Apr 1, 2014 |

Press release:<br>Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler takes over as new managing director of XING EVENTS

Munich / Hamburg, April 1st 2014 - Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler (36) is taking over as new managing Director of XING EVENTS, the event industry expert for attendee management and event marketing. Ziegler is taking over from the current managing director Norbert Stockmann, who is responsible for the expansion over the past two years, the successful integration of amiando GmbH into the XING network as well as the name change to XING EVENTS GmbH.

Up until now Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler was head of global online product management at PAYBACK GmbH. There he was primarily in charge of global online, social media and personalization. He is also author of various publications, such as the book "Social Media and ROI" published by O'Reilly.
Ziegler habilitated in computer sciences and worked at Boston Consulting Group, most recently as project leader, before joining PAYBACK.

"We are pleased to have an experienced manager such as Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler joining us. With his expertise he will further advance the strategic development of XING EVENTS successful product range." said XING CEO Dr. Thomas Vollmoeller. "We also want to thank Norbert Stockmann for our successful cooperation. He has contributed enormously to business success over the past two years. We wish him well in his future endeavours."

Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler: "I have followed the development of the company with great interest. Starting from when it was just a ticketing platform up until becoming the market leader for business events. I am now looking forward to my new task, in particular the expansion of existing and the development of new business models such as the XING EVENTS Marketplace. I am convinced that we will continue to write successful company history."
XING EVENTS offers organisers of conferences and seminars an award-winning event management software for online event registration and ticketing.
As an expert in the event industry, XING EVENTS is an excellent partner for guest management as well as event marketing.
More than 180,000 organisers of conferences, seminars and corporate events around the world currently value XING EVENTS as their partner. As a key player in the events industry we will assist you in all matters concerning online ticketing, event registration and event marketing.
The leading expert for business events is a 100% subsidiary of XING AG. This close collaboration with XING, the social network for professionals, allows event organisers to reach around 14 million additional potential attendees.

About XING
XING is the social network for business professionals. Around 14 million members worldwide – over 6,7 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events. The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader. Please visit www.xing.com for more information.

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