The transport industry is looking forward to InnoTrans
The leading trade fair for transport technology is thriving with its thirteenth edition in 2022. InnoTrans will occupy the entire exhibition grounds at Messe Berlin, including the new trade fair hall hub27. 95 per cent of the exhibition area is currently occupied, while the Outdoor Display with 3,500 metres of rail track is fully booked. “In view of the difficult overall conditions and latest developments we did not expect bookings to be this high. Everyone taking part is looking forward all the more to meeting in person. InnoTrans is the world’s largest platform for the mobility sector, with a market coverage that is second to none“, said InnoTrans director Kerstin Schulz.
Over 100 exhibits on the Outdoor Display
This year on the Outdoor Display exhibitors are showing over 100 vehicles, including some world innovations. Siemens Mobility and Deutsche Bahn are presenting the H2goesRail project and the Mireo Plus H, a new generation of fuel cell-powered trains. Stadler is taking part with seven vehicles this year. Tatravagónka, a goods wagon manufacturer from Slovakia, is planning to make a big appearance at InnoTrans with six vehicles supplementing its hall stand. Mention should also be made of the Ideenzug City (innovative train) – the light rail system of the future – by DB Regio with 12 theme worlds, automatically configurable seating and standing room, a flexible space concept, interactive windows and e-Scooter holders etc. Trade visitors can also look forward to presentations from Alstom, Siemens, Vossloh, Plasser & Theurer as well as numerous other exhibitors.
Bus Display: Buses in action in the middle of the fair
The Bus Display in the Summer Garden, the centrepiece of the exhibition grounds, is showing buses under normal operating conditions. On the 500-metre long test circuit exhibitors including Solaris, Van Hool and Ebusco are presenting their latest buses with alternative drives and corresponding charging infrastructure. 12 buses are currently registered and due to be demonstrated. Ebusco from the Netherlands for example will present its electric city bus 3.0. This electric bus is extremely light and has a very large range, being able to travel up to 575 km on a single charge. Solaris, a Polish manufacturer of public transport buses and coaches, is displaying the Solaris Urbino electric. Because of the innovative technical solutions this bus features, its operational life is practically unlimited. Rounding off this theme will be the German Transport Forum. On Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 2 p.m., under the heading ’Mobility as a citizens’ service - sustainable, smart and available anywhere’, the International Bus Forum will be taking place at hub27.
‘The Future of Mobility in times of climate change’: opening event with Dr. Volker Wissing
On Tuesday, 20 September 2022, at 10 a.m., the official opening event of InnoTrans will take place at the Palais Berlin. Invitations have been extended to more than 1,000 senior national and international figures representing industry, science and politics. Federal Minister for Digital and Transport Dr. Volker Wissing will welcome the international visitors to this high-profile event. European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean has also been invited.
Taking part in the panel discussion, the transport company representatives will be Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG and Michal Krapinec, CEO of the Czech rail company České dráhy.
Representing the industry will be Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility GmbH, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, president of Alstom, and Peter Spuhler, CEO of Stadler Rail Transport S.A. The event will be moderated by Conny Czymoch.
Conference Corner: first Hyperloop Conference worldwide
On Friday 23 September 2022, the Hyperloop Conference will be taking place at InnoTrans in Berlin for the first time (Hall 15.2). The Hyperloop Conference is the first international conference on high-speed transportation worldwide. At the opening of the Hyperloop Conference the following will welcome the attendees with speeches: Oliver Luksic, parliamentary state secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure; Carlo M. Borghini (executive director and chief executive at Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking), Keir Fitch (head of Unit Rail Safety & Interoperability – DG Move European Commission), Thomas Jarzombek (speaker of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group on education and research).
The Hyperloop Conference agenda will feature a wide range of formats and fascinating topics surrounding ultra high-speed transportation of the future, with keynote speeches, panel discussions, masterclasses and a HYPERLOOP SAFARI taking place. For example, there will be two discussion forums instead of one on the challenges that the hyperloop eco-system poses for mass transit, and a further one on the challenges for goods transport. More details on the Hyperloop Conference can be found at www.hyperloopconference.com
Attendees can also visit Hyperloop on the combined stand of ZELEROS and Hardt Hyperloop in Hall 4.2 (Stand 238).
InnoTrans Plus: prepare your visit online and make use of networking opportunities
The new virtual platform InnoTrans Plus is being widely used. With around 2,500 registered exhibitors, 2,400 products and 1,500 user profiles, it can be used by all participants to prepare and follow up their visit to the fair. Users can set up their own profile, network, find out about the fair, make appointments in advance and take part in webinars, for example. InnoTrans Convention content can be live-streamed during InnoTrans, as well as the entire supporting programme. Following InnoTrans, items can be viewed on demand.
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 20 to 23 September 2022. More details are available online at www.innotrans.com.