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August 06, 2020

Digital preview of InnoTrans from September 2020 onwards

  • Virtual convention explores industry prospects
  • Virtual Market Place features numerous new services for exhibitors and trade visitors
  • Bookings are high for InnoTrans 2021

Starting in September 2020 InnoTrans will offer exhibitors a preview of the main attractions of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, which is due to take place next year. Beginning on 21 September 2020, the digital preview of InnoTrans will focus on innovations in the segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.

The main place to head is the InnoTrans Virtual Market Place(VMP), the digital information and communication platform accompanying the trade fair 365 days a year. Following the postponement of InnoTrans 2020 the VMP is being redesigned and will feature a number of new services, including videos, 3D images, webinars and virtual tours of trains and factory floors. Exhibitors at InnoTrans can book the new services online as of 12 August. They will form part of the preview and be generally available to the trade as of 21 September 2020.

Associations organise InnoTrans Convention programme

In recent years the high-level discussion rounds with experts at the InnoTrans Convention which focus on the latest forward-looking mobility sector topics have established themselves as an international meeting place for senior decision-makers representing business, politics and the transport industry.

The German Transport Forum (DVF) and the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) along with the International Bus Forum, a member of the DVF, will present their virtual Dialogue Forums on 23 and 24 September 2020, the dates orginally scheduled for the event. The topics of the Dialogue Forums on 23 September are ‘Rail Revolution 4.0: Picking up speed after the crisis’ (VDB) and ‘Using investment run-up strategically – to quickly realise a digital and expanded rail network’ (DVF). On 24 September the International Bus Forum will examine the following topic: Is the future electric? Strategies for e-busses between climate protection and austerity dictates’.


Bookings are high for InnoTrans 2021


InnoTrans will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 27 to 30 April 2021. Despite the cancellations received after InnoTrans was postponed, bookings are currently on the same level as InnoTrans 2018, with the first companies who cancelled their participation now returning. New registrations are also on the increase again.


At InnoTrans a wide range of international exhibitors awaits the industry: ”InnoTrans is one of the leading platforms where the industry can engage in an in-depth dialogue. Now, more than ever, together with our customers we must develop and discuss solutions in order to boost public trust in the railways and ensure our transport systems are more sustainable and interconnected. At InnoTrans 2021 Siemens Mobility will present innovations that will help mobility sector operators around the world to establish intelligent infrastructures, ensure sustained added value throughout the entire life cycle, improve passenger comfort and guarantee availability“, said Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility.



About InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 153,421 trade visitors who came from 149 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin. The thirteenth edition of InnoTrans will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 27 to 30 April 2021. More details are available online at