Christoph Tessmar has been appointed as the new Director of Barcelona Convention Bureau. Tessmar joins Barcelona Convention Bureau from Sanofi-Aventis Spain, where he was congress manager, prior to that he worked in events and congresses at Boehringer Mannheim’s offices in Barcelona until January 2012, organising and coordinating all the events of the company, nearly 500 events per year. His professional career started in Boehringer Mannheim as Area Manager for some countries in South America. In January 1990 he moved to Boehringer Mannheim in Barcelona where he started with organization of some events and congresses. In 1999 he joined Sanofi-Aventis Spain as Congress Manager, where he worked until January 2012; he was in charge of the organization and coordination of all the events of the company (national and international congresses, product presentations, symposia, sales conventions and booth design).
Barcelona is one of the events capitals of Europe. The city, which pays host to events industry exhibition EIBTM, was voted by ICCA for the third year running as the world’s second top city to host international congresses.