Atila Özal: 3 Questions – 3 Facts!
5/11/2023 Interview

Atila Özal: 3 Questions – 3 Facts!

A portrait of the HOLZ-HANDWERK team: Today: Atila Özal, international representative of NürnbergMesse in Turkey.

Atila Özal, international representative of NürnbergMesse in Turkey. Atila Özal is the international representative of NürnbergMesse in Turkey.

“3 Questions – 3 Facts” goes international: We asked our colleagues from our subsidiaries and international representatives three questions. Get to know the people behind HOLZ-HANDWERK.

What are your favourite tasks in the preparation and follow-up of HOLZ-HANDWERK?

Before the trade fair, I enjoy defining and compiling the most important sales arguments and topics compactly. I also like contacting the companies and visiting them personally if possible. After the fair, I contact all my exhibitors, get their feedback on their participation in the fair and pass it on to the relevant project managers. I am happy to receive good feedback as well as aspects that we can still improve.

What do you find most exciting about HOLZ-HANDWERK?

A special moment for me is always the first day and especially the first minutes after the opening of the fair. After months of work, it is very exciting for me to see what the reactions of the exhibitors are like. The first tour of the halls and looking at all the stands, which I hope are well attended, is exciting for me every time.

What do you appreciate about the exhibitors and visitors at HOLZ-HANDWERK

Both target groups are very well informed about the fair and follow the latest information very closely – such as registration deadlines or the start of the ticket sale. They contact us regularly to find out about recent developments. Also, both our exhibitors and our visitors are very open to new topics and our recommendations to make their participation in the fair as successful as possible.

I particularly enjoy travelling to this country for work: Nuremberg – the compactness of the city and the diverse range of hotels, restaurants and other sights make every business trip a great experience.

A fun fact about myself: I grew up in Germany until I was 6 years old (my mother is German and my father Turkish). Many clients therefore tell me that my way of working combines the best of both cultures.

My personal motto in life and at work: I combine German organisation, planning and discipline with Turkish flexibility to succeed and achieve my goals.



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Jasmin McNally

Public Relations HOLZ-HANDWERK