Alexander Wolff (pictured right) has taken over as director of German biennial motorcycle trade fair Intermot, on behalf of show venue Koelnmesse, as of 1 June 2021. He replaces Ingo Riedeberger, who has been responsible for running Intermot since 2005.
Wolff, who joined Koelnmesse in 2006 and claims to have a personal passion for motorcycling, will oversee two other transport-related events at the venue, The Tire Cologne and Polis Mobility, as well as continuing to lead its colourful CCXP Cologne comic, games and cosplay show. Intermot is scheduled to return on 4-9 October 2022, after the 2020 event was cancelled owing to Covid.
One of Wolff’s first tasks will be enticing Germany’s largest indigenous motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad to make an appearance in his exhibition halls on the banks of the Rhine. BMW had announced last year that in future it would be presenting new models virtually through online media, rather than via physical displays at international shows such as Intermot and EICMA Milan.