Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe AG, and vfdb President Dirk Aschenbrenner presented "Mr. Interschutz", as he has been called for years, with a framed certificate and a gift.

The two well-wishers praised Matthias Ludwig as a personality who always brought people together and networked them. He had helped the INTERSCHUTZ format develop into what it is today.