【DE】InnoTrans 2022: Focus on sustainable mobility

 

  • More than 1,000 invited guests at the opening with EU Commissioner Adina Vălean and Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Volker Wissing
  • 2,834 exhibitors from 56 countries occupy the entire
  • 250 world firsts from international exhibitors
  • 124 vehicles on 3,500 running rail meters
  • 14 buses in the bus display
  • New Mobility+ exhibition area on supplementary mobility
  • 21 Career Award winners as guests
  • Online portal InnoTrans Plus offers new possibilities for digital networking

 

Finally the time has come: InnoTrans opens on the 13th. Let’s make their doors. In all 42 exhibition halls and on the outdoor area, trade visitors can expect the leading international trade fair for transport technology from the 20th to the 23rd. September 2022 new products from 2,834 exhibitors from 56 countries.

 

The fair had to be postponed twice. After four years, it is the first time that the industry has met live again. “Nothing is about a personal meeting, about a reunion of old acquaintances and making new contacts at the exhibition stands and at the numerous specialist events as part of the fair. No video presentation, no matter how sophisticated, replaces the experience of seeing, listening to, smelling and sometimes sitting on-the-site products, emphasizes Martin Ecknig, Chairman of the Management Board of Messe Berlin.

 

Together with EU Commissioner Adina Vălean and Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Volker Wissing, he will attend InnoTrans 2022 on the 20th. September 2022.

 

Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, sees the mobility turnaround as a European task: “Rail will be at the center of European transport policy in the coming years, and InnoTrans, as the leading international trade fair for transport technologies, offers a valuable insight into how our plans are becoming reality. I look forward to seeing and experiencing some of the 250 innovations that will be exhibited at InnoTrans this year and will help make rail transport and public transport more sustainable and resilient.”

 

In total, 2,834 exhibitors from 56 countries will be guests at InnoTrans 2022, occupying the entire exhibition center including the new hub27 exhibition hall and the outdoor areas. In 42 exhibition halls and on a gross area of 200,000 square meters, the entire world of rail transport technology and mobility presents itself. “InnoTrans offers a worldwide unique market coverage. The offer ranges from A to Z to drive, buses, cyber security, ERTMS, AI, maintenance, trams, hydrogen trains to two-way vehicles. I am also particularly looking forward to the many international delegations such as Egypt, Korea, Japan, Brazil, USA, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia, says Kerstin Schulz, Director of InnoTrans. 29 international associations, 15 industry associations and 20 transport companies are exhibitors at InnoTrans.

 

The opening with more than 1,000 invited guests is under the motto “The Future of Mobility in Times of Climate Change.” A discussion with Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Michal Krapinec, Director General of Czech Railways (České drahy), Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President Alstom Transport S.A., Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility GmbH and Peter Spuhler, CEO Stadler Rail AG takes up the topic following the opening speeches.

 

Innovations for the climate

Sustainability is also an important issue for manufacturers. In total, visitors can look forward to around 250 world premieres from the five trade fair segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.

For easier orientation, the innovations are characterized by a button on the stand and in the hall plans. In the World Innovation Guide (print and on innotrans.de) there are detailed descriptions of the new products and services.

 

On 3,500 running rail meters, InnoTrans also shows 124 new vehicles in track and outdoor area. These include, for example, trains with hydrogen drive. For example, Siemens Mobility presents the next generation of hydrogen trains with the Mireo Plus H as well as the Mireo Plus B, which is equipped with a modular, powerful battery system. Alstom’s hydrogen-powered passenger train Coradia iLint is now in commercial operation in Germany. The passenger train will run twice a day from Berlin-Spandau to Berlin-Ostbahnhof. Alstom guests and special partners have the opportunity to experience a ride with it.

 

Alstom’s exhibits in the open-air area include the multi-capacity Coradia Stream double-capacity regional train and the Traxx locomotive with last mile option, which is equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS).

 

Stadler is waiting with seven vehicles this year. For the first time, the company presents to the public the hydrogen-powered FLIRT H2 multiple unit for American passenger transport. Stadler also presents the tram of the latest generation TINA. The tram has a totally integrated drive, which for the first time enables a completely new interior concept that does not require steps and platforms above the drives.

