ECPC | May 18 - 20, 2020 | Stuttgart, Germany

Learn more about latest developments, tests and certifications for extreme requirements.

The ECPC conference is a platform to exchange and discuss research and project development for personal protective equipment (PPE). It aims to foster cooperation between science and industry.


The ECPC conference is a platform to exchange and discuss research and project development for personal protective equipment (PPE). It aims to foster cooperation and networking between science and industry and end user. Hohenstein invites researchers, designers, manufacturers and other health,  safety experts and end user to take a joint, scientific look at the PPE market. Subjects include intelligent systems, new technologies, materials and test methods, requirements and standardisation, and the ergonomics and compatibility of PPE systems.

Researchers | designers | manufacturers | purchasers | experts in health and safety and human factors | public authorities (procurement) | end-users

English (presentations & posters)

Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport | Stuttgart, Germany | Hosted by Hohenstein

REGISTER by Dec 12 for early bird discount


Call for Abstracts now open!


Deadline January 15, 2020


We encourage you to contribute to the oral and/or poster presentations and we look forward to your active involvement. See topics below.


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  • New developments on the PPE market   
  • Smart systems and new technology for protective clothing
  • New materials and functionalization of protective clothing
  • Thermal comfort of protective clothing
  • Multi-risk protection
  • Sports and medical protection
  • Fire fighter PPE
  • New test methods for PPE
  • Selection, use, care and maintenance of PPE
  • Cleaning and decontamination of PPE
  • Ergonomics and compatibility of PPE systems
  • Modeling and simulation of the ergonomics of protective clothing systems
  • Requirements and standardisation

Interested in sponsoring?

Profit from an international and targeted audience to showcase your brand and create a network.

In addition, you will get the chance to learn more about the latest industry insights.

View the sponsorship options and further information here.

Participation fees (all prices plus VAT):


Early bird registration before December 12, 2019

  • Conference: 550,00 € (includes lunches, coffee breaks, dinner on May 18th)
  • Conference + Hohenstein Headquarters Tour + Dinner: 630,00 €

Registration after December 12, 2019

  • Conference: 650,00 € (includes lunches, coffee breaks, dinner on May 18th)
  • Conference + Hohenstein Headquarters Tour + Dinner: 730,00 €

Register now




Please reserve your hotel room(s) through Reiseagentur Grüter with this hotel form.

For questions, special requests or requirements, please contact:

Reiseagentur Grüter 
Phone: +49 5465 312280

Hotel reservation form

  • Dr. Jan Beringer (Hohenstein)
  • Peter Bröde (IfADo, Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund)
  • Dr. Edith Classen (Hohenstein)
  • Dr. Christof Madinger (Hohenstein)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels (Hohenstein)
  • Dr. Bianca-Michaela Wölfling (Hohenstein)

Members of the ESPC board

  • Kalev Kuklane
  • Gilda Santos
  • René Rossi
  • Daniela Zavec Pavlinic
  • Bengi Kutlu
  • Eric van Wely
  • George Havenith
  • Grażyna Bartkowiak
  • Henk Vanhoutte
  • Hilde Faerevik
  • Jean Leonard
  • Miriam Martinez Albert
  • Peter Heffels
  • Kirsi Jussila
  • Ronald Heus

Associate members

  • Eun Ae Kim
  • Emiel Den Hartog
  • Kaom Waktsuki
  • Kee Jong Yoon
  • Roger Barker