The question of "Safety for Users – Balancing the Demands of Vehicle and Tunnel Design?" will be discussed on Wednesday, 19 September, at 2 p.m. during the International Tunnel Forum. The next day at 2 p.m. the issue of "Infrastructures for Europe – Big Ambitions without Big Projects?" will form the focus of the discussions between experts and interested trade visitors. The International Tunnel Forum is organised by and under the supervision of the German Research Association for Underground Transportation Facilities (STUVA).
The Public Transport Forum focuses on current and future developments in public transport. "Infrastructures – Rolling Stock – Competition | Public Transport: One System for the Future?!" is the title of the panel discussion that will commence at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 20 September. Responsibility for the Public Transport Forum is in the hands of Planungsbüro für Verkehr (PBV) and ETC Consultants GmbH.
For the first time InnoTrans will feature a Public Transport & Interiors Hall Forum (PTI Hall Forum). This will take a more wide-ranging look at the sectors of Public Transport and Interiors and bring together under one roof the aspects of purchasing and design, which have such an influential part to play in public transport. The main emphasis at the PTI Forum is on the DB Suppliers' Forum and the International Design Forum.
"Shaping the Future – Sustainable Assurance of Quality" is the slogan of the event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 20 September, at the DB Suppliers' Forum. Organised by Deutsche Bahn AG, this forum is an opportunity for senior buyers from Europe's leading rail transport companies to seek a dialogue with rail industry suppliers. On Wednesday, 19 September, at 1 p.m. attention at the International Design Forum will turn to the subject of "Spot On Materials – Design and Material Creativity". The International Design Centre Berlin (IDZ) is organising this forum with keynote papers in a pecha-kucha format, as well as panel discussions and an accompanying exhibition.