The FireSafety was opened by the mayor of Cologne Hans-Werner Bartsch (CDU)
The VdS-FireSafety on December 7th and 8th brought over 2,600 experts from 18 countries to the Cologne Exhibition Centre – 30% more than last year. As usual, the industry-gathering combined a large number of high-quality offers: six VdS conferences (“Fire Detection and Alarm Systems”, “Fire Extinguishing Systems”, “Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation Systems”, “Structural Fire Protection”, “Urban Public Buildings” and the 40th seminar for Fire Protection Managers), the only fire safety fair in the Rhineland as well as a science and exhibitor forum with a total of 30 lectures on current research results and technical innovations. The FireSafety was opened by the mayor of Cologne Hans-Werner Bartsch (CDU).
“Many of our guests call the VdS-FireSafety their annual highlight”, sums up Lars Braun, organiser of the event. “The fact that we were able to support so many planners, engineers, architects, insurance and official experts and further specialists from all fire protection areas with comprehensive news, ideas and possibilities of exchange is pleasing our whole team. The strong number of regular guests proves that our large-scale event has already become a fixed date in the industry calendar.”
More than 80 trade fair exhibitors praised above all the high quality and the large number of new contacts, the trade fair visitors the very informative lectures in the forums.
On the basis of this success, VdS will again host the FireSafety Cologne in 2017 and further expand the range of offers. Braun explains: “For the 6th and 7th of December we do again invite the professional world to the Cologne Exhibition Centre. The sixth VdS FireSafety will also offer the proven combi-nation of trade fair, science and exhibitor forum, as well as the conference classics of technological, organisational and structural fire protection.”