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March 2014

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


Building on the existing cooperation between the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the German trade show organizer Messe Düsseldorf, the two companies will jointly organize a new trade fair for the occupational safety and health sector in Turkey: TOS+H Expo, Turkish Occupational Safety & Health Exhibition, will debut from May 5 – 7, 2014 at the Halic Congress Center in Istanbul. The exhibition will be held concurrently with the VII Occupational Health & Safety Conference, offering a comprehensive market and communication platform for the key topics of personal safety, health at work and operational safety in Turkey.

Messe Düsseldorf is renowned as the organizer of A+A, a leading international trade show for the occupational safety industry held every two year in Düsseldorf, Germany (Turkey was the partner country at the last staging of A+A in 2013). In addition, the local trade fair organizer Tezulaş Fuar (who has been the official foreign representative for Messe Düsseldorf for 18 years) will contribute its expertise for TOS+H Expo 2014. The event is supported by the Turkish Association for Manufacturers of Occupational Safety Products (TIGIAD) and numerous TIGIAD member companies will be represented at the conference and the exhibition.

At TOS+H Expo 2014, regional exhibitors as well as companies from European countries such as Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Poland will present their products and services on approximately 43,000 square feet of exhibit space. In addition, Asian nations will also be represented among the exhibitors, illustrating the fact that occupational health and safety is gaining in importance in these countries.

The Turkish Ministry of Labour will take part with a 1,200 square feet stand. Industry leaders such as 3M, Draeger Safety, Honeywell, Ansell Healthcare Europe NV, UVEX and Bata Nederland as well as Turkish market leaders including Kaya Safety and Yakupoglu have already confirmed their participation.

The International Occupational Health & Safety Conference, which took place for the first time in 2001 in Turkey, will offer the expected 6,000 participants lectures and discussions by well-known international speakers, focusing on legal reforms at the national and European political level, technological innovations and the latest scientific findings. Moreover, concepts and solutions for workplace health management (i.e. occupational medicine, health promotion) and regarding specific hazards and stress factors at the workplace (i.e. machine safety, fire prevention, personal protective equipment) will also be topics at the conference.

The latest changes in Turkish legislation include extensive occupational health and safety standards. Due to the size of its working population (with a total of 23 million employed) and above-average economic growth in recent years, Turkey has become an extremely interesting growth market, especially for suppliers of protective products. Four million people work in the Turkish textile industry alone. Together, these factors create an ideal condition for the first staging of TOS+H Expo.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at TOS+H Expo 2014, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog at http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/OccSafety_MDNA

Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .