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INTERSCHUTZ

INTERSCHUTZ

Hannover ,Germany
Industry
Industry:
Safety, Security, Risk Management, Defense, Fire Protection
Organizer
Organizer :
Deutsche Messe AG
Event website
Event website :
INTERSCHUTZ
Frequency
Frequency:
5 years

COVID-19 venue and event updates 

The edition will consist of a live exhibition between 01.06.2026 and 06.06.2026. It will occur at Hannover Fairground in Hanover, Germany. The country does not have national or travel restrictions, at present, therefore it is not necessary to adhere to protocols such as the 3G entry policy.

Introduction

Hannover Fairground is the hosting location of the quinquennial Interschutz. It is an important trade fair for the safety and security industry that takes place every five years. The trade show is a central platform that promotes networking and gaining recognition. It is also among the main presentation stages for the latest industry innovations. Interschutz additionally serves as the main meeting and education location for many specialists. Such include fire fighting, civil protection, rescue, safety as well as security professionals. Interschutz fulfils such a role by allowing specialists to expand their knowledge. 

What is Interschutz's Business Profile?

Attendees from a variety of security industry sectors take part in Interschutz. The attending sectors include fire fighting, security, safety, civil protection and rescue services. Professionals that represent these industry branches include: 

  • Universities, colleges, vocational schools, training and educational centres

  • Fire marshals, lookouts, safety officers, inspectors.

  • Emergency rescue and rescue service professionals

  • Security system installers, maintenance staff, operators, consultants, managers, and officers

  • Fire management service staff

  • Chief security officers

  • Rescue/emergency/first-aid/paramedical equipment distributors or manufacturers

  • Building planners and architects

  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

  • Safety supervisors, coordinators, managers, officers, advisors, specialists, and consultants

  • Representatives of government departments and municipalities

  • Professional, voluntary, corporate/facility work, airport, port, armed forces firefighters

  • Corporate security analysts and managers

  • Public safety telecommunication experts and operators

  • Security Advisors 

  • Fire investigators

Interschutz receives as visitors or exhibitors representatives from many associations. Such include the German Fire Service Association and the German Fire Protection Association. The trade show additionally attracts representatives of various educational institutions. Among them is the Johanniter Academy. Companies that tend to visit the fair include the American Pacific Corporation.

Event Highlights

Interschutz is a trade fair that promotes the completion of several important goals. It allows professionals to better their skills and expand their field of expertise. Furthermore, the trade show enables such specialists to conduct business onsite. Additionally, attendees can overview the various industry sectors that visit the fair. Interschutz also promotes networking, thus allowing participants to form and maintain business connections. Furthermore, attendees can gain recognition. 

Interschutz features a comprehensive and diverse support programme. It is a trade fair whose editions feature a central theme or motto. For instance, the 2022 leading theme is “Teams, tactics, and technology — linked for rescue and protection”. The central theme determines the topics discussed and displayed during the event. It also tends to influence several of the sub-events featured in the schedule. Among them are the special shows, exhibition areas, and guided tours. For instance, the 2022 motto focus on connectedness, digitalisation and collaboration. It affects the exhibition, some guided tours as well as the special show area. During the event, attendees can overview products related to the central theme. Such include the latest digitalisation applications and organisation collaboration challenge solutions. 

The comprehensive exhibition is among the leading sub-events in the support programme. It is an event that enables professionals to complete several important goals. These include closing important deals, networking, and gaining recognition. This is due to the exposition serving as a presentation stage for many organisations. Such include leading enterprises and start-ups. During the exhibition, attendees can examine a variety of wares and discuss business. This allows such professionals to gain recognition as well as form potential partnerships. Furthermore, it enables attendees to learn about the latest industry developments and innovations. This includes novel solutions related to civil protection, rescue service, security, and firefighting. The exhibition features exhibition themes, with each featuring at least three sub-themes. The themes are:

  • Rescue Services
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Fighting
  • Communications & Control Centre Solutions
  • Protective Equipment
  • Civil Protection

Attendees can find each of the exhibition themes in a different location. This includes a single or group of halls. Such a distribution ensures that attendees can find the products that interest them. For instance, rescue services can examine the latest rescue wares in halls 17 and 26. This includes hydraulic rescue tools, emergency vehicle equipment, and cutting tools. They also feature wares such as generators and hi-lift jacks. The sub-themes include “Vehicles and their equipment”. Furthermore, they feature the sub-theme “Rescue, emergency, first-aid, and (para)medical equipment”. They also include “Associations, organisations, and service businesses”.

