InnoTrans moves show to 2022

Oct. 23, 2020
Messe Berlin decided on the postponement after consulting with international market players in the face of a constantly changing situation with the global pandemic.
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InnoTrans 2020, which turned into InnoTrans 2021, will now become InnoTrans 2022 after the event’s organizer, Messe Berlin, made what it called a “very difficult” decision to postpone the global gathering citing the “constantly changing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lack of planning certainty.” 

The 13th edition of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology will take place from Sept. 22-23, 2022 in Berlin.

“The decision to postpone InnoTrans until 2022 was very difficult,” said Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin. “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.”

The presentation of new trains on the approximately 3,000 meters (1.86 miles) 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,” said Matthias Steckmann, director of Mobility and Services.

The mobility trade fair MES Expo will be taking place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds already from Nov. 9-11, 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 program is organized by the VDB, DVF, ZVEI and Deutsche Bahn.