Holger Volland

Head of community and communications, Z-Inspection® Initiative.

A charismatic leader with broad experience and international management skills in creative, cultural institutions, small businesses and consultancies. Holger Volland publishes about digital change in culture and the creative industries. His books (Beltz, 2018; Random House/Goldmann, 2021) essays, and articles explore the cultural aspects of artificial intelligence and digital society in general.

He served as Vice President and member of the executive board of Frankfurter Buchmesse and was  responsible for international business development and sales as well as the book fair’s office in Beijing. He is also the founder of an annual think tank event for technology in culture: THE ARTS+.

Prior to joining the book fair, Holger served as head of marketing and communications with the German Booksellers and Publishers Association and head of brand communications at MetaDesign AG. Before, he led Leipziger & Partner as Managing Director, a digital marketing and communications consultancy which he founded in Berlin. He has held positions in media such as journalism, radio, television and online development and design and curated numerous exhibitions in Buenos Aires and Berlin.

Holger studied information science at Freie Universität Berlin. He led the launch of the New Economy Business School as its founding director and also enjoyed a tenure as a lecturer at Hochschule Wismar and Mediacampus Frankfurt.