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InnoTrans reports high bookings as it enters the new year

January 2022

InnoTrans reports high bookings as it enters the new year
The mood is positive in the rail industry at the start of this InnoTrans year. Foto: Messe Berlin GmbH

The mood is positive in the rail industry at the start of this InnoTrans year. High demand, keen international interest and expanded virtual services are the hallmark of the world’s leading trade fair in 2022. The slogan of this year’s industry event is ‘The future of mobility in times of climate change’.

At the start of this InnoTrans year 98 per cent of the display area is already booked up. “The continuing high demand shows that after a long break the mobility sector is keen to come together again for the industry’s global platform in September 2022“, says Kerstin Schulz, director of InnoTrans.

The thirteenth edition of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and mobility will take place from 20 to 23 September 2022 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Covering 108,000 square metres, exhibitors will display their innovations in all 42 halls on the exhibition grounds in the segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. The Mobility+ displays form a new part of the Public Transport segment, where InnoTrans is targeting providers of supplementary mobility services. Currently, 18 exhibitors have registered for this special segment, including ioki, Mobimeo, Optibus, Door2Door, Better Mobility and CleverShuttle.

International exhibitors and associations

At 64 per cent from 57 countries, international exhibitor participation is as high as at the last event in 2018. Associations from Germany and abroad will represent the industries of their respective countries, including Swissrail (Switzerland), MAFEX (Spain), JORSA (Japan), ARIA (South Africa), CAMET (China), CRIDA (Taiwan), KORSIA (Korea) and ALAF (Argentina). Taking part for the first time will be the International Monorail Association, an association dedicated to promoting the monorail sector worldwide. Furthermore, a combined stand featuring Zeleros Hyperloop and Hardt Hyperloop will present the latest developments in ultra-fast overland hyperloop transport systems for passengers and freight.

Expanded virtual services

Visitors can prepare for the fair on the new virtual industry platform InnoTrans PLUS, where exhibitors can be found 365 days a year. This platform offers expanded services including chats, matchmaking, livestreamed and on-demand content, as well as webinars and an appointment tool. In addition, the InnoTrans Podcast previews themes with international guests, with a focus on the future of mobility. New podcast episodes are aired on the second Tuesday of each month.

Event opens with a high-level panel discussion

As always, InnoTrans will open with a panel discussion featuring high-profile politicians and industry figures. The slogan of the opening event on 20 September 2022 is ’The future of mobility in times of climate change’. Currently, the following industry figures are scheduled to attend: Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG; Peter Spuhler, CEO of Stadler Rail; Henri Poupart-Lafarge, president of Alstom Transport S.A.; Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility GmbH.

Tickets available online from March 2022

From March 2022, day tickets, student tickets and unlimited passes can be purchased from the ticket shop. Tickets are available for mobile devices, will enable contact-free access and grant holders free use of Berlin public transport (zones ABC) for the period specified. Ticket purchases and voucher redemption will take place online only. No ticket offices will be open on the grounds.