Big News! CIOSH, Asia's leading occupational safety show, joins A+A family!


CTCA as the industry leader in Chinese occupational safety market


China Textile Commerce Association (CTCA) and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing. Both sides will rely on their respective advantages to further strengthen the China leading occupational safety show – China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo (CIOSH) in Shanghai.



China Textile Commerce Association is the most influential national occupational safety industry association in China. The China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo (CIOSH) organized by CTCA was founded in 1966 to provide a full range of manufacturing safety and health protective equipment to workers in major manufacturing fields, including construction, chemical, metallurgy, mining and medical care. After more than 50 years of development, CIOSH has evolved into China's largest professional labor protective equipment exhibition. The last edition held in April 2019, Shanghai, attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors and 30,000 professional visitors, covering 69,000 sqm of exhibition space. CIOSH has become an industry spearhead, leading the scientific and technological development of the labor protective equipment industry in China.


The increasing level of international connectivity with A+A


Throughout the global arena, the A+A Trade Fair organized by Messe Düsseldorf is the world's leading professional trade fair for safety, security and health at work. As an international trade fair with congress, A+A is held every two years in Düsseldorf, Germany. The 2019 edition attracted more than 2,121 exhibitors and 73,000 visitors across the globe, occupying 135,000 sqm of exhibition space. With the long history in occupational safety and health industry worldwide, A+A will bring its knowledge and expertise to CIOSH whilst offer an opportunity for international exhibitors to tap into the Chinese market.


Being industry leaders with a rich domestic and overseas history of organizing the two exhibitions; the two renowned organizers - China Textile Commerce Association and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. will join forces to cooperate and be dedicated to creating the CIOSH spring exhibition as the most imposing international and professional event in Asia.


"The China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo has successfully benefitted from the rapid national economic growth over the past 50 years. Now, the implementation of the new national strategies like the 'Belt and Road Initiative' and ‘Made in China 2025' have opened up new opportunities for the development of CIOSH. We believe that the development of the labor protective equipment market will certainly take a new step through the in-depth cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf! " Mr. Li Jianhua, Chief Executive Officer of the China Textile Commerce Association, has full confidence in the cooperation between the two sides.


Mr. Wolfram Nikolaus Diener, Chairman of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., also spoke highly of the cooperation: "We eagerly look forward to bringing the international network of Messe Düsseldorf and the expertise of A+A to China. To further consolidate the development of CIOSH, more international companies will come to China and present the modern occupational safety and intelligent concepts. In addition to the products on safety at work, we plan to bring more manufactures covering security and health at work as well as the new products in fire security and emergency rescue to enrich CIOSH ranges. We believe that the cooperation will make CIOSH become an important platform for trade and exchange for the global protective equipment producers and users.”


The 100th China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo Spring exhibition in 2020 will be held in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from July 3-5. For more information about the show, please visit


The next A+A will be held from October 26-29, 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany. For more information about the show, please visit

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