The actors for safety and health at work meet at the 37th International A+A Congress from 26th to 29th October 2021: In about 25 series of events, concentrated expertise is imparted and intensively discussed, on site and partly also digitally. Unfortunately, the corona situation and the current entry requirements make it necessary for us to concentrate on essential aspects this time – also in order to offer our speakers and all visitors on site the greatest possible security, says Dr. Christian Felten, Managing Director of Basi (Federal Working Group for Safety and Health at Work). As the organizer of the A+A Congress, Basi works closely with Messe Düsseldorf: The congress ticket is available for 99 euros in the ticket shop of A+A (aplusa.de), the leading international trade fair for safety and health at work. In addition, all interested parties can participate in a selection of congress events via screen. As a further extra, Basi 2022 will offer further and future-oriented online sessions on important A+A topics in 2022 / 2023 together with the fair. Dates and contents will be announced in good time.


After the opening, a top-class and digitally streamed panel discussion about the “new normal” in safety and health at work begins, outlines Basi Managing Director Dr. Christian Felten kicked off the A+A Congress and the world’s leading trade fair. The congress starts with an introduction by Basi chairman Sonja König on the 26th. October 2021 at 10.15 a.m. From 11.30 a.m., the German Occupational Safety and Safety Award for exemplary and creative ideas in this field will be awarded to committed companies and people. Guests include high-ranking representatives of the social partners, science, the Federal Ministry of Labor, the federal states and the chief executives of the German Statutory Accident Insurance (DGUV), Dr. Stefan Hussy. Subsequently, there is the opportunity to exchange ideas with speakers from research and practice, from politics and administration on site and partly also online.


During the congress period, several series of events of the 37th A+A Kongresses 2021 streamed live via the website aplusa.de – there is also a simultaneous English translation. The speakers will be partly on site, partly digitally connected. In parallel, the Basi members are until the 29th. October at the meeting point Safety and Health (TPSG) in Hall 10 of the Düsseldorf exhibition center and look forward to the personal exchange with their guests.


The focus of the 37th A+A Congress focuses on the sustainable occupational safety of the future. The thematic orientation follows the prevention culture of VISION ZERO. It reads: If measures are coordinated, it is possible to completely avoid serious accidents at work and occupational diseases – or to drastically reduce their consequences. Experts from occupational safety provide answers to key questions: What lessons has the pandemic brought with it and how are they further developed? How does the digitization of work affect health and safety? The specialists deal with mask confusion, collaborating robot and assistance systems as well as concepts for enforcing safety and health within global supply chains. In addition, the goals of the Joint German Occupational Safety Strategy (GDA) with its current focus on good work organization for musculoskeletal stress and the safe handling of carcinogenic hazardous substances remain a central component.

Attendance at the event can be recognized as further training for occupational safety specialists and other company actors – thanks to the multitude of topics and the technical depth in their presentation. Presence tickets for the 37th International A+A Congress 2021 costs 99 euros and can be purchased online in the ticket shop of Messe Düsseldorf. They apply on the booked day not only to congress participation, but also to all offers of the A+A world’s leading trade fair.


Corona-related information:

All tickets can be purchased online via the Messe Düsseldorf aplusa.de website. There is no box office on site. Presence tickets are issued dated and are valid for the booked day. There are no season tickets available. A separate ticket must be ordered for each desired presence day. No box offices are opened on site, only service desks. Access to the fair is only possible with advance registration on the A+A website.


The 37th International A+A Congress and the A+A World’s Leading Trade Fair will start from 26th to 29th October 2021. More information is available from the Federal Association for Safety and Health at Work (Basi) at basi.de/aa-kongress with the current congress program or on the homepage of the aplusa.de fair.


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