The designated Pavilion Director Christopher Hecker will lead the team in Osaka. He has already lived in Japan for two years and is currently a part-time doctoral student on the topic of "Digital leadership and trust-building in Japanese-German teams". His network in business and politics will contribute to a successful cooperation with the Expo Society as well as the service providers and partners on site. Together with his team, Christopher Hecker will, among other things, take care of the complete preparation, the supervision of the construction and content design of the pavilion, the recruitment of the pavilion staff, public relations and the pavilion operation on site.
Under the motto "Designing Future Society for Our Lives", approximately 28 million visitors are expected to attend the Expo in Osaka during its 184-day duration.
"It is great that after Expo 2005 in Aichi, 2010 in Shanghai and the ongoing Expo 2020 in Dubai, we are now able to contribute our experience and knowledge to Osaka 2025," says a delighted Gerald Böse, Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. "It is an honour for us to once again present the official appearance of the Federal Republic of Germany to the world. We are aware of the responsibility of this great task."