Halls 12 and 13 are the location for the Fire Prevention exhibition theme. The theme is the presentation stage for fire prevention solutions. This includes fire suppression systems as well as detection products. Two sub-themes comprise Fire Prevention. These include “Structural engineering, technical fire and building protection”. They also include “Associations, organisations, and service businesses”. Fire Fighting is available in halls11, 12, 13, and 27. The theme is also available in pavilions 32 to 35. It focuses on products related to active fire fighting. This includes R&D solutions, software, hardware, and firefighter equipment. Among the displayed R&D solutions are the latest digital technologies. Among the included sub-themes are “Vehicles and their equipment”. they addtionally feature the sub-thematic “Service companies, associations, organisations”. It also incorporates “Workshop and fire station equipment”. Furthermore, it includes “Technology and agents for extinguishing fires”.

The Communication & Control Centre Solutions theme is available in hall 16. The exhibition is the presentation zone for the control station and security equipment products. The theme features seven sub-themes. These include “Information and organisation systems” and “Personal protective equipment (PPE)”. It additionally features the sub-thematics “Hardware and software” and “Measuring and detection apparatus”. Furthermore, the sub-themes include “Security equipment, control station and signalling technology”. The Communication theme also contains the “Mechanical security technology” sub-theme. Additionally, it incorporates “Equipment for surveillance and control”.

Halls 11, 14 and 15 are the showcase location for the Protective Equipment theme. The topic is the main presentation stage for fire/civil protection PPE. It is also the location for innovations such as smart textiles. Such include bettering protection qualities and increasing performance efficiency. The theme overlaps with the Communication and Fire Fighting topics. This is due to two of the sub-themes being identical. The sub-thematics featured in Protective Equipment include “Personal protective equipment”. they also feature “Measuring and detection apparatus”. They additionally incorporate the sub thematic “Fire station and workshop equipment”. The “Associations, organisations, service providers” is also among the included sub-themes.

Hall 17 is the location of the Civil Protection exhibition theme. The topic is the presentation stage for the newest disaster management mobilisation solutions. Among the displayed solutions are disaster relief equipment and emergency products. Among the disaster equipment wares are survival tools, and emergency nutrition/hydration rations. One of the sub-themes included in the theme is “Vehicles and their equipment”.  “Associations, organisations, and service businesses” is also among the included sub-themes. Furthermore, among the sub-thematics is “Equipment for technical support and disaster relief”.

Often, the exhibition theme areas feature their support programmes. This allows attendees to complete several goals during their visits. Such include expanding their networks, gaining recognition and furthering their specialist knowledge. Furthermore, the support programmes allow them to better their professional skills. Among the areas that have support programmes is the Civil Protection area. It features two sub-events, with one of them being the Civil Protection Symposium. The other sub-event is the Summit for Civil Protection and Rescue Services. The Civil Protection Symposium is a sub-event that occurs for two days. It is an international conference consisting of various presentations and sessions. The seminars take place between 10 am and 12:30 pm on both days. Each of the Symposium’s editions features a central theme. For example, Transcending Borders is the central theme of the 2022 edition. It incorporates topics such as cross-border disaster relief cooperation. It also features the subject of extreme weather condition management. Before the lectures for the day begin, attendees can take part in a shared lunch. During the sub-event, delegates can meet civil protection company representatives. Such include industry-related services, vehicles, and technology providers. During the lunch, attendees discuss a variety of topics. Such include cross-border disaster cooperation as well as civil protection challenges. The Symposium can be invaluable for aid organisation decision-makers and public-sector authority leaders. The reason is that the event can provide them with information about the latest challenges. 

Several types of professional delegates attend the Summit for Civil Protection. The delegates that attend include disaster planners, civil protection experts, and medical rescuers. Such professionals attend the Summit to gain recognition and network. Attendees can achieve recognition at the Summit by attending as speakers. At the sub-event, professionals can learn the latest information about five topics. Such include integrated risk management and rescue vehicle standards. It also includes resilience training of critical situation relief units. Attendees can furthermore learn about emergency vehicle decontamination and training-purpose VR simulation developments. Each of the sessions and presentations takes place in English or German. 

