InnoTrans postponed to 2022

InnoTrans trade fairMesse Berlin has announced that the InnoTrans trade fair planned to take place in April 2021 is to be postponed until 2022 due to the constantly changing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Thus, the thirteenth edition of the trade fair for transport technology will take place from 20 to 23 September 2022, a decision that was made following consultations with international market players and leading associations.

“The decision to postpone InnoTrans until 2022 was very difficult. Ultimately, the decisive factors were a lack of planning certainty and the forecast for the pandemic in the months to come. In the current situation no one can predict with sufficient certainty whether the overall conditions will permit the use of our rail track display in April 2021 for example, and the holding of a leading international trade fair such as InnoTrans,” Christian Göke, the chief executive officer of Messe Berlin said.

The presentation of new trains on the approximately 3,000 metres of rail track is a unique selling point of InnoTrans and the hallmark of its quality.

“Together with the leading industry players we have decided that InnoTrans can fulfil its quality expectations only with international participation and in its customary form. In agreement with all the stakeholders we have therefore decided to postpone the event again, in order to guarantee the high quality of InnoTrans as the industry’s leading marketing platform, both now and above all in the long term, and to provide planning certainty for all the players involved“, Matthias Steckmann, director of Mobility & Services said.

Following the decision, InnoTrans trade fair will now take place on its next regular dates from 20 to 23 September 2022.

The mobility trade fair MES Expo will be taking place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds already from 9 to 11 November 2021. The trade fair concept covers all forms of transport and targets the electronics supply industry. The B2B trade fair offers exhibitors and trade visitors from the rail, utility vehicle and automotive industries an intermodal platform for a global, interdisciplinary exchange of information. The supporting programme is organised by the VDB, DVF, ZVEI and Deutsche Bahn. Additional information on the postponement of InnoTrans can be found online

At InnoTrans last edition in 2018, 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 153,421 trade visitors who came from 149 countries.


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