Pandemic uncertainty forces InnoTrans to be postponed until 2022
The thirteenth edition of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology will now take place from 20 to 23 September 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
Due to the constantly changing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, InnoTrans – the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology – is to be postponed again. This follows the previous announcement to have postponed the event until April 2021.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin, said: “The decision to postpone InnoTrans until 2022 was very difficult. 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.
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.
In 2018, the event attracted over 153,000 trade visitors from 149 countries and 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries.