On Saturday, 13 June, the gates closed on what proved to be a record-breaking INTERSCHUTZ, as the world's flagship exhibition and networking hub for the fire prevention, disaster relief & safety/security community.
The six-day show attracted an enthusiastic audience of around 157,000 visitors from around the world, with the highest number of foreign visitors coming from Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
The event also received top marks with regard to the high caliber of its trade audience, particularly from the rescue and disaster relief sectors as well as the safety and security segment, whose ratio was up by more than 30 percent.
Approximately 1,500 exhibitors from 51 nations were in Hannover to showcase their products and services – an all-time high. Apart from the host nation of Germany, the majority of exhibitors came from China, Italy and the United States. The exhibition ended up being the biggest INTERSCHUTZ ever in terms of attendance and the amount of space booked.