A business administration graduate, Christian has been engaged in the event sector since 1988, founding JOKE Veranstaltungsservice GmbH (managing partner) in 1992 and JOKE Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH (managing partner) in 1998. The two companies were merged and converted into JOKE Event Incorporation (CEO) in 2002. JOKE is specialized in creating experiences and inspiring people by staging live, clear-cut and direct events for brands operating in different industries in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. The process is covered from the creative idea to its final implementation, including production and the supply of logistics. Today, the agency has over 100 employees and 6 offices in Germany and is considered one of the top live communication agencies. Christian has also been president of ILEA (International Live Events Association) Chapter Europe since June 2010. ILEA is the world's largest community of event professionals who are passionate about sharing knowledge, creativity, and networking.