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10 - 13 May 2022
Overview 3/10/20

New date for OTWorld 2020

OTWorld 2020 will be postponed in light of the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. New date is 27 to 30 October. The decision to postpone the event until autumn 2020 was made in close cooperation with the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT), the Confairmed GmbH and the OTWorld exhibitor advisory committee.

Martin Buhl-Wagner, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe, said: "With more than 570 exhibitors from over 43 countries, OTWorld is the world's largest and most important industry gathering for all service providers, manufacturers and retailers in the field of modern medical supplies. We take our responsibility for the health and safety of our guests, exhibitors and employees very seriously. So today, in agreement with the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology, Confairmed GmbH, as well as the OTWorld exhibitor advisory committee, the decision was made to postpone OTWorld 2020."

Alf Reuter, President of the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology: "As the leading event in the sector, it was a great concern for us to find a new date before the end of this year and thus ensure the global exchange of information about modern medical aid supply. In view of the current situation, we tried to reach a consensus with all participants. We have succeeded in doing this with the date in autumn."

Further Information

Admission Tickets Trade Show and Congress
Tickets already purchased for the trade show and the World Congress 2020 remain valid. Ticket holders will receive separate information by e-mail. Tickets for the October event can be purchased again starting July 2020 in the ticket shop on the OTWorld homepage. If you have any questions, please contact the congress registration staff by e-mail at

Client Invitations
If you have already received customer invitations or electronic codes for a free ticket to the trade show or congress, you can redeem them as usual starting in July 2020 in the OTWorld Ticket Shop. All customer invitations and codes are still valid.

Hotel Bookings
If you want to change or cancel hotel bookings made through Leipziger Messe GmbH, please contact our hotel reservation colleagues at

About OTWorld

The International Trade Show and World Congress OTWorld targets orthopaedic technicians, orthopaedic shoemakers, rehabilitation technicians, therapists and doctors, engineers, the medical trade and insurance companies' employees with a unique range of products and services. In 2018 OTWorld attracted 21,400 visitors from over 90 countries and 570 exhibitors from 43 nations. The World Congress had 320 speakers from 32 countries. OTWorld's conceptual partner is the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology. The owner of the OTWorld brand and organiser of the congress is Confairmed GmbH. The Leipziger Messe GmbH is responsible for the trade show.

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