Christoph Tessmar was born in Heidelberg (Germany) on 3rd of May 1964. After his education he started the professional career (always in the pharmaceutical industry) in Boehringer Mannheim as area manger for some countries in South America. In January 1990 he moved to Boehringer Mannheim in Barcelona where he started with organization of some events and congresses. In 1999 he joined Sanofi-Aventis Spain as congress manager; he was in charge of the organization and coordination of all the events of the company (national and international congresses, product presentations, symposia, sales conventions and booth design) nearly 500 events per year, where he worked for until January 2012. Since March 2012 he is the Director of the Barcelona Convention Bureau.