Hannover. How does France organize its rescue services? What does civil defense look like in Italy? And what are the techniques and tactics used by American firefighters to combat forest fires? The answers to these and other questions will be provided at the upcoming INTERSCHUTZ trade fair, which runs from 15 to 20 June 2020 in Hanover, Germany. On three dedicated days of the six-day show, individual countries will be in the spotlight – France on Tuesday, Italy on Wednesday and the United States on Thursday.

"As the world's leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety/security, INTERSCHUTZ is the perfect place to think outside the box and learn from the experiences of others," says Martin Folkerts, INTERSCHUTZ project manager for the Deutsche Messe team. "The challenges for rescuers around the world are similar. Our Partner Country Days are dedicated to promoting international networking and reaffirming a cross-border sense of community."

At INTERSCHUTZ, companies from around the globe will showcase their vehicles, equipment and technologies for protection and rescue services in a quest to conquer new markets. Visitors from Germany and abroad will find new ideas and technological innovations at INTERSCHUTZ, where they can share their experience with others and generate new leads. In 2015, some 800 out of approximately 1500 exhibitors came from abroad, with visitor attendance of more than 21,000 stemming from outside Germany. And international journalists also showed keen interest in INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 200 foreign journalists having made the trip to the Hannover Exhibition Center in 2015.

High-ranking visitor delegations from the respective featured nations are expected to attend the 2020 Partner Country Days. In addition, special activities are planned at group pavilions from the German federal states as well as on the open-air demonstration site. The three countries will also play an important role at INTERSCHUTZ conferences and forums. Trade fair attendees will be informed about all the various activities on all the different INTERSCHUTZ channels. And the trade fair catering service will also have a special culinary focus on each of the Partner Country Days.


INTERSCHUTZ is the world's leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety/security, with the next edition taking place from 15 to 20 June 2020 in Hannover, Germany. Falling under four main categories, the products and services on display at INTERSCHUTZ include equipment for technical assistance and disaster control, fire station equipment, fire protection and extinguishing technology, vehicles and vehicle equipment, information and organization technology, medical equipment, medical supplies, control center technology and personal protective equipment. INTERSCHUTZ is outstanding in international comparison, both in terms of the quantity and quality of exhibitors and attendees, consisting of the partner associations DFV, vfdb and VDMA, exhibiting enterprises, non-commercial exhibitors such as fire brigades, rescue services, technical emergency services and disaster control organizations, plus attendees from professional and voluntary fire brigades, plant fire brigades, rescue services and disaster control units. In 2015 more than 150,000 visitors attended INTERSCHUTZ in Hannover. The number of exhibitors was around 1,500. The two networked sister events – REAS in Italy and AFAC in Australia, both powered by INTERSCHUTZ – serve to strengthen the international significance of the INTERSCHUTZ exhibition brand.