Messe Düsseldorf will extend its worldwide occupational safety and health trade show portfolio by organizing the new  INOS+H Expo from March 6 – 8, 2017 at the Vigyan Bhavan Exhibition Center in New Delhi, India. Held concurrently will be the occupational safety conference “Vision Zero” of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). With INOS+H 2017, Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition, Messe Düsseldorf will open up new markets for Indian exhibitors and export-oriented companies interested in this booming country.

Messe Düsseldorf is renowned as the organizer of A+A, the No. 1 international trade fair for the occupational safety and health sector, held every two years in Düsseldorf, Germany. “A joint commitment to occupational safety is a key element of economic relations between India and Germany. The Indian State of Maharashtra and the National Safety Council have been collaborating since 2010 with the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) and the Employers’ Liability Insurance for the Construction Industry BG BAU. This has hugely improved working conditions, particularly in the Indian construction industry. With the focus of INOS+H Expo on personal protective equipment and working safely at heights, together with our partner ISSA we offer a sector unique platform in the region where experts can exchange ideas and gain access to the India market. An ideal addition to the trade fair will be the concurrent “Vision Zero” conference,” explained Birgit Horn, Director and Global Head at Messe Düsseldorf for the occupational safety and health event portfolio. 

The focus at INOS+H 2017 will be on safety at work / personal protective equipment as well as health promotion and security management at work. These topics are of ever increasing importance in India’s current economic climate and for the country as a market and investment destination for foreign companies.

With above-average economic growth and increasing income of $ 5,410 GDP per capita, working conditions are also undergoing change in the second most populous country in the world with its 1.25 billion inhabitants. Minister of Labor Narendra Singh Tomar announced strategies for improving working conditions and the health of workers and families – strategies which are being supported by Germany as a trading partner. With its growth potential, India is an interesting market for international suppliers of protective equipment. Many international firms manufacture in India and expect the usual safety standards and technical regulations for occupational safety. These are positive pre-requisites for Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India to bring their occupational safety expertise to India. Together with the International Social Security Association (ISSA) they jointly organize INOS+H 2017, where ISSA will highlight the following sections: prevention in the chemical and construction industry, electricity, gas and water and in the transport sector.

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