The Fire Fighting exhibition theme features three sub-events. They include live demonstrations at the Demonstration Site and the Partner Country Days. They also feature the German Firefighting Convention. Professional firefighters and rescuers can hone their skills at the Demonstration Site. It is an open-air location where attendees can observe demonstrations of various scenarios. Firefighting and presentations about rescue services are among the presented scenarios. The shows take place on each event day between 10 am and 6 pm. The Demonstration Site is situated north of hall 26. The Partner Country Days show how various countries handle rescue and firefighting operations. Each Country Day shows how a specific country organises firefighting and rescue operations. One of the Days, for example, features Germany demonstrating forest fire extinguishing. Another of the Days showcases how Switzerland handle rescue service organisation. The German Firefighting Convention is a leading sub-event for German fire departments. It consists of a series of micro-events that focus on various topics. Civic engagement, youth, and Central European cooperation are discussed during the Convention. Educational presentations and lectures are among the micro-events featured in the program. The German Firefighting Convention also hosts two different types of delegates. These include government policymakers and firefighters. Such delegates can network and discuss potential policy changes during the Convention.

As part of its support program, Interschutz hosts several competitions. These allow professionals to hone their skills while also competing for recognition. Among hosted competitions are the FireFit European Championships and the S-Gard Safety Tour. It also includes the Holmatro Rescue Challenge. The FireFit European Championships are one of the most important competitions for firefighters. The championships test firefighters' mental abilities, fitness, strength, and speed. The FireFit Championships are held on all six event days. The hostings take place between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. The open-air area in front of the East Entrance stairs serves as the hosting location. Attendees can observe the qualification tests during the first four event days. These determine who will compete in the finals, which take place in the last two days. Each of the hosting days features a medal ceremony that honours the winners. Three formats are available for firefighters seeking to take part. These include relay team, individual, and tandem. Five trials determine the most skilled firefighters. This includes Hose Hoist and Stair Descent, as well as Victim Rescue. It also includes Forcible Entry, Run and Hose Advance, and Stair Climb. 

The S-Gard Safety Tour can be invaluable to certain professional attendees. Such include professional firefighters, rescue teams, and emergency medical personnel. The reason is that the Tour grants them the opportunity to improve their skills. The Safety Tour is a real-life scenario-based training program. Every scenario includes a setting that is as realistic as possible. Participants can take part by forming an eight-person team and competing against others. The S-Gard Tour takes place twice per day during Interschutz. For firefighters, the morning event format can be quite helpful. Rescue workers and firefighters can hone their skills during the afternoon. To attend the S-Gard Tour, participants need to complete several requirements. These include firefighters and rescue personnel having a completed professional training course. Also, rescue staff must carry gloves, shoes, and a helmet. Furthermore, firefighters must have a valid G 26.3 examination document. The event programme for the morning includes handling hazardous substance leaks. It furthermore features rescuing trapped victims using hydraulic equipment. Furthermore, among the scenarios is handling foam contamination alarms and post-respiratory rescue sequences. How to open doors and windows during hazardous building entrapment is also featured. The afternoon schedule features rescuing a person with severe burns. Furthermore, it incorporates extricating a child from a sandpit or a person from under a bus.

Attendees can also improve their skills by participating in the Holmatro Rescue Challenge. It features 29 teams competing to extricate a trapped person from a car in 20 minutes. Each of the 29 teams is examined by an expert panel of international experts. A prize is awarded to the three most successful teams. The total value of the prizes is 50 000 euros. Each team will be given instructions on how to use the provided equipment before they begin. They will also be given instructions on how to free imprisoned people.

Interschutz quite often features special events and exhibits that reflect current trends. The Digitalisation & Transformation Special Show is an example of such an event. It features the most up-to-date innovations and developments in the digitalisation megatrend. Attendees can examine collaboration-improving wares in the security sector during the Special Show. A series of sub-events are also included in the Special Show. Among them are the “Smart Public Safety Hub”, “Future trends in public safety” and “Spread the Word Lounge”.

The Safety Hub is where digitalisation innovators, such as start-ups, present their products. Such exhibitors showcase innovations such as seamless data exchange solutions. Future Trends is a sub-event that focuses on education. It shows future technological, social, and organisational trends in civil security. The Spread the Word Lounge is a gathering place for press representatives. Among them are journalists, bloggers, editors, and influencers. The Lounge allows such attendees to host interviews with leading experts and exhibitors. Another one-of-a-kind sub-event that reflects current trends is the Hygiene Sector Get-Together. It focuses on cleaning, decontamination, reusability, and disposal of personal protective equipment.

Interschutz can be invaluable to several types of safety and security industry professionals. Among them are specialists such as:

  • Universities, colleges, vocational schools, training and educational centres

  • Fire marshals, lookouts, safety officers, inspectors.

