Friedhelm Merz Verlag, a subsidiary of Spielwarenmesse eG, has made a new appointment: the two existing directors, Dominique Metzler and Florian Hess, are looking forward to being joined by an additional director in Carol Rapp.

She will assume joint responsibility for the organisation and ongoing development of the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL event from 15 November. With her long experience in management positions in the board game sector, Rapp intends to tap into the positive growth history of SPIEL to date and also to provide the impetus of new ideas.

“My style of working can be characterised as working with others to achieve goals and always learning something new in the process,” says Carol Rapp. “I’m very much looking forward to my new position and the work at SPIEL that it will involve. It is a perfect opportunity to bring in all my prior expertise in the field of toys and games and also introduce forward-thinking new ideas.”

The team in Bonn will be further augmented in the coming months. This added strength will firmly establish SPIEL as the national and international meeting point for the board game community and leading industry platform, and allow it to develop and stay up-to-date.

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