REAS 2023: over 260 exhibitors from Italy and 21 other countries at the International Emergency Exhibition


The international exhibition “REAS 2023” is growing, the major annual event for the emergency, civil protection, first aid and fire prevention sectors. The twenty-second edition, which will take place from 6 to 8 October at Centro Fiera Montichiari (Brescia), will in fact see an increase in the participation of organisations, companies and associations from all over the world: over 265 exhibitors will be present (+10% compared to to the 2022 edition), coming from Italy and 21 other countries (19 in 2022), including Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, United States, China and South Korea. The salon will cover a total exhibition area of over 33 thousand square meters and will occupy the 8 pavilions of the exhibition centre. Over 50 conferences and collateral events are also scheduled (20 in 2022).

All the activities and initiatives dedicated to the rescue and civil protection sector are very important, especially to deal with the many emergencies that unfortunately occur more and more often in our country“, declared Attilio Fontana, president of the Lombardy Region, on the occasion of the press conference today at Palazzo Pirelli in Milan. “An event like REAS is therefore welcome, which allows us to present all the innovative products in this sector at an international level and also to improve the training of volunteers. The REAS exhibition is therefore to be supported, both for the needs in the emergency sector of Lombardy , but also throughout Italy“.

We are pleased to record these clearly growing numbers”, underlined Gianantonio Rosa, president of Centro Fiera Montichiari. “Emergency prevention and management activities are essential to the safety of our communities. REAS 2023 confirms itself as the reference fair for companies that develop technologies and services with the aim of improving intervention standards“.

At “REAS 2023” all the latest technological innovations in this sector will be exhibited, such as new products and equipment for first aid operators, special vehicles for emergency and firefighting, electronic systems and drones for interventions in the event of natural disasters and also aids for people with disabilities. At the same time, over the three days of the exhibition there will be an extensive program of conferences, seminars and workshops, which will offer visitors an important opportunity for training and professional development. Among the numerous events, the conference on “Mutual aid between municipalities in emergency” is organized by the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), the conference entitled “People at the centre: the socio-health aspects in emergencies” promoted by Croce Rossa Italiana, the conference on “The helicopter rescue resource in the Lombardy Emergency Emergency System” promoted by the Regional Emergency Emergency Agency (AREU) of the Lombardy Region and the AIB round table on the latest “Forest firefighting campaign in Italy”. New this year will be the “FireFit Championships Europe”, a European competition reserved for firefighters and volunteers in the firefighting sector.
Other “REAS 2023” conferences will concern the use of helicopters for search and rescue, the use of drones in fire-fighting missions, the presentation of the map of the 1,500 Italian airports and airfields available for emergency flights, rescue interventions in mountain, portable field lighting systems in critical scenarios, seismic risk in industrial plants and the health and psychological approach in case of emergencies or terrorist attacks. The new master’s degree on “Crisis & Disaster Management” from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan will also be presented. An exercise is also planned with the simulation of a rescue for a road accident organized by the AREU of the Lombardy Region. Finally, the awards for the “REAS Photo Contest” on the theme “Emergency management: the value of teamwork”, the “Giuseppe Zamberletti Trophy” on fire prevention and civil protection and the “Driver of the Year Trophy” for drivers of emergency vehicles.

“REAS” is organized by the Montichiari Fair Center (BS) in partnership with Hannover Fairs International GmbH, organizer of “Interschutz”, the world’s leading specialized fair which takes place every four years in Hannover (Germany). Entry is free and open to all, subject to online registration on the event website. Further information is available on