End of the exhibition sparks excitement for next year

Press release

Fulda, 21/05/2024

End of the exhibition sparks excitement for next year

Summary: A total of 30,308 trade visitors from 50 countries attended the international leading exhibition for rescue and mobility in Fulda. Over three days, RETTmobil captivated the professional audience with its 483 exhibitors.

The international leading exhibition is renowned for presenting the latest innovations and technologies in the industry, and 2024 was no exception. The exhibition showcased state-of-the-art equipment, innovative vehicles, and advanced rescue techniques, offering a glimpse into the future of rescue services.

Beyond showcasing the newest products and technologies, RETTmobil also focused on the exchange among professionals. The exhibition is the ideal platform for networking and establishing new contacts. Rescue workers from various countries and organizations could share their experiences and learn from each other.

The feedback from numerous exhibitors was similar. Many reported in-depth discussions with experienced users and promising negotiations with decision-makers. Some substantial deals were made, as some manufacturers revealed confidentially. RETTmobil has become a fixture in the calendar of many international rescue industry firms. Companies from Eastern Europe meet delegations from Central Asia in Fulda to do business together. “Examples like these prove that RETTmobil has truly established itself as the international leading exhibition for rescue and mobility”, says Exhibition Director Manfred Hommel with pride.

The event’s high standing is evident from its repeated use as a platform for public events. This year, for example, the vehicle handover of an INEOS Grenadier from System Strobel GmbH & Co. KG to the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe took place on the fairgrounds. The company Volkland presented its “Mobile Doctor’s Office” in the presence of many media representatives. The HSD Hochschule Döpfer also chose RETTmobil as the stage to publicly announce its cooperation with the Hire a Doctor Group and ceremoniously hand over the partnership certificate.

Almost all the events in the professional program were fully booked. Tickets for the thematic and practical workshops were no longer available well before the start of the exhibition. Last-minute participants could only hope for a few remaining tickets for the medical-rescue training sessions. “With the events surrounding the aspect of ‘Ultrasound in Rescue Services’, we apparently struck a chord”, says Exhibition Manager Sandra Hommel-Liebich. It was also noticeable that various exhibitors recognized prehospital emergency sonography as a promising topic and included suitable products or training in their programs.

Looking ahead to RETTmobil next year already brings excitement. The spectacular winch exercise with the Johanniter Air Rescue, for instance, is not expected to be a one-off event. The organizers are considering which scenarios and specialist services could be showcased at the next RETTmobil. There is no shortage of ideas. And the majority of exhibitors have already committed to returning in 2025.

“Of course, we are pleased with the great response, and the numerous feedback shows that we are on the right track”, summarizes Exhibition Director Manfred Hommel. “RETTmobil is and remains the exhibition for the entire rescue sector, with an interface to the fire department. Just as the rescue service operates outside the exhibition gates. That’s our trademark, and we will stick to it”, promises Hommel.

With a spectacular parade, the so-called “Abhupen”, the blue light family says goodbye to the fairgrounds in Fulda. But only for a while: planning for RETTmobil 2025 is already underway. The 23rd edition of the leading exhibition will take place from May 14 to 16, 2025 (Wednesday to Friday) in Fulda.



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