A+A 2025
Mark your calendar and get ready for the world's largest event for safety and health at work.
November 4-7, 2025, Dusseldorf.

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A+A 2023 – The World’s Biggest Event for Safety and Health at Work

A+A is the world’s largest trade fair for safety, security and health at work. The 38th edition of event will be held in a hybrid format at Messe Düsseldorf from October 24-27. A+A 2021 attracted 1,204 exhibitors from 56 countries and 25,000 trade visitors from Germany and all over Europe compared to 2,121 exhibitors from 63 countries in 2019. From wearable exoskeletons that support workers executing physically demanding tasks, to high-utility and fashion workwear, to personal protective equipment, the topics covered by this year’s A+A were as current as ever.

A+A takes place in Düsseldorf every two years. It is complemented by the International Congress for Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf and the German Federal Association of Occupational Safety and Health (BASI). Together, the two events cover all aspects of a holistic workplace injury prevention culture, ranging from occupational safety and health procedures to workplace design and operational risk management.

The specific focus of this year’s congress was on Work 4.0, the potential of digitalization and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), the continuation of work during a pandemic, and the implementation of Vision Zero. Other topics include mobile work, OSH in international supply chains, sustainability in OSH, and the future of work in Europe and worldwide.

Exhibitor Support Program (ESP)

The U.S. Commercial Service plans to be present to work with a select number of virtual U.S. participants at the A+A. Through the ESP, we will be able to provide you with a variety of services, including market research, assistance in connecting with suitable business partners and other customized services, all tailored to the current ongoing situation which prohibits travel from the U.S. to EU Member States, including Germany, in all but a few narrow exceptions. This may change throughout the year. Please note, however, that this year’s program is affected by other hybrid events in October and November. Therefore, ESP participation is limited to 3 companies, while the general promotion campaign covers all U.S. exhibitors. The ESP includes the following elements:

  • Focused email promotion of U.S. exhibitors to local contacts in the aerospace industry in Germany (FREE)
  • Virtual counseling, market research, and interpreting assistance (FREE)
  • Company and products listing on our international buyer-targeted A+A promotion page (FREE)

Your U.S. Commercial Service Contact

At the show, aerospace specialist Moritz Holst will be working the floor on behalf of the U.S. participants on two days of the show. To request additional support leading up to the A+A, or to receive advice on the German market, please contact U.S. Commercial Service aerospace specialist for Germany:

Moritz von Holst
U.S. Commercial Service Munich
Phone: +49 (89) 2888-754
Email: moritz.holst@trade.gov

For more information on the A+A please visit the organizer’s website https://www.aplusa-online.com.

*Note on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Both the U.S. Commercial Service and IPM are proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. Please see our guidelines about IPR at Trade Fairs in Germany on our website. It shows how exhibitors can be supported on this very important subject. Also see information about the Commerce Department’s Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP!) and the State Department’s Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE).