FeuerTRUTZ 2016: Fire protection gathering bigger than ever
FeuerTRUTZ 2016 overview:
-Still on track for growth with 245 exhibitors and well over 6,000 trade visitors
-Record-breaking congress participation of around 1,150 delegates
-Informative supporting programme with fully booked seminars
As the sixth FeuerTRUTZ continues to break records, it underscores its position as the No. 1 industry gathering for fire safety professionals. On 17 and 18 February 2016, 245 exhibitors* (217 in 2015) from nine countries (8 in 2015) and well over 6,000 trade visitors* (5,224 in 2015) from 26 countries came together at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg to share their expertise about preventive fire protection. Equally as successful as the trade fair and thus larger than ever was the accompanying fire protection congress, which attracted around 1,150 delegates (about 1,000 in 2015) and provided important inspiration for all aspects of fire protection.
At FeuerTRUTZ 2016, architects, civil engineers, fire protection designers, certified experts, authorities’ representatives and tradespersons found a unique range of exhibits and information relating to preventive fire protection. “Today we look back on two days of trade fair and congress activity that offered a wealth of networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities at the biggest exhibition for this sector in the German-speaking regions. Since its debut five years ago, FeuerTRUTZ has thus become the most important industry gathering for all those involved in fire protection,” concludes Stefan Dittrich, Executive Director FeuerTRUTZ at NürnbergMesse. Congress organiser Günter Ruhe, from the FeuerTRUTZ Network, adds: “With yet another big rise in congress delegates and fully booked seminars, FeuerTRUTZ continued its impressive success story.”
One of the key highlights of FeuerTRUTZ is the extensive supporting programme, which this year offered visitors even more. The fully booked compact seminars provided first-hand information for specific target groups. The “Fire Protection in Interior Construction” seminar was directed at tradespeople like drywall installers and electricians, while architects and representatives of official agencies got the chance to enhance their expertise in the “Fire Protection in Bavaria” seminar. The two exhibitor forums offered information on products and trends. In six lecture series, experts discussed issues such as mandatory smoke alarms, IT solutions in preventive fire protection and event safety.
The highlights of FeuerTRUTZ 2016 included the fire protection demonstration area, where Minimax, Stöbich and Ziblox conducted spectacular live demonstrations of innovative fire protection products.
In the fire protection congress, participants shared knowledge about technical fire protection and legal aspects, including the practical consequences of the European building products law, the upgrading of fire protection infrastructure in existing buildings or accessibility for the disabled.
Photos courtesy of NürnbergMesse