Werner Marzin, the former president of Messe München who helped turn Ispo into a global trade show, died on Oct. 14 at the age of 89. He spent 30 years with the company after joining it at its very start in 1964. He was made president two years later. His strict attitude on certain issues drew some criticism. One of his latest moves was a proposal made in 1985 to move the fairgrounds from the Theresienwiese to Riem, at the location of Munich's former airport. It became a reality ten years later. One of his three sons, Wolfgang Marzin, is now chairman of the Frankfurt Fair.