That was the upshot of an INTERSCHUTZ planning meeting held by the German Fire Service Association (DFV), the German Fire Protection Association (vfdb) and the event producers at Deutsche Messe AG. The partners agreed to develop the website into a forum for the latest news and product updates from the corresponding industries. The next edition of the world's flagship fair for fire prevention, disaster relief and safety & security takes place from 15 to 20 June in Hannover.

"This is a unique and dynamic constellation in terms of attendance and the content of the event – not just for the exhibiting industries and the German Engineering Federation VDMA, but also for our dynamic partners at DFV and vfdb. Both of these associations are actively committed to shaping the future of INTERSCHUTZ," declared Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe. "Our objectives include expanding the international reach of INTERSCHUTZ. At the same time, we naturally want to offer an event which tangibly highlights the attractive power of INTERSCHUTZ."

"Planning for INTERSCHUTZ 2020 has gotten off to a very constructive start," reported Dirk Aschenbrenner, President of the vfdb association. "I have no doubt the show will be more than just a carbon copy of the highly successful INTERSCHUTZ 2015 – it will also represent a further advance in doing justice to the requirements of exhibitors and visitors from this dynamic sector."

"There will be an appealing event program which will innovatively hook up with proven technology, made all the more attractive by focusing on a spate of new developments and refinements," stated DFV Vice-president Frank Hachemer, in charge of INTERSCHUTZ at his organization. Parallel to INTERSCHUTZ, DFV is also organizing the 29th German Fire Service Day.

Staged in June 2015, the most recent INTERSCHUTZ, drew some 1,500 exhibitors and 157,000 visitors from around the globe.