Messe Frankfurt Inc. announced David Audrain, CEM, is its incoming president, succeeding Roland Bleinroth, who will resign at the end of the year. Audrain, currently COO/executive vice president of ConvExx in Las Vegas, has held senior management positions with Miller Freeman, Hanley-Wood and Advanstar.

Bleinroth, who was president of Messe Frankfurt Inc. for 10 years, will join the board of management of Messe Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany in January 2006. Audrain will take office at the end of November to allow for a smooth transition. “We thank Roland Bleinroth for his distinguished service over the past decade,” Michael von Zitzewitz, chairman of Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions GmbH, said in a statement. “We were able to expand our North American business activities impressively during his leadership.”

Messe Frankfurt Inc. is a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions GmbH based in Frankfurt, Germany. The Messe Frankfurt Group is an international trade show organizer that hosts more than 100 events in 16 countries.