Spiel appoints additional director

Published on: 16th November 2022

Carol Rapp will assume joint responsibility for the organisation and ongoing development of Spiel alongside Dominique Metzler and Florian Hess.


Carol Rapp

Friedhelm Merz Verlag, a subsidiary of Spielwarenmesse eG, has announced a new appointment: the two existing directors, Dominique Metzler and Florian Hess, are being joined by an additional director, Carol Rapp.

Carol will assume joint responsibility for the organisation and ongoing development of the Internationale Spieltage Spiel event from 15th November. With her extensive experience in management positions in the board game sector, she intends to tap into the positive growth history of Spiel to date and to also provide the impetus of new ideas.

“My style of working can be characterised as working with others to achieve goals and always learning something new in the process,” says Carol Rapp. “I’m very much looking forward to my new position and the work at Spiel that it will involve. It is a perfect opportunity to bring in all my prior expertise in the field of toys and games and also introduce forward-thinking new ideas.”

Posting on LinkedIn Carol added: “Now I’m back where my heart is – in the colourful world of games. Through my role as Managing Director at Spiel I now get to work with this wonderful team to make sure people have a sparkle in their eye when they visit our show.”

A spokesperson for Friedhelm Merz Verlag has said the Bonn-based team will be further augmented in the coming months. It is hoped the added strength will ‘firmly establish Spiel as the national and international meeting point for the board game community and leading industry platform, and allow it to develop and stay up-to-date’.


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