  • Emergency rescue and rescue service professionals

  • Security system installers, maintenance staff, operators, consultants, managers, and officers

  • Fire management service staff

  • Chief security officers

  • Rescue/emergency/first-aid/paramedical equipment distributors or manufacturers

  • Building planners and architects

  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

  • Safety supervisors, coordinators, managers, officers, advisors, specialists, and consultants

  • Representatives of government departments and municipalities

  • Professional, voluntary, corporate/facility work, airport, port, armed forces firefighters

  • Corporate security analysts and managers

  • Public safety telecommunication experts and operators

  • Security Advisors

  • Fire investigators

Start-ups should consider taking part in the exhibition. Aspiring professionals should opt for the competitions. 

Logistics

Every five years, Interschutz takes place at the Hannover Fairground for six days. The visiting hours for both visitors and exhibitors are between 9 am to 6 pm. Deutsche Messe AG collaborates with several partners in organising the event. Among them are leading associations such as the German Fire Brigade Association.

The Hannover Fairground is a renowned exhibition centre with a convenient location. It is near the airport terminal as well as the central railway station. As a result, you can save time when travelling via public transport to the event centre. For example, you can reach the site by bus or metro in 60 minutes from Hannover Airport. Also, via bus, you can arrive at the exhibition centre from the central station in 40 minutes. You can furthermore rent a car or take a taxi from the main transportation hubs to arrive at the site. The travel time will be 30 minutes in such instances. Local communities such as Pattensen are also close to the Hannover Fairground. By train, for example, you can reach the venue in 30 minutes from Hildesheim. The bus commuting time from Pattensen to the site will be 43 minutes.

Hannover is a large metropolis with a well-developed public transportation system. The network includes various bus, train, and metro lines. As a result, you can save time while travelling within the city and its surroundings. For example, the train commuting time from the airport to the city centre is 17 minutes. Also, the train commuting time from the central station to Herrenhausen is 29 minutes. Hannover is a renowned tourist destination in Germany. Because of its popularity, the city has a broad range of dining and lodging options. For instance, you can select accommodation from a variety of hotels and guest houses. You can also select from a diverse range of hostels and apartments. There are also many available restaurants, bars, cafés, beer gardens, and nightclubs. When considering accommodation districts, opt for areas like Mitte, Herrenhausen and List. Locations such as Nordstadt, Kleefeld, and Sahlkamp are also viable options. 

Audience and statistics

Interschutz receives attendees from around 60 countries including Switzerland, France, India, and Mexico. It also includes nations such as Canada, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. Additionally, countries such as Russia, Australia, Singapore, and Italy attend the fair. Interschutz receives from these nations over 155,000 attendees. For instance, the 2015 edition of the trade show, for instance, included 157,000 visitors. It also included 1500 exhibitors. Attendees of the fair represent the safety and security industry. This includes branches such as:

  • Fire Fighting
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Rescue Services
  • Civil Protection

Affordable hotels near INTERSCHUTZ

Trade Fair Trips Ltd is here to take care of your travel arrangements. This will allow you to focus on preparing for Interschutz. With a variety of excellent hotel offers at competitive rates, you will receive the best hotel prices for INTERSCHUTZ. Location is a crucial component to the success of any business trip, which is why we focus on hotels close to Hannover Fairground. We can help in a variety of other ways as well. This includes placing reservations on meeting facilities and handling show booth installations.

Past Editions 

2015 Edition

Interschutz 2015 took place at the Hannover Fairground as a live exhibition. The edition set a new attendance record for the trade fair. This is due to the fair attracting around 1500 exhibitors and 157,000 visitors. Among the sub-events that drew attendees were the Holmatro Rescue Challenge. 

2022 Edition

Several changes took place as part of Interschutz 2022. These included the format of the event being hybrid. The edition consisted of a face-to-face expo and a digital platform. The expo occurred at Hannover Fairground. The motto was “Teams, tactics, and technology — linked for rescue and protection”. As part of the adage, the exhibition featured the latest digital solutions. The edition was held between 20.06.2022 and 25.06.2022. It was attended by 85,000 visitors from 61 countries. The nations with the highest visitor percentage were Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The visitors examined the innovative wares of more than 1,300 exhibitors from over 50 countries. They presented more than 2,600 products.

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How to get to INTERSCHUTZ
On foot
On foot:

from Hbf ~35 min with a bike

1h 20 min bike ride

By car
By car:

From Haptbahnhof there are ony 20 to 30 min with a car

From Hannover Aiport via A2 for 30 min 

By public transport
By public transport:

From Hbf - S4 to Messe Hanover/Laatzen for 23 min OR take U1, U2 or U8 for 30 to 40 min

From Hannover Aiport take S5 to Hbf and then U8 to Hannover, Messe/Nord (1h 10 min)

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