Date 2017: 6th/7th December 2017

VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2016: Industry highlight sets new visitor record

The only fire protection fair in the Rhineland combined with six expert conferences and a science and exhibitor forum: With this proven con-cept the VdS-FireSafety attracted 2,600 experts from all over the world to the Cologne Exhibition Centre.


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 Co-logne Exhibition Centre. The sixth VdS FireSafety will also offer the proven combination of trade fair, science and exhibitor forum, as well as the con-ference classics of technological, organisational and structural fire protection.”

Feedback on the VdS-FireSafety Cologne

Ralf Jock

Senior Consultant Strategisches Marketing bei der Siemens-Division Building Technologies

Over the last few years the VdS-FireSafety Cologne has developed into THE industry meeting event which no serious player in the security market should miss. We are looking forward to have many intensive conversations about our business and to present our portfolio for fire protection.

Martin Hippchen

Project Engineering of fire detection and fire alarm systems, Hekatron Vertriebs GmbH

As we were lucky to attend the conference as an exhibitor in the Maternushaus already, we have been very pleased to see this conference becoming more important and greater every year. Especially the exhibition itself has become more attractive with the new location Koelnmesse.

Walter Cazin

Sales Projects Building Security Düsseldorf, Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH

The exhibition VdS-BrandSchutzTage - especially the combination of expert conference and trade fair - is an annual highlight to me. The lectures on present-day developments in the fields of technology, standardisation, and solution-oriented application of fire detection and fire alarm systems are helpful for me to achieve main protection objectives in my professional surroundings. The fire protection trade fair with its wide range of propositions fosters the exchange of experiences between manufacturers, planners, and installers of fire detection and fire alarm systems and, thus, leads to interesting contacts. This additionally renders participation in it interesting.

Patrick Schmidt

Sondertüren, Gebrüder Campinge GmbH

Als Kölner Tischlerei mit Schwerpunkt Sondertüren zählten wir zu den Neulingen unter den Ausstellern auf den VdS-BrandSchutzTagen. Für uns als regionales Unternehmen ergaben sich viele neue Kontakte. Ob Architekten, Planer oder öffentliche Entscheidungsträger: Die Messe bot eine hervorragende Chance, um mit ihnen ins Gespräch zu kommen. Das Kernthema unseres Messeauftritts, Türlösungen für den Brandschutz auch unter Berücksichtigung von Denkmalschutzanforderungen, weckte viel Interesse – auch beim internationalen Publikum. Im nächsten Jahr sind wir gerne wieder dabei.

Karl-Heinz Ullrich

Sachverständiger und Fachplaner für gebäudetechnischen Brandschutz,
Walraven GmbH

Letztes Jahr haben wir erst einmal getestet, ob wir als Experten im baulichen Brandschutz thematisch auf die VdS-BrandSchutzTage passen. Da der Test äußerst erfolgreich war, waren wir dieses Mal wieder mit einem Stand dabei und planen das auch für nächstes Jahr. Die Messe auf den VdS-BrandSchutzTagen ist die perfekte Plattform für uns, um zu sehen und gesehen zu werden. Wir hatten regen Austausch mit Errichtern, Brandschutzbeauftragten, Planern und anderen Fachleuten.

Frank Stoll

Technische Beratung für Planer und Ingenieure, Industrie,
Hilti Deutschland AG

Wir waren bisher jedes Jahr mit einem Messestand auf den VdS-BrandSchutzTagen vertreten. Für uns ist er Auftritt hier perfekt, da wir genau auf das Fachpublikum treffen, für das unsere Produkte im Bereich Brandschutz interessant sind.

Tommy Arvidsson

CFPA Europe

Our participation in the VdS-FireSafety Cologne was a success. The number of visitors and the big interest has already led to the decision that CFPA Europe will return as exhibitor next year.