The trade fair



20/21 October 2023

THE meeting point for pedorthics in Germany and world-wide
The ORTHOÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK is the only trade fair especially designed for the pedorthic industry.
Manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers of the industry can find their ideal platform here to
present their service offering from the area of orthopedic appliances. Since the start in the year 2011 the
number of visitors and exhibitors has continuously risen. The two-day congress with 30 specialized lectures
and almost as many seminars offers a complete overview of pedorthics and decisively invigorates the
advancement of this trade and the linkage to associated working areas.
Thus ORTHOÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK has developed into the most important meeting point for the industry!


Koelnmesse, hall 4.2

Messeplatz 1,
50679 Köln,  Germany

Event organizer

C. Maurer Fachmedien GmbH & Co.KG

 Maurer Fachmedien

Exhibition and Congress space

9.000 m² 

170 companies from 18 countries
5.000 visitors from 40 countries (orthopedic shoe technology, orthopedic technology, industry and trade)
The  ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK  -  International trade fair and congress

If you want to make your company fit for the future, you have to know what is going on in the industry and in which direction the treatment concepts and the technology are evolving. For pedorthic companies the best place to do that is the ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK in Cologne. Nowhere else can you get informed about materials, products, machines, technology and services for pedorthics in such a concentrated and comprehensive way.

In times of digitalization and information research in the Internet, the past four events of “ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK - International trade fair and congress” showed that there is nothing like personal contact and the interchange between people. At the trade fair you do not only meet all suppliers and service providers but also many colleagues with whom you can discuss the novelties and the resulting perspectives.

170 exhibitors used the occasion in 2019 to present themselves in Cologne on 7 960 square meters of exhibition space. They met almost 4000 interested professional visitors that kept them busy in their fair stands. 30 exhibitors from abroad underlined the event’s international emanation. The specialized congress offered once more the possibility for focused further education with 30 specialized lectures and additionally almost 30 seminars. With a special program for apprentices as well as free lectures in the forum, all visitors were offered an interesting program.

The trade fair and the congress were a full success – we have seen many beaming faces among the exhibitors and visitors and we have heard great lectures with excellent speakers. We would like to thank all visitors and exhibitors and of course also our sponsors who made this wonderful event possible: Gold sponsor Bauerfeind and silver sponsors Nora, Darco and Renia, the congress sponsor Springer as well as Paromed, the sponsor of the trade fair app.

Trade fair 2019
In 2019, more than 4000 visitors from 40 countries came to Cologne - mostly orthopaedic shoemakers, but also many representatives from neighboring areas for the medical and technical treatment and care of the foot and the leg:
  • orthopaedic shoemakers
  • podiatrists
  • retailers of medical supplies
  • orthopaedic technicians
  • owners and staff of healthcare facilities
  • staff of health insurance companies
  • medical specialists
  • physical therapists
  • industry and dealers
  • biomechanics
  • sports scientists