Igor Palka takes over the Exhibition Management for the ceramitec and Indian Ceramics cluster as of May 2017.
Igor Palka is a genuine “dyed-in-the-wool” staff member of Messe München. He commenced his training as event manager in 2007 and subsequently took up extra-occupational studies in business administration. From 2010, Palka was in charge of IFAT, the trade show for environmental technologies, as a member of the IFAT Team. In 2011 he took on an additional task at the construction machinery trade show bauma. In this position, he was primarily responsible for exhibitor canvassing and the set-up planning for several exhibition areas.
In 2013, Messe München appointed Palka Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of bc Expo India Pvt. Ltd. and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Messe München India Pvt. Ltd.
In this position, he was responsible for Indian Ceramics, among others, and made a decisive contribution to its outstanding development in the Indian market. He is thus ideally prepared to assume the responsibility for the ceramitec cluster.
Igor Palka about his new position: “I very much look forward to the new field of activity and the challenges associated with it. In addition, I hope to be able to contribute my experiences from the trade show business and from my long-time stay in India to the ceramitec cluster.”
Igor Palka reports to the Exhibition Group Director Dr. Robert Schönberger.