National and international expertise at InnoTrans 2018 23 May 2018

From 18th to 21st September 2018 at the world’s leading trade show for transport technology, joint booths will provide concentrated insights into the expertise available within the industry at a regional, national and international level.

Joint booths are a fast and direct way for visitors to the trade fair to obtain in-depth information about industry related offers and capabilities in a compact and comprehensive form. This explains the growing interest among companies and institutions in staging combined presentations, which are also a feature of InnoTrans 2018.

“The attraction of InnoTrans is also evident in the joint presentation by the capital and surrounding region in the Berlin-Brandenburg display in Hall B of the CityCube Berlin,” mentions Jens Ullmann, head of department at the Potsdam Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). “The display occupies over 1,000 square metres and features almost 70 exhibitors – a new record.”

Of these companies 17 are joining the Berlin-Brandenburg display for the first time, and there has been so much interest that it was not possible to accommodate all those wishing to take part, the IHK head of department explained. The slogan “The future of mobility”, says it all: predictive maintenance, innovative information and communication solutions, energy efficiency, new materials and intelligent safety systems are, as he points out, just some of the highly topical subjects being addressed on the booth, which is being organised jointly with Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH.

Five new exhibitors on the Saxony booth
This year 24 exhibitors are showcasing their innovations at the combined ‘Saxony live’ presentation in hall 7.2b. Among the newcomers are AIS Automation Dresden GmbH, Markenzoo eG, Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH, Skeleton Technologies GmbH and WBN Waggonbau Niesky. Many international companies such as Bombardier, RailMaint, Goldschmidt Thermit, Hörmann and the NSH Group are active in Saxony, and this also makes InnoTrans “obligatory for companies and research facilities from this industry in Saxony”, according to Markus Brömel, Project Manager Trade Fairs for the business promotion agency Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH (WFS). ‘Saxony live’ is being organised by the WFS on behalf of the Saxony State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport.

Twelve countries in the international Hall 11.2
What are traditionally the largest combined booths can again be found at this year’s InnoTrans, with SWISSRAIL, the Railway Industry Association from the UK and Business France all reserving display spaces in several halls. Business France, for example, is occupying one third of hall 11.2.

There are twelve different pavilions here, including Tunisia, Canada, Sweden and Poland. Due to the amount of interest attracted by the combined displays, Brazil, Australia and Portugal will be exhibiting in the adjoining hall 10.2. Many other international joint booths are concentrated in other halls, such as hall 9, featuring Russia and the Czech Republic and, in particular, China, which is represented by a number of displays.

About InnoTrans
InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 2,955 exhibitors from 60 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 137,391 trade visitors who came from 119 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin. The twelfth edition of InnoTrans will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 18th to 21st September 2018.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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