After six intensive days, INTERSCHUTZ 2022 wound down to a close on Saturday. Exhibitors, visitors, partners and organizers all had a consistently positive take on the event. In the face of increasing natural disasters and humanitarian crises, it was time – after a seven-year hiatus – to come together again as an industry to develop strategies for the future of civil protection. This was underlined by the high rate of attendance, with 85,000 visitors streaming onto the Hannover exhibition ground
85,000 visitors from 61 nations came to Hannover to keep abreast of the latest wave of industry topics. Apart from Germany, the leading visitor nations included Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
The INTERSCHUTZ team had already announced its plans to donate one euro per visitor to Ukrainian fire service aid, a charity drive organized by the German Fire Service Association (DFV) . "To make it a round sum, we are topping up the amount to 100,000 euros," explained Köckler, as he handed over the donation check.
In addition to the high level of internationality, more than 1,300 exhibitors from over 50 nations praised the quality of the trade fair audience.
The 29th German Fire Service Day of the DFV took place parallel to INTERSCHUTZ 2022, transporting the topic of the fire department from the trade fair to the city center with numerous activities. Hannover's fire chief Dieter Rohrberg explained, "We are thrilled by the great response both to the actions in the city center and at INTERSCHUTZ itself. It was also fascinating to see the technical developments that have taken place since 2015 at INTERSCHUTZ. We are proud that the state capital of Hannover was once again able to host the German Fire Service Day as well as INTERSCHUTZ, making it the 'blue light capital' for an entire week. We are very much looking forward to the next INTERSCHUTZ here in Hannover and can hardly wait until 2026."
The next INTERSCHUTZ will take place in Hannover from 1 to 6 June 2026. To shorten the time until then, Deutsche Messe is planning a number of so-called interim formats for INTERSCHUTZ. As a first step, a new event powered by INTERSCHUTZ will be launched next year. "Einsatzort Zukunft" (Mission Future) is the name of the new format, which will be held from 14 to 17 May 2023, parallel to the vfdb conference, in Münster, Germany.