“In recent years the A+A has been able to gradually extend its leading, international market position through constantly growing exhibitor and visitor numbers. The current registration levels confirm this trend,” says Joachim Schäfer, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf.
(A+A stands for “Arbeitsschutz + Arbeitsmedizin” – meaning occupational safety and work medicine, if translated literally.)
The visitor number isn’t the only thing that’s booming. This year’s A+A, which is taking place from October 27 to 30, will again exceed the record figures achieved at A+A 2013 (which occupied nearly 60 700 m²) with its 65 000 m2 of space booked by exhibitors.
The event’s key areas are: Personal Protection (such as personal protective equipment, corporate fashion/image wear, safe equipment and appliances in the workplace); Corporate Safety (which includes products, appliances and services for corporate fire protection and disaster/emergency management); and Health at Work/Corporate Health (including healthy work planning and structuring, ergonomics, prevention and therapy concepts).
“These three major areas traditionally form the focal points at A+A,” stresses Birgit Horn, director of A+A 2015, Messe Düsseldorf. “They do, however, adapt to the changes and requirements of the working world and constantly take account of current trends, orientated towards the needs of the core target groups from the corporate safety and health management sector.”
As an example she highlights the special Corporate Health segment: “Every company is only as healthy and efficient as its employees. Modern managers take this perception to heart and are increasingly investing in corporate health promotion and preventive measures.”