Press Tour OTWorld

Date: 14 May 2024, 11.30 am, Stand D10/E11 of The German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT)

Every day, people experience a return to their everyday lives, work and sport thanks to the outstanding provision of medical aids in Germany. OTWorld - the world's leading trade show and world congress - impressively demonstrates how orthopaedic (footwear) technicians, doctors, therapists and innovative medical aids help people to actively participate in life again.

From 14 to 17 May 2024, Leipzig invites you on a fascinating journey through new treatment concepts from craft, industry, medicine and research. During the press tour, participants will have the unique opportunity to talk directly to users and experts about quality and enjoyment of life after amputation and stroke or with lymphoedema.

Immerse yourself in the OTWorld and discover the important role it plays in the global supply of medical aids and how innovations can make a positive difference to the lives of millions of people. You can also find out more about this year's partner country, France, and be touched by inspiring stories and developments.

All the highlights will be presented at the

Opening Press Tour

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 11.30 am – 12.30 pm.

The meeting point is at the first stop of the press tour in the BIV Café at Stand D10/E11 of The German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT), the conceptual sponsor of OTWorld, in Hall 3, Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig.

Your dialogue partners are

in the BIV Café, Hall 3, Stand D10/E11:

  • Martin Buhl-Wagner, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe
  • Alf Reuter, President of the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT)
  • Sophie Loubet, para-athlete, France - Wakeboarding or snowboarding with a prosthetic leg
  • Sebastian Fenske, Family man after hand amputation - "I wanted my life back!"

In the workshop room Sanitätshaus, Congress Centre OTWorld, Hall 3, Room 5

  • Prof Dr Gerd Lulay, Rheine Hospital
  • Stephan Klör, master orthopaedic technician, Schritt für Schritt GmbH
  • Kathrin Rammin, Unique products for healthy pressure: How compression stockings make life with lymphoedema easier.

In the special show Treatment of Neurological Diseases Hall 3, E08/F09

  • Prof Dr med Thomas Wirth, Congress President of OTWorld 2024
  • Lena Beister, always on the move despite hemiplegia: "I appreciate how independently I can live."
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ingo Pfefferkorn, Congress President of OTWorld 2024

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