OTWorld 2026

OTWorld 2026

Medical & Pharma Medical Equipment
Leipzig, Germany
19-22 May 2026
Organizer:
Leipziger Messe
Frequency:
2 years
Event website:
OTWorld

The medical aids and equipment sector's most extensive event

OTWorld has been in operation since 1973 and quickly became the go-to international trade fair, which covered innovations and research into treatments and care using modern orthopaedic aids and rehabilitation technology. Currently, it’s rated as the world’s largest and certainly the most important for the sector as a whole, drawing in experts, doctors, and research in great numbers out to Leipzig. In its exhibition halls, one can experience the full breadth of products and solutions – orthopaedics, rehabilitation, equipment for medical services, shop fittings, orthopaedic footwear technology, podiatry, compression therapy, prosthetics, raw materials, healthcare supplies, initial and advanced training and more. Of course, it’s not just the products, but also the expertise at the congress that make OTWorld so significant. It’s now even touching special care aspects during the pandemic. 

OTWorld 2026

The 2026 edition of OTWorld will take place as an in-person event. The 2026 edition is set to take place from 19.05.2026 to 22.05.2026. Messe Leipzig will be the host location for the live event.

Accommodation 

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On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Leipzig/Halle Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

 

By car
By car:

10 mins when travelling from Leipzig/Halle Airport

15 mins when travelling from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)



 

By public transport
By public transport:

55 mins when travelling from Leipzig/Halle Airport

15 mins when travelling from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

 

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Hotels near OTWorld

Hotel Stars Distance to fair City Price
H+ Hotel Leipzig 9.65 Leipzig on request Request
OTWorld 2026 Leipzig Royal International Leipzig 6.5 Leipzig on request Request
Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig 6.8 Leipzig on request Request
LOGINN by ACHAT Leipzig 0.9 Leipzig on request Request
OTWorld 2026 Leipzig Victor's Residenz-Hotel Leipzig 3.3 Leipzig on request Request
OTWorld 2026 Leipzig Ibis Leipzig City 3.6 Leipzig on request Request
OTWorld 2026 Leipzig Hotel de Saxe Leipzig 5.7 Leipzig on request Request
OTWorld 2026 Leipzig Balance Hotel Leipzig Alte Messe 9.5 Leipzig on request Request
OTWorld 2026 Leipzig Vienna House Easy Leipzig 7 Leipzig on request Request
OTWorld 2026 Leipzig ACHAT Comfort Messe Leipzig 3 Leipzig on request Request

OTWorld is the joined venture of confirmed Gesellschaft für Congressmanagement and Messe Leipzig. This major international trade fair occurs once every two years in Leipzig, Germany and editions are often scheduled for early May. Proceedings run out of Messe Leipzig for a total of four days and admissions are open only to professionals in the rehabilitation industry. Working hours are usually from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon, but be sure to get a confirmation closer to the dates. Messe Leipzig has good public transport service, which means you can reach the exhibition grounds in a number of ways. You can catch tram line 16 in the city centre for a scenic commute. Another option is to turn to the regional train (RB) or suburban train (S-Bahn). The S-Bahn even has a line going to Leipzig/-Halle Airport. 

“As the world's leading event this year, OTWorld has once again shown that the entire industry meets in Leipzig. Groundbreaking world premieres, digitalisation and modern technologies inspired the visitors,” – Martin Buhl-Wagner, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Leipzig;

“OTWorld is an overall work of art. Experts from all over the world gather here for four days to improve the global supply of medical aids. I am particularly pleased that at this OTWorld it became clear what is at the heart of our work: people. This is why we learn our trade, train ourselves and exchange ideas with colleagues of all professions,” – Klaus-Jürgen Lotz, President of BIV-OT;

“OTWorld is an excellent platform for a collegial exchange of ideas. The integration of the congress centre into the trade exhibition not only ensures short distances - this exemplary concept creates a relaxed atmosphere for meeting experts on a professional level in order to work together in a concentrated and friendly manner,” – Prof. Dr. Volker Bühren, Congress President

OTWorld has reached its level of success thanks to the sponsorship of the Bundesinnungsverband für Orthopädie-Technik, which is the Federal Association for Orthopedic Technology and a major source for the attending professionals. Editions are quite successful, given the fair’s reputation as the world’s largest and most important meeting place for the sector. Last edition saw more than 570 exhibitors from 43 countries and 21,400 trade visitors from over 90 countries. Roughly two-thirds of all visitors come from overseas. There were also 2500 congress delegates and 320 experts as a party of the conference program. In attendance, you will find orthotists, prosthetics, orthopaedic shoe technicians, podiatrists and chiropodists, rehabilitation technicians, therapists and doctors, as well as engineers and representatives of funding organisations.

OTWorld 2022

The 2022 edition of OTWorld was held as a hybrid trade show. It included a face-to-face trade expo and a complementing digital platform. The live section of the event took place in Leipziger Messe between 10.05.2022 and 12.05.2022. OTWorld 2022 attracted a total of 18,800 trade visitors, with over 6,000 of them attending from a foreign nation. The visitors represented 86 countries, with 51 percent of them being decision-makers. They examined the wares of over 440 exhibitors and attended the conference sessions held by 300 speakers. 90% of attendees thought the edition was a success and plan to attend the 2024 edition, as well as suggest the fair to other professionals.

OTWorld 2024

The 2024 edition of OTWorld took place as a live trade fair. It was hosted between 14.05.2024 and 17.05.2024 in Leipziger Messe. The event was attended by over 570 exhibitors from 42 countries and more than 300 speakers from 30 nations. They were overviewed by 20,400 visitors.

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