Date: 2th−3th December 2020

Welcome to the
9th VdS-FireSafety Cologne on
2 and 3 December at Koelnmesse

VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2020 – a note on Corona

At the moment nothing is safe and everything is possible. This naturally also applies to the VdS-FireSafety Cologne in December of this year. As of today, we firmly believe that the event can take place as usual. It goes without saying that we will comply with all official requirements and that your safety and health will be the focus of attention.

Should you find out in the course of the year that you will not be able to attend after all, we will be happy to accommodate you. For example, we offer our exhibitors the option to cancel free of charge until 1 September 2020. So there is no risk involved in making a booking.

To successful VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2020! We will keep you up to date!

In December, Koelnmesse will once again become the meeting place for the fire protection industry: the 9th VdS-FireSafety Cologne will take place here on 2 and 3 December 2020. You can expect to find a wealth of up-to-date knowledge about preventive fire protection.


The VdS-FireSafety Cologne combines a large international trade fair and various themed forums with seven expert conferences and a compact seminar. You can find details of the conferences and the possibility to register under "Conferences". Admission to the trade fair and the themed forums is free of charge for participants of the conferences.

Trade Fair

At the international fire protection trade fair, the latest products and solutions from the fields of preventive fire protection are presented - in many cases including product demonstrations and spectacular experimental lectures. You can view selected innovations of the exhibitors on guided tours. Get an overview of innovative industry offers and exchange ideas with the suppliers!
Would you like to participate as an exhibitor at the trade fair? Then you will find everything you need to know under "Exhibition/Exhibitors".

Would you like to participate as an exhibitor at the trade fair? Then you will find everything you need to know under "Exhibition/Exhibitors".

Themed forums

The exhibitor forum in the exhibition hall offers an attractive platform for presenting new products, technology and services. For three years now, the Future Forum on Fire Protection, another themed forum in the exhibition hall, has also been a fixed component of the programme. Future topics in fire protection are explained and discussed here. The current programmes of the lectures in the forums will soon be available under the menu item "Forums".

VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2020 on 2. and 3. December

With its proven combination of fire protection trade fair, themed forums and expert conferences, the VdS-FireSafety Cologne offers the perfect setting for presenting the latest products and solutions and for exchanging ideas with other fire protection experts. Around 130 national and international exhibitors and more than 3,800 trade visitors are expected on the two days.

  • Combine your visit to the largest fire protection exhibition in West Germany with a visit to one of the renowned VdS conferences
  • Gain exclusive insights into the manufacturers' product innovations and acquire additional background knowledge at the exhibitor forum
  • Take a look into the future of fire protection and inform yourself about innovations and the latest research results at the Future Forum Fire Protection
  • Use the unique networking opportunities of the VdS-FireSafety Cologne and get in direct contact with manufacturers, installers, representatives of authorities, universities and research institutes
  • Benefit from the unique contact opportunities at the largest industry meeting point in Northrine-Westphalia and meet a large number of national and international exhibitors
  • Numerous live demonstrations enable you to see the fire protection systems, which are otherwise only triggered in an emergency, in all details under realistic conditions.
  • Experience selected live demonstrations and innovations from the manufacturers during guided tours of the trade fair
  • Find out about the numerous offers from renowned training providers at the Meeting Place Education and Career. A job exchange with current vacancies is also an attraction.



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.”