A+A 2021 Preview: Highlights at Leading Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work

More than 1,000 exhibitors will present comprehensive insights, solutions and products for the future of work at the upcoming A+A, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work. The event will take place at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 26 – 29, 2021. Tickets for A+A 2021 are available at: www.aplusa.de/2130 and the current hall plan can be downloaded here.

Online services enhance the trade fair experience

For optimal preparation, visitors can use the  digital exhibitor database  to find all relevant information on exhibitors, services, products and contact persons.  The product-related exhibitor web sessions will also be virtual for attendees not able to travel to A+A this year. The web sessions will also be available on demand after the trade fair.

Back to Business – safely!

The successful staging of A+A 2021 is ensured by an extensive Hygiene and Infection Protection Concept for events at the home base in Düsseldorf, which has already been implemented at  several other trade fairs and is constantly adapted to the current conditions. To provide the best protection possible for all trade show participants, registration for A+A 2021 is mandatory as well as tickets booked with TVR-proof (tested, vaccinated or recovered) on a daily basis. A brief summary of the most important facts from the detailed Hygiene Concept can be found as a pictogram at: www.aplusa-online.com/en/Exhibitor/Overview/Hygiene_concept_PROTaction or as a PDF download: Fact Sheet

For a detailed interview with Markus Leuker, Head of the Occupational Safety and Health Department at Messe Düsseldorf, about the Hygiene and Infection Protection Concept of Messe Düsseldorf: https://www.aplusa-online.com/Interview_Hygiene_EN

37th Congress for Occupational Safety and Medicine

The most important congress for all professionals and experts is organized by the German Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi), bringing together occupational safety and health stakeholders and decision-makers from industry, the skilled trades, administration, politics and science in Düsseldorf every two years. This year, the focus will be on current topics such as Working 4.0, the possibilities of digitalization and artificial intelligence for occupational safety and health, working in pandemic times, and the implementation of Vision Zero. A wealth of modern event formats will also discuss mobile working, occupational safety in international supply chains, sustainability in occupational safety and health as well as the future of work in Europe and worldwide. For the program of the 37th Congress for Occupational Safety and Medicine visit: https://www.basi.de/aa-congress/ Tickets for the Congress are available here. Selected Congress content can be streamed free of charge on the A+A website https://www.aplusa-online.com/.

On site, Hall 10 will feature a competence center for occupational safety and health at the Meeting Point Safety + Health. Together with its national and international partners, Basi will  provide information about subjects such as corporate health promotion, occupational diseases, hazardous substances, personal protective equipment, accident insurance, rehabilitation as well as rules and regulations.

Trend themes of A+A 2021

The industry’s trend topics characterize A+A 2021 – whether through the solutions and products presented by the exhibitors on around 50,000 square meters or the numerous lectures and presentations in the Special Show areas and in the Trend Forum. Digital performance and sustainability determine the current discussion and will continue to strongly influence the future of work. In addition to these two megatrends at A+A 2021, the focus of the ancillary program will be on solutions for the future (Future Solutions), new working worlds (New Work) and the topic of hygiene and the pandemic.

A+A Live: Practical presentations and live action

In addition to exhibitors’ products and solutions, this year’s Trend Forum in Hall 4 will cover all facets of the trend topics with its practical presentations. An overview of the themed sessions:

Digitalization + Safety: Lectures on the themes of digital documentation of PPE use, such as purchase, maintenance, care and cleaning as well as the recording of near accidents.

Digitalization + Health: Presentation of health Apps, teleworking and new working worlds as well as mental stress and workload reduction through exoskeletons.

Sustainability: Introduction to the Due Diligence Act on the German and European level. Circular economy and its limits.

Protection and Hygiene: Best practice, experiences and learnings for the selection of PPE (masks, hand protection, disinfection, etc. incl. combinability), CE conformity and quality awareness.

Handling of Hazardous Substances: Talks on handling, evaluation and the risk assessment of hazardous substances. Latest insights associated with REACH as well as experimental lectures on hazardous materials storage.

Selected lectures will be streamed live on the A+A 2021 website. For updates on the lecture series and speakers: https://www.aplusa-online.com/en/Home/Program_2021/

In Hall 6, the German Federal Association of Industrial Fire Protection (WFVD) will stage a special show on industrial fire protection and emergency management. In several live demonstrations, the use of chemical protective suits (CPS) will simulate the escape of toxic substances in the event of an accident. This demonstrates the measures that must be taken to prevent accidents and the spread of harmful substances into the groundwater.

Robotics Park & Selfexperience Space: this is how prevention works

The Robotics Park will feature manufacturers of exoskeletons and together with the Fraunhofer IPA, (Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation) they will demonstrate how these technologies can support workers in physically demanding jobs or when working in unergonomic positions. In the adjacent Selfexperience Space, exhibitors can also present their innovations in action. It will feature three simulated working situations of relevance to industrial exoskeletons: logistics, assembly and welding. They were designed by the Fraunhofer IPA and the Stuttgart University Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management (IFF) and can be used by exhibitors and customers to test the various exoskeletons. “With the Selfexperience Space we want to show that industrial exoskeletons are fascinating new tools – developed and used to support physical work,” said Dr. Urs Schneider of Fraunhofer IPA.

EXOWORKATHLON: live study on load control

In addition, the Fraunhofer IPA and University Stuttgart will organize the EXOWORKATHLON as part of the Robotics Park. Here, too, a course will be set up for trainees and technical students to go through with and without exoskeletons. Various activities will be presented to demonstrate and discuss functions in terms of user feedback, ergonomics, metabolism and production quality in relation to exoskeletons.

START-UP ZONE – introducing the youngsters of the industry

In the special START-UP ZONE young, creative, future-oriented companies will introduce their innovations to the expert audience from all segments of occupational safety and health. Whether it’s a health App, VR goggles or high-tech textiles: there are no limits to the subjects.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at  A+A 2021,, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit www.aplusa-online.com/ and www.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/mdnachicago

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