18 Jan 2023

REHAB Karlsruhe 2023: where the market meets

Anticipation is growing for an excellent trade fair, with leading producers and dealers set to exhibit alongside innovative newcomers

(Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner)

Karlsruhe, 18 January 2023 – There are still five months to go until the halls of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre open their doors for the 22nd REHAB, one of the leading trade fairs for rehabilitation, therapy, care and inclusion, to be held from 15 to 17 June 2023. As the new year begins, the event organisers have announced their plans to once again hold the event across three exhibition halls.

“We are pleased that so many market leaders will be exhibiting at REHAB 2023. These will include producers from the event’s core focus areas, the renowned names in specialist retail and several interesting newcomers”, says Project Manager Annika Gehrmeyer.

“Among those who have already registered are major players in the wheelchair and accessories sector like Ottobock, Alber, Meyra, Invacare and Schuchmann, alongside dealers like Storch & Beller and SC Sanitätshaus Carstens to name just a few. REHAB Karlsruhe will showcase the full breadth of the sector. It is an important meeting point for visitors who want to find out about the latest developments in the daily living aids market.”

Jürgen Dusel, Germany’s Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities, will once again act as patron. The specialist trade fair will once again take place every two years from 2023. The current list of exhibitors, as well as information about the coming event, can be found online at www.rehab-karlsruhe.com.

In the picture one can see the dm-arena of the trade fair center Karlsruhe. Foreground of the picture is the booth of Meyra, where visitors can inform themselves about the latest aids.
REHAB 2022: A look inside the dm-arena (Messe Karlsruhe / Behrendt und Rausch)

REHAB: where the industry meets

Returning companies like Invacare make the event even more valuable for visitors. Invacare will use REHAB to present its Küschall wheelchairs for active users. Another company taking part in the trade fair is Alber, the top specialist for wheelchair accessories and active drives. The return of Ottobock has a signal effect. The company is one of the leading providers of wheelchairs, orthotics and exoskeletons, and is the world market leader for prosthetics. Philipp Hoefer, Director Sales & Marketing DACH at Otto Bock HealthCare Deutschland GmbH, explains: “We cannot wait for REHAB in Karlsruhe. Being able to share ideas at the trade fair is vital to the industry. In 2023, we will be focusing on holistic treatment for patients with neurological indications. We will present our aids and new products in this area, such as the Exopulse Mollii Suit. REHAB represents the ideal platform for in-person meetings, networking and inspiration.”

Stefan Schäfer, Managing Director and Head of Sales & Marketing DACH at Meyra, emphasises the importance of REHAB to the market and praises the event’s successful format: “After three years without a trade fair, REHAB 2022 was a massive success for us as an exhibitor. Our newly designed stand attracted lots of visitors and allowed us to have the one-to-one discussions with users and dealers that we had missed so much. The event is well organised and attracts plenty of visitors from both southern Germany and the neighbouring countries. These factors are extremely valuable to us, which is why we are looking forward being involved again at REHAB 2023."

Among the companies that will be exhibiting for the first time is Topro. This premium Norwegian manufacturer of rollators is aiming to use the trade show to support its expansion into the German, Austrian and Swiss markets. “I have always been impressed by just how important REHAB is in this region. The proximity to Switzerland gives customers there the chance to discover the latest products in an incredible atmosphere. I’m looking forward to taking part together with our German and Swiss teams for the first time”, says Norbert Jahnke, Interim Managing Director of Topro GmbH.



REHAB Karlsruhe has been one of the world’s biggest and most significant trade fairs for rehabilitation, therapy, care and inclusion since 1980. Specialists from all over Germany and the neighbouring countries come to Karlsruhe every two years to bring themselves up to date with the latest trends in rehabilitation technology, innovations in the assistive aids industry and new therapeutic options as well as to take advantage of further training opportunities.

REHAB has been a firm fixture in the industry´s timetable for more than 40 years and has established itself as THE most important platform for high-quality mobility aids and children´s aids from Germany and other European countries every second year.

More information is available at www.rehab-karlsruhe.de

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