Markus Schiedeck and Holger Syhre join the management team.

One year before the reopening of the Kongresshaus Zurich, Markus Schiedeck has been appointed Chief Customer Officer and Holger Syhre Chief Operating Officer. The tourism and marketing specialist Markus Schiedeck took over responsibility for all marketing and sales tasks at Kongresshaus Zürich AG in his function as Chief Customer Officer on 1 July 2019. Markus Schiedeck was most recently a member of the management of the Davos Destinations organisation and thus Head of Business Sales of the Convention Bureau Davos and Congress Centre Davos. The 45-year-old knows the event and congress destination of Zurich very well from many years of experience as a delegate to the marketing group of the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB) at Switzerland Tourism and as a founding member of the Swiss Convention Centers.

From 1 October 2019, Holger Syhre (56) will be Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Facility Management and Event Operations. Syhre brings with him a wealth of experience in the opening and operational management of congress, concert and event locations. His previous professional stations include the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the International Congress Center Munich and the Congress and Exhibition Center Wiesbaden. Holger Syhre is also a lecturer at the ebam Academy and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, where he passes on his knowledge to young talent.Preparation for market re-entry. “With Markus Schiedeck and Holger Syhre, we were able to engage two experienced managers from the MICE sector, who will strengthen our management team and also have a large network at their disposal. I am very pleased to be working with them to prepare the market entry of the new Congress House and to gradually attract around a hundred more top-class employees on board,” says Director / CEO Roger Büchel.

The aim is to make the company and the traditional building in the best location fit for the changing needs of customers, guests and visitors at the new opening in March 2021.