MORE THAN 4,000 VISITORS CAME TO THE ÖVB ARENA FOR THE RE-START AFTER THE CORONA BREAK
There was a great rush in front of the Bremen ÖVB Arena last Friday. The reason for this was the 13th. LIFE AND DEATH. The congress with accompanying trade fair took place after two years of pandemic-related face-to-face break on Friday and Saturday, 6th and 7th. May, was live on site again. While full-time and voluntary workers from hospice, nursing and palliative care, pastoral care, grief support and funeral culture discussed at the specialist congress, those affected and interested citizens informed themselves about the topics at the end of life at the 108 exhibitors and in open lectures. In total, the organizers recorded 4,279 visitors to the ÖVB Arena.
“We are very pleased that we succeeded in restarting after the corona-related break. It was like a single big class reunion with a positive basic energy,” says project manager Meike Wengler from MESSE BREMEN. “We were also able to welcome many new visitors from all over Germany who were impressed by the very special atmosphere. Unique about LIFE AND DEATH are the personal encounters on site, the cross-professional exchange and the meeting of professionals and private participants. We were able to maintain all this even after a two-year attendance break.”
Despite the much smaller ÖVB arena, to which the trade fair team had to move in order to make room for the reception of Ukrainian refugees in Halls 6 and 7, the success of the 2019 anniversary edition could be continued. The exhibitors were also more than satisfied: “For many, all flyers were already distributed on Friday or products sold out,” says Meike Wengler.
The concept, which is unique in Germany, will be exported to southern Germany for the first time in autumn. In 2019, those responsible had already announced the expansion of LIFE AND DEATH to Freiburg. However, due to the corona pandemic, the premiere had to be postponed twice. Now it should finally work: on Friday and Saturday, 21st and 22nd. October 2022, at Messe Freiburg.
The date for the 14th LIFE AND DEATH in Bremen is also fixed: Friday and Saturday, 5th and 6th. May 2023.
More information: www.leben-und-tod.de