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The Board of Management

Mariane Ewbank - Chairwoman

Mariane Ewbank is director of Fulstandig Shows e Eventos.
She enjoyed the events market years ago as an exhibitor, after a few years was invited to be a show organiser where for 10 years was in charge of trade shows and conferences. After experienced the exhibitor's and organiser sides decided to start Fulstandig where she can make reality the needs of clients.

Ulrich Kasimir

Ulrich Kasimir – Vice-Chairman & Treasurer


Ulrich Kasimir is a Senior Vice President of SCHENKER Deutschland AG, responsible in the sector of Fairs & Exhibitions and international relocations. He started his career in 1976 at Schenker. He became responsible at the corporate office of Schenker on January 1st 1999. 

Ulrich was also the president of the IELA’s Legal Board from 2010 till 2012. He was appointed as the chairperson of IELA’s committee from 2012 till 2013. Ulrich is now a member of the Board of Management in the function as the treasurer. 

H S Bedi

H S Bedi – Member

Mr H S Bedi, a Chartered Accountant, started his career in 1981 as a Consultant on Customs and Central Excise Laws. The practice saw him successfully associate, represent and resolve vast issues of business and public administration through his professional skills. He has been on Fiscal Law committees of various Chambers of Commerce and Industrial / Trade Associations. Destiny also had other plans for him. Beginning as a one man operation in 1975, he shaped a professional organization, built up a pan India presence and tied up with the biggest and best names in logistics in the world. With client base of large multinationals PSBediGroup has emerged as a formidable player in the logistics and supply chain category in India. Today, PSBedi stands tall with over 400 people. In IELA since 2008 and UFI since 2011, he has served actively in the IELA Board of Management since 2012. Mr H S Bedi is closely associated with various NGO's working with blind children and street children education spaces.

Feyzan Erel

Feyzan Erel – Member

Feyzan EREL started his carrier in 1985 in Ankara Turkey. In 1987,
founded Gruptrans as a general freight forwarding company. Opened
Istanbul Office in 1995.
Member of IELA since 1982, worked in Membership Commitee and
now Member of the BOM.
Still acting as Chairman and Managing Director of Gruptrans Co.Inc.

Guido Fornelli

Guido Fornelli – Member

Guido owns a degree in Business Administration and based his entire career in freight forwarding and exhibitions and events logistics within Expotrans, where he became Managing Director in 2005.

Under his leadership, the Company has grown from 2 to 6 branches in Italy and 1 office in Moscow becoming official freight forwarder and handling contractor at Fiera Milano, Rimini Fiera, Fiera di Vicenza and Crocus Expo. 

Before becoming Managing Director, Guido has been playing different roles within Expotrans, developing special projects in new markets and industries in collaboration with Organisers and Associations as well as coordinating different editions of different worldwide events such as EMO, ITMA, etc. He has been an active participant of IELA since 1992 and elected Member of the Board of IELA from 2003 to 2008. Meanwhile, he has always deeply supported the Association’s life also as a member or chairperson of different working committees.

Jim Kelty - Member

Jim has professional qualifications in all segments of transportation and logistics services within the United States and internationally, with specializations in the events, trade shows and exhibitions industries. He has expertise in international shipping, customs clearance, documentation, site administration and event management. He also has experience in managing global partnerships for worldwide coverage. He has been affiliated with Airways Freight Corporation for more than twelve years.

Achim Lotzwick

Achim Lotzwick – Member

Achim Lotzwick started his career in 1976 as an apprentice with Carl Prior, a diversified cargo company in Bremen, Germany. He was assigned to the Fairs & Exhibition department and continued working in this field after graduation.Having worked for five years in New York with a freight broker whospecialized in project cargo, heavy lifts and oversized goods movements, he returned to Carl Prior in 1985, re-launching his career in the exhibition logistics business. Achim joined Cretschmar MesseCargo in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1988 and is currently the General Manager for the Export Exhibition Division. Achim has been married to Andrea for 23 years and they have a son 18 years old. Achim is the past chairman and vice chairman of IELA and has also held several committee chair positions in the organization. Achim has been awarded Honorary Membership of IELA in the year 2013.

James Ng

James Ng– Member

James Ng was working for KCDAT SIN as an Operations Manager from 1974 to 1981 whose main activities are in the House-hold removal business which included a General Cargo Department. It was here that his interests were fired by handling the first "Indee Exhibitions" in 1974 and the French "Technical Exhibitions" in 1976 and followed by some other well-known International shows without a proper venue in Singapore during those days. He moved to RE Rogers Singapore from 1981 to 2000 as a Director/General Manager and it was here that Exhibitions were permanently engraved on his mind and helping the Group to grow in the Far East and spear-headed the initial sales in China. In year 2002, he started Transit Air Cargo SIN and holds the position of Managing Director for the Group in the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2006, TACS bought and moved into a 10,000/m2 premises as the HQ for their branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila & Myanmar and a few more in the pipeline. Currently, TACS has a strength of 60 fully employed staff plus another 20 across the Region. It is a young and dynamic company.

Christoph Rauch

Christoph Rauch – Member 

Christoph Rauch started his career at BTG Messe-Spedition GmbH in 2001 and took over as Managing Director in 2006. BTG, based in Augsburg, Germany, is a founding member of IELA.
He is a member of the Membership Working Group.
He was elected into the Board of Management in 2007 and has been elected as Chairman of IELA from 2014 till 2016.

Ravinder Sethi - Member

Born in 1954 in Cairo, Ravinder is the son of an Indian career diplomat. Having spent much of his early life around the world, he ended up doing his Bachelors and Masters in Business Economics from the prestigious University of Delhi.
He got into exhibition freight logistics arena in 1977 and in 1986 established, along with his wife, R.E.Rogers India Pvt. Ltd. (RERI) – a company who today are market leaders in their field. RER services almost every organizer operating in India.
RERI  was incorporated in 1986 with the main object of handling exhibition cargo in India and abroad. In recent years, it has also expanded into areas as defence, sports (F-1) etc.  music concerts, etc.  Empanelled at all venues in India, it has its own infrastructure, including equipments and warehouses, in all these locations.
The company are members of UFI, IAEE, IEIA, IELA, AFECA, etc, where Ravinder plays a very active role.  He has and is holding several important posts  - the most significant as Member , Executive Committee , Board of Directors of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

The Committee

Bas Oversier

Bas Oversier – Chairman of the Committee

Ron Berry

Markus Eichenberger – Committee Member

The Secretariat

Elizabeth Niehaus

Elizabeth Niehaus