In order to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Senate of Berlin has imposed a ban on staging large events, in particular exhibitions with more than 5,000 attendees, until 24th October 2020. As a result, it will not be possible for Messe Berlin to hold the 13th edition of InnoTrans from 22nd to 25th September 2020, and the exhibition will now take place from 27th to 30th April 2021.
InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin, Germany. The last event, held in 2018, saw 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries present the global rail industry’s innovations to 153,421 trade visitors who came from 149 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.
The decision to postpone the event was made after consulting with the co-founding associations of InnoTrans and the leading market players. Kerstin Schulz, director of InnoTrans, said: “The health and safety of exhibitors, trade visitors, and all the employees at the trade fair have the utmost priority. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors at InnoTrans for their cooperation and loyalty.”