The platform for all applications at height

VERTICAL PRO brings all height professionals together - from both the sports and professional sectors. The trade fair is the joint platform for climbing and bouldering halls, rope access technology, rope courses, rescue and aid organizations, tree climbing technology and fall protection. The ideal meeting place and “place to be” for all vertical professionals to exchange information on current products, topics and trends across industry and national borders.

VERTICAL PRO is also regarded as a particularly interactive trade fair - and for good reason. Because here you can easily see the latest innovations for yourself. Whether ropes, climbing holds or carabiners: numerous products can be extensively tested and compared live on site free of charge in the DEMO + TEST AREA.

VERTICAL PRO 2023 in numbers

Exhibitors from 30 countries
Trade visitors from 38 countries
6,000 m²
Exhibition space, start-ups and innovations
1,500 m²
Hours of live formats, inspiration and entertainment
Country region Lake Constance region with hotspot Messe Friedrichshafen

Voices on VERTICAL PRO 2023

Dr. Wolfgang Wabel
Head of the Mountain Sports Division of the German Alpine Association (DAV)
"Our conclusion is very positive. 'Of course we're here – it's the place to be' is what an exhibitor told me as I was walking through the halls. The Halls and Walls at Vertical Pro is a platform that enables exchange, something extremely important to the community. Because that's what it's all about: meeting the people from the scene, gathering information and networking. We have noticed greater crowds of visitors this year, especially a more international audience. And also in terms of space, the area of the Halls and Walls has expanded and is almost bursting at the seams. For us, the DAV, it is important that we can address the different sections and precisely they were here, too. This year's focus topic of route setting in the presentation program hit the mark and there were good discussions. We are pleased about the good cooperation between Messe Friedrichshafen and the German Alpine Association, which is basically already a tradition."
Sven Drangeid
Office Head of the German Association for Rope Access (FISAT)
"We were pleased that the topic of the presentation met with interest across the industry and that the audience stayed until the end of the presentation. The feedback from the panel discussion was also very positive. It shows that the participants have realized that you usually only fall down once. There were very interesting discussions with representatives from areas who also work at heights, but where it had not yet been obvious that we have some things in common. This is where we noticed: We have a special area, you have a special area – here we can learn from each other. We will be happy to again be a partner for the supporting program at Vertical Pro next year."


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