The European fire protection community can look back on two days completely characterized by the latest trending products, innovative solutions, fresh knowledge, personal meetings and spectacular live presentations. This was the first year that FeuerTrutz, the International Trade Fair with Congress for Preventive Fire Protection, was held in Halls 4 and 4A at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg; it attracted 206 exhibitors (14 percent from outside Germany) and about 4,300 trade visitors and congress delegates from 30 countries. The opportunity for digital matchmaking, offered as an additional feature, was taken up eagerly by both visitors and participants. The extensive accompanying programme of exhibitor forums, professional development and career services, the Fire Protection EXPERIENCE and an after-work event upheld the special character of the event as an experience and offered a number of pleasant surprises. The Fire Protection Congress, organized by FeuerTrutz Network and held in parallel, had the theme of “Between standards and individual cases: concepts and evaluation for fire protection in existing buildings”, and attracted more than 1,000 delegates, both in person and digitally. The next FeuerTrutz will take place on 21-22 June 2023 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.
FeuerTrutz 2022 laid on the best in-person and digital content for designers, certified experts, construction engineers, architects, employees of official agencies and others involved in fire protection from throughout Europe: an extensive market overview covering innovative solutions and products for fire prevention and fire containment; many highlights in the supporting programme and Congress programme; two new, more spacious exhibition halls; and the opportunity to make virtual contact with suitable business partners before, during and after the trade fair. “FeuerTrutz was a genuine highlight once again this year,” observes Stefan Dittrich, Director FeuerTrutz, NürnbergMesse. “Initial feedback from our exhibitors and visitors even while the trade fair was in progress confirms the high value and great importance the event has for the community of European fire protection experts. Personal contacts and the opportunity to experience and test products live are and will always be irreplaceable. No other event reflects preventive fire protection with such an extensive and targeted approach. That means FeuerTrutz is still the no. 1 platform in Europe.”
“Our delegates were particularly enthusiastic about the combination of on-site and live-streamed digital professional development offered at this year’s Fire Protection Congress,” summarizes André Gesellchen, Head of the Fire Protection Programme at FeuerTrutz Network. “That meant that people unable to travel to Nuremberg were still able to participate and bring themselves up to date with all the latest key questions relating to fire protection – success all round!”
Highlights of FeuerTrutz 2022
In addition to the richly varied product show, FeuerTrutz 2022 also offered plenty of variety in its supporting programme. The two Exhibitor Forums provided fascinating practice-based presentations. A series of lectures on the second afternoon of the trade fair was specially dedicated to the subject of BIM in Fire Protection. For junior staff and those with longer experience in the industry on the lookout for new challenges, the Training & Career Meeting Point and the FeuerTrutz Job Board proved a popular destination on the circuit of the exhibition halls.
The “Innovation@FeuerTrutz” pavilion provided the opportunity to discover start-ups and new companies offering future-oriented solutions. The annual Fire Protection EXPERIENCE was another highlight not to be missed: Visitors were amazed by spectacular outdoor and indoor demonstrations in realistic deployment scenarios, including fire-proof textiles and passable smoke barriers.
The evening event “FeuerTrutz After Work” was back on the menu again for the first time, and proved highly popular. And at the Max Morlock Stadium next to the exhibition venue, tasty food was on offer at the grill buffet, along with relaxed networking at the FeuerTrutz community.
Fire Protection Congress with emphasis on existing buildings
Germany’s largest Fire Protection Congress, organized by FeuerTrutz Network, was held in parallel to FeuerTrutz as usual – and this year in the NCC Ost Congress Centre at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the first time. The total of around 40 product presentations and discussion rounds involving prominent industry experts, divided into three parallel congress streams, were also live-streamed online, making them available to even more participants. The theme for this year’s Congress was “Between standards and individual cases: concepts and evaluation for fire protection in existing buildings”. Other topics included Practical knowledge for strategy development, Fire prevention and wooden structures, Fire prevention for batteries, New guidelines, Fire protection legislation, Operational fire protection and Plant technology. Congress delegates made full use of the opportunity to interact with other professionals and engage in discussion with the speakers.
Save the Date: FeuerTrutz 2023
The next edition of FeuerTrutz and the accompanying Congress will be held in the normal cycle again one year from now: on 21-22 June 2023 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, once again in Exhibition Halls 4 and 4A, and the NCC Ost Congress Centre.
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