CEO of WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 GmbH
Welcome to Leipzig! To an amazing city in which the modern has tradition. Which is cosmopolitan and curious. Once a centre of German industry, in 1989 Leipzig became the cradle of peaceful revolution. The city has been a place of action for many centuries. It possesses one of the most modern trade fair venues in the world in the shape of Leipziger Messe – an outstanding choice for the 42nd WorldSkills Competitions, I think.
With more than 1,000 Competitors in 46 Skills WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 has reached a dimension that has never been seen before. To organise a competition of such size is a demanding and exciting challenge.
Weeks and months of preparation lie behind the participants from 53 countries and regions. Many will take a long journey upon themselves to give their best at the Competitions. I wish all Competitors lots of success. Who has big goals will come far.
The team of WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 is working indefatigably to fulfil or surpass the expectations of all participants, partners, contributors, and visitors. We hope you feel good at any time and that your visit to WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 will be an unforgettable experience.