The ninth round of FeuerTrutz, the international trade fair for preventive fire protection, will take place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on 20 and 21 February 2019. Because in 2018 even more exhibitors (286) and trade visitors (8,354) than in previous years used the industry platform for dialogue, the signs continue to point to further growth. An attractive supporting programme featuring exhibitor forums, a Training & Career Meeting Point, Job Board, compact seminars, Fire Protection EXPERIENCE and renowned Fire Protection Congress promises professional knowledge-sharing and plenty of opportunities for networking.
The statistics from FeuerTrutz 2018 are testimony to the pulling power of Europe’s biggest trade fair for preventive fire protection. Some 286 exhibitors from 16 countries and 8,354 trade visitors gathered at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in 2018. With an increase of 92 percent, the growth in international visitors in particular was at a very high level, but FeuerTrutz also managed to attract more exhibitors yet again. “This positive trend is set to continue,” explains Stefan Dittrich, Executive Director FeuerTrutz at NürnbergMesse. “We are getting lots of inquiries for larger stands for FeuerTrutz 2019,” adds the exhibition director.
Fire protection sector benefits from booming construction industry
The fire protection sector is benefitting from the current boom in the construction industry. The results of an exhibitor poll conducted at FeuerTrutz 2018 indicate that there is a very high demand for fire protection products as well as for the design and execution of fire protection measures, with eight out of ten exhibitors expecting positive developments in the industry.
Job Board for skilled personnel and Training & Career Meeting Point
The other side of the coin is that the fire protection sector is also battling to recruit skilled personnel and has to find new ways of sourcing the right candidates for unfilled job vacancies. This is why the Job Board is being revamped for FeuerTrutz 2019. For example, companies will benefit from being able to receive applications ahead of the fair. This exclusive platform for approaching potential applicants was available for the first time to exhibitors at FeuerTrutz 2018. Featuring 60 job advertisements for positions ranging from installers to sales trainees or senior project managers, it engendered a lot of interest at the event itself and on the website beforehand. A fitting complement to the Job Board, the Training & Career Meeting Point is the first port of call for budding fire safety professionals. At FeuerTrutz 2019, course providers and training establishments will once again provide information about their programmes.
Supporting programme with plenty of opportunities to get involved
Companies wanting to showcase their fire protection expertise live at FeuerTrutz take part in the Fire Protection EXPERIENCE, consisting of specially designated live demonstrations at the exhibition booths and outdoor demonstration zone. The popular exhibitor forums offer companies and organisations the opportunity to pass on their practice-based expertise to visitors in short TED-style presentations, including in English for the first time in 2019. We also partner with prestigious associations that contribute to the various presentations on current focus topics.
Knowledge acquisition in compact seminars and at the Fire Protection Congress
FeuerTrutz works with associations and organisations to host the popular compact seminars, which offer in-depth knowledge transfer and last year covered subjects like extinguishing technology, fire protection in Bavaria and the interaction between fire protection and technical building services equipment. In 2019, the congress programme will again explore the latest challenges in fire protection in three separate tracks, with a focus on fire protection for special buildings. Certified experts, fire protection designers, inspection authority staff and other seasoned experts will report on issues like working with new regulations, documentation obligations and also current problem areas like fire protection in the e-mobility segment.
Support from strong partners
The honorary sponsors of FeuerTrutz are the German Association of Designers and Certified Experts for Preventive Fire Protection (BFSB), the German Institute for Preventive Fire Protection (DlvB), the Association of Fire Protection Designers (VdBP) and the Association of Fire Safety Officers in Germany (vbbd). Support is also provided by other partners including the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, the German Association of Fire Protection Companies (bvbf), the German Association for Safety Technology, the German Association for Technical Fire Protection, the East Central European Fire Corporation (ECEU), the Fire Industry Association(FIA), Fire Safety Engineering Ruhrhofer & Schweitzer and the Bavarian Association of Works Fire Services.
FeuerTrutz 2018 review
For all those who weren’t able to be at FeuerTrutz 2018, our video impressions provide a look back at all the exhibition and congress action.
Information for prospective exhibitors
Interested companies can find information on FeuerTrutz 2019 in compact form online.