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Nurnberg, Germany
Health Professionals, Medical Equipment and Technologies
Fachausstellungen Heckmann GmbH
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Between 25.04.2023 and 27.04.2023, ALTENPFLEGE's 2023 edition will take place. The event will occur at Messe Essen as a live exhibition. The venue does not have at present Covid-19 safety regulations due to the removal of such guidelines within the State of Bavaria on 02.04.2022. However, participants will be highly encouraged to adhere to recommendations, such as wearing FFP2 safety masks in indoor areas. Also, attendees should note that upon arrival in Germany, they will not be asked to present 3G entry documents. Yet, if their country of departure is a virus area of concern, they will have to quarantine for 14 days. At present, there are no countries with such a designation. 


In Europe, there’s no other trade fair that serves the elderly care sector like ALTENPFLEGE. This international fair first arrived on the scene in 1990 and quickly built itself the reputation of the go-to platform for purchases, networking, and education. ALTENPFLEGE really cares about how the future technologies will transform the industry and visitors come to discover digitalisation and automation solutions like voice-controlled documentation systems, service and interaction robots and innovative activation products. The exhibition space is divided in the following areas – care & therapy, nutrition & housekeeping, space & technology, IT & management, and a special area for start-ups and innovations. The product portfolio is quite extensive as it covers care products, therapeutics, nourishment, garments, housekeeping, building engineering, services, information technology and communication technology. 


ALTENPFLEGE is an annual trade fair, whose editions run towards the end of April and last for three days in total. Admission is given only to professional visitors. What’s unique about the fair is that it rotates host cities between Nuremberg and now Essen, Germany. The change to Essen from Hanover was introduced in 2022 as a way to promote growth for ALTENPFLEGE. Deutsche Messe AG organises the trade fair in partnership with Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG. Be sure to check out the event’s site for more information on working hours closer to the start date. Both exhibition centres are located in highly populated areas and enjoy frequent service from local transport services like buses, the city rail and underground lines. There is always an option to get you to the centre’s entrance from any point in the city. 

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

• If you’re aiming at revolutionising your field, then perhaps your best bet is to sign up for AVENEO – the incredible innovation platform, which showcases what modern thinking can achieve in the field of inpatient and outpatient care for the elderly. It’s the perfect vehicle to present exciting new products, which you can enter in the Start-up Challenge. This event aims to raise the profile of the latest digital solutions. The winners receive a lot of press and interest from buyers and investors. 

• FOCUS fleet creates the necessary space for exhibitors working in mobility to shine. The space is dedicated to special vehicles, additional equipment and digital solutions for route planning. The best part has to be the opportunity to actually get into the vehicle and give it a spin to determine its performance in real conditions. 

Audience & Statistics 

ALTENPFLEGE concentrates the whole elderly care market in Europe and it shows in attendance numbers. Previous live editions have reached a total of 28,000 trade visitors, which is incentive enough for most exhibitors to attend the trade fair. One of the main advantages of the fair is that it rotates between Nuremberg and as of most recently Essen, which guarantees a fresh batch of trade visitors every time. There are usually around 650 exhibitors based mostly in Germany, but slowly the show expands its reach with companies coming from Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, China, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK, South Korea, Portugal, Spain and Finland. ALTENPFLEGE is most popular with decision-makers, specialists, experts, care centres and municipality officials. Skilled workers are also a sizeable group thanks to the education and training programme, which aims to address the labour shortage. 


You have access to the best hotel offers for ALTENPFLEGE with Trade Fair Trips ltd. We’re a well-established provider of accommodation for trade fairs and deliver a fast service. Rely on our large database of hotels, hostels and apartments in both locations, Nuremberg and Essen. Tell us a price range and we’ll send you the most affordable hotel rates. You can always count on Trade Fair Trips ltd to get you a hotel reservation for ALTENPFLEGE that places you near the exhibition grounds. Say goodbye to long commutes! One consultation is all it takes to have you booked and ready for your business trip. Upgrade your hotel services with ease, if you need extra help. Trade Fair Trips ltd can book meeting facilities in your name. Just specify how large the room should be and what A/V equipment you require. Clients also come to us to book a team to build their booth!

Past Editions

Edition 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 edition of ALTENPFLEGE took place in digital format. The event was hosted between 6.07.2021 and 8.07.2021. The edition, which is the first rendition to take place in digital format, was a success according to organisers. This is due to the 24,000 trade visitors that visited the virtual fair to examine the wares of 200 exhibitors, including 40 start-ups. 

Edition 2022

The 2022 edition of ALTENPFLEGE signified the successful return of the trade fair to hosting live editions. The rendition, which took place between 26.04.2022 and 28.04.2022, was held at Messe Essen amidst the absence of strict Covid-19 safety measures. This is due to the country removing its related domestic regulations during the previous weeks. More than 12,000 visitors, around 80% of which had a significant influence on the decision-making process, and over 500 exhibitors attended the event.


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How to get to ALTENPFLEGE
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Nuremberg Airport

1 hr when travelling from the Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By car
By car:

30 mins when travelling from Nuremberg Airport

10 mins when travelling from Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

35 mins when travelling from Nuremberg Airport

20 mins when travelling from Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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