Tobias Gröber

Executive Director - Business Unit Consumer Goods
Messe München


Tobias Gröber has been Executive Director of the Business Unit Consumergoods at Messe München GmbH since January 2004. In this role he is responsible for the ISPO Group as well as for INHORGENTA MUNICH, the international trade fair for watches, jewelry and gemstones. After a successful pitch process the IAA mobility show moved from Frankfurt to Munich and is now also organized under his leadership. Gröber joined the company in 1997 and was appointed Project Manager for ISPO in 1999.   Within ISPO, the world’s leading sports network for business professionals and consumer experts, he is responsible for the internationalization, diversification and digitization of the ISPO portfolio. This includes the world’s largest multi-segment trade fairs ISPO Munich, ISPO Beijing and ISPO Shanghai as well as the OutDoor by ISPO platform, the online news portal, and the business solutions ISPO Digitize, ISPO Brandnew, ISPO Open Innovation, ISPO Award, ISPO Academy, ISPO Textrends, ISPO Job Market and ISPO Shop.   Since 2004 he is Chairman of the German Fashion Industry Foundation – SDBI. A non-profit foundation with the goal to enhance qualitative and substantial fashion design. Gröber graduated with a Diploma of Sport Oeconomie (Sport marketing and Sport Management) at the University of Bayreuth. Tobias Gröber is married and has two children. He is a passionate sportsman and enjoys mainly swimming, running, trail running, snowboarding, skiing and hiking. He always follows his motto: ISPO – it´s not a job, it´s a way of life.