At the recent staging of COS+H 2008, 4th China International Occupational Safety & Health Exhibition, over 200 exhibitors showcased their latest products on 139,900 square feet of exhibit space to more than 12,000 trade visitors, said the organization in a press release. As the largest trade fair for its industry in the Asia-Pacific region, COS+H was hosted by the State Administration of Work Safety and the International Labor Organization and was organized by Messe Düsseldorf China and the National Center for International Exchange & Cooperation in Work Safety — with the support of the National Safety Council (USA).

Exhibitors at COS+H 2008 were from 20 countries, including Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the U.S. Over 45% of the exhibitors were internationally renowned companies.

COS+H 2008 visitors included officials from the Administration of Work Safety, the Coal Mine Safety Supervision Organization and from central government companies. In addition, overseas visitor groups organized by Panasonic China and Beijing Benz-Daimler Chrysler Automotive Co., Ltd., Korea, attended the trade show. Attendees from more than 40 domestic organizations and large companies were also present, including representatives from the Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Company, the China Railway Communication Signal Group Corporation, the China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation and the Jiangxi Provincial Nuclear Industrial Geological Bureau.

The concurrently held 4th China International Occupational Safety Forum attracted over 400 participants from more than 33 countries. Other highlights at COS+H 2008 included occupational accident and natural disaster demonstrations, an occupational safety at night exhibit, a special showcase of first aid technologies and a fashion show with occupational safety clothing.

The next staging of COS+H will take place in Beijing in September 2010. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at COS+H 2010, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; Or visit the Web site at