petros michelidakis

Petros Michelidakis Director, Messe Düsseldorf was born with a love of water sports in the cradle on the shores of the Aegean Sea in Athens.

He spent his early childhood and youth with his family in Germany. After completing his education, he moved to Greece, where he initially worked as a sales manager for a German freight forwarding company.

He got to know the international trade fair business through the Central Marketing Association of the German Agricultural Industry, (CMA) whose Athens branch office worked with the markets of Greece, the Middle East, Cyprus and Turkey. Michelidakis took over as Managing Director in 1991.

In 2007, his path led him to Italy, where he looked after the countries Italy and Malta at the CMA branch office in Milan. From 2011 to 2015, Michelidakis was the foreign representative for Messe Düsseldorf in Greece and Cyprus. Since 2016, he has been Director at Messe Düsseldorf, responsible for the Boating and Water Sports sector and boot Düsseldorf.

Petros Michelidakis is married and has three children.


ASMEX 2024 Keynote Speaker