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The next live edition of InnoTrans has been announced for September 20th – September 23rd, 2022, because government lockdowns made it impossible to host a physical event in 2020. Organisers are working hard to create a safe fair concept at Messe Berlin in compliance with government rules and regulations.
A Brief Overview of InnoTrans
InnoTrans serves as the meeting point for the transport industry, where the newest in transport and vehicle technology is shared, demonstrated and discussed. Staged in Berlin, Germany, the international trade fair is with a focus on how transport technology has evolved within the railway and public transport sectors. As an event, it attracts thousands of professionals based on a packed program – a truly unmissable fair that should be on your radar!
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
InnoTrans is where business happens. Plain and simple. Its scale ensures that you get to meet with anyone within the industry with ease, because this trade fair is the very definition of massive. Just take a look at the attendance records from last edition:
- 3000+ international exhibitors from 61 countries took the stage;
- 161,000+ international visitors from 149 countries made the journey;
- 179,000 square metres of exhibition space used.
Going back to 1996, InnoTrans is perhaps one of the fastest growing professional fairs in the world. In the twenty years its run, it has certainly managed to win the crown of the biggest fair for railway technology. Editions are spaced between two-year periods and the exhibition centre boasts an outdoor area with railway sidings to showcase finished trains. The exhibition space is split into several themed areas that encompass the entire value chain – Railway Technology, Interiors (with Travel Catering & Comfort Services), Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport as well as Tunnel Construction. Alongside the product showcases, visitors have an opportunity to learn what’s new in the industry at the InnoTrans Convention, which runs alongside the trade fair.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
InnoTrans is a lengthy fair that’s usually organized in the middle of the week and runs through the entire weekend. Although it’s focused on trade visitors, it’s precisely during the weekend when this event welcomes the general public. The ratio professionals to enthusiasts is in favor of trade visitors with only 12,000 visitors being weekend tourist visits drawn to the Outdoor Display. The professional visitors in attendance largely come from senior management – 56.4% reported to be in a senior position. As far as nationalities go, although there is a strong collective presence from European countries (mostly members of the EU), one of biggest exhibitor countries was China. It is reported that the German and Chinese railway industries have plans to work tightly together in the near future.
22.09.2020 - 25.09.2020
Cancelled because of COVID-19
18.09.2018 - 21.09.2018
How to get to InnoTrans
1h 45 min walking distance or 30 min with a bike from Berlin Hauptbahnhof
1h 45 min walking from Berlin-Tegel Airport or 30 min bike ride
~25 min car ride from Berlin HBF
~20 min from Berlin-Tegel Airport
By Public Transport
S-Bahn Nr 3 or 9 will get you from Berlin Central Station to S Messe Süd Station for 15 min and then you have 5 more minutes by foot
Option 1 from Berlin-Tegel Airport: bus X9 for 6 stops to Berlin Zoologischer Garten and then S3 or S9 to S Messe Süd (Berlin) ~35 min
Option 2 from Berlin-Tegel Airport: bus TXL for 2 stops to the Station on Beusselstraße OR bus X9 (2 stops to Jungfernheide Station) and then S42 to Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben) ~40 min