IFA Berlin is run by IFA Management GmbH – a joint venture founded by gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH together with Clarion Events Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent event organizers.
Under the new partnership, IFA plans to build on its success by expanding its digital offering and the IFA Next brand to add more start-ups and innovative products to the event. The new partnership will invest in features, new experiences, and entertainment to generate more value and excitement for attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.
Leif Lindner is the appointed new Managing Director of IFA Management GmbH from 1 October 2023. This move highlights the company’s focus on long-term planning and innovation in the trade show industry. Leif Lindner’s extensive industry knowledge, sales experience, and leadership skills will strengthen IFA’s position as the leading global trade show.
He succeeded Oliver Merlin who has been leading the company on an interim basis. Oliver Merlin, along with co-Managing Director Jörg Arntz, will continue overseeing the planning and execution of the 2023 edition, while Leif Lindner will take charge of planning and implementing IFA Berlin 2024.
Leif Lindner brings more than 25 years of industry expertise, including a significant tenure at Samsung Electronics Germany. His experience in multicultural settings and his wide industry network is a valuable assets in his role as Managing Director.