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Due to the constantly changing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lack of planning certainty, InnoTrans is to be postponed until 2022. After consulting with international market players and leading associations this was decided upon by Messe Berlin. The thirteenth edition of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology will take place from 20 to 23 September 2022 in Berlin.
“The decision to postpone InnoTrans until 2022 was very difficult”, said Dr. Christian Göke, chief executive officer 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 metres of rail track is a unique selling point of InnoTrans and the hallmark of its quality.
Matthias Steckmann, director of Mobility & Services, said: “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.”
InnoTrans 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 here.
Photo credit: InnoTrans
This article first appeared on www.railbusinessdaily.com
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