCE. As Project Head, Christoph Lücke will fully focus on continuing the development of these maritime events. Former Project Head Claus Ulrich Selbach will remain active in the maritime sector as Business Unit Director – Maritime and Technology Fairs & Exhibitions. With Mr. Lücke as the new Project Head, Mr. Selbach will be able to devote more time to strategy and product development within his business unit.
“Christoph Lücke enjoys an outstanding reputation among customers and partners as well as in our maritime events team and has excelled as a promoter of SMM in recent years. We are pleased to have been able to fill this key position internally, and in view of Christoph Lücke’s experience of many years, his strong customer focus and his comprehensive market knowledge, we are convinced that he is the right person to head and co-develop our maritime trade fairs,” said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congres