The trade fair


18/19 October 2019


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Koelnmesse, Hall 4.2


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Messeplatz 1,
50679 Köln,  Germany
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Event organizer

C. Maurer Fachmedien GmbH & Co.KG


Conceptual institution

Zentralverband Orthopädieschuhtechnik (ZVOS)

(Central Association for Orthopedic Shoe Technology)

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Exhibition and Congress space
9.000 m² 
Expected exhibitiors
170 companies from 10 countries
Expected visitors
4,000 visitors from 40 countries (orthopedic shoe technology, orthopedic technology, industry and trade)

Congress, seminars and forum

2 days of top-class specialized program, bookable on a daily basis
1 to 1.5 hours, very practice-oriented seminars, bookable individually
Industrial lectures within the trade fair hall, free for visitors


Statistic of Visitors*

84 Percent of the visitors work in the traditional health trade professions such as orthopaedic footwear technologies,
pedorthists or paramedical houses.
Therefore it is the leading trade fair for the orthopaedic footwear business market.

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87 Percent of the visitors from 2015 came from Germany. This shows the importance of the German market for
the orthopaedic shoe technology business and proves the high significance of the fair for the German market.
The visitors according to their nationality split up as follows:

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Statistic of exhibitors

165 Exhibitors from more than 10 countries represented the orthopaedic shoe industry on an area of 8.250 m².
Nearly 20 percent of the exhibitors arrived from abroad. This shows the international relevance of this fair.

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 *Source: visitors inquiry ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK fair, Cologne 2015

Target groups

The ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK is the only specialized trade fair for the orthopedic shoe technology industry in Europe. The trade fair, the congress and the seminars are aimed at the owners of orthopedic shoe technological companies and at their staff, at schools and junior employees as well as at manufacturers and dealers from this area.

The ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK also offers a high-class program for the neighbouring professional groups around the foot, such as orthopedic technicians, podiatrists, medical suppliers, comfort shoe retailers as well as specialized physicians and scientists from orthopedics.


Focus areas of the exhibition

The spectrum of the exhibition of the trade fair is as varied as the industry itself and offers a market over- view for the visitor that is unique in Europe.

The ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK shows the entire broad offer spectrum for orthopedic shoe technology: materials and raw materials, machine equipment and workshop furnishings, new techniques and technologies such as CAD/CAM, aids and appliances such as orthotics, orthoses and compression stockings, products for podiatry and the medical supply stores such as comfort shoes and special shoes.


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