From November 5 – 8, 2019, A+A – the Leading International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work – held concurrently with the 36th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health - will  provide a comprehensive overview of the sector and its future in the digital age. Several new features have been added for this years’ event including the enhanced A+A Highlight Route, the “kommmitmensch Film & Media Festival of A+A 2019” and the international A+A START-UP ZONE. The new multi-functional Hall 1 will also be used for the first time, in particular for exhibitors from the PPE segment. With this new hall configuration A+A 2019 will be larger than ever before. For the first time, over 2,000 exhibitors from 63 nations will take part in ten halls at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Two A+A Highlight Routes exploring the Future of Work

Following the successful debut at A+A 2017, this year will see not one but two Highlight Routes, inviting visitors to a  guided tour of the trade fair. With the slogan “Digitalization of Safety and Security” the first A+A Highlight Route will take visitors to 18 high-caliber contacts in halls 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 10. Representing Germany will be 3M Deutschland GmbH, ABS Safety GmbH, AST GmbH, Denios AG, Dräger Safety AG, Düperthal Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG,  Magdeburg-Stendal University with its VRsafe Project, innogy SE, Linde Material Handling GmbH, Lunative Laboratories GmbH, MSA Deutschland GmbH, Scaffeye GbR, scs shoe commerce GmbH, uvex Arbeitsschutz GmbH and Quentic GmbH. The Route will also stop at Cosanta BV from the Netherlands, Sioen N.V. from Belgium and Lakeland Industries Europe Ltd. from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On show will be smart solutions for personal protection such as interactive workwear, digital assembly and maintenance documentation for fall protection, connected gas detection technologies, Apps for managing dangerous substances and VR training applications. 

“Digitalization of Health” is the motto of Highlight Route No. 2, going to six renowned A+A exhibitors from the area “Health at Work” in Halls 4 and 10. The “Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.”, Fraunhofer IPA, Iturri Group S.A., MTM Association e.V. and Universal Robots Germany GmbH from Germany as well as Contour Design Nordic A/S from Denmark will present new ideas for workplace structures. On display will be concepts for ergonomic working at mobile workstations and for heavy physical labor support as well as the practical use of collaborating robots (Cobots) and exoskeletons. 

New: The International A+A START-UP ZONE

At the new A+A START-UP ZONE in Hall 10, 15 start-ups with an annual revenue not exceeding EUR five million and less than 20 employees. International newcomers Cosanta BV from the Netherlands, Haven Technologies UK Ltd. from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Inovatyviu procesu sprendimai from Lithuania, Iterate Labs Inc. from the U.S., BHPVR sp. z.o.o. and Rock Master Spólka z.o.o. from Poland as well as Suhyuntech Co. Ltd. from South Korea will present their innovative ideas. From Germany, the start-ups BGM Solutions Gesellschaft für ganzheitliches Gesundheitsmanagement mbH, Lunative Laboratories GmbH, Lawpilots GmbH, ONEASME GmbH, R.O.E. GmbH, scs shoe commerce GmbH and YYM Media Solutions GmbH as well as the Magdeburg-Stendal University with its project VRsafe will take part. Exhibits will include web-based software for occupational safety and corporate health management, VR applications in fire protection, App-based management of dangerous goods, body-scan services for the digital determination of body measurements and sizes, a vertical-horizontal fall protection system as well as a digital care and sourcing platform for Personal Protective Equipment. 

“kommmitmensch Film & Media Festival at A+A 2019”:

In Hall 10 the “kommmitmensch Film & Media Festival” will provide a forum for media productions about the topic of occupational safety for the first time at A+A 2019. Visitors can get insights at roundtable discussions and learn how to make effective use of films highlighting prevention themes. As part of the media workshop they can produce their own video messages with the help of professional cameramen. In these film workshops a green box, camera and editing suite are available for 30-minute slots each.

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