The 100th China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo (CIOSH) recently concluded successfully at the Shanghai International Expo Center (SNIEC), attracting 1,035 exhibitors and 21,207 professional visitors (2019: 25,000 visitors).  China’s largest occupational safety equipment exhibition was jointly organized by the China Textile Commerce Association (CTCA) and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (MDS). This was the first time that MDS was involved in the event after a cooperation agreement was signed in March 2020. MDS is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, renowned as the organizer of A+A, the world’s leading trade fair for the occupational health and safety sector held every two years in Düsseldorf, Germany. CIOSH is now part of Messe Düsseldorf’s A+A portfolio. Wolfram N. Diener, Chairman of MDS, stated: “We believe that the cooperation will support CIOSH to become an important platform for trade and exchange for the global protective equipment producers and users.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the global exhibition industry. China has gradually restarted trade events since May. The CIOSH organizers together with its partners and government authorities, including the Pudong Municipal Commission of Commerce, the Pudong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Shanghai Punan Hospital and the exhibition venue SNIEC, implemented the necessary hygiene and protection measures to provide a safe and healthy exhibition environment. In addition to the mandatory face mask policy in the exhibition halls, each visitor received a complimentary hygiene kit with disposal masks, gloves and sanitizer on site. The organizers also controlled the visitor flow and maximum number of people entering the halls. Considering the impact of the pandemic on the exhibition industry, the organizers are very pleased with CIOSH 2020.

Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai Co., Ltd, explained: “A face-to-face exhibition is not only the fastest way to connect with your marketplace but also the best way to boost businesses and innovations. The good response of CIOSH 2020 shows the necessity of exhibitions and once again proves that reopening exhibitions is the key to rebuilding economies.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment has received great attention. CIOSH brought together the top-class exhibitors from the occupational safety and health industry, such as MSA, UVEX, Lakeland, Teijin, Xingyu Gloves, DS safety, CM Chaomei, STRONG Safety & Technology Co., Ltd., East Asia Gloves and SHIMA. A special feature at CIOSH was the Epidemic Prevention & Response Event (EPRE) special zone for anti-pandemic equipment. Shanghai Gangkai, Intco Medical, Makrite, Rizhao Sanqi, Medicom and other high-quality anti-pandemic supplies companies presented their innovations on this stage. In addition, four experts in the fields of medicine and public health as well as business representatives such as Dupont and Accenture, shared epidemic prevention and control measures, tips for selecting epidemic prevention products and solutions for tracking the history of epidemics from different perspectives.

Gianni Li, National Sales Manager of UVEX Safety Co., Ltd., commented: “Even if affected by the pandemic, the number and quality of the visitors this year was not inferior to the previous years, which greatly exceeded our expectations. I am very delighted to meet some end users here,  which means the entire society begins to understand the importance of PPE.”

The next staging of CIOSH is scheduled for April 14 – 16, 2021 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at CIOSH 2021, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail:; Visit and; Follow us on twitter at

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