 

For the first time, the Südostbayernbahn (SOB) presents a train of ideas that it has developed. This “future laboratory on rails” is characterized by ten different modules, seven specially developed seating systems, a newly designed entrance area and Office cabins and a new on-board information system that also shows the free seats. In July, the SOB received the Innovation Award of the Federal Association of Local Rail Transport (BSN).

 

The Slovak freight wagon manufacturer Tatravagónka complements its hall stand with six vehicles on the outdoor area. Alstom, Vossloh, Plasser and Theurer, Robel, Daimler Truck, Thales, Hitachi and many other exhibitors will also be guests.

The InnoTrans Bus Display is also located outdoors. On the 500-meter-long test drive track, visitors can experience 14 new buses in the summer garden of Messe Berlin. The Polish manufacturer Solaris presents for the first time the Solaris Urbino 18 hydrogen, an 18-meter bus with hydrogen as the main energy source. ŠKODA H’CITY also relies on hydrogen as a sustainable drive. Ebusco from the Netherlands comes with the all-electric city bus 3.0. Other exhibitors include VDL Bus & Coach and Van Hool.

 

Industry in exchange

As part of numerous specialist events, InnoTrans provides impulses on current topics related to sustainable mobility. In the Palais am Funkturm starts on the 20th. September 2022 from 4 p.m. the InnoTrans Convention with the Rails Leaders’ Summit. In addition to Adina Vălean, Dr. Volker Wissing will speak to ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst as well as industry representatives from Canada, Australia, Japan and the USA.

 

Further dialogue forums of the Association of the Railway Industry (VDB), the German Transport Forum (DVF), the Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes (UNIFE), the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) and the Association of the Electrical and Digital Industry (ZVEI) will take place at InnoTrans 2022 on the following days. Detailed information can be found on the new InnoTrans Plus portal, which provides an overview of all events. On this online market platform with all exhibitors, trade visitors can create profiles, chat and book appointments.

On Friday, 23. September 2022, the first science slam of InnoTrans is all about the future visions of mobility. Five scientists explain their research projects in ten-minute entertaining lectures and then be evaluated by the audience.

 

Platform for complementary mobility

Rail transport is increasingly part of networked mobility. With the new Mobility+ trade fair area, InnoTrans 2022 takes this trend into account. Exhibitors of complementary mobility offers meet national and international transport companies, transport associations and administrations and present their concepts and systems to the industry.

 

The spectrum ranges from exhibitors from shared mobility to mobility apps that allow users to inform, book and pay, to technology solutions such as on-demand driving systems or flying objects such as drones. Solutions for driving mediation for the first and last mile such as providers of ride pooling are also represented. New forms of networked mobility are discussed in the Mobility+ Corner. In five other “Speakers’ Corners” companies give impulses to new products and industry news in keynotes.

 

Kickstart for the career

For many exhibitors, the recruitment of qualified specialists is a central issue. For this reason, InnoTrans 2022 expanded its career program, the campus, in Hall 4.2. Companies and applicants present themselves at the Talent Stage. The Eurailpress Career Boost will take place at the Talent Stage on the 21st. September from 2 p.m. At the elevator pitch, the candidates introduce themselves to the companies in 90 seconds. All exhibitors are given the opportunity to publish vacancies. As part of three free guided tours per day, interested applicants can contact potential employers directly at the stand and convince themselves of their products.

 

Outbound journey

A shuttle service from the capital airport BER and to the city as well as additional mobility offers such as scooters, scooters and bicycles on the new marked areas around the exhibition center facilitate the arrival and departure to InnoTrans 2022. In addition, the tickets in conjunction with a valid identity card entitle you to use public transport free of charge.

 

About InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology, which takes place every two years in Berlin. InnoTrans’s five trade fair segments include Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure as well as Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. The organizer of InnoTrans is Messe Berlin. The 13th InnoTrans will take place from the 20th to the 23rd September 2022 at the Berlin exhibition center. More information is available online at www.innotrans.de.

 

 

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