The International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB) in Cologne, Germany is one of the most important trade fairs for the football turf industry. In view of this, the organisers of the FSB have decided to extend the length of the event from three to four days, from 22 to 25 October 2013, when visitors to the fair will be encouraged to meet representatives of the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf as well as turf manufacturers and test institutes from all over the world in Hall 11.3.

In an area covering approximately 1,000 sq metres, the FIFA Quality Programme and its FIFA Preferred Producers for Football Turf will be informing the public about developments within the artificial turf industry and the FIFA Quality Programme.

The FIFA area will include the stands of FIFA Preferred Producers (FPPs) ACT Global, Edel Grass, GreenFields and Polytan|STI, but the other FPPs (Desso, FieldTurf, Limonta Sport, Saltex and TEAM Sports) will also be present for visitors to meet. All of these companies can be contacted directly at the FIFA Quality Programme booth (B10). In addition to its cooperation with the FIFA Preferred Producers, FIFA will also be supported by the International Rugby Board (IRB), who have been working with FIFA for many years to improve the quality of artificial turf.

Although the main focus will be on football turf, FIFA will also be more than happy to provide any information on its new goal-line technology programme and on developments within the FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs.