The 14th edition of InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade show for transport technology and mobility from 24 to 27 September 2024 is attracting more exhibitors than ever. At the start of this InnoTrans year 99 per cent of the display area is already booked up, organizers say.
Covering a total of 200,000 square metres and featuring 42 halls, the rail track and outdoor display site as well as the Bus Display in the Summer Garden, the Berlin Exhibition Grounds are almost fully booked.
innoTrans is gaining increasing attention from the bus sector. In 2022, on the Bus Display exhibitors have been displaying their vehicles, alternative drive systems and the corresponding charging infrastructure.
InnoTrans 2024 will be more international than ever
InnoTrans states that international exhibitor numbers will break all records. Current bookings indicate that over 60 per cent of exhibitors are from abroad. Among them are 18 international transport companies such as Deutsche Bahn, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), China Railways, Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKP), Turkish State Railways (TCDD), Etihad, SAR from Saudi Arabia, RTA from Dubai, Infrabel from Belgium, Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) and the Moroccan National Railways Office.
In addition, 16 international industry associations are showcasing the economic strength of the industry in their countries. Switzerland, Argentina, Korea, Spain, China, the UK, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Japan, Slovakia, Australia and Brazil are among those hosting combined stands. Ukraine will also be represented again with a combined stand at InnoTrans.
InnoTrans with a new focus on AI
The new AI Mobility Lab, announced in July 2023, will be featuring companies representing AI, robotics, cybersecurity and data protection for transport systems and, InnoTrans says, it is almost booked up. A few fully equipped turnkey stands are still available for companies interested in taking part. Exhibitors include Konux, the first AI scale-up offering genuine solutions for predictive maintenance, network capacity and traffic monitoring as well as planning for rail infrastructure management. Isarsoft is exhibiting an AI-based video analysis tool for planning, operations and security. Other exhibitors include DRAIVE GmbH, Nexterite, Tritem Microsystems GmbH, Ostirion and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
Demonstration of electric buses at InnoTrans 2024
“We are pleased to be able to present exhibitors and trade visitors with eye-catching innovations at this year’s InnoTrans, an event that always has its finger on the pulse of the industry. Be it for new trains, live demonstrations of electric buses, AI, the Career Boost, world innovations or the first Railfluencer Festival, it is becoming more diverse, digital and sustainable. Once again, InnoTrans underlines its importance as the world’s largest trade fair for mobility of the future. We can hardly wait for it to start”, said Kerstin Schulz, director of InnoTrans.