Next date: 8th−9th December 2021

Covid-19: VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2020 cancelled – but the expert conferences will take place!

For the first time in nine years, the popular VdS-FireSafety Cologne – the annual end-of-year gathering which had been scheduled for 2nd and 3rd December this year – has been cancelled. The reason for this decision was the great uncertainty about the further course of the Covid-19 pandemic and the accompanying measures, which affect us as organizers just as much as our visitors and exhibitors.

Interested visitors do not have to miss out on the entire programme, however, because the expert conferences that are normally staged on the occasion of VdS-FireSafety Cologne will be held nevertheless. This time, however, they will not be flanked by the customary extensive framework of a major international trade fair, themed forums and live demonstrations.

“The decision to cancel VdS-FireSafety Cologne was by no means easy for us,” emphasised Lars Braun, Deputy Divisional Director of the VdS Training Centre. “But protecting the health of our visitors and exhibitors has top priority for us. Added to this were fears that this major event and its accompanying program could not be carried out in the accustomed high quality if – as was to be expected – visitor restrictions, extensive safety measures and social distancing rules had to be observed. We have therefore decided to give our exhibitors and visitors a clear perspective with the greatest possible planning security as early as possible. We are now looking forward all the more to welcoming them again next year to the lively and varied VdS-FireSafety Cologne, which we all know and greatly value.”

The expert conferences will take place

The eight VdS expert conferences that had been planned as a part of VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2020 will be staged as live events this year too, with a high-quality up-to-date programme. We are attaching great importance to the safety of participants and speakers, and will of course observe all official regulations.

Note: In view of possible travel restrictions, the VdS expert conference “Fire Extinguishing Systems” – normally staged every two years as a two-day international event – will be held by way of exception on only one day this year, without simultaneous translation.

Digital offers for exhibitors

The VdS Training Centre is currently devising digital offers that will enable exhibitors to present themselves together with their solutions and innovations. We will soon post further information here.

Save the Date:
VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2021 on 8th and 9th December

 

Video of the VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2019

Impressions of the VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2019

Feedback on the VdS-FireSafety Cologne

René Schwertfeger

T & B electronic GmbH

„Die Organisation der VdS-BrandSchutzTage ist richtig gut und professionell – auch schon im Vorfeld, beim Messeaufbau. Besonders wichtig ist für uns die Qualität der Besucher: Durch die parallel zur Messe stattfindenden Fachtagungen sind hier die wirklich interessierten Zielgruppen vertreten, zum Beispiel BSB, Versicherungsmitarbeiter, Sachverständige und Gutachter. Und die Zahl der Besucher ist über die Jahre deutlich gestiegen, das freut uns natürlich auch. Es geht uns bei unserem Messeauftritt nicht so sehr um direkte Verkäufe, vielmehr erreichen wir damit einen sehr hohen Bekanntheitsgrad, und das ist sehr wertvoll.“

Alexander Stahl

Eurosprinkler AG

„Wir waren von Anfang an bei den VdS-BrandSchutzTagen vertreten, weil wir hier gute Resonanz erhalten und auf ein echtes Fachpublikum treffen.“

Mikko Reinikainen

Safera Oy, Finland

“We have been at VdS-FireSafety Cologne for the third time now. We make good contacts here, e.g. housing related customers, insurers and planners. It is also an opportunity to meet contacts from different countries – which is interesting for us, as we have customers from all over the world.”