Dr. Christian Göke received a PhD in Law from the University of Münster and then an MBA from the SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan. After his studies, he worked for three years as a management consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Munich and then as senior vice president of Messe Frankfurt for three years. From 2000-2013 he was COO of Messe Berlin; in 2013 he became CEO of Messe Berlin. In terms of its turnover Messe Berlin is among the leading trade fair companies operating their own exhibition grounds in the world. The halls on its inner-city exhibition grounds Berlin ExpoCenter City cover 160,000 square metres, with an additional outdoor area measuring 100,000 square metres.