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INTERSCHUTZ is the world’s leading trade fair for the fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security. It is a magnet for companies from all around the world seeking to develop new markets for their solutions. It’s also the go-to show for pros wanting to learn about the latest innovations and share expertise with their international peers. INTERSCHUTZ is in a class of its own internationally when it comes to the quality and number of visitors and exhibitors it attracts.

Event Type:
Trade Show/Exhibition
Jun. 15-20, 2020
Hannover Exhibition Grounds
Hannover , Germany

Staged over six days, INTERSCHUTZ features eye-catching exhibitions and engaging forums on the many aspects of fire fighting, rescue services, civil protection and safety and security.

Civil Protection

Disaster management mobilizations pose major logistical as well as technical challenges. Solutions for meeting those challenges – everything from Tents for stay, accommodation or

Fire Fighting

Fire brigades from around the globe are faced with an ever-changing set of catastrophic scenarios. Major emergencies caused by natural disasters and climate change require closer

Communications & Control Center Solutions

Increasing urban densification and continuously changing operational scenarios demand innovative digital solutions and seamless cooperation between all players involved. Within the new Digitization & Transformation ...

Rescue Services

The rescue services are faced with a number of new challenges and developments, not least demographic change, telemedicine, a skills shortage, and large-scale catastrophic incidents. They are under constant ...

Protective Equipment

The requirements for personal protective equipment are becoming more and more individual. From smart textiles to integrated communication solutions for fire protection, rescue services and civil protection, ...

Fire Prevention

Modern building designs, bigger dimensions and densely built-up areas are leading to new requirements for preventive fire protection. INTERSCHUTZ covers all the relevant areas, from planning to implementation. ...

INTERSCHUTZ 2020 is dedicated to the connected world of safety, protection and rescue. Connected by innovative digital technologies and by networks of collaboration across multiple organizations and institutions.INTERSCHUTZ-2020-Key-Visual-Gruppe

“Teams, Tactics, Technology – Connected for Protection and Rescue.” That’s the 2020 lead theme for INTERSCHUTZ, the world’s leading trade fair for the fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security. It focuses on two key aspects of connectedness that are shaping the sector: the use of innovative digital solutions and increased collaboration among stakeholder organizations and institutions.

Digitization affects everyone

The world as we know it is changing rapidly as a result of the ongoing digitization of all aspects of our lives. The Internet, mobile communications and, increasingly, the Internet of Things are fundamentally transforming how we live and work, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Needless to say, this megatrend is bringing major change to the organizations, institutions and collaborative networks that make up the world’s fire, rescue, disaster relief, civil protection and safety services.

New technologies are opening up myriad new preventive options and ways of coping with crises and hazards. Everything that happens generates data, which can be captured and cross-matched in vast quantities and used to develop key insights and analyze alternative courses of action for a whole range of requirements and situations. This is all made possible by advanced IT and communications technology, which is making data collection and sharing both more powerful and more streamlined.

Big challenges ahead

However, these new technology capabilities are just part of the picture. They need to be deployed in a well-coordinated, appropriate fashion. They also need to be human-centric, because the fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security are all about people. That is not to say that the tasks faced by people and organizations who serve in emergency and hazard situations are not changing. They are. But digitization is only one of the causes of the change. Others include growing urban density, budgetary constraints and new and more complex hazard situations.

Today’s challenges are considerable: terrorist acts, major man-made and natural disasters, unplanned failures of vital infrastructure and unprecedented refugee streams all require the collaboration of more and more highly-trained specialists.

Connection and integration

Amid these challenges, modern software and data processing infrastructure make a big difference to government agencies, fire departments, rescue services and aid agencies in the field. One thing that is standing in the way of making these technology solutions even more useful in the field is a lack of unified standards. At the moment, different agencies and organizations have different technology systems that don't always ‘talk’ to each other very effectively. Similar things can be said of the different people, policies and organizational structures involved. In short, what inter-disciplinary and inter-organizational emergency responses need is connection, integration and interfaces – between people and between technologies.

Of course, increased interconnectedness and integration goes hand in hand with increased dependence on technology infrastructures, which can make societies more prone to instability and crisis. If this is so, then what is the best way to enable societies to deal with modern crisis situations? These are among the questions that will be addressed in depth at INTERSCHUTZ 2020. Part of the answer is to raise public awareness of the potential threats and implement resilience-enhancing measures.

The other part relates to connection and integration. The individuals and organizations involved in emergency management and disaster relief need to work together in a connected, integrated fashion both before and during crises. Integrated communication is a key part of this. In crisis and emergency situations, it is no use the organizations involved having the latest technology solutions if they can’t communicate with each other effectively or if they have incompatible organizational structures.

How does urbanisation affect development in the protection and rescue sector? What challenges do new hazards pose for fire brigades and rescue services? Does demographic development have an impact on future deployment planning? We can use all disciplines of digitization? These and many other questions will be addressed in several focal points in Hall 16.

  • Exhibition

    We will consider realistic concrete scenarios in which innovative solutions and technology could be meaningfully applied.

  • Smart Public Safety Hub

    Exhibitors come together under one roof to present different scenarios in which interdisciplinary applications are collaboratively deployed: seamless data exchange and networked systems afford an insight into the exciting future of collaboration.

  • Future Trends in Public Safety

    This special display offers insights into technological, organizational and social mega trends and their impact on public safety.

  • Forum 'Digitalization'

    Debates, discussions and dia- logue on current and future challenges and opportunities, complemented by interactive sessions.

  • Spread the Word – Lounge

    A hotspot for bloggers, influencers, editors and press spokesperson. A place for networking, interviews and taking a look behind the scenes.

  • Demo Area

    A special area for demos and presentations. A chance to showcase solutions and equipment – for discussions, trying out the exhibits and a place of discovery.

German Fire Service Day

An international conference highlighting the future, attended by Germany’s federal president and featuring expert presentations and networking opportunities – this is what the 29th German Fire Service ...

Blue Light Mile

On the Blue Light Mile 2020, experts from the fire brigade and rescue services give tips on how to behave in emergency situations or when it comes to life and death.

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