02/11/2023 – A+A 2023 — auf Deutsch lesen
Focus on digitalization and sustainablity
2,200 exhibiting companies from 58 nations in total presented their products and innovations in twelve halls on more than 80,300 sqm. Around 62,000 trade visitors from 140 countries travelled to Düsseldorf to obtain information on all relevant topics concerning the work environment at this the leading trade fair under the leitmotif “Inspirations for a better Work Environment”. An impressive 96.4% of visitors confirmed that their expectations of their visit to the trade fair were more than fulfilled.
Megatrends: digitalization and sustainability
The innovations in the field of digitalization of the work environment, which were presented for the first time at the trade fair, proved particularly noteworthy. Smart wearables and PPE, order apps for hazardous materials management, AI-based health coaches as well as virtual reality applications and exoskeletons are examples of technologies that lead the world of work into a digital and sustainable direction. These developments not only support workplace safety but also help to increase efficiency and create healthier work environments.
“This year’s A+A has addressed current issues and challenges, provided food for thought, demonstrated approaches to solutions and promoted personal exchange. We are delighted with the positive feedback and would like to thank everyone for the trust they have placed in us,” summarises Lars Wismer, Director of A+A, and adds: “It was great to see how the trade fair as a platform inspires, connects and drives the industry forward.”
Top-class, international congresses at A+A 2023
The 38th Basi International Congress on Occupational Safety and Health, attracting around 3,000 congress delegates, picked up on future topics such as artificial intelligence and the consequences of climate change. As a leading international specialist event, it presented national and global political advances and prevention strategies such as “Vision Zero” as well as occupational science findings from application-oriented research. Dr. Christian Felten, Managing Director of Basi, is satisfied with the outcome of the 38th A+A Congress: “We are pleased that the high-quality contributions of our more than 320 speakers in the 46 sessions attracted so many interested listeners.” At the “WearRAcon” Europe conference, the European edition of the “WearRAcon” conference in the USA, which took place for the first time at A+A 2023, experts from research and development as well as companies presented and discussed innovations and trends in the field of exoskeleton technology.
Inspiring, diverse supporting programme
Exciting forums and events such as the Corporate Fashion Show, which took place four times a day in Hall 15, complemented the varied trade fair programme. On the A+A Catwalk renowned PPE manufacturers presented the latest fashion trends designed for a younger generation of employees who, in addition to functionality and sustainability, also want to have aesthetically appealing garments and express their personal style. The Start-up Zone provided young and innovative companies not only with exhibition space, but also an exceptional networking platform to get in touch with top decision-makers in occupational health and safety.
Stefan Brück, CEO of Uvex Safety Group GmbH & Co KG and new Chairman of the A+A Advisory Board, is also convinced of A+A`s high relevance and reach: “As an exhibitor, we are particularly pleased with the international attendance and high quality of the visitors.”