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12 - 15 May 2020

History of OTWorld

From ORTHOPAEDIE + REHA-TECHNIK to OTWorld

From ORTHOPAEDIE + REHA-TECHNIK to OTWorld

In 1973 the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (Bundesinnungsverband für Orthopädie-Technik) invited colleagues to the first annual get together in what was then still a divided Berlin; with it came a programme of specialist events and an exhibition. In 1976 the event opened its doors in Düsseldorf as 'ORTHOPÄDIE TECHNIK international'. The event was re-christened 'ORTHOPÄDIE + REHA-TECHNIK international' in 1985, in consequence of an extension of the product areas.

The continual growth in exhibitor and visitor numbers, the extension of the range of products and services, the level of internationality and the bringing together, in the one trade fair and congress, of all the specialist groups and professions involved in the rehabilitation process made the event into the sector's number 1 platform worldwide. In 2013 the event was re-named OTWorld.

There is, however, one thing that has emphatically not changed: skilled craftsmen and women, industry, doctors and orthopaedic technicians all come to OTWorld to discuss and to share their experiences and knowledge. Inter-professional interchange and internationality remain the basis for the success of this unique global sector venue.

2002

314 Exhibitors
12.000 Visitors

2004

329 Exhibitors
12.300 Visitors

2006

393 Exhibitors
14.900 Exhibitors

2008

448 Exhibitors
18.100 Visitors

2010

554 Exhibitors
21.200 Visitors
(incl. Publicday)

2012

537 Exhibitors
19.500 Visitors

2014

548 Exhibitors
20.400 Visitors

2014

542 Exhibitors
21.300 Visitors

2018

570 Exhibitors
21.400 Visitors