The Management Consulting Group for international B2B SMEs including the tradeshow industry and governmental bodies

What we do

MBB-Consulting Group provides international management consultancy and educational services for diverse B2B sectors, including tradeshows, financial institutions, private equity firms, trade associations and governmental bodies.

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MBB’s consultancy arm covers five distinct areas: strategy; business recovery and agility; commercial change management; M&A and due diligence; and digital transformation. Within the events world, it helps its clients to develop their shows into must- and want-attend events for the next generation of decision-makers. In the financial services sector, MBB helps to value companies or business models. And for governmental bodies, MBB develops strategies to stimulate export in various industries.

All consulting topics include:



MBB’s education and training arm comprises courses and workshops on anything from strategy to sales, for new starters through to C-level executives.

Together with the association UFI MBB is running the Exhibition Management School. Furthermore MBB provides the on-demand learning portal i-Biz university.

All education services include:


Successful projects delivered around the world



Client: Informa Location: Dallas ____________

Client: Informa Location: New York ____________

Client: Questex Location: New York



Client: Informa Location: London ____________

Client: Money 2020 Location: London ____________

Client: Hyve Location: London ____________

Client: Cereals Location: Midlands



Client: Hamburg Messe Location: Hamburg


Client: Deutsche Messe Location: Hanover


Client: Messe Bremen Location: Bremen


Client: Köelnmesse Location: Koeln


Client: Messe Frankfurt Location: Frankfurt


Client: Messe München Location: Munich


Client: DLG Location: Frankfurt


Client: we.Connect Location: Berlin



Client: Comexposium Location: Paris ____________

Client: JEC Location: Paris


Client: Leni Group Location: Paris



Client: UBM Location: Amsterdam



Client: Stockholmsmässan Location: Stockholm


Client: MCH Location: Basel


Client: SIPPO Location: Zurich



Client: Fiera Milano Location: Milan



Client: Reed Exhibitions Location: Vienna



Client: Expo Georgia Location: Tiflis



Client: Qatar Tourist Board Location: Qatar



Client: Oman Convention Centre
Location: Oman



Client: Informa Location: Mumbai



Client: Informa Location: Bangkok



Client: CCPIT Location: Beijing ____________

Client: Informa Location: Shanghai ____________

Client: Beijing Book Fair Location: Beijing

Our clients

Informa 1
Tesi’s structured, strategic and positive approach impressed me from the outset. During the project, he worked seamlessly with all business units of Informa Markets around the world to come up with a holistic and global strategy. Tesi’s acute attention to detail and extensive expertise in translating local market conditions into a commercial strategy benefited the project enormously.
Informa Markets
Tony Calanca, EVP Informa Markets
We hired Tesi Baur to help us create a long-term turnover growth, cost efficiency, business development possibilities and internationalisation strategy.

To achieve this goal, Tesi developed a fine-tuned project structure, including an in-depth review phase of the company’s current strategy and culture, a strategy creation phase and a roll-out phase to bring the new strategy to life.
Patric Sjöberg, CEO
Deutsche Messe
We hired Matthias Baur to support a strategic project reviewing our commercial set-up and global sales activities. Matthias Baur proved himself to be an extremely skilled and commercially astute exhibition consultant. His insights and global benchmarking regarding how global exhibition organisers strategically orchestrate their sales resources really pushed our strategic review to the next level.
Deutsche Messe
Andreas Gruchow, Deutsche Messe Board & MemberGötz Dörmann, Senior VP
Informa Markets
We hired Matthias Tesi Baur (MBB-Consulting Group) to run UBM’s Food ingredients Portfolio on an interim basis from May to November 2018. During this time, Informa acquired UBM, which meant Tesi was tasked with managing the portfolio and leading the team during this extremely important period. Tesi actually managed the portfolio some years ago, before he left UBM at the end of 2014.
Informa Markets
John van der Valk, President Advance
We hired MBB-Consulting Group to research exhibitor portal software and provide an industry benchmark of exhibitor and visitor service software. We were impressed by his deep market insight, and the project benefited enormously from his extensive industry network. What’s more, the report he created represented a high-quality benchmark in the global exhibition market for that segment.
Govind Sharma, CTO
Messe Frankfurt
Matthias Baur impressed us on all fronts with his in-depth knowledge of a wide range of strategic topics spanning the entire global exhibition industry. What’s more, he was skilled in adapting global exhibition trends and best practice cases to Messe Frankfurt’s specific situation. Matthias Baur always went the extra mile to provide strategic consultancy and is very focused on quality and results.
Messe Frankfurt
Klaus Reinke, Chief of Corporate Strategy and Organisation
Deutsche Messe
Tesi impressed delegates not only with his profound and in-depth knowledge about best-in-class trends and techniques but also with his open and interactive style that made the workshop an enjoyable experience for everybody. We’d like to thank him for providing the courses to Deutsche Messe and are happy to recommend him as a consultant and trainer.
Deutsche Messe
Sarah-Christin Köhler, International Subsidiaries and M&A
Messe Basel
Tesi worked with us to review our guest event strategy and to create new strategic approaches to promote our exhibition venue in Basel. Tesi impressed me greatly with his detailed insights into small and large players in the exhibition industry, and his input helped us to define the benefits we can offer potential customers. Tesi is completely immersed in the global exhibition industry possessing an enormous wealth of knowledge in all B2B and event-related topics.
Messe Basel
Pascal Engler, Key Account Manager
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