The Moderne Welt founder, an International Live Music Conference regular, started his Stuttgart-based company in 1984.
A Jan. 15 statement announcing Tögel’s death didn’t mention the longer-term future of the company, but it did make it clear that the company’s dozen or so staff will be “realizing all tours and events as planned.”
A note on the Moderne Welt website paid tribute to Tögel’s wish to share his knowledge and experience with his staff and others. He also gave lectures in event management to the nearby University of Heilbronn.
Currently four of the 12 employees at his company are trainees.
“With the passing of Henning Tögel the promotion industry loses an entrepreneur with an immensely creative power, a pioneer and trailblazer who was also politically involved in making sure the live entertainment industry gets its due importance,” the website says, referring to his active contributions at ILMC and Popkomm.